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THE TENNESSEE TECH FIGHT SONG There they go again today, What a team, Yea, the Eagles! You'll hear everybody say 'Better get on the ball with the Eagles!' Make that touchdown play again, See them running up the score, for We'll be leading all the way With our own Tech Golden Eagles! THE TENNESSEE TECH HYMN The quiet hills stand steadfast Round walls of russet brown On halls serene and campus green The smoky hills look down; And proudly may I cherish What thou hast giv'n to me, Oh Alma Mater, Tennessee Tech, God prosper thee. Deep purple stand the mountains And golden sets the sun. We proudly wear these colors fair Until our goal is won; We pledge thee faithful service, Our love and loyalty, Oh Alma Mater, Tennessee Tech, God prosper thee.

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TOUGHEST team in the country. #TECHTUFF #WINGSUP


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until our opponents QUIT.” #TECHTUFF #WINGSUP


TENNESSEE TECH GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL 2017

2017 SCHEDULE 8/31 Western Illinois 9/9 @ Kennesaw St. 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18

6 p.m. 6 p.m.

@ Ball State 2 p.m. @ Eastern Kentucky 5 p.m. Jacksonville State 6 p.m. @ Eastern Illinois 6 p.m. @ Southeast Missouri 1 p.m. Tennessee State 1:30 p.m. Austin Peay 1:30 p.m. @ Murray State 1 p.m. UT Martin 1:30 p.m.

MEDIA Golden Eagle Sports Network Roger Ealey, pbp e-mail: therogsez@yahoo.com Dylan Vazzano, color Phone: (931) 372-3883 e-mail: dvazzano@tntech.edu Cookeville Herald-Citizen Scott Wilson Ben Craven Phone: (931) 526-9715 e-mail: sports@herald-citizen.com

TENNESSEE TECH SPORTS INFORMATION Football contact: Thomas Corhern Office: (931) 372-6139 Mobile: (931) 703-4927 Press Box: (931) 372-6030 or 6031 E-mail: tcorhern@tntech.edu SID: Mike Lehman SID Office: (931) 372-3088 SID E-mail: mlehman@tntech.edu

Mailing address: TTU Box 5057, Cookeville, TN 38505 Overnight address: 1100 McGee Blvd., Cookeville, TN 38505 Facebook: TTU Sports Twitter: @TTUGoldenEagles YouTube: TTUsports1

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QUICK FACTS Location: Cookeville, Tennessee 38505 Founded: 1915 First Intercollegiate Football Team: 1922 Conference: Ohio Valley National Affiliation: NCAA Division I (FCS) Year Entered OVC: 1949 Enrollment: 10,492 Stadium: Tucker Stadium (16,500) Field: Overall Field Playing Surface: 24/7 Turf Team Colors: Purple and Gold Team Nickname: Golden Eagles President: Dr. Philip Oldham Director of Athletics: Mark Wilson Athletics Trainer: Joe Erdeljac Football Office: (931) 372-3930

TEAM FACTS 2016 Overall Record: 5-6 2016 OVC Record: 5-3 (3rd) Starters returning: 5 offense / 16 defense Lettermen returning: 46 Lettermen lost: 31 Primary Offensive System: Pro Style Primary Defensive System: Pro Style 4-3 All-time record: 419-496-31 All-time OVC record: 213-246-3 Joined OVC: 1949 OVC Championships (Last): 10 (2011) NCAA FCS Playoff Appearances (Last): 1 (2011)

2017 PRESEASON POLLS COACHES AND SIDs 1. Jacksonville State (16 1st place votes) 128 2. UT Martin (2) 107 3. Tennessee State 96 4. Eastern Illinois 81 5. Eastern Kentucky 68 6. TENNESSEE TECH 64 7. Southeast Missouri 42 8. Murray State 41 9. Austin Peay 21 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Patrick Smith, Tennessee St. DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Darius Jackson, Jacksonville State MEDIA 1. Jacksonville State (13) 141 2. UT Martin (1) 120 3. Tennessee State (2) 112 4. Eastern Illinois 96 5. TENNESSEE TECH 70 6. Murray State 62 7. Eastern Kentucky 61 8. Southeast Missouri 33 9. Austin Peay 25 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Patrick Smith, Tennessee St. DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Darius Jackson, Jacksonville State

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No. 1 1/78 2 2/65 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 10 11 11 12 12 13 14 14 15 15 16 17 18 19 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42

Name Dontez Byrd Myles Douglas Aderick Moore Xavier Schlueter Deven Sullivan Mike Cain Anthony Akers Alex Carling Josh Poplar Tim Collins Josh Cunningham Nick Madonia Rob Hatchett III Andre Sale Brandon Thomas Hayden Rettig Deontay Wilson Chris McElderry Adam Browner Shannon Fayne Mackell Pippen Luke Ward Elliott Normand Darrius Stafford D.J. Wilkes R.D. Ford Chris Moore Clay Davis Dami Adekunjo Quintavious Boyd Andrew Goldsmith Marcus McMeans Branson Kramm Sky Lane Jerome Wright Slater Howard Rodrick Napper Ethan Wilson Eriq Fadahunsi D.J. Worthy Jordan Jackson Yeedee Thaenrat A.J. Flemister Davis Simmons Jacob Crocker Micah Warren Randy Lewis Andrew Swicegood Ethan Guinn Bryson Tolley

Pos. WR OL LB OL LB DT DT TE LB DE CB K WR QB CB QB S DE QB S DB QB LB WR DE WR DE LB CB CB RB DB WR S FB DB RB S CB RB LB RB CB WR LB WR LB FB LB LB

Ht. 5-11 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-3 5-10 6-0 6-5 6-0 6-5 5-10 5-10 6-0 6-2 6-0 6-3 6-3 6-1 6-4 6-0 6-0 6-3 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-0 5-10 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-2 5-9 6-0 5-11 5-9 5-11 5-10 6-1 6-2 6-1 5-10 6-3 6-1 6-1 6-1

Wt. 180 295 245 315 215 310 290 245 220 250 175 185 200 210 205 207 190 250 225 195 165 225 225 195 230 185 250 215 180 160 210 170 194 205 238 195 170 185 190 191 195 200 200 205 205 170 210 215 258 220

Yr. Sr. Jr. So. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. R-Fr. So. Gr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. So. Jr. So. So. So. So. Fr. Fr. R-Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. R-Fr. Fr. Fr.

Hometown (Previous School) Louisville, Ky. (Louisville) Nashville, Tenn. (Ensworth HS) Selma, Ala. (Selma HS) Petersburg, Tenn. (Lincoln County HS) Tuscumbia, Ala. (Muscle Shoals HS) Madison, Tenn. (Whites Creek HS) Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Oakland HS) Scranton, Pa. (Temple) Knoxville, Tenn. (Knoxville Central HS) Birmingham, Ala. (Restoration Academy) Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Oakland HS) Arrington, Tenn. (Centennial HS) Lithonia, Ga. (Lithonia HS) Little Rock, Ark. (Catholic HS) Jacksonville, Fla. (Ribault HS) Los Angeles, Calif. (Rutgers/LSU) Trussville, Ala. (Trussville HS) Gadsden, Ala. (Gadsden City HS) New Hope, Ala. (Garden City CC) Nashville, Tenn. (Donelson Christian Academy) Birmingham, Ala. (Jackson-Olin HS) Decaturville, Tenn. (Riverside HS) Oak Ridge, Tenn. (Oak Ridge HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Kirby HS) Jackson, Tenn. (Liberty Tech Magnet HS) Huntsville, Ala. (Buckhorn HS) Signal Mountain, Tenn. (Signal Mountain HS) Louisville, Ky. (Christian Academy of Louisville) Glen Burnie, Md. (Glen Burnie HS) Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Oakland HS) Jackson, Tenn. (Trinity Christian Academy) Talladega, Ala. (Winterboro HS) Springfield, Tenn. (White House-Heritage HS) Knoxville, Tenn. (Kentucky Christian) Richmond, Va. (Virginia Tech) Brentwood, Tenn. (Nashville Christian HS) Hendersonville, Tenn. (Beech HS) Sugar Hill, Ga. (Lanier HS) Bryans Road, Md. (Temple) Kennesaw, Ga. (Sprayberry HS) Knoxville, Tenn. (Hardin Valley Academy) Philadelphia, Pa. (Father Judge HS) Chattanooga, Tenn. (Notre Dame HS) Knoxville, Tenn. (Farragut HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Goodpasture HS) Nashville, Tenn. (East Nashville Magnet HS) Brooklyn, N.Y. (Grand Street HS) Fletcher, N.C. (Reynolds HS) Kingston, Tenn. (Roane County HS) Erwin, Tenn. (Science Hill HS)

