College Football

Eastern Kentucky Colonels (6-5)

Sat. 9/3 Thu. 9/8 Sat. 9/17 Sat. 10/1 Sat. 10/8
@ Purdue
vs. Pikevi
@ BallSt
@ TnTech
vs. SEMO

FCS draft class preview

(STATS) - Wentz and Spence bring the rhyme to the NFL draft, but among FCS schools, it's also the year to rap with the defensive backs.

The group of draftable cornerbacks and safeties are particularly strong this year, even if much of the talk has been centered around North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz likely going in the top two picks and Eastern Kentucky defensive end/outside linebacker Noah Spence also possibly going in the first round - where an FCS player hasn't been selected since 2008.

"Defensive back is very good," said Josh Buchanan, an area scout for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and perhaps the nation's leading evaluator of small school draft talent. "At least six or seven should get drafted. DeAndre Houston-Carson and (Miles) Killebrew should be the first two. I expect a very good draft and maybe up to eight getting picked."

Passing Yards: B. Coney2471
Passing TDs: B. Coney23
Rushing Yards: E. Thomas498
Rushing TDs: A. Lane4
Receiving Yards: B. Madon456
Receiving TDs: B. Green5
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2016
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 at Purdue TBA
9/8 vs. Pikeville College TBA
9/17 at Ball State TBA
10/1 at Tennessee Tech TBA
10/8 vs. Southeast Missouri State TBA
10/15 at Tennessee State TBA
10/22 vs. Jacksonville State TBA
10/29 at UT Martin TBA
11/5 vs. Murray State TBA
11/12 at Austin Peay TBA
11/19 vs. Eastern Illinois TBA
Ohio Valley
  Conference Overall
2 Jacksonville State 8-0 13-2
25 Eastern Illinois 7-1 7-5
Tennessee-Martin 6-2 7-4
Eastern Kentucky 5-3 6-5
Southeast Missouri State 3-4 4-7
Tennessee Tech 3-5 4-7
Murray State 2-6 3-8
Tennessee State 1-6 4-6
Austin Peay 0-8 0-11
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4268 (54)
Passing Yards: 2816 (31)
Rushing Yards: 1452 (79)
Points per game: 30.3 (35)
Yards per game: 388.0 (56)
Touchdowns: 40 (41)
Field Goals: 11 (45)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3690 (24)
Passing Yards: 2460 (72)
Rushing Yards: 1230 (13)
Points per game: 24.6 (52)
Yards per game: 335.5 (27)
Touchdowns: 32 (44)
Field Goals: 9 (51)
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