Morehead State Eagles Overview

Fast facts

League: NCAA Division I FCS

Head Coach: Rob Tenyer

Team Mascot: Beaker

Year Opened: 1964

Capacity: 10000

City / State: Morehead / Kentucky

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Old Hawg Rifle

Rival Team: Eastern Kentucky Colonels

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels and Morehead State Eagles play for the Old Hawg Rifle when they get together. The rivalry dates back to 1924 when the Colonels defeated the Eagles 14-0 and has been one of Eagles’ biggest rivalries ever since. You won’t want to miss it when the Colonels and Eagles square off next, so make sure to get your tickets when Eastern Kentucky comes to town.

Morehead State Eagles Tailgate Guide


When attending a game at Morehead State, make sure to get here four hours early and enjoy the Eagle Rally Zone. The Eagle Rally Zone is the official Morehead State tailgate area and is the perfect place to set up a tailgate before the game. Here you’ll meet lots of friendly Eagles fans and have fun grilling out and drinking.

Everywhere you look, you’ll see fans dressed in blue and gold celebrating game day. Eagles fans love to grill, hang out, and play tailgate games like cornhole creating a festive game day atmosphere outside Jayne Stadium.

Tailgating is an excellent part of any Morehead State game, so get here early and enjoy the pre-game atmosphere at Eagles games.


Pepsi Fun Zone

If you’re looking for some pre-game entertainment, then check out the Pepsi Fun Zone. The Pepsi Fun Zone features kids activities, and at select games, you can find live music and free food here as well. Stop by and check out the Pepsi Fun Zone before the game.

Where to tailgate

Morehead State Eagles Stadium Guide

In Game

Nestled in the foothills of the Poppy Mountains, Jayne Stadium is a beautiful place to take in a football game. The surroundings here are gorgeous creating a unique game-day experience that you won’t find at too many other stadiums. Sit back and enjoy the action on the field and the beautiful fall foliage when attending a game at Morehead State.

Another great thing about a Morehead State football game is how friendly the fans are. Eagles fans are some of the most welcoming fans around, and they are more than happy to talk to you about their team even if you support the opposing team.

Additionally, you won’t want to miss any of the pageantries that accompany an Eagles game. The band, mascot, and cheerleaders all put on stellar performances, which go a long way in making a trip to Morehead State a memorable experience.

An Eagles football game is an excellent experience for any die-hard FCS football fan, so plan your trip to Morehead State today.

Things to check out

Retired Numbers

Make sure to check out all the retired numbers at Jayne Stadium including Super Bowl winner Phil Simms’ number 12. The retired numbers are a must-see for any longtime Eagles fan, and a great way to remember all your favorite players.

Souvenir Stand

Pick up a Morehead State hat or t-shirt during your trip to Jayne Stadium. The souvenir stand offers a wide selection of Eagles merchandise, so you won’t have to worry about leaving empty-handed.

Morehead State Marching Band

The Morehead State band puts on a fantastic show at every game, so enjoy their performance during your visit. The band creates a lot of energy inside Jayne Stadium making them a can’t-miss part of any Eagles game.

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The Eagles mascot Beaker gets into all kinds of shenanigans during the game making him beloved by fans young and old. Keep an eye out for Beaker as you never know what he’ll do next.

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The cheerleaders pump up the crowd throughout the game, and as a result are a key part of any Morehead State football game. Join in their cheers and chants to show your support for the Eagles.

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Fight Songs

  1. Fight for Morehead

    Fight, Fight, Fight for Morehead.
    Fight on, varsity.
    Ever onward marching
    To our victory.
    We’re gonna Fight, Fight Fight for Morehead.
    Colors gold and blue.
    Our hopes on you we’re pinning whether losing or winning.
    Go, you Eagles and fight, fight, fight.

  2. Morehead State University Alma Mater

    Far above the rolling campus
    Resting in the dale,
    Stands the dear old Alma Mater
    We will always hail.
    Shout in chorus,
    Raise your voices Blue and Gold praise
    Winning through to fame and glory,
    Dear old M-S-U.

Morehead State Eagles Bars & Restaurants

  1. Don Senor Mexican Bar & Grill

    Don Senor Mexican Bar Grill

    Don Señor Morehead offers a family-friendly atmosphere serving delicious, Mexican fare.

    140 Toms Dr, Morehead, KY 40351, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  2. Yamato Steak House


    Outstanding Sushi cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff.

    125 Flemingsburg Rd, Morehead, KY 40351, USA

    Bar website

    asian - $$

  3. Mi Monterrey

    La Isla mexican El Toro Bar Grill

    Good food, nice staff and prices are fair.

    212 Stone St, Morehead, KY 40351, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $

  4. Gatti’s Pizza

    Gattis Pizza

    Real cheese, yeast-risen dough made fresh every day, our signature tangy pizza sauce, and toppings that can’t be topped.

    520 E Main St, Morehead, KY 40351, USA

    Bar website

    pizza - $

  5. Pasquales Pizza & Pasta

    Pizza Palermo Subs Missys Village

    Great pizzas at the most reasonable prices!

    182 E Main St, Morehead, KY 40351, USA

    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  6. La Finca Mexican Restaurant

    La Corona Taco La Chiquita Tacos Taco Corono Mexican Restaurant Tacos El Burrito Loco

    From crunchy tacos to steamy Fajitas. And everything in between!

    234 E Main St, Morehead, KY 40351, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  7. Melini Cucina Italian Restaurant

    Pizza Ye Olde Pub

    Great delicious Italian food and nice service.

    608 E Main St, Morehead, KY 40351, USA

    Bar website

    italian - $$