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The big question most Murray State fans will have this offseason is who will replace quarterback Casey Brockman. Many expected it would be freshman KD Humphries. He may now have some competition.

The site is reporting that South Alabama quarterback C.J. Bennett will transfer to Murray State this January. This will allow Bennett to join the Racers in spring practice.

Bennett was reduced from starter to backup this year for the Jaguars, but has started 25 games. Due to the school’s transfer to Division I, Bennett was allowed to play during his redshirt year, meaning the former Jaguar will have two years of eligibility remaining.

South Alabama QB C.J. Bennett drops back for a pass against Texas-San Antonio

The Racers recruited Bennett out of Alonso High School in Tampa, Fla., but he chose South Alabama for the chance to play right away, and for the extra year of eligibility.

This past year, Bennett started three games before being replaced by Virginia transfer Ross Metheny. Bennet was 55-of-102 passing for 580 yards and four touchdowns. For his career, Bennett is 270-477 (56.77% completion) for 3,409 yards, threw 20 touchdowns, and 23 interceptions. Bennett has also rushed for 370 yards and five scores.

“I came to South knowing I was going to get a chance to play early,” Bennett told the website. “I had my ups and downs this year and me and Ross battled. He’s got another year of football and I’ve got two. I just decided this was the best thing for me.”

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Compiling all OVC non-conference games

2016 Football Standings

OVC Overall
Jacksonville State 7-0 10-2
UT Martin 6-2 7-5
Tennessee Tech 5-3 5-6
Tennessee State 4-3 7-4
Eastern Illinois 4-4 6-5
Murray State 4-4 4-7
SEMO 3-5 3-8
Eastern Kentucky 2-6 3-8
Austin Peay 0-8 0-11

2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVC Overall


Belmont 15-1 23-7
Morehead State 10-6 14-16
Jacksonville State 9-7 20-15
Tennessee State 8-8 17-13
Tennessee Tech 8-8 12-20
Eastern Kentucky 5-11 12-19


UT Martin 10-6 22-13
SEMO 9-7 15-18
Murray State 8-8 16-17
Austin Peay 7-9 11-19
Eastern Illinois 6-10 14-15
SIUE 1-15 6-24