Indians Take Out Eastern Kentucky, 35-21
Nov. 9, 2002
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Willie Ponder caught three touchdown passes as Southeast Missouri State beat Eastern Kentucky 35-21 in Roy Kidd's last home game as coach of the Colonels.
Kidd is retiring at the end of the year following a 39-year stint at the school, where he has won 314 games.
He didn't have much to say about his last home game at Roy Kidd Stadium.
"This was very frustrating," he said. "They just moved the football on us and we just couldn't get anything done."
Southeast Missouri (7-4, 3-2 Ohio Valley) rolled up 463 yards of offense and broke Eastern Kentucky's (7-4, 3-2 OVC) nine-game home winning streak.
The Indians, who rallied from a 21-14 deficit in the third quarter with 21 unanswered points, got a big chunk of their yardage through the air. Quarterback Jack Tomco completed 20-of-31 passes for 283 yards and four touchdowns with one interception. Ponder caught TD passes of 39, 40 and 13 yards.
Eastern managed just 67 yards rushing and scored just one offensive touchdown.
Kidd, who was honored after the game, trails only Penn State's Joe Paterno and Florida State's Bobby Bowden in career victories.