-EKU enters the game 1-0 after defeating Robert Morris last week 38-6.
-In the FCS Coaches’ Poll, EKU is ranked 21st.
-Dean Hood is in his 6th season as Head Coach; his record is 35-23.
-EKU was picked 2nd in the preseason OVC poll behind Eastern Illinois, who won the league last year.
-The Colonels lost 11 starters from last year’s team, including their quarterback.
-EKU has 5 players on their roster from Louisville, KY:
#13 DB Kiante Northington (Butler)
#30 DB Blake Atzinger (PRP)
#67 C Austin Jaggers (Holy Cross)
#87 TE Caleb Hodgson (Christian Academy)
#96 DL David Carter (Fairdale)
-EKU is 4-18 against FBS programs since joining the FCS in 1978.
-University Quick Facts:
Location: Richmond, Ky.
Colors: Maroon & White
Aﬃliation: NCAA Division I FCS
Stadium: Roy Kidd Stadium (20,000)
Field: Hanger Field (synthetic turf)
President: Dr. Michael Benson
Director of Athletics: Mark Sandy
Aug. 29 Robert Morris 38- 6 W
Sept. 7 at Louisville 12 p.m.
Sept. 14 #24 Coastal Carolina 6 p.m.
Sept. 21 at Morehead State 7 p.m.
Sept. 28 at #14 Eastern Illinois* 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 5 Austin Peay* 6 p.m.
Oct. 12 OPEN
Oct. 19 Tennessee Tech* 3 p.m.
Oct. 26 at Southeast Missouri* 2 p.m.
Nov. 2 Tennessee State* 1 p.m.
Nov. 9 at Jacksonville State* 4 p.m.
Nov. 16 UT Martin* 1 p.m.
Nov. 23 at Murray State* 1 p.m.
Note: All times Eastern; asterisk (*) denotes OVC game