Tennessee Tech (2-3) vs. Eastern Kentucky (2-2)
|Date & Time||Thursday October 8, 2015, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Eastern Kentucky -14 -- Over/Under: 52
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles and Eastern Kentucky Colonels play Thursday at Roy Kidd Stadium.
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles look for a big road win to get back to a .500 record. Jared Davis is completing 54.9 percent of his passes for 1,116 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Davis has thrown a pick in four of his five games. Brock McCoin and Krys Cates have combined for 802 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Jordan Smith has 13 receptions. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles ground game is averaging 87 yards per contest, and Ladarius Vanlier leads the way with 281 yards on 53 carries. Defensively, Tennessee Tech is allowing 33.6 points and 525.2 yards per game. Tra'Darius Goff leads the Golden Eagles with 67 tackles, Jay Rudwall has 2.5 tackles for loss and Stephen Bush has three forced fumbles.
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. Bennie Coney is completing 59.4 percent of his passes for 676 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. Coney Kyle Romano have produced six passing touchdowns. Joel Brown and Devin Borders have combined for 269 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Jeff Glover has nine receptions. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels ground game is averaging 119.2 yards per contest, and Ethan Thomas leads the way with 149 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, EKU is allowing 23 points and 324.2 yards per game. Tyrell Curry leads the Colonels with 22 tackles, Noah Spence has 4.5 sacks and Stanley Absanon has two interceptions.
Tennessee Tech struggles on the defensive side of the ball and has lost 10 of its last 13 road games. Meanwhile, Eastern Kentucky is a decent football team that just made the Kentucky Wildcats sweat last week.
With a blackout scheduled at home, I expect the Colonels to roll here and win comfortably.