2019 Southeast Missouri State Redhawks football team

The 2019 Southeast Missouri State Redhawks football team represented Southeast Missouri State University in the 2019 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by sixth-year head coach Tom Matukewicz and played their home games at Houck Stadium. They were a member of the Ohio Valley Conference.

2019 Southeast Missouri State Redhawks football
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OVC co-champion
ConferenceOhio Valley Conference
Ranking
STATSNo. 17
FCS CoachesNo. 16
2019 record9–4 (7–1 OVC)
Head coachTom Matukewicz (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorJeromy McDowell (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorBryce Saia (6th season)
Home stadiumHouck Stadium
(Capacity: 11,015)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Ohio Valley Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 8 Austin Peay +^   7 1         9 3  
No. 17 Southeast Missouri State +^   7 1         9 3  
UT Martin   6 2         7 5  
Eastern Kentucky   5 3         7 5  
Tennessee Tech   3 5         6 6  
Jacksonville State   3 5         6 6  
Murray State   2 6         4 8  
Tennessee State   2 6         3 9  
Eastern Illinois   1 7         1 11  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The Redhawks finished the 2018 season 9–4, 6–2 in OVC play to finish in second place. They received an at-large bid to the FCS Playoffs, where they defeated Stony Brook in the first round before losing in the second round to Weber State.

PreseasonEdit

Preseason coaches' pollEdit

The OVC released their preseason coaches' poll on July 22, 2019. The Redhawks were picked to finish in second place.[1]

Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Jacksonville State 135 (15)
2 Southeast Missouri State 115
3 Eastern Kentucky 99
4 Austin Peay 84
5 Tennessee State 75
6 UT Martin 58
7 Murray State 55
8 Eastern Illinois 38
9 Tennessee Tech 16

Preseason All-OVC teamEdit

The Redhawks had six players at five positions selected to the preseason all-OVC team.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 29 6:30 p.m. Southern Illinois* No. 17 ESPN+ W 44–26 8,312
September 7 7:00 p.m. at No. 13 Montana State* No. 12 Pluto TV L 17–38 19,497
September 14 6:30 p.m. at Missouri* No. 19 SECN Alt. L 0–50 56,620
September 21 1:00 p.m. West Virginia State* No. 23
  • Houck Stadium
  • Cape Girardeau, MO
ESPN+ W 56–10 5,324
October 5 6:00 p.m. Tennessee Tech No. 23
  • Houck Stadium
  • Cape Girardeau, MO
ESPN+ W 43–37 2OT 4,373
October 12 2:00 p.m. at Austin Peay No. 20 ESPN+ L 24–28 6,343
October 19 3:00 p.m. at No. 16 Jacksonville State ESPN3 W 24–21 13,643
October 26 1:00 p.m. UT Martin  No. 24
  • Houck Stadium
  • Cape Girardeau, MO
ESPN+ W 17–10 2,467
November 2 2:00 p.m. at Tennessee State No. 18 ESPN3 W 32–13 4,738
November 9 1:00 p.m. Eastern Kentucky No. 17
  • Houck Stadium
  • Cape Girardeau, MO
ESPN3 W 38–31 3,750
November 16 1:00 p.m. at Eastern Illinois No. 15 ESPN+ W 26–12 4,069
November 23 1:00 p.m. Murray State No. 13
  • Houck Stadium
  • Cape Girardeau, MO
ESPN+ W 31–24 2,764
November 30 1:00 p.m. No. 13 Illinois State* No. 12
ESPN3 L 6–24 3,274
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from STATS Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

[3]

Game summariesEdit

Southern IllinoisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Salukis 7 7 0 12 26
No. 17 Redhawks 0 20 17 7 44
Overall record Last meeting Result
39–38–8 2018 W, 48–44

at Montana StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 12 Redhawks 0 10 0 7 17
No. 13 Bobcats 10 0 28 0 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at MissouriEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 19 Redhawks 0 0 0 0 0
Tigers 27 10 10 3 50
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–3 2015 L, 3–34

West Virginia StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Yellow Jackets 0 0 10 0 10
No. 23 Redhawks 14 14 7 21 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Tennessee TechEdit

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
Golden Eagles 7 13 7 370 37
No. 23 Redhawks 6 14 3 776 43
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–14 2018 W, 70–38

at Austin PeayEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 20 Redhawks 3 0 14 7 24
Governors 0 7 7 14 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–7 2018 W, 31–27

at Jacksonville StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Redhawks 0 7 3 14 24
No. 16 Gamecocks 0 7 0 14 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–17 2018 W, 37–14

UT MartinEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Skyhawks 7 3 0 0 10
No. 24 Redhawks 3 0 7 7 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–18 2018 W, 56–33

at Tennessee StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 18 Redhawks 9 6 10 7 32
Tigers 0 0 7 6 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–13 2018 W, 38–21

Eastern KentuckyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Colonels 7 17 7 0 31
No. 17 Redhawks 7 7 7 17 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–24 2018 L, 14–23

at Eastern IllinoisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 15 Redhawks 0 6 7 13 26
Panthers 7 0 3 2 12
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–18 2018 W, 38–32

Murray StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Racers 7 17 0 0 24
No. 13 Redhawks 3 14 0 14 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–40–1 2018 L, 38–40

FCS PlayoffsEdit

The Redhawks were selected for the postseason tournament, with a first-round pairing against Illinois State.[4]

Illinois State–First RoundEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 13 Redbirds 14 7 0 3 24
No. 12 Redhawks 3 0 0 3 6
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–8 2000 W, 28–25

Ranking movementsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Final 
STATS FCS 17 12 19 23 23 23 20 RV 24 18 17 15 13 12  
Coaches 18 13 20 25 RV 25-T 22 RV RV 21 18 17 16 13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Media Pollsters Tab Jacksonville State as 2019 OVC Football Preseason Favorites". ovcsports.com. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "JSU's Cooper, SEMO's Hall Named 2019 OVC Preseason Football Players of the Year". ovcsports.com. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  3. ^ "2019 Southeast Missouri Football Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved August 7, 2019.
  4. ^ "FCS bracket revealed for 2019 Division I football championship". ncaa.com. November 24, 2019. Retrieved November 24, 2019.