Murphy’s late touchdown lifts Pitt State over #11 Nebraska-Kearney

The Gorillas score with 12 seconds left to knock off the Lopers 35-28.
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KEARNEY, Neb. – Bryce Murphy had a big season opener for Pitt State last week, racking up 112 yards and 2 touchdowns in the team’s 21-10 win over Central Missouri.

Somehow, he found a way to top it Thursday night against #11 Nebraska-Kearney.

Murphy got loose for a 72-yard touchdown with 12 seconds remaining – breaking a 28-28 tie and giving Pitt State a 35-28 win over the Lopers. He finished the game with 6 receptions for 119 yards and a touchdown.

The Neosho product wasn’t the only wide receiver who came up big for Pitt State Thursday night. Devon Garrison added 5 catches for 79 yards and 2 touchdowns, while speedster Christian Carter caught 4 passes for 80 yards and a touchdown.

Quarterback Chad Dodson had a massive night for PSU, going 20-29 passing for 301 yards and 4 touchdowns. He was also the team’s leading rusher with 57 yards on the ground.

Caleb Lewis carried the ball 12 times for 23 yards and a score for Pitt State.

Defensively, Morgan Selemaea and Zeke Wall tied for the team lead with 10 tackles each. PJ Sarwinski added 9 tackles.

The Gorillas are now 2-0 this season, and will be at home for “Family Day” on September 17th against Northeastern State.