Here are a few notes and quotes for the Falcons as they continue preparations for Saturday's game against Murray State at Doyt Perry Stadium. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. ...
- Here is an injury update heading into Saturday's game, and most of the news is not good. The Falcons received some bad news in practice this week when senior safety Josh Pettus suffered a knee injury in a non-contact drill. His status for Saturday’s game is questionable.
Junior rover Gabe Martin, who was injured in the loss at Indiana, is doubtful for the game against the Racers, while cornerbacks Darrell Hunter and Diontre Delk are both out. Hunter has not played since suffering a wrist injury in fall drills, while Delk suffered an arm injury and had surgery this week. Delk is likely out for the rest of the season.
Freshman running back Fred Coppet also is out after suffering a hip injury late in the Indiana game. The Falcons expect to know the full severity of this injury in the next day or so.
The good news is that junior defensive end Charlie Walker, who was injured early in the opener against Tulsa, took some reps in practice this week and has been upgraded to probable for the Murray State game.
- BG coach Dave Clawson said he felt the Indiana game was just like the Tulsa game -- in reverse. "I don't think we are 27 points better than Tulsa," Clawson said. "But that was a game in which we made our field goals, they went 0-for in the Red Zone and we were perfect. They faked a punt, and we tackled them. They fumbled a punt and we recovered it.
"When you look at the five or six plays that can change a game in the Tulsa game, we made them [all]. In the Indiana game, it was exactly the opposite. We missed two field goals. We had a roughing the kicker -- and I thought that was a critical play, because it was 7-7, we stopped them and they were punting out of their end zone. Instead of getting the ball in good field position, they drove down the field.
"There were a lot of things that happened early [in the Indiana game] that, if we had taken advantage of them, the result might have been different. But we didn't make those plays."
Check back later Thursday for more information on the Falcons.