Open main menu

The Morehead State Eagles football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Morehead State University located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Pioneer Football League, the only public school in the conference. Morehead State's first football team was fielded in 1927. The team plays its home games at the 10,000 seat Jayne Stadium in Morehead, Kentucky. The Eagles are coached by Rob Tenyer.

Morehead State Eagles
2019 Morehead State Eagles football team
Morehead State Eagles wordmark.svg
First season1927
Athletic directorJaime Gordon (interim)
Head coachRob Tenyer
6th season, 25–43 (.368)
StadiumJayne Stadium
(Capacity: 10,000)
Field surfaceAstroturf GameDay Grass
LocationMorehead, Kentucky
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferencePioneer Football League
All-time record319–433–22 (.426)
Conference titles2 (1962, 1966)
Division titles4 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
ColorsBlue and Gold[1]
         
WebsiteMSUEagles.com

HistoryEdit

ClassificationsEdit

  • 1952–1972: NCAA College Division
  • 1973–1977: NCAA Division II
  • 1978–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS

Conference membershipsEdit

ChampionshipsEdit

Conference championshipsEdit

Morehead State has won two conference championships, one shared and one outright. [2]

Season Coach Conference Overall Record Conference Record
1962 Guy Penny Ohio Valley Conference 5–3 4–2
1966 Guy Penny Ohio Valley Conference 7–2 6–1

† Denotes co-champions

Divisional championshipsEdit

From 2001 to 2005, the Pioneer Football League was divided into North and South Divisions. As winners of the Pioneer Football League's South Division, Morehead State has made four appearance in the Pioneer Football League Championship Game, in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005. Morehead State shared the Division title with Jacksonville in 2004, but the tie-breaker allowed the Eagles to represent the division in the championship game.

Season Coach Division Opponent Result
2002 Matt Ballard PFL South Dayton L 0–28
2003 Matt Ballard PFL South Valparaiso L 42–54
2004 Matt Ballard PFL South† Drake L 17–20
2005 Matt Ballard PFL South San Diego L 40–47

† Denotes co-champions

Notable former playersEdit

Notable alumni include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Morehead State University :: Brand and Style Guide". Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.msueagles.com/documents/2017/1/18/MSU_Football_Record_Book_112216.pdf

External linksEdit