MURRAY, KY (KFVS) - The Southeast Missouri Redhawks traveled the 2 hours to Murray, Kentucky on a rainy Saturday to try and spoil the Racers' Homecoming.
It wasn't as easy as they hoped. And just like last year in Cape Girardeau the game went into overtime. This time it was the Racers who won in double overtime.
The Redhawks were coming off a victory over number 20th ranked Tennessee State while the Racers fell to Jacksonville State in overtime last week.
The Redhawks offense was stopped by two blocked passes to start the second overtime. A third pass went out of bounds in the endzone. They scored on a field goal. Murray States KD Humphries answered with a six play drive touchdown to win the game.
The Racers went on offense in first overtime. They were stopped on the one yard line and had to kick a field goal. Snyder was sacked at the 35 yard line which set up a 52 yard field goal for the Redhawks to tie the game at 38.
Early in the 4th SEMO made a big play as the Redhawks sacked Racer quarterback KD Humphries on the 4th down for a loss of 8 to recover the ball on the 40 yard line. They capped their return drive with a short pass to Adrian Davis to take the lead with 3:09 left in the game.
The Racers tied the game with :46 seconds left on the clock sending the game into the first overtime.
Southeast Missouri tied the game at 28 at 13:22 in the 4th quarter.
The first 3 quarters of the game were a back and forth struggle at Roy Stewart Stadium.
SEMO Quarterback Kyle Snyder ran up the middle for the touchdown after getting the ball on the Racer 45. The Redhawks tied the game with a two point conversion with 3:00 minutes left in the 3rd quarter.
The Racers drove down the field aided by 3 Redhawk penalties scoring on a floater to the endzone. The first was a grabbing the facemask followed by roughing the passer. The Racers lead 28-21 at the end of the third.
The Redhawks were penalized with 11 flags adding up to 120 yards on the day. The Racers had 3 penalties for 35 yards.
SEMO entered Saturday's contest at number 23 in the the The Sports Network FCS Top 25
The Racers started the second half scoring on five plays capped by a 49 yard pass. Putting them ahead 21-13. The Racers then forced SEMO to punt which they missed.
Murray State stopped the Redhawks twice in the redzone allowing only a field goal each time in the first half.
The Racers drew first blood and led at the end of the first quarter 7 -3. The Redhawks answered at the top of the second quarter to take the lead 10-7. The Racers answered quickly on the next drive which led to their 14 first half points.