The Kennesaw State Owls football team is back in action on Saturday. After having last week off due to the postponement of their game against Gardner-Webb, the Owls will take on Robert Morris at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. A win on Saturday would give KSU a 4-0 record, the best start in school history.
In KSU’s last game against Dixie State, starting quarter Tommy Bryant suffering a season-ending leg injury. This means that Jonathan Murphy will likely take over as the starter when the Owls take the field on Saturday.
“He’s practicing right now, which is a positive,” Kennesaw State coach Brian Bohannon said Tuesday during his weekly press conference, “so we’ll see how the week goes, but he is practicing right now.”
Murphy has seen his share of action this season and in 2019. In KSU’s second game of the 2021 spring season, Murphy rushed for 113 yards, threw for 108 yards and scored two touchdowns. During the playoffs in 2019, the Los Angeles native came off the bench and led the Owls to a 28-21 win over Wofford.
The Owls have two more games left on the regular-season schedule but are still waiting to hear back from the Big South Conference about the Gardner-Webb game. KSU is off on the final week of the regular season (April 17), but Gardner-Webb has a game against Charleston Southern that week. The FCS playoffs begin on April 24.
The Owls have to beat Robert Morris in order to reach postseason play for the fourth consecutive season. This will be the first time the Colonials will face the Owls. In fact, this will be the first Robert Morris will play a team from the state of Georgia. The team from Pennsylvania joined the Big South Conference this season after being part of the Northeast Conference from 1996-2019. Robert Morris hasn’t played a game since losing to James Madison on Feb. 27.
Who: Kennesaw State Owls. vs. Robert Morris Colonials
When: April 3, 2021, 1 p.m. ET
Where: Fifth Third Bank Stadium
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Prediction: KSU 28, Robert Morris 14