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No. 43 44 45 46 47 48 48 49 50 50 53 55 56 57 59 60 61 62 63 64 69 70 71 72 74 75 76 77 77 80 81 82 83 84 85 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 97

Name Blake Alberts Hunter Willis Storm Williams Joe Robertson Jake Warwick Mitchell McClurg Justin Scott Matthew Kenty Kurt Huff Andrew Sullivan Will Warner Chris Tucker Christian Smith Mike Rhoades Norman Hand Spencer Norrod Joe Dennis Aidan Panni Eric Kareem Philipp Tolksdorf Riley Patton Manny Aviña Taylor Underwood Charles Rutledge McKenzie Viau Lucien Charles Octavian Williams JayQuan Coles Jarred Dorton Hunter Coleman Brian Puckett Seth Huner Chris Hooks Clint Zierke Taylor Uberti Trevor Kolb Donte Horton Tavin Kilpatrick Matthew McClurg Jale'n Gladney Greg Elliott Haidar Zaidan Richie Koons Will Whitson Nadir Barnwell Olico Dennis Khalil Smith

Pos. P/K QB LB DE FB TE LB DE OL LB LB DE DT DT OL OL OL LS OL OL LS OL DT OL OL OL OL DT OL WR WR WR WR TE WR WR TE TE DE DT LB K DT LB CB RB OL

Ht. 5-11 6-1 5-11 6-3 6-1 6-3 6-0 6-2 6-4 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-5 6-4 6-4 6-0 6-5 6-3 6-5 6-4 6-3 6-7 6-2 6-7 6-1 5-11 5-11 6-1 6-4 6-3 6-5 6-4 6-4 6-5 6-0 6-3 6-0 6-2 6-4 5-10 5-9 6-5

Wt. Yr. 195 Fr. 198 Fr. 195 So. 235 Sr. 230 Jr. 226 So. 205 Fr. 235 Fr. 285 Fr. 209 Fr. 205 R-Fr. 245 R-Fr. 290 Fr. 275 Fr. 255 So. 295 Fr. 265 Fr. 205 R-Fr. 310 So. 280 195 So. 335 So. 280 Jr. 285 Sr. 285 Fr. 285 So. 330 Fr. 275 Fr. 340 Sr. 195 So. 170 R-Fr. 180 So. 195 Fr. 230 R-Fr. 188 Fr. 201 Fr. 205 Jr. 245 Fr. 245 So. 285 Fr. 225 Fr. 185 So. 280 So. 200 Fr. 183 Sr. 185 Fr. 295 R-So.

Hometown (Previous School) Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Oakland HS) Greenback, Tenn. (Greenback HS) Milan, Tenn. (Milan HS) Franklin, Tenn. (Page HS) Alcoa, Tenn. (Alcoa HS) Alcoa, Tenn. (Appalachian State) Acworth, Ga. (Kennesaw Mountain HS) Birmingham, Ala. (Ramsay HS) West Deptford, N.J. (Camden HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Nashville Christian HS) Rockwood, Tenn. (Rockwood HS) Jackson, Tenn. (Temple) Trussville, Ala. (Hewitt-Trussville HS) Jacksboro, Tenn. (Campbell County HS) Walterboro, S.C. (Colleton County HS) Monterey, Tenn. (Monterey HS) Maryville, Tenn. (Heritage HS) Birchwood, Tenn. (Ooltewah HS) Waldorf, Md. (College of the Desert) Hamburg, Germany (Gymnasium Heidberg) Knoxville, Tenn. (Halls HS) Chino, Calif. (Riverside City College) New Market, Ala. (Hazel Green HS) Atlanta, Ga. (Columbia HS) Fairview, Tenn. (Fairview HS) Orlando, Fla. (Colonial HS) Lithonia, Ga. (Lithonia HS) Stockbridge, Ga. (Woodland HS) Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield College) Roswell, Ga. (Bowling Green) Memphis, Tenn. (Memphis Central HS) Thompson's Station, Tenn. (Independence HS) Bay Minette, Ala. (Baldwin County HS) Wayne, Ill. (Bartlett HS) Red Lion, Pa. (Red Lion HS) Canton, Ga. (Creekview HS) West Chester, Ohio (Mt. San Jacinto JC) Greenback, Tenn. (Greenback HS) Alcoa, Tenn. (Appalachian State) Birmingham, Ala. (Ramsay HS) Lebanon, Tenn. (Friendship Christian HS) McKenzie, Tenn. (Henry County HS) Maryville, Tenn. (Maryville HS) Ooltewah, Tenn. (Ooltewah HS) Piscataway, N.J. (Rutgers) Calhoun, Ga. (Calhoun HS) Dawsonville, Ga. (Atlanta Sports Academy)

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No. 21 5 43 70 22 14 1 4 6 75 80 77 8 37 9 20 61 77 1/78 92 31 14 35 19 91 23 41 59 10 83 88 28 50 82 33 63 49 89 87 94 25 26 39 10 90 48 13 24 2 19

Name Dami Adekunjo Anthony Akers Blake Alberts Manny Aviña Quintavious Boyd Adam Browner Dontez Byrd Mike Cain Alex Carling Lucien Charles Hunter Coleman JayQuan Coles Tim Collins Jacob Crocker Josh Cunningham Clay Davis Joe Dennis Jarred Dorton Myles Douglas Greg Elliott Eriq Fadahunsi Shannon Fayne A.J. Flemister R.D. Ford Jale'n Gladney Andrew Goldsmith Ethan Guinn Norman Hand Rob Hatchett III Chris Hooks Donte Horton Slater Howard Kurt Huff Seth Huner Jordan Jackson Eric Kareem Matthew Kenty Tavin Kilpatrick Trevor Kolb Richie Koons Branson Kramm Sky Lane Randy Lewis Nick Madonia Matthew McClurg Mitchell McClurg Chris McElderry Marcus McMeans Aderick Moore Chris Moore

Pos. CB DT P/K OL CB QB WR DT TE OL WR DT DE LB CB LB OL OL OL LB CB S CB WR DT RB LB OL WR WR TE DB OL WR LB OL DE TE WR DT WR S LB K DE TE DE DB LB DE

Ht. 6-0 6-0 5-11 6-5 5-10 6-4 5-11 5-10 6-5 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-5 6-1 5-10 6-3 6-2 6-7 6-2 6-3 5-11 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-4 6-0 6-1 6-4 6-2 6-4 5-11 5-11 6-4 6-2 6-4 6-5 6-2 6-0 6-3 6-3 5-10 6-5 6-3 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-3

Wt. 180 290 195 335 160 225 180 310 245 285 195 275 250 205 175 215 265 340 295 225 190 195 200 185 285 210 258 255 200 195 205 195 285 180 195 310 235 245 201 280 194 205 210 185 245 226 250 170 245 250

Yr. So. Jr. Fr. So. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr. So. So. Jr. So. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. R-Jr. So. Jr. So. So. Jr. Fr. So. Jr.

