EKU FOOTBALL | Colonels Gearing Up for Austin Peay

11/08/2016 11:24 AM

The EKU football team (2-7) fell 41-28 to Murray St. (4-5) on Saturday afternoon in Richmond.

It was the Colonels’ fourth-straight loss.

EKU had the lead 20-7 early in the third quarter after the Colonels forced a Murray St. safety. But, the Racers responded, scoring the game’s next 31 points.

By the end of the game, EKU quarterback Tyler Swafford threw for a career-high 289 yards. Meanwhile, his tight end, Dan Crimmins, had a career-best 124 receiving yards.

Eastern head coach Mark Elder joined Andrew Chernoff via SKYPE on Monday. He talked with Andrew about the team’s game against Murray State and about the team’s upcoming match-up versus Austin Peay.

The two also discussed the departure of Eastern QB Bennie Coney, who is no longer on the team. The program released a statement on Saturday about Coney:

“Eastern Kentucky University quarterback Bennie Coney is no longer with the team. Bennie is on course to graduate in December and will remain on scholarship through the semester. He will continue to have access to the Bratzke Student-Athlete Academic Success Center. Everyone within the football program and the athletics department wishes Bennie all the best in his future endeavors.”

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

Whether he is working sporting events or not, he always loves talking sports. He is a prolific tweeter, so if you want to stay “in the know” about sports in the Bluegrass, follow Andrew on Twitter @ADChernoff. If you have a story idea for our sports team, send it to Andrew at Andrew.Chernoff@charter.com.

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