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2016 Eastern Kentucky Colonels football team

The 2016 Eastern Kentucky Colonels football team represented Eastern Kentucky University during the 2016 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by first-year head coach Mark Elder and played their home games at Roy Kidd Stadium. They were a member of the Ohio Valley Conference. They finished the season 3–8, 2–6 in OVC play to finish in eighth place.

2016 Eastern Kentucky Colonels football
Eastern Kentucky Colonels logo.svg
ConferenceOhio Valley Conference
2016 record3–8 (2–6 OVC)
Head coachMark Elder (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorKurt Maddix (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorAngelo Mirando (1st season)
Home stadiumRoy Kidd Stadium
(Capacity: 20,000)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 OVC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 6 Jacksonville State $^   7 0         10 2  
UT Martin   6 2         7 5  
Tennessee Tech   5 3         5 6  
Tennessee State   4 3         7 4  
Eastern Illinois   4 4         6 5  
Murray State   4 4         4 7  
SE Missouri State   3 5         3 8  
Eastern Kentucky   2 6         3 8  
Austin Peay   0 8         0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 312:00 PMat Purdue*ESPNewsL 24–4532,074
September 87:00 PMPikeville*OVCDNW 55–1411,400
September 173:00 PMat Ball State*ESPN3L 14–4110,902
October 17:00 PMat Tennessee TechOVCDNL 30–33 OT7,165
October 86:00 PMSoutheast Missouri State
  • Roy Kidd Stadium
  • Richmond, KY
OVCDNW 31–1610,001
October 157:00 PMat Tennessee StateESPN3L 28–3521,053
October 223:00 PMNo. 2 Jacksonville State 
  • Roy Kidd Stadium
  • Richmond, KY
OVCDNL 7–2411,600
October 293:00 PMat Tennessee–MartinOVCDNL 3–333,025
November 51:00 PMMurray State
  • Roy Kidd Stadium
  • Richmond, KY
OVCDNL 28–414,200
November 125:00 PMat Austin PeayOVCDNW 67–305,816
November 191:00 PMEastern Illinois
  • Roy Kidd Stadium
  • Richmond, KY
OVCDNL 0–243,100

Game summariesEdit

at PurdueEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Colonels 8 10 0 6 24
Boilermakers 21 7 0 17 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2012 L 6–48

PikevilleEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 14 0 0 14
Colonels 7 17 24 7 55
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Ball StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Colonels 0 0 0 14 14
Cardinals 14 13 7 7 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 1970 W 13–12

at Tennessee TechEdit

1 2 3 4OT Total
Colonels 6 7 7 73 30
Golden Eagles 7 10 3 76 33
Overall record Last meeting Result
53–19 2015 W 48–17

Southeast Missouri StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Redhawks 3 3 3 7 16
Colonels 0 14 10 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
23–3 2015 W 27–10

at Tennessee StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Colonels 0 3 10 15 28
Tigers 14 21 0 0 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
23–5 2015 W 45–21

Jacksonville StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#2 Gamecocks 0 14 3 7 24
Colonels 0 0 7 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–7 2015 W 34–0

at Tennessee–MartinEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Colonels 3 0 0 0 3
Skyhawks 7 14 6 6 33
Overall record Last meeting Result
23–3 2015 L 35–42

Murray StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Racers 0 7 21 13 41
Colonels 8 10 2 8 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
45–26–4 2015 W 41–34 2OT

at Austin PeayEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Colonels 11 28 7 21 67
Governors 0 14 13 3 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
43–5 2015 W 51–13

Eastern IllinoisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 0 7 7 10 24
Colonels 0 0 0 0 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–10 2015 L 7–21

