EKU FOOTBALL | Colonels looking to bounce back from Saturday's loss

10/03/2016 07:01 PM

THE Eastern Kentucky football team lost its first Ohio Valley Conference game of the season Saturday night.

The Colonels fell 33-30 in overtime to Tennessee Tech on Saturday.

Tennessee Tech quarterback Micah Birdsong tossed the game-winning four-yard touchdown pass in overtime to Alex Carling after EKU was held to a field goal on its first overtime possession.

EKU head coach Mark Elder joined cn|2 Sports on Monday night via Skype. He spoke with Andrew Chernoff about Saturday’s loss and what he’s looking forward to this week when his team hosts Southeast Missouri State.

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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