Hometown (Previous School) Glen Burnie, Md. (Glen Burnie HS) Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Oakland HS) Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Oakland HS) Chino, Calif. (Riverside City College) Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Oakland HS) New Hope, Ala. (Garden City CC) Louisville, Ky. (Louisville) Madison, Tenn. (Whites Creek HS) Scranton, Pa. (Temple) Orlando, Fla. (Colonial HS) Roswell, Ga. (Bowling Green) Stockbridge, Ga. (Woodland HS) Birmingham, Ala. (Restoration Academy) Nashville, Tenn. (Goodpasture HS) Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Oakland HS) Louisville, Ky. (Christian Academy of Louisville) Maryville, Tenn. (Heritage HS) Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield College) Nashville, Tenn. (Ensworth HS) Lebanon, Tenn. (Friendship Christian HS) Bryans Road, Md. (Temple) Nashville, Tenn. (Donelson Christian Academy) Chattanooga, Tenn. (Notre Dame HS) Huntsville, Ala. (Buckhorn HS) Birmingham, Ala. (Ramsay HS) Jackson, Tenn. (Trinity Christian Academy) Kingston, Tenn. (Roane County HS) Walterboro, S.C. (Colleton County HS) Lithonia, Ga. (Lithonia HS) Bay Minette, Ala. (Baldwin County HS) West Chester, Ohio (Mt. San Jacinto JC) Brentwood, Tenn. (Nashville Christian HS) West Deptford, N.J. (Camden HS) Thompson's Station, Tenn. (Independence HS) Knoxville, Tenn. (Hardin Valley Academy) Waldorf, Md. (College of the Desert) Birmingham, Ala. (Ramsay HS) Greenback, Tenn. (Greenback HS) Canton, Ga. (Creekview HS) Maryville, Tenn. (Maryville HS) Springfield, Tenn. (White House-Heritage HS) Knoxville, Tenn. (Kentucky Christian) Brooklyn, N.Y. (Grand Street HS) Arrington, Tenn. (Centennial HS) Alcoa, Tenn. (Appalachian State) Alcoa, Tenn. (Appalachian State) Gadsden, Ala. (Gadsden City HS) Talladega, Ala. (Winterboro HS) Selma, Ala. (Selma HS) Signal Mountain, Tenn. (Signal Mountain HS)

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No. 29 16 60 62 69 15 7 81 12 57 46 72 11 2/65 48 36 56 17 50 3 40 34 11 64 42 55 85 71 74 15 53 38 47 97 18 76 45 44 12 30 32 27 93 84

Name Rodrick Napper Elliott Normand Spencer Norrod Aidan Panni Riley Patton Mackell Pippen Josh Poplar Brian Puckett Hayden Rettig Mike Rhoades Joe Robertson Charles Rutledge Andre Sale Xavier Schlueter Justin Scott Davis Simmons Christian Smith Darrius Stafford Andrew Sullivan Deven Sullivan Andrew Swicegood Yeedee Thaenrat Brandon Thomas Philipp Tolksdorf Bryson Tolley Chris Tucker Taylor Uberti Taylor Underwood McKenzie Viau Luke Ward Will Warner Micah Warren Jake Warwick Will Whitson Dantae Wilkes Octavian Williams Storm Williams Hunter Willis Deontay Wilson Ethan Wilson D.J. Worthy Jerome Wright Haidar Zaidan Clint Zierke Nadir Barnwell Olico Dennis Khalil Smith

Pos. RB LB OL LS LS DB LB WR QB DT DE OL QB OL LB WR DT WR LB LB FB RB CB OL LB DE WR DT OL QB LB WR FB LB DE OL LB QB S S RB FB K TE CB RB OL

Ht. 5-9 6-0 6-3 6-5 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-11 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-5 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-1 5-10 6-0 6-4 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-2 5-10 6-1 6-4 6-3 6-7 5-11 6-1 6-3 6-0 5-9 6-2 6-0 6-4 5-10 5-9 6-5

Wt. Yr. 170 So. 225 Sr. 295 Fr. 205 R-Fr. 195 So. 165 Fr. 220 Jr. 170 R-Fr. 207 Gr. 275 Fr. 235 Sr. 285 Sr. 210 R-Fr. 315 So. 205 Fr. 205 Fr. 290 Fr. 195 Jr. 209 Fr. 215 Jr. 215 R-Fr. 200 So. 205 So. 280 220 Fr. 245 R-Fr. 188 Fr. 280 Jr. 285 Fr. 225 Jr. 205 R-Fr. 170 Fr. 230 Jr. 200 Fr. 230 So. 330 Fr. 195 So. 198 Fr. 190 Jr. 185 Fr. 191 Fr. 238 Jr. 185 So. 230 R-Fr. 183 Sr. 185 Fr. 295 R-So.

Hometown (Previous School) Hendersonville, Tenn. (Beech HS) Oak Ridge, Tenn. (Oak Ridge HS) Monterey, Tenn. (Monterey HS) Birchwood, Tenn. (Ooltewah HS) Knoxville, Tenn. (Halls HS) Birmingham, Ala. (Jackson-Olin HS) Knoxville, Tenn. (Knoxville Central HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Memphis Central HS) Los Angeles, Calif. (Rutgers/LSU) Jacksboro, Tenn. (Campbell County HS) Franklin, Tenn. (Page HS) Atlanta, Ga. (Columbia HS) Little Rock, Ark. (Catholic HS) Petersburg, Tenn. (Lincoln County HS) Acworth, Ga. (Kennesaw Mountain HS) Knoxville, Tenn. (Farragut HS) Trussville, Ala. (Hewitt-Trussville HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Kirby HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Nashville Christian HS) Tuscumbia, Ala. (Muscle Shoals HS) Fletcher, N.C. (Reynolds HS) Philadelphia, Pa. (Father Judge HS) Jacksonville, Fla. (Ribault HS) Hamburg, Germany (Gymnasium Heidberg) Erwin, Tenn. (Science Hill HS) Jackson, Tenn. (Temple) Red Lion, Pa. (Red Lion HS) New Market, Ala. (Hazel Green HS) Fairview, Tenn. (Fairview HS) Decaturville, Tenn. (Riverside HS) Rockwood, Tenn. (Rockwood HS) Nashville, Tenn. (East Nashville Magnet HS) Alcoa, Tenn. (Alcoa HS) Ooltewah, Tenn. (Ooltewah HS) Jackson, Tenn. (Liberty Tech Magnet HS) Lithonia, Ga. (Lithonia HS) Milan, Tenn. (Milan HS) Greenback, Tenn. (Greenback HS) Trussville, Ala. (Trussville HS) Sugar Hill, Ga. (Lanier HS) Kennesaw, Ga. (Sprayberry HS) Richmond, Va. (Virginia Tech) McKenzie, Tenn. (Henry County HS) Wayne, Ill. (Bartlett HS) Piscataway, N.J. (Rutgers) Calhoun, Ga. (Calhoun HS) Dawsonville, Ga. (Atlanta Sports Academy)

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LG

C

RG

RT

charles

myles

norman

xavier

jarred

(6-5, 285, Sr.)

(6-2, 295, Jr.)

(6-4, 255, So.)

(6-2, 315, So.)

(6-7, 340, Sr.)

RUTLEDGE X darrius

STAFFORD (6-2, 195, Jr.)

DOUGLAS

HAND

SCHLUETER

DORTON

manuel

lucien

kurtis

spencer

octavian

Y

(6-5, 335, So.)

(6-3, 285, So.)

(6-1, 275, Fr.)

(6-3, 295, Fr.)

(6-7, 330, Fr.)

CARLING

AVINA

CHARLES

HUFF

NORROD

WILLIAMS

alex

(6-5, 245, Jr.)

r.d.

QB

FORD

hayden

(6-3, 185, So.)

RETTIG

(6-3, 207, Gr.)

adam

BROWNER FB jake

WARWICK (6-1, 230, Jr.)

andrew

SWICEGOOD (6-1, 215, r-Fr.)

(6-4, 218, Jr.)

andre

Z dontez

BYRD

clint

ZIERKE

(6-4, 230, r-Fr.)

(5-11, 180, Sr.)

hunter

COLEMAN (6-1, 190, So.)

SALE

(6-2, 210, So.)

TB yeedee

THANERAT (5-10, 200, So.)

andrew

GOLDSMITH (6-0, 210, So.)

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DT

DT

DE

tim

anthony

mike

joe

(6-5, 250, Jr.)

