Football visits Murray tomorrow after tight SEMO loss

After falling in the conference opener to Southeast Missouri State University, Tech looks to rebound tomorrow against rival Murray State University.
Tech lost last week to SEMO in double overtime, despite Tech’s record-breaking performances by wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers (most receptions with 18 and most receiving yards with 303) and quarterback Tre Lamb (most throwing yards with 481 and most completions with 38). In the double OT, Tech had a chance to tie or win the game but had to settle for a 34-yard field goal, which was missed.
Murray State also lost its conference opener in overtime, falling to Eastern Illinois University 50-49.  Murray State’s quarterback Casey Brockman also had a big day, throwing for 423 yards.
Both teams run a hurry-up style of offense and are pass-heavy. Tech’s pass offense has racked up 1,156 yards overall so far this season, while Murray State’s is at 1,326.
In addition, Tech and Murray have seen big, tough defenses up close, facing opponents ranked inside the bowl subdivision’s top ten, so neither team has a real advantage there.
The Golden Eagles have the advantage in the running game.  With both teams having fast-paced, passing offense, this part of the game will be crucial.  
Tech’s rushing offense is 151.8 yards so far this season as opposed to Murray State’s, averaging 85 yards per game.  
Both teams are very similar, so this game will come down to whoever can have success not only in the air, but on the ground as well.  It will also come down to whoever has the best weapons and can take advantage of big plays, and Tech has a huge playmaker in Rogers.
Tech will travel to Roy Stewart Stadium in Murray, Ky. to take on the Racers at 6 p.m. tomorrow.