The losing streak had been the longest active skid in FCS.
The Governors (1-6, 1-2 Ohio Valley Conference) took advantage of turnovers to capture and pad their lead, then held on for their first win since Nov. 17, 2012. Macius finished 18-of-22 passing for 201 yards. Beard had seven catches for 88 yards, hauling in TD grabs of 30, 7 and 14 yards. Otis Gerron had 137 yards on 26 carries for the Governors.
Murray State (2-5, 1-3) outgained the Governors in total yardage, 395-349, but had five turnovers, two of which set up Austin Peay scoring drives.