Football Opens OVC Slate Saturday at Jacksonville State
Sept. 12, 2006
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -
Southeast Missouri State at Jacksonville State
Date: Sept. 16, 2006 Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. Location: Snow Memorial Stadium, Jacksonville, Ala. (15,000) Affiliations: Jacksonville State, I-AA, Ohio Valley Conference Southeast Missouri, I-AA, Ohio Valley Conference 2005 Records: Jacksonville St. 6-5, 6-2 OVC SE Missouri, 2-9, 2-6 OVC 2006 Records: Jacksonville St. 0-1, 0-0, SE Missouri 2-0, 0-0 The Coaches: Jack Crowe is 37-30 in his 7th year at JSU, 51-60 overall Tony Samuel is 2-0 at Southeast, 36-57 in 9 years overall Radio: Southeast Radio Network anchored by K-103 FM in Cape Girardeau. Other network stations include 1380 ESPN in St. Louis, KSIM in Sikeston, KWOC in Poplar Bluff and KMAL in Malden. Television: Live on CSS Internet: Southeast Radio Network broadcast can be heard over the internet at www.k103fm.com. Internet Video: Live video streaming provided on a subscription basis by OVCSports.TV.
THE TEAMS: Southeast Missouri is 2-0 after a 38-13 win over Austin Peay and a 44-23 win over Missouri-Rolla. Jacksonville State, idle last week, is 0-1 after a 17-13 loss at nationally ranked Furman. Saturday's game will be the OVC opener for both teams.
THE COACHES: Tony Samuel, an assistant at Purdue last season after serving as eight years as head coach at New Mexico State, is 2-0 in his first season at Southeast. He is 36-57 in his ninth year as a collegiate head coach. Jack Crowe, a former head coach at Arkansas, is 37-30 in his seventh season at JSU and is 51-60 in his ninth season overall.
THE SERIES: Jacksonville State leads the series 6-4 and has won four straight. The Gamecocks are 3-0 in OVC games vs. the Redhawks. The last Southeast win was 19-13 in 1969.
ABOUT THE GAMECOCKS: Jacksonville State is 0-1 after an opening season road loss at Furman. The fifth ranked Furman team scored with just :28 left to claim a 17-13 win. Quarterback Matt Hardin was 9-17 for 108 yards with two interceptions. Sophomore kicker Gavin Hallford had field goals of 29 and 37 yards.
LAST SEASON: Jacksonville State won 24-10 at Houck Stadium. The game was tied 10-10 going into the final quarter, but the Gamecocks scored twice in the fourth quarter for the win. John Radney, who leads the OVC in scoring this season, had five carries for 19 yards and the Redhawks only TD while Kevin Ballatore completed 22-37 passes for 195 yards.
SOUTHEAST IN OVC OPENERS: Southeast is just 3-12 in OVC openers. The Redhawks won their OVC opener in 1992 with a 27-21 over Murray State, in 2002 with a 49-25 win over Tennessee State and in 2004 with a 51-48 win over Samford. Last season, Southeast lost to Jacksonville State 24-10.
BALANCED ATTACK: In the season opening win over Austin Peay, Southeast had 178 yards rushing and 180 yards passing
SOUTHEAST IN THE OVC STATS: The Redhawks lead the league in scoring with 41 ppg and rank third in scoring defense, allowing 18 ppg. The Redhawks also lead the league in punting (43.4 yards per punt), turnover margin (7.0), rushing offense (240.5 ypg), rushing defense (75.5 ypg), sacks (4.0), and fourth down conversions (1-1).
INDIVIDUAL OVC STATS: David Simonhoff, the OVC leader in punting the last two seasons, is again on top with 45.7 yards per punt. Tim Holloman leads the league in rushing with 123 ypg, John Radney leads in scoring with 12 ppg. Edgar Jones leads the league in sacks with 2.5 and tackles for losses with 3.5.
Oge Oge RETURNS: Oge Oge, who redshirted last season, is back for his senior season. He was a starter in 2004 when had 33 catches for 426 yards and three TD's. Oge Oge was born on 11-11-84. In the opener, Oge had three catches for 52 yards including a 42 yard touchdown reception.
SCHOLAR BALLERS: The Southeast football team is participating in the Scholar Baller program as a pilot project for the NCAA. Scholar Baller is a committed team of educators, administrators, professional athletes and entertainers dedicated to educating today's youth about the importance of academics using sports and entertainment. Scholar Baller is a nonprofit organization inspiring youth to excel in academics using incentive based educational programs that recognize the cultural power that sport and entertainment have in the development of character in a manner that transcends race, gender and class. The Southeast soccer and volleyball squads are also participating. All Southeast football players who have 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point averages will wear a Scholar Baller patch on their game jersey. Players with the special patches include Terry Anderson, Kevin Ballatore, Matt Boyack, Clayton Caron, Adam Casper, Joe Goff, Zach Leible, |Kendall |Magana, Francisco Perez, Colin Schermann and Joe Tuineau.
NEXT WEEK: The Redhawks will be idle. They will host Samford in the annual Family Weekend game on Saturday, Sept. 30, 6 p.m.
REDHAWKS IN THE NFL: Three former Redhawks players are on NFL rosters. Eugene Amano is an offensive lineman with the Tennessee Titans, Willie Ponder is a wide receiver and return specialist for the Seattle Seahawks and Dan Connolly is a lineman, currently on injured reserve, for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Ponder had three kickoff returns for 88 yards in Sunday's Seattle win over Detroit, 9-6. He had a long return of 41 yards.
LIVE VIDEO STREAMING: For the first time ever, Southeast fans will be able to watch Redhawks football on the internet throught the Ohio Valley Conference's new premium web site, OVCSports.TV. OVCSports.TV can be accessed by logging on the OVC Web site, www.ovcsports.com, and is made possible through a partnership with XOS Technologies, a leading provider of sports technology. Subscriptions are available on an annual, seasonal and per-events basis. In addition to the game video, the weekly television show, Redhawks Football with Tony Samuel, will also be available on line.
REDHAWKS FOOTBALL WITH Tony Samuel: Coach Samuel will have a weekly 30-minute television show on Heartland's CW, WQWQ-TV. The show will air at 11 p.m. on Fridays and will be hosted by KFVS-TV and The CW sports director Todd Richards. The show, which will debut this Friday, Sept. 1, will also be shown on Charter Cable Channel 11 in Cape Girardeau on Saturday mornings at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
COACH SAMUEL ON RADIO: Coach Samuel can be heard each Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., live from Port Cape Girardeau, on KAPE Radio, 1220 AM. Erik Sean will host the show that will include audience participation and call ins.
CSS WILL TELEVISE JACKSONVILLE STATE GAME: The Redhawks game at Jacksonville State will be televised by CSS which goes into over 4.1-million homes in the southern United States. Charter Cable is working on a plan that would bring the telecast to the Cape Girardeau area.