(6-0, 290, Jr.)

(5-10, 310, Sr.)

(6-3, 235, Sr.)

COLLINS

AKERS richie

taylor

chris

(6-3, 250, Jr.)

(6-2, 280, So.)

(6-3, 280, Jr.)

(6-1, 250, Jr.)

KOONS

MIKE

WILL

deven

aderick

josh

(6-3, 215, Jr.)

(6-1, 245, So.)

(6-0, 220, Jr.)

(6-1, 200, Jr.)

quintavious

MOORE

McELDERRY

POPLAR

clay

elliott

randy

(6-3, 205, So.)

(6-0, 225, Sr.)

(6-3, 210, So.)

DAVIS CB a.j. FLEMISTER

UNDERWOOD

LEO SULLIVAN

(5-10, 160, So.)

ROBERTSON

chris

MOORE

BOYD

CAIN

NORMAND

LEWIS

CB josh

SS

FS

shannon

deontay

(6-0, 195, So.)

(6-3, 190, Fr.)

FAYNE

(5-10, 175, Jr.)

dami

WILSON

brandon

eriq

(6-0, 205, So.)

(5-11, 190, So.)

THOMAS

CUNNINGHAM ADEKUNJO (6-0, 180, So.)

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P

KO

LS

nick

nick

haidar

riley

(5-8, 185, Jr.)

(5-8, 185, Jr.)

(6-0, 185, So.)

(6-0. 195, Jr.)

MADONIA

MADONIA

ZAIDAN

PATTON

haidar

haidar

nick

aidan

(6-0, 185, So.)

(6-0, 185, So.)

(5-8, 185, Jr.)

(6-5, 205, So.)

ZAIDAN

ZAIDAN

PANNI

MADONIA

HLD

PR

KR

seth

dontez

dontez

(5-11. 175, So.)

(5-11, 180, Sr.)

(5-11, 180, Sr.)

HUNER

BYRD

BYRD

davis

rodrick

josh

(6-2, 205, Fr.)

(5-9, 170, So.)

(5-10, 175, Jr.)

SIMMONS

NAPPER

CUNNINGHAM

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DONTEZ BYRD

3 DEVEN SULLIVAN

7

JOSH POPLAR

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MYLES DOUGLAS

4 MIKE CAIN

8 TIM COLLINS

2 ADERICK MOORE

2 XAVIER SCHLUETER

5 ANTHONY AKERS

6 ALEX CARLING

9 JOSH CUNNINGHAM

NOTE: While Myles Douglas and Xavier Schlueter have been awarded single-digit status, they will play as Nos. 78 and 65 per the NCAA uniform rule.

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HEAD COACH MARCUS SATTERFIELD

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arcus Satterfield made a splash in his first season in Cookeville. Energizing the fanbase and the community with a high-intensity, high-octane energy, Satterfield helped lead the Tennessee Tech football team to its best season since 2011 and it was obvious that it was just the beginning. Trust the process, indeed. Over the course of his career, it has been a process – one that has proven successful as he helped build top-notch programs at Temple and Chattanooga. But now, with his first season with the Golden Eagles in the books, the focus remains on one word – championships. Satterfield, 40, was announced as the Golden Eagles’ 11th head coach on Jan. 4, 2016, and he wasted no time working in the community trying to build support and working with his players to make Tennessee Tech a power in the Ohio Valley Conference again. The son of a high school football coach – Bill Satterfield at Greenback, who Marcus played for between 1990 and 1994 – Satterfield was more than used to the demands of the position. After graduation, Satterfield spent one year at Chattanooga State Community College before transferring to East Tennessee State University, where he was a three-year letterman for the Buccaneers between 1995 and 1998, receiving his bachelor’s degree in history in 1999. Satterfield then entered the coaching profession at Chattanooga, serving first as a volunteer, another as a restricted earnings coach, then one year as a wide receivers coach. He then moved over to Knoxville, spending two seasons as a graduate assistant for Phillip Fulmer at the University of Tennessee, helping direct the team to Peach Bowl appearances in 2002 and 2003, serving as the interim running backs coach for the second. He also spent one year each at Richmond and Western Carolina as the wide receivers coach, then entered the Ohio Valley Conference for the first time as he joined the UT Martin staff for three years, working as the passing game coordinator, then becoming the associate head coach in 2008. In 2009, Russ Huesman named Satterfield the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Chattanooga, a tenure that lasted four seasons and saw the Mocs earn winning seasons each year. Matt Rhule then brought Satterfield to Temple in 2013 as he was named the offensive coordinator. He also worked with the quarterbacks for two years, then the running backs in his final season in Philadelphia. That 2015 season was a special one as the Owls opened the season 7-0, were ranked in the Top 25 for the first time since 1979, won 10 regular-season games and an American Athletic Conference East division championship, as well as earned the team’s first win over Penn State since 1941. Just a couple of weeks after playing in the Boca Raton Bowl, Satterfield, with his wife, Sarah, and daughter, Harper, were in Cookeville, taking charge of a program for the first time. In just a few short days, Satterfield had his staff together, a signing class inked and players ready to start working toward their ultimate goal – an NCAA FCS National Championship. While the 2016 season didn’t see that, the Golden Eagles did post one of its strongest seasons in recent years, overcoming many obstacles, and proving that it is, after all, a process. With the 2016 team featuring a lot of returning faces, as well as a few exciting newcomers, Satterfield hopes to make 2017 another step toward that goal.

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EDUCATION East Tennessee State

Bachelor's, 1999

PLAYING CAREER East Tennessee State 1995-1998 COACHING CAREER 2016-Present: Tennessee Tech (Head Coach) 2015: Temple (Offensive Coordinator / Running Backs) 2013-14: Temple (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks) 2009-12: Chattanooga (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks) 2008: UT Martin (Associate Head Coach / Passing Game Coordinator) 2006-07: UT Martin (Offensive Coordinator) 2005: Western Carolina (Wide Receivers) 2004: Richmond (Wide Receivers) 2002-03: Tennessee (Graduate Assistant) 2001: Chattanooga (Wide Receivers) 1999-2000: Chattanooga (Assistant) POSTSEASON CAREER 2015: Marmot Boca Raton Bowl (Temple) American Athletic Conference Championship (Temple) 2006: FCS Playoffs First Round (UT Martin) 2003: Peach Bowl (Tennessee) 2002: Peach Bowl (Tennessee) 1996: FCS Playoffs Second Round (East Tennessee State)

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2016 OVERALL: 5-6 OVC: 5-3 (3rd)

CAREER OVERALL: 5-6 OVC: 5-3

SATTERFIELD VS. Austin Peay 1-0 Eastern Illinois 0-1 Eastern Kentucky 1-0 Jacksonville State 0-1 Mercer 0-1 Murray State 1-0 Southeast Missouri 1-0 Tennessee 0-1 Tennessee State 1-0 UT Martin 0-1 Wofford 0-1

“We’re going to be the most physical, disciplined, relentless, accountable, toughest team in the country. We’re going to throw body blows for four quarters until our opponents quit.”

