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Senior running back Issiah Ageuro rushed for a season-high 113 yards and scored two touchdowns, while also grinding out tough yardage in the waning moments of the game to keep possession, as the Morehead State football team won a shootout at Presbyterian Saturday, 38-30.

The Eagles staked themselves to a 24-6 halftime lead and then endured the unorthodox style Presbyterian employs as the Blue Hose mounted a rally. But, the Eagles were able to hold them off to improve to 2-0 in the PFL for the first time since head coach Rob Tenyer's first year in 2013.

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Morehead State graduate student Andrew Foster has been selected this week's Pioneer Football League co-Special Teams Player of the Week.

A Knoxville, Tenn., native, Foster booted seven punts for a 47.9-yard average at No. 19 Austin Peay. He also connected on both his PAT attempts and was successful on a 35-yard field goal.

Foster leads the league and ranks sixth among all FCS level punters with a 47.1 average after three games. He is seeking to become the first punter in program history to average 40+ for the season for four consecutive seasons.

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While the Eagles didn't win Saturday at No. 19 Austin Peay, Morehead State football did put up nearly 500 total yards and battled until literally the final play in a 59-35 shootout at the Govs' Fortera Stadium.

MSU slipped to 1-2 with its second matchup against a top-20 FCS program this fall, but the Eagles recorded 481 total yards and scored five touchdowns, including a long passing score on the last play of the game.

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Following a career-best day, Morehead State senior quarterback Mark Pappas has earned the Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Week nod.

From Avon Lake, Ohio, Pappas threw a career-high five touchdowns in Morehead State's 62-9 victory against Point (Ga.), Saturday. He completed 29-of-45 passes for 286 yards in 41:17 of game time and had a reception on a batted pass that he carried for four yards and a first down to keep alive a scoring drive.

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Due to CoVID-19 protocols within the Union (Ky.) program, Morehead State will not host the Bulldogs on Saturday. Instead the Eagles will host Point (Ga.) at the original kick-off time of 2 p.m. ET.

The Family Weekend game will be the first-ever meeting between the two programs.

Point is an NAIA institution located in West Point, Ga. The Skyhawks are members of the Appalachian Division of the Mid-South Conference and are 0-1 this season after a 69-0 setback at FCS Mercer last weekend.

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Morehead State's senior punter Andrew Foster has been named once again on the preseason watch list for the Football Championship Subdivision Punter of the Year, presented by the Augusta (Ga.) Sports Council.

The Knoxville, Tenn., native is one of just 20 punters on the initial lists. He was also a finalist on the list prior to the 2020 season.

The FCS Punter of the Year Award winner will be voted on by the FCS Punter of the Year Award/Ray Guy Award Committee and will be announced after regular season play concludes.

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Thirteen Morehead State football student-athletes have been honored as Preseason All-Pioneer League picks by Phil Steele Magazine, with senior defensive end Vaughn Taylor, Jr., being tabbed as the pick for Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.

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With football season just a little more than a month away, Morehead State is gearing up for what could be a very special season. With a plethora of returning talent, the Eagle program has landed six Preseason All-PFL selections, honoring five different players.

Wideout BJ Byrd earned a spot as one of the league's top wide receivers and was tabbed the best all-purpose athlete as well. Also honored on offense were quarterback Mark Pappas and lineman Cam Marriott. Defensive awards went to lineman Vaughn Taylor, Jr., and linebacker Vincent Winey.

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Micah Johnson, a standout receiver himself with NFL playing experience and 10+ years collegiate coaching on his resume, has joined the Morehead State staff as the wide receivers coach.

Johnson played three years in the NFL after a standout all-conference career at South Dakota State. He has made coaching stops at Quincy (Ill.), Minnesota-Morris, Case Western Reserve (Ohio) and Grinnell (Iowa), as well as two state titles at the high school level.

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Having a solid year on the football field and a solid career in the classroom can indeed earn one a prestigious honor.

Morehead State senior linebacker Cameron Barrett is one of just 54 student-athletes who have earned spots on the 2021 Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team. He is one of only five selected among the 54 from the Pioneer Football League.

