Scores

Final

Murray State 10

(1-2, 0-2 away)

Missouri State 35

(2-1, 2-0 home)

4:00 PM ET, September 19, 2009

Plaster Sports Complex, Springfield, MO

1 2 3 4 T
MURR 3 0 0 710
MOSU 14 14 7 035

Top Performers

Passing: C. Kirby (MOSU) - 223 YDS, 3 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: M. Warren (MOSU) - 6 CAR, 79 YDS

Receiving: D. Townsel (MURR) - 7 REC, 91 YDS

Missouri St. 35, Murray St. 10

Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Cody Kirby threw three touchdown passes and the defense scored twice as Missouri State defeated Murray State 35-10 Saturday.

Kirby threw first-half touchdown passes of 8 yards to Cadarrius Dotson and 26 yards to Jermaine Saffold. He also connected with Wes Miller for 27 yards in the third quarter.

The Bears' defense scored twice in the first half. The first came on a fumble recovery by Skylar Smith, who ran the ball back 55 yards, and the second by Waylon Richardet, who recovered Murray State quarterback Jeff Ehrhardt's fumble in the end zone.

Missouri State's offense ran up 392 yards, led by Kirby, who threw for 223 yards.

The Bears (2-1) led 28-3 at halftime.

Murray State (1-2) scored on a 35-yard pass from Ehrhardt to DeAngelo Nelson with 14:13 left to make it 35-10.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MURR
MOSU
1st Downs1518
Total Yards277392
Passing250223
Rushing27169
Penalties6-765-40
3rd Down Conversions4-154-15
4th Down Conversions0-31-3
Turnovers42
Possession26:4133:19

Passing Leaders

Murray StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ehrhardt21/422506.012
Missouri StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kirby17/282238.032

Rushing Leaders

Murray StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Nwagbara10525.2015
Jordan7101.404
Missouri StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Warren67913.2039
Davis8394.909

Receiving Leaders

Murray StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Townsel79113.0051
Harris7699.9016
Missouri StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Saffold34715.7126
Emery24422.0025

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMURRMOSU
FG11:52Kienan Cullen 22 Yd 30
TD07:24Cadarrius Dotson 8 Yd Pass From Cody Kirby (Matt Hottelman Kick) 37
TD02:01Jermaine Saffold 26 Yd Pass From Cody Kirby (Matt Hottelman Kick) 314
SECOND QUARTERMURRMOSU
TD07:07Skylar Smith 55 Yd Fumble Return (Matt Hottelman Kick) 321
TD03:48Waylon Richardet Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Matt Hottelman Kick) 328
THIRD QUARTERMURRMOSU
TD01:03Wes Miller 27 Yd Pass From Cody Kirby (Matt Hottelman Kick) 335
FOURTH QUARTERMURRMOSU
TD14:13DeAngelo Nelson 35 Yd Pass From Jeff Ehrhardt (Kienan Cullen Kick) 1035