-- HEAD COACH MARCUS SATTERFIELD

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ASSISTANT HEAD COACH / DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR / LINEBACKERS

SHAWN QUINN

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ow entering his second season at Tennessee Tech, Shawn Quinn has coaching experience at Western Carolina, Charleston Southern, Northwestern State, Georgia Southern, Louisiana Lafayette, plus SEC programs at Tennessee and LSU. For the three years, Quinn served as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at WCU, leading a resurgence of the Catamount defense. Prior to his move to Western Carolina, he coached one season at Charleston Southern where his defensive unit led the Big South Conference in pass defense and ranking third in scoring and total defense. Quinn additionally has previous coordinator experience from a year working as the co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at Northwestern State, and two seasons at Georgia

Southern coaching linebackers while also serving as the Eagles’ recruiting coordinator. AT GSU, he helped the Eagles win the 2011 Southern Conference championship and achieve two FCS semi-final playoff appearances. Quinn began his coaching career at the high school level, coaching outside linebackers and tight ends for a year at Armuchee (Ga.) High before spending five years coaching at Maryville (Tenn.) High where he helped lead the team to the 1998 Tennessee Class 4-A state championship. He then landed on the staff of former University of Tennessee head coach, Phillip Fulmer from 1999-2002, as an offensive graduate assistant, taking part in the Vols’ 2001 SEC East Championship. Quinn coached in three bowl games under Fulmer. From 2002-07, Quinn coached outside linebackers

Second season Carson-Newman, 1995

and the defensive line at Louisiana-Lafayette, helping win the 2005 Sun Belt championship. He also worked as a defensive line assistant for LSU during the 2008 season. Quinn has coached and recruited several NFL players, most notably Jason Whitten (Dallas), Tyson Jackson (Atlanta), Charles Tillman (Carolina), Darius Eubanks (Tampa Bay) and Jeremy Lane (Seattle). A four-year starter along the defensive line at Carson-Newman College, Quinn was an All-South Atlantic Conference (SAC) selection, helping the Eagles claim four conference championships. He graduated with a degree in history and political science in 1995 before earning a master’s degree from Lincoln Memorial University.

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ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH / OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR / TIGHT ENDS

TYREE FOREMAN

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yree Foreman could be described as the zen master of the Golden Eagles’ coaching staff. With a cool and calm approach, Foreman oversees the Tech offense as well as works with the team’s tight ends. It is a slight departure from a season ago, as he leaves the running backs role to take on the play-calling effort after the departure of Justin Rascati in the winter. Working with Satterfield at Temple, the 2015 season was Tyree Foreman’s eighth as running backs coach with the Owls, where he developed a tradition of excellent ball carriers under his direction.

Foreman earned a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from Virginia in May 2001, with concentrations in Christianity and Buddhism. He was a three-year letterwinner in the backfield at Virginia from 1999 to 2001, starting at both the fullback and tailback positions. After departing Virginia, the Sandy Spring, Md., native, signed a rookie, free-agent contract with the San Diego Chargers in April 2002. At the end of training camp he was signed to the Chicago practice squad in August and remained with the Bears throughout the 2002 season. Foreman was allocated to NFL Europe during the spring of 2003 and spent the season as the starting fullback for

Second season Virginia, 2001

the Barcelona Dragons. He left professional football during the summer of 2003 and returned to the gridiron with his initial coaching assignment at West Point. Foreman arrived at West Point in March 2004 and helped make an immediate impact on the Black Knight rushing attack. In addition to coaching ball carriers during his tenure at Army, Foreman also worked with special teams, assisting with punt, kickoff return and punt return, as well as field goal and extra point units. He recruited in Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia, and Ohio for the Black Knights.

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QUARTERBACKS COACH / PASSING GAME COORDINATOR

NICK COLEMAN

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oleman joins the Tennessee Tech staff in the summer of 2017, looking to oversee the team’s quarterbacks. The former Middle Tennessee State University quarterback spent four years in Murfreesboro as a player, then another season and a half with the Blue Raiders as an offensive graduate assistant and assistant quarterbacks coach. So when the former MTSU standout saw a quarterbacks coaching position open at Tennessee Tech, he couldn’t resist. “The opportunity was great,” Coleman said. “To be able to coach with Coach Satterfield and his staff is something I’ve found out that I wanted to do really quick. Cookeville is a great area and I’m just excited to be here. “I’ve been through here many times. I have family

here and know the area really well. When the job came open, it was a no-brainer.” The rivalry between the two schools may not be what it once was, but for Coleman, it’s an opportunity to help bring the Golden Eagles back into prominence. “It’s hard not to want to be a part of what’s going on here under Coach Satterfield,” Coleman said. “It’s an opportunity to coach with a guy who loves football. Every day, he wakes up to win football games. That’s what you want to do as a coach – be around those types of people.” Coleman joins the staff after a three-and-a-halfyear stint at Itawamba Community College, serving as the Indians’ offensive coordinator and quarterback coach, as well as recruiting coach. In his tenure there, the Indians have gone 15-13. Last season, starting sophomore quarterback

First season Middle Tennessee, 2009

Peyton Bender threw for 2,733 yards and 21 touchdowns as he completed 211 of his 324 passes, averaging 303.7 yards per game. Before that, Coleman spent three seasons at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Ala., serving in the same roles as he built a recruiting pipeline for the NAIA school in the Birmingham, Atlanta, Tennessee, North Florida and Southern California areas. Coleman received his bachelor of science from MTSU in Health and Human Performance in 2009, then followed it up with a masters in Sport Management in 2011. During his playing days for Coach Rick Stockstill, Coleman also helped the Blue Raiders earn a 2006 Sun Belt Conference championship and a Motor City Bowl berth, then was a member of the 2009 New Orleans Bowl-winning team.

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RUNNING BACKS COACH

ANDRE CRENSHAW

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ndre Crenshaw, who received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Oregon and a master’s in Educational Policy and Administration at Dakota Wesleyan, where he coached from 2013 to 2015, heads to Cookeville following a two-season stint as the running backs and specialist coach for Morehead State. “We met him at the TSSAA BlueCross Bowl before we even had the job opening,” Tech head coach Marcus Satterfield said. “We hung out with him for two days and really talked to him. It was good to have that opportunity before we had the job opening, because I really got to see the real guy and what he believed in. As soon as the job came open, I knew he was one of the first guys I wanted to apply.”

First season Oregon, 2010

With the Eagles, Crenshaw helped recruit student-athletes, monitored their academic performance, broke down game film and put together scouting reports, helped oversee training and developed game plans. “He did a really nice job at Morehead State,” Satterfield said, “and had a great reputation as a recruiter, an instructor. His guys were doing the right things off the field, which is what we want. He had an unbelievable understanding of the correlation between academics and football.” Crenshaw added, “What more can you ask for in a program like this that’s on the rise? The team finished 5-3 (in conference play last season) and there’s so much more left in the tank. We’re excited with where the program is going and our guys are

ready to take that next step.” Prior to his tenure in Kentucky, Crenshaw was a GA, overseeing the running backs and specialists at Dakota Wesleyan in Mitchell, S.D., then was also the running backs and athletes coach at Riggs Football Academy in Sioux Falls, S.D. At Dakota Wesleyan, he helped develop Francois Barnaud, who became the school’s leading rusher in just two seasons – picking up 1,893 yards as a junior and 1,409 yards as a senior, the top two seasons in program history. He led the NAIA and Great Plains Athletic Conference in rushing as a junior, was a second-team All-American selection and twice named all-conference.

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ASSISTANT DEFENSIVE BACKS COACH / ASSISTANT RECRUITING COORDINATOR

JUSTIN MATHENEY

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ustin Matheney has worn a lot of hats as a member of the Tennessee Tech football staff over the years. For the 2017 campaign, he adds a new one as he now stands as the assistant recruiting coordinator and assistant defensive backs coach. Matheney has been around the program a long time as he grew up in Cookeville, playing tight end and free safety for the Cavaliers.

After enrolling at Tech, Matheney joined the Golden Eagle staff in 2011 as a student assistant, helping with video and play analysis, reviewing practice and game footage as well as providing play-by-play analysis. He was also an assistant to the defensive coaches. The Golden Eagles won the Ohio Valley Conference championship that season. After two more seasons as a student assistant, Matheney was promoted to an assistant coach,

Fourth season Tennessee Tech, 2013

working with the Golden Eagles’ strong safeties and nickelbacks. With the hiring of Marcus Satterfield in 2016, Matheney moved in to a new role, becoming the team’s Director of Football Operations. Matheney earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism/communication from Tech in 2013.

