MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Making last year's 3-9 finish a distant memory has helped Morehead State focus on contending for the Pioneer Football League championship.
That's a a major challenge considering last season's streakiness by the Eagles, who wedged a three-game surge between four- and five-game losing streaks. They lost contests by averages of 45 and 39.6 points respectively during both slides, including three games by at least 50 points.
Rather than dwell on how they lost big, the Eagles are confident and committed with much of its roster sticking around during the offseason. That has helped Morehead State become familiar with each other and the system of second-year coach Rob Tenyer, who adds that the learning process has "slowed down" for him as well after a frustrating debut.