SEMO Football travels to Eastern Illinois Saturday

Southeast Missouri (3-1, 2-0 OVC) at Eastern Illinois (0-4, 0-2 OVC)

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2010

Kickoff Time: 1:30 p.m., CT

Site: O'Brien Stadium (10,000)

Surface: Pro-Grass

The Series: Eastern Illinois leads, 13-4

Coaches: Tony Samuel (50-90 overall, 16-33 at Southeast, 8-25 OVC). Bob Spoo (140-117-1 overall, 140-117-1 at EIU, 65-33 OVC).

Redhawks Radio Network: K-103 FM KEZS (Flagship Station/Cape Girardeau), 1440 AM KSIM (Sikeston), 903 AM KWOC (Poplar Bluff), 1470 AM KMAL (Malden). (Erik Sean, play-by-play).

Television: OVC Game of the Week Wazoo Sports Network and Heartland CW (WQWQ-TV - Charter Cable Channel 12, DirecTV Channel 9);

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Southeast Missouri Game Notes

OVC Game of the Week

Southeast and Eastern Illinois hook up for the Ohio Valley Conference Game of the Week. Saturday's game will be televised live on the Wazoo Sports Network and Heartland CW (WQWQ-TV). You can also watch online at

Redhawks on Three-Game Winning Streak

The Redhawks are on a three-game winning streak for the first time since 2003. Southeast's 3-1 start matches its best under head coach Tony Samuel. The Redhawks also began the 2006 season with wins in three of their first four games.

Fourth Quarter Flurry

The Redhawks have given up only one touchdown in the fourth quarter this season. Southeast is outscoring opponents, 33-10, in the final period. The Redhawks own a 30-7 fourth-quarter advantage in their last three games alone.

Records are Falling

Southeast broke single-game records in rushing attempts (69), first downs (31) and rushing first downs (23) against Tennessee Tech (Sept. 25). All of those were also Ohio Valley Conference single-game highs in 2010. In addition, the Redhawks ran 87 plays vs. the Golden Eagles, most in a game by any OVC team this season.

Redhawks Receiving Votes

The Redhawks received votes in the two main Football Championship Subdivision Top-25 Polls for the second-straight week. Southeast received 279 votes in the Sports Network/ Poll and 34 nods in the Coaches Poll on Sept. 27.

Series History

Eastern Illinois leads the all-time series against Southeast by a count of 13-4. The Redhawks are just 1-7 against the Panthers in Charleston, with their lone win coming in 1957 (41-0). Southeast has dropped each of its last six games against EIU.

Southeast Missouri Sports Information