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DEFENSIVE BACKS COACH / RECRUITING COORDINATOR

CHRIS POLIZZI

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riginally from Great Barrington, Mass., Chris Polizzi is in his second season on the Golden Eagle staff after having held positions at Central Methodist, UCLA, Utah, Iowa and, most recently, Western Carolina. Polizzi joined the Tech staff in early 2016 after ther hiring of head coach Marcus Satterfield. Polizzi joined the Western Carolina coaching staff in July of 2015 after spending three years as a defensive graduate assistant coach at the University of Iowa. Coaching the cornerbacks, Junior Trey Morgan earned 2nd Team All-Conference distinction in 2015. During his time on staff at Iowa, Polizzi worked with Defensive Coordinator Phil Parker coaching the secondary. He worked with current NFL safety Micah Hyde, who was named a first-team All-Big Ten selection and also won the Tatum-Woodson

Second season Lake Forest, 2005

Award, annually given to the best defensive back in the conference in 2012. The Hawkeyes earned a spot in the 2014 Outback Bowl vs LSU and the 2015 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl against Tennessee during Polizzi’s time in Iowa City. Prior to Iowa, Polizzi served as a graduate assistant coach at Utah in 2011 where he coached the tight ends and assisted with the defensive scout team, leading to a win over Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl. Polizzi joined the Utah staff after two years as a quality control coach at UCLA working with the secondary there. The Bruins capped the 2009 season with a win over Temple in the Eagle Bank Bowl. He arrived in Westwood after four years on the staff at Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO. His final two years at CMU he coached the secondary for the Eagles. Polizzi began his coaching career in 2005 as the

wide receivers and tight ends coach at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo., spending four years on staff where he coached both the tight ends and wide receivers and the defensive secondary. A four-year starting cornerback for Lake Forest (Ill.) College from 2001-04, Polizzi helped win one conference championship in 2002, as well as win a combined 28 games in his four years, the most wins by a class in school history. Polizzi graduated Lake Forest in 2005 with a degree in communications and later earned a master’s degree in special education from Central Methodist in 2007. He earned a second master’s in Sport Management from the University of Iowa in 2014. Polizzi is married to the former Kelli Ritter, the head athletic trainer at Cumberland University.

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OFFENSIVE LINE COACH

LONNIE TEASLEY

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or any offense to work, the guys up front on the offensive line have to be at the top of their game. So when the offensive line coach position opened up, Tennessee Tech head football coach Marcus Satterfield wasted no time bringing in someone he could trust. Lonnie Teasley was added to the staff, bringing in some valuable experience. Having coached with Satterfield and offensive coordinator Tyree Foreman before, Teasley brings in a familiarity to his system, his expectations and his goals. “I know exactly what he’s trying to do here with the culture and everything from schematics to details,” Teasley said. His goals for his offensive line players are simple: “To run the football and protect the quarterback,” he said. Tech’s offensive line grew through the course

of the 2016 season under the direction of David Napert and Wentz, now Teasley’s looking forward to the opportunity to continue the momentum building with some experienced returnees and some talented newcomers. Teasley was most recently the run game coordinator and offensive line coach for University of New Haven, a Division II program in the Northeast 10 Conference. But before that stop, he spent two seasons with the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens, assisting the team’s offensive line coach as he helped with weekly game planning, drawings, scouting reports and breakdowns. Teasley also had a quick stop at ASA College in Manhattan as the run game coordinator and offensive line coach for the Avengers. However, he also had a stop in Philadelphia for the

First season Winston-Salem State, 2008

2014 season as he coached with Satterfield and Foreman at Temple as the Owls’ assistant offensive line coach. Prior to Temple, Teasley got his collegiate coaching start at Delaware State, serving as an assistant coach and graduate assistant, overseeing the linebackers and tight ends for 2011 through 2013 seasons. Teasley was also a teacher and football coach at Georgia’s Brunswick High School. He received his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Winston-Salem State University in 2008 and was on the Rams’ squad for five seasons after transferring in from Hofstra. In 2003 and 2004, he started every game and helped provide blocks for two running backs that surpassed 1,000 yards each in 2003 and 900 yards each in 2004.

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WIDE RECEIVERS COACH

FREDERICK WALKER

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rederick Walker, who received his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in clinical exercise physiology at Mississippi State and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice at Troy, will help shape Tech’s wide receivers. Walker saidd, “I’m excited. I’ve heard a lot about Coach Satterfield and his background of being relentless in his approach to preparation and developing young men, so I was excited to get the opportunity to join this staff and help out in that regard. “To be a part of this rebuild process is exciting. At the last two places I was – Mississippi State and

First season Mississippi State, 2014

Troy – we didn’t start off very good, but we built ourselves up to the top of the country. I left there and went to Troy. We were 4-8 the first year, then had the best season in school history last season. Now to have the opportunity to come here and help in the rebuilding effort is exciting.” In Starkville, Walker helped coach the Bulldogs’ wide receivers from 2011 to 2012, then helped the offensive coordinator with the quarterbacks from 2012 to 2015. Also among his duties, he helped break down opponent film and develop scouting reports, was the offensive signal caller during games, and helped build the offensive playbook.

Among the players he helped develop there were All-SEC quarterback Tyler Russell and All-American and current Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. At Troy last season, he helped develop three AllSun Belt selections in Brandon Silvers, Deondre Douglas and Emanuel Thompson as he assisted Trojans head coach Neal Brown with the quarterbacks. Walker is active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has also volunteered with United Way.

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DEFENSIVE LINE COACH

SAM WILLIAMSON

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am Williamson is in his 11th season as the defensive line coach at Tech, his second on the Golden Eagle coaching staff under head coach Marcus Satterfield. In 2011, on the way to winning a share of the OVC title, the Golden Eagle defense ranked first in the OVC and was first in the league in rushing defense, allowing only 148.5 yards per game, and Williamson’s defensive line was one of the primary factors in the success. Williamson, 35, is a 2005 graduate of UAB where he was a four-year letterman as a defensive tackle for the Blazers. He is a native of Greenville, Ala. Following graduation, he spent one season as a volunteer assistant coach for the Blazers, helping to mold the defensive line. He worked in developing

the talents of NFL players Jermaine McElveen and Kyle Bissinger. Elected as the captain of both the football and basketball teams at Greenville (Ala.) High School, Williamson continued in a leadership role with the Blazers during his collegiate career. He was twice named the team captain, twice chosen the Conference USA Player of the Week, and was named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll. A member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Williamson was also active in the Big Brother, Big Sister program in Birmingham during his playing career. A defensive tackle, he was a full-time starter his final two years and saw some additional starting duty as a sophomore in 2003. He finished his

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career with 106 total tackles, including 12 tacklesfor-loss and four quarterback sacks. In 2004, he was on the field for the Blazers when they played in the Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl. Williamson received his bachelor’s degree in Justice Science in 2005, and was a volunteer assistant coach during the 2006 season, working with the defensive line. He also worked one year in the Sports Medicine and Fitness program at UAB, mentoring high school seniors and supervising student-athletes from high schools and middle schools. Williamson is the proud father of two sons, Braylon (7) and Braxton (2). He is engaged to Audrey Jackson of Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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DEFENSIVE ENDS COACH / SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR

DONTAE WRIGHT Before joining the Tennessee Tech coaching staff in 2016, Dontae Wright spent the previous three seasons on the Morehead State coaching staff, most recently as defensive coordinator for the Eagles. He previously coached at Centre College, North Alabama, and three years as a graduate assistant at SEC member Kentucky. Prior to his stint at Morehead State from 2013-15, Wright spent the 2012 season at Centre College following two years at North Alabama where he helped the Lions post an 18-8 combined record in

2010 and 2011. The defensive line coach for the Lions, he helped reach NCAA Division II second-round playoff appearances and he coached four all-conference and one All-America performer. Wright served as a graduate assistant at Kentucky from 2007-09. In his first season, Wright worked with the linebackers and the next two years he worked with the defensive line. The Wildcats went to two Music City Bowls and one Liberty Bowl in his three years. As a player, Wright was part of two Mid-American

Second season Miami (Ohio), 2007

Conference East Division championship teams at Miami (Ohio). The RedHawks won the conference outright in 2003 and played in the GMAC Bowl, then won a division crown in 2004 and participated in the Independence Bowl. A native of Louisa, Ky., Wright earned four letters at Miami from 2003-06 and earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from the university in 2007. A teammate of NFL star Ben Roethlisberger at Miami, Wright started at linebacker his senior year and also played on special teams.

