EKU FOOTBALL | Colonels football exemplifies next man up mentality

10/29/2015 11:36 AM

The Eastern Kentucky football team is perfect in OVC and FCS play this season. They are currently ranked 13th in the nation and are riding the confidence of a three game win streak into their most important game of the season.

This Saturday the Colonels face off against the FCS’s top ranked team, Jacksonville State.

The most recent EKU victory was their homecoming win over Tennessee State, where freshman Ethan Thomas’ rushing performance earned him OVC newcomer of the week. Thomas was thrust into the workhorse role after Dy’Shawn Mobley was inactive due to illness, and Adam Lane left the game with a hamstring injury.

Head Coach Dean Hood says Thomas is just one example of the depth on this Colonel roster, and the responsibility of every player to be ready when their number is called.

Here is the rest of the interview with coach Hood that aired Wednesday evening:

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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