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Before the 2020 football season, moved to the spring of 2021 this year due to COVID-19, the official poll in voting on how teams would finish in the Pioneer League had the Morehead State Eagles last - seventh place.

One of the program's core slogans is: Toughness. Effort. Discipline. No Excuses. Finish. Now more than ever, that slogan rang true as the Eagles far exceeded what many told them they could accomplish. MSU finished 4-3, including 4-2 in the PFL, finishing in a tie for second place and came within literal points of winning a championship.

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After a record-setting performance in the season finale against Butler, Morehead State football senior linebacker Vincent Winey has been named Pioneer Football League Defensive Player of the Week, while teammate BJ Byrd has been tabbed as the league's co-Special Teams Player of the Week.

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Led by a school single-game record 23 total tackles from senior linebacker Vincent Winey, plus three touchdowns from senior wide receiver BJ Byrd, Morehead State football closed the 2021 spring season on a high note with a 28-18 victory over Butler at Jayne Stadium.

The Eagles finished the Pioneer League slate 4-2 and coupled with San Diego's loss to Valparaiso, MSU finished in a tie for second place. That was the highest finish since 2015. MSU also closed the campaign with a winning record at 4-3 and finished with a perfect home record (3-0) for the first time since 1949.

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A day after intercepting two passes to help Morehead State football win its PFL game 28-24 over Valparaiso, junior cornerback Brandon Barbee has been tabbed as the league's co-Defensive Player of the Week.

An Orlando, Fla., native Barbee put MSU on top by two scores with 2:54 left in the first quarter when he picked off a pass at the Valpo 47-yard line ad weaved his way through all 11 Valpo players to the end zone for the Eagles' second "pick six" in as many games.

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Junior quarterback Mark Pappas threw for a career-high 382 yards and two scores and rushed for a third, while the Morehead State defense intercepted four passes and returned one 75 yards for a TD as the Eagles claimed a 35-14 road victory at Butler Saturday afternoon.

The Eagles improved to 2-3 overall and evened their Pioneer League mark at 2-2, while the Bulldogs fell to 0-4 with the same PFL scorecard.

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Trailing 31-3 at new PFL foe Presbyterian Saturday, the Morehead State football team kicked in a different gear. But a second-half rally came up short as the Eagles fell 31-16 to the Blue Hose at Bailey Memorial Stadium in both team's conference opener.

The Eagles got behind 24-3 at the half, but a pair of touchdown connections by junior quarterback Mark Pappas gave the visitors some life. A 50-yard strike to senior transfer receiver BJ Byrd and a 15-yard scoring toss to sophomore slot man Matt Guilfoil, his first career touchdown, accounted for the Eagles' second-half points.

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Morehead State Athletics mourns the passing of former Eagle football student-athlete and later head coach Cole Proctor. Proctor passed away at his home in Cincinnati, Ohio, this weekend.

Proctor was a member of the 1966 Ohio Valley Conference championship team and later returned to his alma mater to lead the Eagle program from 1990-93. After retiring from coaching Proctor was a longtime NFL scout for the Arizona Cardinals and Tennessee Titans.

Arrangements are not complete yet but will be sent out once they are.

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The program's all-time tackle leader, a former Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year, and an individual who mentored a two-time first-team all-conference performer describe the resumes of Morehead State's three newest football defensive coaches.

Dan Gooch (outside linebackers), Andrew Soucy (defensive line) and DJ White (cornerbacks) have joined head coach Rob Tenyer's staff.

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Seven Morehead State football student-athletes have garnered spots on Phil Steele's Preseason All-Pioneer Football League Teams.

Senior defensive lineman Vaughn Taylor, Jr., senior wide receiver Landon Hurst, junior linebacker Justin Benvie, junior return man Ian Holder and senior punter/kicker Andrew Foster all earned first-team nods. Holder has the unique distinction of being on all three teams. He was on the first-team as kick returner, second-team as punt returner and third-team as all-purpose athlete. Foster was first-team as punter and second-team as a kicker.

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Opponents of Morehead State football became well aware of the dominance of defensive end Vaughn Taylor, Jr., in 2019. After all, he led the Pioneer League in tackles for loss and sacks. His name is now recognized nationally as Taylor, Jr. was tabbed to the FCS Preseason All-America Team by College Sports Journal.