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DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS

PRICE PARTRICK

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artrick returns to the Golden Eagle football staff, taking on a new role as the team’s Director of Football Operations. He’s certainly no stranger to Tech football, though. Partrick spent the 2016 campaign as an offensive quality control coach and tight ends coach, following a year each as the wide receivers coach (2015) and as a student assistant working with the wide receivers (2014). He spent the 2010-11 season at The Citadel as a medical redshirt, then transferred to Chattanooga in 2011-12 as he continued to rehab from shoulder surgery. Partrick attempted to play for the Golden Eagles in the 2013 season as a receiver, but another shoulder injury in practice ended that effort. But

then-Tech head coach Watson Brown saw something in Partrick and his knowledge of the team’s receivers, bringing him on as a student assistant in the spring -- jumpstarting his coaching career. “This is home for me,” Partrick said. “Having the opportunity to come back here and be with my family and work with Coach Satterfield is something I strongly value and I’m a firm believer in what he’s doing. I’m glad to be back and working for another championship for Tennessee Tech.” Working with Coach Satterfield on the inaugural staff, Partrick got an understanding in what Satterfield’s expectations for the program were and the direction the program was heading in. “Absolutely,” Partrick said. “Coach Satterfield has a very strong vision for what he wants to do here

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at Tennessee Tech and I’ve completely bought in. Being around him and being on this ship is exactly where I want to be. Having that year under my belt is a good base and I’m glad to be here.” But as he moves into the DOFO position, it’s a whole new set of roles and responsibilities – though Partrick is more than excited about the challenge. “Transitioning off the field is something that’s going to hit me in the face a few times,” Partrick said, “because it’s just a different role. I’ve never been one to shy away from new experiences, so I’m excited to do all I can for Tennessee Tech. I’ll help out however I can, doing what I can.”

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE

DEBBIE PARKER

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ebbie Parker has worked with the Tennessee Tech football staff since July 2011, filling the position of administrative associate for the football program. She took over for Peggie Parrott who retired from her post after more than 25 rewarding years on the job. Parker made the move across campus to join the Golden Eagles after previously serving as a secretary/receptionist in the College of Engineering. A 2001 graduate of Tennessee Tech with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and environmental agriscience, Debbie’s career took a different turn when she signed on as a legal assistant at a law

firm in Cookeville in 2002. After a year in that position, she worked for five years as an environmental health specialist for the Tennessee Dept. of Health. She returned to the the legal profession in 2008 for another year at another Cookeville law offive, then worked oneyear as an administrative assistant for the U.S. Census Bureau. She has also received her masters degree from Tech. She handles a wide variety of office responsibilities for the entire coaching staff including much of the paperwork involved in the recruiting process. She will also help to coordinate the annual Golden Eagle Football Alumni Classic, an event to help

build the Robert Hill Johnson Endowment for funding football scholarships. Born in Battle Creek, Mich., Debbie’s family moved to Monterey where she has lived since she was four years old. She has beeen married to her husband, Michael Parker. She has three children daughter Emily, son Rylan, and one grown stepson, Anthony. In her spare time, she works with the young women at her church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Cookeville.

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STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH

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s the Director of Athletic Performance for Tennessee Tech University, Casey Kramer is directly in charge of the strength and conditioning for all of TTU Athletics. Kramer oversees the entire strength and conditioning program, as well as the TTU Athletic Performance Center. With coaching experience at Washington State, Boston College and Auburn, plus a couple of years training Special Forces Soldiers in the U.S. Army, Casey Kramer was named in December 2014 as the head strength and conditioning coach at Tennessee Tech University. Before his hiring at Tennessee Tech University, Kramer, 35, served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Washington State University, where his emphasis was with the Cougar football program. Prior to WSU, Kramer served as a military tactical strength and conditioning specialist for the U.S. Army 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson, Colo., a civilian position that developed strength and condition training programs for elite Special Forces Soldiers. He also spent two years as assistant strength and conditioning coach at Boston College for two years, from 2008 to 2010, where he worked closely with the football program. That position followed two years as graduate assistant strength coach at Auburn, where he worked with football, softball, women’s basketball, baseball, women’s soccer, and women’s gymnastics. His first position in the field was as a student intern strength and conditioning coach at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in 2005 in Health and Physical Education. He spent one season as the head strength and conditioning coach at Fort Scott (Kansas) Community College, where he also served as tight ends coach for the football team. Kramer is a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the Association of Tactical Strength and Conditioning Instructors. He is Strength and Condition Coach Certified, and also certified in First Aid and CPR, and Modern Army Combatives (MAC-P) Level 1.

JOE ERDELJAC oe Erdeljac was named in July 2008 as Head Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech University. Erdeljac previously served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech for seven years, and worked for nine years with high school athletes for the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Overall, he is currently in his 17th year at Tech (7 years from 1992-1999 and in his 10th year now). Erdeljac was at Tech from 1992 to 1999. During that time, he was the Athletics Trainer for the men’s basketball team and worked with the student-athletes on all of Tech’s teams. A native of West Virginia, Erdeljac, 50, begin his career in 1988 while an undergraduate at the University of West Virginia. Upon graduation with a bachelor’s degree in Science and Physical Education, he took a graduate assistant position at Austin Peay and received his master’s degree 1989. From there, he accepted his first full-time position as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at LaSalle University in Philadelphia, a post he held until being hired for a similar assignment at Tech under former Head Athletic Trainer David Green. After seven years at TTU, he accepted a position in 1999 with the Cookeville Regional Medical Center as Head Athletic Trainer for Upperman High School in Baxter, a position he held until recently accepting the top post in Tech’s Sports Medicine Department. During his time with CRMC, he was a volunteer athletic trainer at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. A member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association (SEATA), and Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society (TATS). Joe and his wife, Jessica, have one daughter, Riley Grace, 6.

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ACADEMIC COORDINATOR

SPORTS INFORMATION COORDINATOR

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LEVEDA DEXTER eveda (Birdwell) Dexter moved into a new role in January, 2016, as Senior Academic Advisor working with Dr. Lance Jasitt, after serving for four years as Director of Corporate Sales and Marketing for the Tennessee Tech Athletics Department. A two-time graduate of Tech with bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Dexter, has become a familiar face within the Athletics Dept. She has spent time serving in both academic and administrative roles. Prior to serving as the Director of Corporate Sales and Marketing, she worked as an Athletic Academic Coordinator for all Tennessee Tech student-athletes. She served in that role after working two years as a graduate assistant in the Corporate Sales and Marketing Department. In her new position, Dexter works primarily with the Tennessee Tech football team helping them excel in the classroom. Dexter works in the management of Tennessee Tech’s student-athlete records, assists in monitoring eligibility with NCAA standards, and provides support and the needed resources that helps moves Tennessee Tech’s student-athletes toward the ultimate goal of graduation. Dexter also meets with all football prospective student-athletes looking to continue their academic and athletic career here at Tennessee Tech. In Dexter’s prior role, she oversaw the Athletics Department's corporate sales program, including arena and stadium signage, program advertising, game sponsorships, website sponsorships as well as other sponsorship opportunities. She also directed Tech’s season ticket sales campaigns along with the marketing and promotions efforts for the university's 14 Division I sports programs. A 2004 graduate of Red Boiling Springs High School, Dexter subsequently gained experience in marketing as an intern at Clear Channel Communications during the summer of 2007. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Marketing) in 2008, she began a two-year Graduate Assistant position in the Corporate Sales and Marketing Department, where her responsibilities included sales, organizing the official football tailgate events, booking halftime entertainment at basketball games, and a variety of other duties. She received her MBA in Business Management in May 2010. Leveda serves on the TSSAA Football State Championship Steering Committee and Cookeville’s CityScape Board of Directors and is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics. Leveda married Matt Dexter on October 12, 2013.

