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 is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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