A native of Washington, D.C., who transferred to MSU from Kansas, he tackled foes in the backfield 18 times in 2019, a figure which ranks second among the program's best defenders. His sack total reflected 5.5 quarterback takedowns.

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Morehead State football bestowed its 2019 postseason awards on seven individuals recently.

The awards include the Phil Simms Offensive MVP (Issiah Aguero), Dave Haverdick Defensive MVP (Vaughn Taylor, Jr.), John Christopher Special Teams MVP (Andrew Foster), Appel Academic Award (Cam Marriott), Mike Gottfried C3 Award (DJ Niculescu) and the Offensive (Mykah Williams) and Defensive (Isaac Armstrong) Scout Team Players of the Year.

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Five Morehead State football student-athletes have been named to Phil Steele's 2019 postseason all-Pioneer League Teams.

Junior defensive lineman Vaughn Taylor Jr., and sophomore return man Ian Holder were first-team picks (both players also made the first-team in the PFL's own postseason lists). Junior wide receiver Landon Hurst and senior offensive lineman Josh Poe earned second team nods, while junior Andrew Foster made the third team as a punter.

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In less than ideal weather conditions, Morehead State football came up just short in its 2019 season finale Saturday. The Eagles rallied from a 21-6 deficit but saw a couple of late Stetson drives be successful as the Eagles fell 31-16 at Jayne Stadium.

Morehead State concludes the season at 5-7 overall and 3-5 in the Pioneer League, while Stetson finished at 7-4 and 4-4.

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Morehead State football junior linebacker/defensive lineman Cameron Barrett has been named to the District II Academic All-District squad as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Barrett, from Dayton, Ky., possesses a 3.77 cumulative grade point average in marketing and has been a member of the PFL Academic Honor Roll.

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In a contest that featured 1,037 total offensive yards combined by Morehead State and Dayton, the Eagle football team came up on the short end of a 49-35 contest to the Flyers at Jayne Stadium.

A 28-point first quarter by the Flyers was just too much to overcome by the Eagles, who fell to 4-5 overall and 2-3 in the PFL. The Eagles finished with 509 yards of offense, the third game this season over the 500-yard plateau. But, a 268-yard rushing effort by the Flyers' Jake Chisolm catapulted his team to the road win.

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After putting forth his best effort in an Eagle uniform, Morehead State football's Vaughn Taylor, Jr. has garnered Pioneer Football League Defensive Player of the Week honors.

The honor marks the third of Taylor's career, making him the most honored defender in the Eagle's PFL tenure (2001-present) and the first to win the honor in back-to-back weeks.

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Quarterback Mark Pappas threw for a career-high 300 yards and three touchdowns and defensive end Vaughn Taylor recorded 3.5 tackles, including a sack and a half as the Morehead State football team outlasted Butler 31-20 for a Homecoming victory at Jayne Stadium Saturday.

MSU, now 4-3 and 2-1 in the Pioneer Football League, posted its first 2-1 league start since the 2015 season. The Bulldogs slipped to 1-6 overall and 0-3 in the conference after winning the previous two years' matchups with the Eagles.

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Morehead State football alum Jake Sutherland saw his name in the public eye this week as he was selected by the New York Guardians in the 2019 XFL Draft.

The revival of the XFL will see eight teams play a 10-game schedule beginning in February.

Other teams include the Dallas Renegades, Houston Roughnecks, Los Angeles Wildcats, Seattle Dragons, DC Defenders, St. Louis Battlehawks and Tampa Bay Vipers.

The New York Guardians will play their home games at Met Life Stadium and be coached by former New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride.

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Despite falling behind early in the fourth quarter, Morehead State football scored two touchdowns in a 48-second span with less than three minutes remaining to defeat Jacksonville 30-22 at D.B. Milne Field Saturday.

The Eagles, who ended an 11-game losing skid to the Dolphins, improved to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the PFL.

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For Morehead State football's Kyle Goss, winning games this fall is especially important. But it's not quite as crucial as the win he earned this past offseason.

The Eagles' redshirt junior long snapper's scoreboard reads like this: Kyle Goss 1, Cancer 0!

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