[Audio] Bradley Recaps Racer Football, Looks Ahead to Halloween & Basketball Season
The Murray State Racers football team has had split results over the past two games. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross and "The Voice of The Racers" Neal Bradley discuss the games games, including the Homecoming victory over Austin Peay. They also look ahead to the Racers' next two games, starting with tomorrow's game at UT Martin and a brief preview of basketball season.
October 3 vs Southeast Missouri - 10-27
SEMO played very well, Bradley says, however the Racers also did well statistically. They had over 500 yards in total offense, but got only 10 points out of it. There were many squandered opportunities here. The Racers didn't have the same turnover issues they had previously, but left a lot of points on the board with penalties. They played well defensively. Some of the standouts in this game were Elijah Daniel, Demetrius Mason, Toby Omli and Roman Clay.
October 10 vs Austin Peay (Homecoming) - 34-18
It was a great day, Bradley says, with many alumni and former players in the stadium. They built a 31 to 6 lead at halftime, but the offense relaxed and became stagnant in the second half. Defensively they were miles ahead from there they were last year, he says. Standouts here were Roman Clay, Paul Rice and KD Humphries.
October 17 vs UT Martin
UT Martin is a team that's probably on the cusp of being one of the top teams, he says. Though they lost to Jacksonville State, they are good both offensively and defensively. Their issue has been consistency. Jarod Neal is a player of theirs to watch, one of the top 3 QBs in the OVC. They've lost a lot of key figures defensively and probably aren't as good as last year, but still good enough to beat the Racers.
October 31 vs Eastern Illinois
Will this Halloween match be a trick or a treat? Like SEMO, Bradley says he's not sure "which team" will show up. Their head coach is Kim Dameron, former Racer assistant coach and offensive coordinator. He has a good team and a good quarterback in Jalen Whitlow. They'll be a tough challenge, he says.
The team began practice over a week ago. Bradley says he saw some early practice and noticed energy and quickness was high. The Racers want to play fast and play with energy. November 13 is the first game that counts, he says. Jeffery Moss is a player to watch this season.