SEMO Football hosts Southwest Baptist on Senior Day Saturday

From Southeast Missouri State University

Nov. 4, 2010

Date: Saturday, November 6, 2010

Kickoff Time: 1 p.m., CT

Site: Houck Stadium (10,000)

Surface: Field Turf

The Series: Southeast leads, 4-2

Coaches: Tony Samuel (55-90 overall, 21-33 at Southeast, 13-25 OVC). Keith Allen (18-24 overall).

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).

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Southeast Missouri Notes

Southeast Grabs First-Ever Top-10 Ranking

Southeast achieved its first-ever Top-10 ranking when it was voted ninth in the Football Championship Subdivision Sports Network Poll and 10th in the FCS Coaches Poll this week. The Redhawks have been ranked for five-straight weeks.

Senior Day

Saturday marks Southeast's final regular- season home game. The Redhawks will honor their 21 seniors prior to kickoff.

Redhawks are Rolling

Southeast has won eight games in a row, and as a result, is on its longest winning streak since joining the NCAA Division I ranks. The Redhawks eight-game winning streak currently ties for the third-longest in the Football Championship Subdivision this season. Ohio Valley Conference foe Jacksonville State leads the nation with a 12-game winning streak, while Appalachian State, Southeast and Bethune-Cookman follow with eight-consecutive victories.

With a Win Saturday . . .

Southeast will match a school record in wins (nine in 1937 and 1955) and finish undefeated at home for the first time since joining Division I.

Harris Closes in on Single-Season Records

RB Henry Harris is 172 yards away from breaking Southeast's all-time single-season rushing record. Harris has rushed for 1,200 yards on 229 carries through nine starts. Kelvin "Earthquake" Anderson currently holds the record with 1,371 yards in 1992. Harris also stands 229 yards away from becoming the school's all-time single- season leader in all-purpose yards.

Series History

The Redhawks lead the all-time series against Southwest Baptist, 4-2. Southeast has won each of its last three meetings vs. the Bearcats. All of those games were in Cape Girardeau (1990, 2007, 2008). The Redhawks and Bearcats went to overtime in their last meeting which resulted in a 35-28 win for Southeast.

About Southwest Baptist

Southwest Baptist heads to Cape Girardeau on a seven-game winning streak. The Bearcats sport a high-powered offense which is producing 45.2 points and 553.3 yards of total offense per game. SBU has scored 51 or more points in each of its last six games. Like Southeast, the Bearcats also have a dynamic dual-threat quarterback in Steven Gachette. Gachette has completed 232-of-336 passes for 2,899 yards and 22 touchdowns in nine games. Gachette has also run for 735 yards and 15 touchdowns on 105 carries as SBU's leading rusher. Charles Johnson is the team's top receiver with 66 catches for 1,040 yards and 12 TDs. The Bearcats are averaging 330.7 passing yards per game.