RosterEdit

2016 Eastern Kentucky Colonels football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 2 Jared Sanders   Sr
QB 4 Bennie Coney   Sr
RB 5 Isaiah Murph Fr
RB 6 Henry Enyenihi Sr
QB 7 Tim Boyle Sr
QB 7 Maty Mauk   Sr
WR 8 Bryan Green   Sr
WR 9 Ryan Markush Jr
WR 11 Neiko Creamer   So
QB 14 Tyler Swafford   So
QB 15 Austin Scott Fr
QB 16 James Smith Fr
WR 17 Jacky Marcellus   Jr
TE 18 Dan Crimmins   Sr
RB 20 Ethan Thomas So
RB 22 Kentayvus Hopkins   Jr
RB 23 Daryl McCleskey Fr
RB 30 Ralph Patton   So
WR 33 Arien Beasley So
RB 37 Raynaldy Gustave   So
RB 39 Bo Brooks   Sr
TE 43 Dan Paul   So
OL 60 Lucas Williams Fr
OL 61 Landon Rasnick   Sr
OL 62 Ryan Garretson   Sr
WR 63 Stephen Jones Fr
OL 64 Cammeron Kowalewski   So
OL 65 Z Stephenson So
OL 66 Chance Edwards   Jr
OL 67 Nick Cavinee Fr
WR 68 Antwaun Walker Fr
OL 69 Deondre Tate Fr
OL 71 Jackson Bardall Fr
OL, LS 72 Justin Rawlins   So
OL 75 De'jour Simpson Fr
OL 77 Nathan Murray Fr
OL 78 Justin Myles   So
OL 79 Justin Adekoya   Sr
WR 80 Bryson Williams   Jr
WR 81 Aaron Riddick   Fr
WR 82 Alex Cabrera Fr
WR 83 Billy Reid   Sr
WR 84 Cameron Fogle   Jr
TE 85 Jon Floyd   Sr
TE 86 Tyler Malone   Jr
WR 87 Matt Clark   Fr
WR 88 Devin Borders   Sr
TE 89 Clayton Schmerber So
WR Nathan Brown Fr
WR Scott Daniel Jr
WR Derius Jones   Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 1 Nigel Bethel Jr
LB 3 Thomas Owens   Sr
LB 5 Dwight Williams   So
DB 10 Jordan Whitfield Jr
DB 12 Cornelius Floyd Jr
DB 13 Kiante Northington   Sr
CB 21 Logan Oce   Jr
DB 24 Jared Tucker   So
DB 25 Tre' Moore So
DB 26 Jamarcus Whitmore Fr
DB 27 Khylil Miller Fr
DB 29 Ben Bascom Fr
DB 31 A. J. Jackson Fr
CB 32 Buck Solomon Jr
LB 34 Demontre Boyd So
DB 35 T. J. Comstock Fr
DB 36 Omari Alexander Fr
RB 39 Kobie Grace   Sr
DL 40 Patrick Graffree   Sr
DB 41 Eric Reed   Jr
CB 42 Rhyan Baker   Fr
DL 44 Aaron Patrick So
LB 45 Corey Glass So
LB 48 Kamaree' Walden   So
LB 49 Damon Lowe Fr
LB 50 Devante Colton Fr
LB 51 Quinton Locklear Fr
LB 52 Caperton Humphrey Fr
LB 53 Jeffrey Canady   Jr
DE 55 Taquan Evans   Fr
DL 56 LaJuan Smith   Sr
DL 70 Connor Foos Fr
DL 90 Josiah Bennett Jr
DL 91 Sheldon Fleming   Jr
DL 92 Dillon Denault Fr
DL 95 Kagen Skidmore Jr
DE 96 Xavier Garcia Sr
DL 97 Avery Pitt   Sr
DL 98 Luder Jean Louis Jr
DL 99 Jeremy Hodowanic Fr
LB Brentton Ervin So
DB Nate Hatcher   So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 9 Brandon Peege   Fr
P 19 Keith Krzuszczak Jr
K, P 28 Samuel Hayworth   Fr
LS 46 Ben Hoffman Fr
K 47 Dylan Hornsby Fr
LS 58 Matt Howard   Jr
K 76 Lucas Williams   Jr
WR 93 Zack Burgy-VanHoose   Sr
Head coach
  • Mark Elder
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Terry Heffernan (Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line)
  • Kurt Mattix (Defensive Coordinator)
  • Angelo Mirando (Offensive Coordinator)
  • Shannon Morrison (Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs)
  • Chase Gibson (Linebackers)
  • Kevin Koger (Wide Receivers)
  • Greg Meyer (Special Teams/Running Backs)
  • Walter Stewart (Defensive Line)
  • Tommy Zagorski (Tight Ends/Offensive Tackles)
  • Patrick Parrilli (Offensive Quality Control)
  • Eric Norris (Offensive Quality Control)
  • Robert Belle (Defensive Quality Control)
  • Billy High (Defensive Quality Control)
  • Spencer Patterson (Special Teams Quality Control)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster
Last update: October 28, 2016

ReferencesEdit