Southeast Travels to Eastern Kentucky for OVC Matchup
Oct. 8, 2007
Date: Oct. 13, 1007
OPEN DATE: After an open date on Saturday, Oct. 6, the Redhawks return to OVC play on Oct. 13 at Eastern Kentucky. Southeast Missouri is 0-2 in the OVC and 2-3 overall. The Redhawks losses in the OVC were on the road at Samford and at home vs. nationally ranked Eastern Illinois. Eastern Kentucky beat Eastern Illinois, 28-21, on Saturday. The Colonels are 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the OVC. EKU is first in the OVC.
THE COACHES: Tony Samuel is 6-10 in his second season at Southeast. He is 40-67 in his 10th year as a collegiate head coach including eight seasons at New Mexico State. Danny Hope is 30-21 in his 5th season at EKU.
THE SERIES: Eastern Kentucky leads the series 15-2 with both Southeast wins coming at Roy Kidd Stadium in 2002 and 2003.
LAST SEASON: The Colonels scored 27 points in the third quarter and then held on the beat the Redhawks 27-21 at Houck Stadium. Timmy Holloman had 25 carries for 99 yards in the loss.
REDHAWKS LEAD OVC IN RUSHING: Southeast leads the OVC in rushing yards per game with 217.4 and in total rushing yardage with 1087. The Redhawks also lead the league in punting with 37 net yards per punt
HOLLOMAN RULED INELIGIBLE: Southeast announced on Tuesday that junior running back Timmy Holloman, who has over 100 yards rushing in each of his last four games, has been found in violation of NCAA eligibility rules and therefore has been declared ineligible effective immediately. The period of ineligibility is indefinite. HollomN leads the Redhawks in rushing with 131 yards per game to rank second in the OVC. In OVC games only, Holloman leads the league with 151.5 yards per game. He also leads the team in scoring with six touchdowns for 36 points.
HOLLOMAN CAREER RUSHING: Holloman currently has 1,996 career rushing yards. He has eight games with over 100 yards rushing and two games with over 200 yards rushing. Holloman has rushed for over 100 yards in each of the last four games. He has 655 yards rushing this season.
ALL-TIME RUSHING LEADERS
SINGLE SEASON RUSH LEADERS
CASPER LEADS OVC IN TACKLES: Senior linebacker Adam Casper, a first team preseason all-OVC choice, had a career high 20 tackles on Saturday night to move into the OVC lead in tackles with 11.4 per game. Jared Goodson ranks sixth in the OVC with 9.4 tackles per game.
SPADA ON TARGET: With Colin Schermann sidelined, sophomore Doug Spada has handled all kicking and punting. He has been on target connecting on 9-10 field goals and 6-7 PAT's while averaging 42.4 yards per punt. He has field goals of 25, 49, 38, 25, 48 and 46 yards. His only miss was from 50 yards at Cincinnati. of the soccer team and trained for soccer in England with the prestigious Chelsea Football Club. He was also a state championship swimmer. Louie Haseltine, a member of the Southeast baseball team, will serve as a backup for Spada. Haseltine was a high school kicker and punter at DeSmet High School in St. Louis.
LILLARD INJURED: Quarterback Houston Lillard, did not play against Eastern Illinois because of an injury (ribs), saw his most playing time of the season against Indiana State and completed 13-18 passes for 159 yards and one touchdown. He started at Samford and was 3-5 for 23 yards before being injured (ribs). The big game moved Lillard to third in OVC passing efficiency at 142.7. He is 22-32 on the season for a 68.8% passing percentage and 240 yards.
Vincent Anderson LEADS RECEIVERS: Vincent Anderson, twin brother of quarterback Victor Anderson, leads Southeast receivers with 12 catches for 122 yards. He had a seasonal best six catches for 75 yards against Indiana State. Miles Edwards is second in receiving with seven catches for 76 yards and one touchdown.
CALVIN GOES 100: Eddie Calvin became the 26th player in the history of NCAA FCS to return an interception for 100 yards in the Southwest Baptist game. He is the third in OVC history
OVC HONORS: Junior quarterback Victor Anderson was voted the OVC Newcomer of the Week for his performance at Cincinnati. Anderson, a junior college transfer, rushed for a game-high 118 yards on 13 carries, good for an average of 9.1 yards per run. He also went 8-16 passing with 58 yards through the air.
INJURIES: Defensive back Antoine Chillers (leg) and defensive end Brian Turner (knee) were injured in the Cincinnati game and will be out indefinitely. Defensive linebacker Joshua Jackson (foot) and offensive lineman Matt Paris (leg) have missed the first five games because of injuries. Defensive lineman Damian Smith (leg) is questionable for the EKU game and quarterback Houston Lillard (ribs) is day to day. Kicker Colin Schermann will also miss the game because of a head injury received in a ladder accident at his home prior to the start of fall drills.
PETERSON RETURNS: Senior running back Elton Peterson has been granted an additional year of eligibility by the NCAA and played for the first time this season against Indiana State. Peterson who appeared only briefly in two games as a freshman petitioned the NCAA for the additional year, and was granted nine games this season. Peterson had five carries for 23 yards against Indiana State. He had four kickoff returns at Samford for 102 yards with a long of 48. Peterson had three punt returns for 21 yards at Samford.
UT-MARTIN GAME SET FOR NOON: The Redhawks game at Tennessee-Martin on Oct. 27 will be played at 12-noon. The Skyhawks just announced the game time on Sept. 20.
REDHAWKS IN THE NFL: Four former Redhawks players are on NFL rosters. Eugene Amano is a center with the Tennessee Titans and Dimitri Patterson is a cornerback for the Kansas City Chiefs, Edgar Jones is an outside linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens and Dan Connolly is an offensive lineman for the New England Patriots.
REDHAWKS AGAIN HAVE ST. LOUIS RADIO STATION: The Southeast Missouri Football Radio Network will again include 1380 ESPN Radio in St. Louis. The network, operated by Mississippi River Radio will be anchored by 100,000-watt K-103 FM in Cape Girardeau. Other network stations include KSIM, Sikeston; KWOC, Poplar Bluff and KMAL, Malden. Erik Sean will be the play-by-play voice of Redhawks football with former quarterback Rick Wieser adding commentary for home games and Ron Hines, Sports Information Director, handling commentary on road games. Todd Bonacki will be a sideline reporter for home games.
REDHAWKS FOOTBALL WITH Tony Samuel: Samuel will have a weekly 30-minute television show on The Heartland's CW, WQWQ-TV. The show will air at 11:05 p.m. on Fridays and will be hosted by KFVS-TV sports director Todd Richards. The show will also be shown on Charter Cable Channel 11 on Saturday mornings at 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 12-noon. The show can also be seen on The Storm Team 24-hour Weather Channel at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 p.m. on Thursday, 7 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday. The weather channel is on channel 12.4 using a digital tuner and is also on channel 113 on most Southeast Missouri Charter systems and on channel 249 on Comcast Cable in the Paducah area. 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 KGIR Radio, 1220 AM. Erik Sean hosts the show that will include audience participation and call ins.
OVC SPORTS.TV: Southeast football games will be video streamed on the Ohio Valley Conference's premium website, OVCSports.tv which can be accessed by logging on to the league's official website, OVCSports.com. Subscriptions are available on an annual, seasonal and per event basis.