After Saturday’s game with Campbellsville, it’s no surprise that Murray State’s football home – Stewart Stadium – is also known as The Track.
The Racers scored early, often and then some in cruising to an 83-14 win over the visiting Fighting Tigers.
Rodriguez High graduate Jordan Morrow played a part in the victory, catching three passes for seven yards. He also returned two kickoffs for 64 yards with a long of 44.
Any doubt as to the outcome was settled early as the Racers raced to a 41-0 lead after the first quarter and upped its edge to 62-0 in the second before Cambellsville found the end zone twice before halftime.
Murray State (1-1) tacked on three third-quarter touchdowns and the referees mercifully set the fourth quarter clock at 6 minutes.
The 83 points set a modern-day school record, topping the 72 points Murray State scored against Missouri State in 2010.
It was Campbellsville’s first game against an NCAA Division I opponent in 10 years.
Craig Bailey (Fairfield) earned Northwest Conference Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week for helping the Boxers of Pacific (1-0) defeat Adrian 20-10.
Bailey, who has made 22 consecutive starts, doubled his career interception total at Pacific by intercepting two passes. The first was on Adrian’s opening drive and set up the Boxers’ first touchdown. His second came in the second quarter and set up Pacific’s second TD to put them ahead to stay 13-7. He also had three tackles in the game.
“Craig has continued to develop into a very productive defensive back for our football program and we look forward to a big senior season from him,” Pacific coach Keith Buckley said in a release.
Deone Bucannon (Vanden) had a hand in Washington State’s 10-7 upset of USC, recording eight tackles.
Also in the Pac-12, Tra’Mayne Bondurant (Fairfield) followed up last week’s two-interception performance by picking off a pass and returning it 52 yards for a touchdown as Arizona (2-0) ripped UNLV 58-13. The former Falcon also had four tackles, including a sack for an 11-yard loss.
In Hawaii’s 33-14 loss to Oregon State, Brian Clay (Wood) played for the Warriors (0-2).
Former Rodriguez High teammates squared off when Cameron Richmond and Idaho State downed Myles Burton and Dixie State 40-14. Richmond caught nine passes for 149 yards for the Bengals (1-0), while Burton ran eight times for 23 yards for the Red Storm (0-1).
Former city foes tangled when Marcel Jensen (Rodriguez) and Fresno State topped Alex Hubbard (Fairfield) and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 41-25. Jensen hauled in three passes for 66 yards for the Bulldogs (2-0), while Hubbard had eight tackles, seven of them solo, and returned two punts for minus 6 yards with a long of 11 for the Mustangs (1-1).
Jason Verrett (Rodriguez) tied for a team-high seven tackles, five of them solo, and broke up a pass to help TCU (1-1) defeat Southeastern Louisiana 38-17.
Nevada (1-1) got four tackles, including one for loss, from Brock Hekking (Vacaville) in a 36-7 dumping of UC Davis.
In St. Cloud State’s 49-35 win over Southwest Minnesota, Damon Treat (Vanden) ran wild, catching seven passes for 129 yards, both career highs, and one touchdown. He also returned three kickoffs for 127 yards, one of which went for 78 yards, and two punts for 13 yards.
Quincy Forte (Fairfield, Vacaville) missed Eastern Washington’s epic upset of Oregon State because of a hamstring, but returned in style in the Eagles’ 43-14 win over Western Oregon. He ran 13 times for 99 yards and caught a pass for 29 yards.
Fort Hayes State fell 43-13 to Emporia State, though Basil Bandy (Rodriguez) racked up 10 tackles, five of them solo, with one quarterback hurry and half a sack.
In Sacramento State’s 55-0 loss at the hands of Arizona State, Chris Broadnax (Vanden) caught one passes for 15 yards and Markell Williams (Vacaville) had three tackles for the Hornets (0-2).
Lewis and Clark lost their way on the road at Utica, falling 42-22. Keith Welch Jr. (Fairfield) completed 22 of 37 passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns for the Pios (0-1). He also ran 19 times for 64 yards and a touchdown.
In Colorado State’s 30-27 loss to Tulsa, LaRyan King played for the Rams (2-0).
Andre Lewis saw action for Utah (2-0) in the Utes’ 70-7 rout of Weber State.
Myles Carelock (Vanden, Rodriguez) returned an interception five yards, broke up a pass and had three tackles to help Southern Utah State (2-0) blast Fort Lewis 49-0.
New Mexico Highlands (1-0) got five tackles, three of them solo, from Eric Smith (Vanden) in slipping past Eastern New Mexico 31-28.
San Diego got into the win column by outlasting Western New Mexico 38-35. Keith Williams (Fairfield) ran once for two yards for the Toreros (1-1).
Melvin Mason (Vacaville) rushed 19 times for 73 yards and a third-quarter touchdown that briefly gave Southern Oregon (0-2) a 27-24 lead in an eventual 38-34 loss to Montana Western. He also caught three passes for 18 yards, while Ammir Souder (Armijo) had four tackles for the Raiders.
UC Davis went 3-1 in the Wolf Pack Invitational in Reno, downing Nevada, Weber State and Grand Canyon before losing to Illinois State. Devon Damelio (Rodriguez) amassed 48 kills, 11 assists, 29 digs, nine block assists and four aces for the Aggies (3-4).
Holy Names (0-4) dropped all four of its matches in the Western Oregon Invitational by 3-0 counts, losing to Western Oregon, Western Washington, Minnesota State and Metro State. Tatum Bales (Wood, Solano) played in all 12 sets, recording two kills, three aces, four assists and a team-high 41 digs.
Menlo split four matches in its own Menlo Tournament, defeating The Masters College and Cal State San Marcos, losing to Vanguard and Wayland Baptist. Lainey Brown (Vacaville Christian, Solano) had one assist and 14 digs for the Oaks (4-3).
UC Merced went 3-0 against college teams in the Multnomah Invitational, sweeping Walla Walla and host Multnomah twice. Valorie Smart (Vacaville) saw action in six sets, recording four kills.
Cecilee Kidd (Fairfield, Solano) scored in the 84th minute for Missouri Valley (3-1-1) in a 6-2 win over Park. She also played in a 2-0 win over McKendree.
Erica Ramirez (Armijo, Solano) had nine saves while earning the shutout in a 1-0 bouncing of Baker. She also played the first half with one save in a 7-0 dumping of Dordt.
Sandy Garcia (Solano) and Alexsa Gonzalez (Solano) both saw action for Nyack in the Warriors’ season-opening 7-0 loss to Saint Rose.
In Northwest Christian’s 3-1 loss to Carroll in the CCC/Frontier Challenge in Spokane, Karlie Mast (Solano) had a shot on goal. She also played in the Beacons’ 1-0 loss to Great Falls.
Briana Scholtens (Rodriguez, Solano) helped keep Fresno Pacific scoreless as goalkeeper for more than 70 minutes before surrendering goals in the 75th, 79th and 82nd minutes as Cal State East Bay (0-2) fell 3-0 to the Sunbirds.
Reach Paul Farmer at 425-4646, ext. 264, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pfarmerdr.