EKU defeated conference opponent Utah Tech in the “Utes” territory on Saturday night, improving to 4-4 overall and 3-0 in conference play.
This game was just another nail-biter for the Colonels, as the 34-30 final score was all too familiar to the team that has played in three games already this season that came down to the last play.
The EKU defense has received some fair critisicm so far this season, but on Saturday, they stopped the Trailblazers in their tracks, forcing a failed 4th down conversion on the final drive of the game to secure the much needed victory.
With that game behind them, EKU now will set their sights on long time rival Austin Peay, who is set to play EKU on Saturday in Richmond. This game carries more than bragging right though, as EKU is currently 2nd in the United Athletic Conference and Austin Peay is sitting at 1st, undefeated in conference play.
This upcoming game holds conference championship implications and FCS playoff implications for both teams. Luckily for EKU, they are 2-1 at home this year, although all three home games have come down to the final play.
No victory has been easy or “pretty” for the Colonels this season, but in football a win is a win no matter how good or bad it looks.
Saturday’s upcoming game is one of the biggest home football games in recent program history for the Colonels and may tell the tale of this season for EKU.
The game is set to kickoff at 5:00 PM on Saturday inside Roy Kidd Stadium.