Pappas rallies Morehead State to 27-24 win over Marist
Oct 23, 2021, 1:46 AM | Updated: 1:47 pm
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Mark Pappas threw for 396 yards and three touchdowns, rallying the Eagles past Marist 27-24 on Saturday.
The Eagles (5-2, 4-0) won their fourth straight game and remained unbeaten atop the Pioneer Football League with Davidson. They are off to their first 4-0 start in league play since 2002.
Pappas, who was 32-of-52 passing, threw a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns, an 18-yarder to Matt DeBlaiso and a 25-yarder to Matt Guilfoil, the latter giving the Eagles a 27-24 lead with just over a minute remaining. The winning drive included a first-down conversion on fourth-and-11 on a Pappas pass.
B.J. Byrd led the Eagles with 113 yards receiving on 11 catches, including a touchdown.
Austin Day threw for 202 yards including a touchdown and an interception for the Red Foxes (3-3, 3-1), who had a three-game win streak snapped.
Morehead State more than doubled Marist’s first-half yards on offense but led only 13-10 at the break.
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