EKU FOOTBALL | Coach Mark Elder's reaction to competitive spring game

04/18/2016 08:00 PM

Now headed into the offseason rigors of weightlifting and individual improvements, the Eastern Kentucky Football is riding high on the wake of a competitive spring football scrimmage.

The Maroon team, representing the EKU defense, beat the White team offense 42-33 in the first spring game of head coach Mark Elder’s tenure. The defense scored its points based on four points for a takeaway, two points for a defensive stop, and three points for forcing a three and out. The offense scored points based on seven points for a touchdown and three points for a field goal.

We wanted to get coach Elder’s reaction to the spring game, so we started by asking him why he pitted his first team offense against his first team defense instead of first-teamers against the second team.

Here is our condensed interview with coach Elder which features highlights from the Spring game:

This is our full interview which covers much more, including the big recruiting impact of this weekend’s festivities.

Here is a link to the final stats for the Maroon and White Teams

Garrett Moore

Garrett joined cn|2 as Sports Producer in July 2015. Garrett is a Kentucky native who has been enveloped by Kentucky sports culture his entire life. He is excited to contribute to the cn|2 team by covering sports in the state he loves. Outside the office, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and being a sports spectator at every level.


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