The Eastern Kentucky University Colonels host number eight Jacksonville State in a pivotal Ohio Valley Conference game Saturday afternoon.
EKU comes into the 4:00 kickoff at two and two while the Gamecocks are three and one. Jacksonville Head Coach John Grass noted in the weekly OVC teleconference he’s seeing improvement along Eastern’s lines. “I think offensive and defensively lines are the best they’ve been in quite a while. They got skilled guys, they got some running backs that can really get the job done,” said Grass.
Eastern Head Coach Mark Elder says his running backs are benefitting from that improved offensive line. “We play seven guys or so up front. They are all hard working tough guys that play hard. Sounds simple but the run game is a tough man deal,” said Elder.
The contest will feature the OVC’s best rushing offense in Eastern against the league’s best rushing defense, Jacksonville State. Also tomorrow at Roy Kidd Stadium, the newest inductees into EKU’s Hall of Fame will be recognized.