DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) Austin Gahafer threw for 276 yards and one touchdown and ran for 75 yards and another score as Morehead State beat Davidson, 40-32, in the Pioneer League opener for both schools on Saturday.
Justin Cornwall returned a Davidson (1-3) punt 58 yards to the 22 and Gahafer scored on an 8-yard run four plays later, giving Morehead State a 34-25 lead with under 8 minutes to play.
The Davidson offense then went 3-and-out and Morehead State (2-2) capitalized with a 5-yard touchdown run by Brandon Bornhauser, which was set up by a 46-yard scamper by Gahafer that made it 40-25 with just over 3 minutes remaining. Luke Boyd missed the extra point.
Rees Macshara rushed for 129 yards on 27 carries for Morehead State. Gahafer completed 24 of 41 passes to 12 different receivers.