Saturday, June 30, 2012

My Thoughts on Murray State's Football Schedule

You can't say you didn't know when the Racers were going to play this year if you read this. The schedule and times of the games are at the bottom of this article. I hope every game at Roy Stewart Stadium sells out. The football team deserves just as much attention as the basketball team got. There are only five home games this season so catch them while you can. 

The Racers have a tough schedule this year. If you look at the schedule, they have to play three of their toughest games on the road. Winning at EKU, Jacksonville State, and Forida State will not be easy. If the Racers beat Florida State, that would be up there as one of my top sports moments in my lifetime.

At home, I think the Racers can go undefeated. Their toughest match-up at home will be against Tennessee Tech and Central Arkansas. Tennessee Tech is a tough team to battle. They went 6-2 and tied EKU and Jacksonville State for first in the OVC last season so don't count them out.

Without doing top notch research, I will say the Racers will go 8-3 (6-2) and will receive an NCAA bid. I just think it will be tough to beat EKU and Florida State on the road. Luckily the NCAA does not officially count the game against Florida State a loss. The third loss is a tossup. Football season can be long and daunting sometimes. The most likely team to beat us outside of the other two would be Jacksonville State, Tennessee Tech, or Central Arkansas. I will have an in depth review of my game by game predictions later on this summer. 

I will say this, go to the games, this could be a special season. The Racers may very well finish the season 10-1 which would be an accomplishment. And, lets plan a trip to go to Richmond and fill up their stadium. That could be a match-up of two top ten teams if the Racers come together. Don't miss this season, Racer football is back!

                                  Murray State Football Schedule

9/1/2012 (7) Florida State (FBS)Tallahassee, Fla.
5 p.m.
9/8/2012 Central ArkansasStewart Stadium
6 p.m.
9/15/2012 Missouri StateSpringfield, Mo.
7 p.m.
9/22/2012 Eastern Illinois*Charleston, Ill.
6:30 p.m.
9/29/2012 Tennessee Tech*Stewart Stadium
6 p.m.
10/6/2012 Austin Peay*Clarksville, Tenn.
6 p.m.
10/13/2012 UT Martin* (Homecoming)Stewart Stadium
3 p.m.
10/27/2012 (25) Jacksonville State*Jacksonville, Ala.
3 p.m.
11/3/2012 Tennessee State*Stewart Stadium
1 p.m.
11/10/2012 (9) Eastern Kentucky*Richmond
1 p.m.
11/17/2012 Southeast Missouri*Stewart Stadium
1 p.m.
11/24/2012 First Round FCS PlayoffsTBA

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