Friday, September 4
NEW YORK (AP) — The owner of American Pharoah says the Triple Crown winner will run again before he is retired at the end of the year. After American Pharoah finished second in the Traver Stakes on Saturday, Ahmed Zayat said his "gut feeling" was retirement. But after a four-hour meeting with trainer Bob Baffert and others, Zayat decided to keep going, tweeting yesterday that "the champ deserves another chance."
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — KD Humphries threw for 385 yards and five touchdowns as Murray State beat Division II Kentucky Wesleyan 52-12 last night. Humphries connected on 25 of 34 passes for the Racers, who held a 31-0 edge at the break and never looked back, finishing with 578 total yards.
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Bennie Coney threw two touchdown passes to Jeff Glover as Eastern Kentucky defeated Valparaiso 52-10 in the season opener for both teams last night. Coney, the first of three Eastern Kentucky quarterbacks, completed 11 of 20 passes for 153 yards with the pair of TDs and no interceptions.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Joe Brown stopped Nathan Marcus a yard shy of the goal line on a two-point conversion attempt with 33 seconds left to preserve Western Kentucky's 14-12 victory over Vanderbilt last night. Leon Allen had a 4-yard touchdown run and Tyler Higbee caught a 9-yard touchdown pass for Western Kentucky. Higbee set up Allen's score with a 65-yard reception.