Southeast Holds On to Defeat Indiana State, 13-10
Sept. 15, 2007
By Tyler Koonce, Assistant Football Contact
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Southeast Missouri State beat Indiana State, 13-10, in front of 5,710 fans at Houck Stadium Saturday night. The Redhawks improve to 2-1 on the 2007 season. Junior running back Timmy Holloman led the Southeast offensive attack with 141 rushing yards and freshman wide receiver Miles Edwards caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from Houston Lillard with seven seconds remaining in the first half. Kicker Doug Spada made field goals from 38 and 25 yards.
On offense, Houston Lillard saw the majority of the snaps under center, going 13-18 for 159 yards and the scoring strike to Edwards. Victor Anderson started at quarterback and gained 25 yards rushing. Elton Peterson added 23 yards on the ground.
Vincent Anderson led the receiving corps with six receptions for 75 yards. Edwards made three catches for 40 yards and Southeast's lone touchdown on the night. Nick Grassi caught two passes for nine yards and Joseph Tuineau hauled in a 25-yard grab.
Defensively, sophomore linebacker Jared Goodson led the team in tackles for the second straight week with 14 stops, including seven solo tackles. Senior Adam Casper made 13 tackles, including eight unassisted. Juniors Nick Ketelsleger and Hannibal Vaivao finished with seven and six tackles, respectively. Goodson and Vaivao both added one quarterback sack.
After trailing 13-3 through three quarters, Indiana State fought back in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Reilly Murphy hit Rafael Price on a 34-yard scoring strike with 4:13 remaining in the game. The Southeast defense was able to hold on and Timmy Holloman effectively ran the ball to run out the clock.
Doug Spada punted six times for Southeast, averaging 43.8 yards per punt with a long of 49 yards. He placed one punt inside the 5-yard line.
The Redhawks begin Ohio Valley Conference play next Saturday at Samford with kickoff scheduled for 6 p.m. Their next home game will be September 29 against Eastern Illinois during Family Weekend.