THOMAS CORHERN homas Corhern joined the Tennessee Tech University sports information staff as a sports information coordinator in July 2016. Corhern was most recently the assistant sports editor at the Cookeville Herald-Citizen, where he worked for 10 years as the Tennessee Tech beat writer, as well as writing about Upper Cumberland prep sports, focusing on Upperman High School, while covering events for 13 area high schools over the tenure. Corhern will serve as the sports information contact for the Golden Eagle football and softball teams. He will also serve as a staff photographer and assist with coverage of Tech’s other sports, as well as contribute to the athletics website, TTUsports.com. Corhern’s experience with Tennessee Tech is extensive, working around the Golden Eagles’ athletic programs for 15 years, starting as a sports writer for the Oracle campus newspaper and Eagle yearbook, a Sports Information student assistant and intern from 2003 to 2006, then as the Tech beat writer for the Herald-Citizen from 2006 to 2016. An award-winning sports writer, Corhern has won numerous awards from the Tennessee Sports Writers Association and the Tennessee Press Association. Most recently, Corhern was named the second-place winner in the Gary Lundy Writer of the Year award by the TSWA in Division II, which includes daily papers under 15,000 circulation. He is a member in good standing of the TSWA, College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (US. Corhern, originally from Shelbyville, Tenn., graduated from Tennessee Tech in December 2005, graduating in Interdisciplinary Studies.

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Anthony

ADEKUNJO AKERS CB | 6-0 | 180 | So. | Glen Burnie, Md. 2016 (Freshman): Adekunjo played in four games with the Golden Eagles. PERSONAL: The son of John and Adra Adekungo...born September 3, 1998...full name is Oludamilohun Adekunjo. ACADEMIC: Major is undecided.

DT | 6-0 | 290 | Jr. | Murfreesboro, Tenn. 2016 (Sophomore): Akers improved as a sophomore, playing in all 11 games as he recorded 24 total tackles -- six solo and 18 assisted. He also had two TFLs for four yards, as well as a fumble recovery and a pass break-up. 2015 (Freshman): Akers played in 11 games last season, recording 12 tackles – two unassisted and 10 assisted. He also had half of a tackle-for-loss for five yards.

BLAKE

ALBERTS P/K | 5-11 | 188 | Fr. | Murfreesboro, Tenn. HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Kevin Creasy at Oakland High School. PERSONAL: The son of Richard Alberts and Reanne Morrow ... born on May 22, 1998, in Nashville, Tenn. ... full name is Raymond Blake Alberts. ACADEMIC: Plans to enroll in electrical engineering.

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year starter at Oakland High School, Anthony Akers was the run-stopper for the Patriots with 85 total tackles. He played his prep football for former Golden Eagle Thomas McDaniel, and was named all-district and all-county as a senior in 2014. He also earned a spot on the Daily News Journal all-area team. Selected a permanent team captain, his final season also included 24 tackles-forloss and six quarterback sacks. He also forced three fumbles, recovered two fumbles and had one interception. PERSONAL: The son of Laura Akers...born September 15, 1996 in Murfreesboro, Tenn...full name is Anthony Montrell Akers. ACADEMIC: Majoring in EXPW….named to the Spring 2016 AD’s Honor Roll

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MANUEL

AVINA OL | 6-5 | 335 | So. | Chino, Calif. AT RIVERSIDE CITY COLLEGE -- 2016 (Freshman): Played offensive line for RCC and head coach Tom Craft. The team finished as runners-up for the Southern California Football Association championship. HIGH SCHOOL: He played two seasons for Chino High School and head coach Jesse Cenicoros ... was named to the Hacienda League first team. PERSONAL: The son of Manuel, Sr., and Luz Avina ... born July 1, 1998, in Lynwood, Calif. ... full name is Manuel J. Avina. ACADEMICS: Plans to study kinesiology and become a strength coach.

QUINTAVIOUS

BOYD

CB | 5-10 | 160 | So. | Murfreesboro, Tenn. 2016 (Freshman): Boyd was on the team, but did not see any action. HIGH SCHOOL: Boyd had a solid senior campaign for Oakland High School and head coach Kevin Creasy as he recorded 63 tackles and three interceptions. He won two district championships with the Patriots and was named to the all-district and all-region teams. PERSONAL: The son of LaTasha Boyd...born November 25, 1997...Full name is Quintavious Boyd. ACADEMIC: Enrolled in general curriculum.

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DONTEZ

BROWNER BYRD QB | 6-4 | 218 | r-Fr. | New Hope, Ala. AT GARDEN CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (2016): Was a member of the 2016 NJCAA national championship team, but recorded no stats. HIGH SCHOOL: As a three-year starter for New Hope High School, Browner threw for 4,127 yards, 45 touchdowns and 22 interceptions, while also running for 1,405 yards and 21 touchdowns ... as a senior, he threw for 1,044 yards and 10 touchdowns, while running for 541 yards and eight touchdowns ... was named to the Alabama Class 3A all-state first team as a punter, averaging 41.2 yards. ... was a three-sport athlete, winning region championships in football, basketball and baseball.

WR | 5-11 | 180 | Sr. | Louisville, Ky. 2016 (Junior): Byrd had an amazing first season with the Golden Eagles, breaking school records and making his name as one of the best wide receivers ever at Tech in just his first season. Byrd ended 2016 with a school-record 933 yards on 74 recpetions. He caught seven touchdown passes and averaged 84.8 receiving yards a game. Byrd was also a threat on the return game, taking a kickoff back 100 yards against Mercer for a touchdown. Byrd averaged 26.3 yards per kick return as he tallied 658 yards on 25 returns. He could also run the ball when needed, rushing 10 times for 21 yards and a touchdown. After recording the kickoff return TD at Mercer, Byrd was named the STATS FCS National Special Teams Player of the Week as well as the Ohio Valley Conference Specialist of the Week. At the end of the season, Byrd was named to the All-OVC second team on offense and to the league’s All-Newcomer Team.

PERSONAL: The son of Doug and Amanda Browner ... born April 15, 1997, in Huntsville, Ala. ... full name is Adam Denton Browner.

2015 (Sophomore, at Louisville): Byrd played in 12 games and started in the Cardinals’ game against Houston. He did not record a catch.

ACADEMIC: Plans to study business.

2014 (Redshirt freshman, at Louisville): Appeared in 12 games at receiver and on special teams... Served a key role on special teams... Credited with two special teams tackles... Made tackles in games versus Miami (Fla.) and Syracuse. HIGH SCHOOL: Byrd played at Ballard High School in Louisville, Ky., where his team won a conference and district championship in 2013. He also played basketball, winning four conference and district titles between 2009-13 as well as a region crown and a state runner-up in 2009. PERSONAL: The son of Melvin and Latosha Weathers..born August 9, 1995...full name is Dontez Corian Byrd...half-brother Ramon Morris plays football at the University of Pikeville.

MIKE

CAIN DT | 5-10 | 310 | Sr. | Madison, Tenn. 2016 (Junior): Cain played in all 11 games, recording 23 total tackles, including eight solo and 15 assisted. Cain also had two sacks for a total of nine yards as well as three tackles-for-loss for 11 yards. 2015 (Sophomore): Cain played in 11 games, starting in four. He recorded 27 tackles, seven solo and 20 assisted. He also recorded one tackle-for-loss for two yards. Cain also blocked two kicks. 2014 (Redshirt freshman): Cain played in 12 games, recording 30 total tackles, including 11 solo stops. He also had two tackles-for-loss for 10 yards and also recorded a pass breakup. 2013 (Freshman): Cain redshirted, spending the season on the scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Twice named the Nashville Metro Lineman of the Year and ranked No. 4 in the nation by National Underclassman Combine, Cain was a two-time all-state selection while playing at Whites Creek High School...put up sensational numbers for the Cobras, including 175 career tackles and 150 tackles-for-loss with 30 quarterback sacks... was a three-time All-Metro selection. PERSONAL: The son of Tamiko and Michael Cain... full name is Michael Mauricio Cain... born Oct. 24, 1994, in Nashville, Tenn. ACADEMIC: Majoring in EXPW.

ACADEMIC: Majoring In interdisciplinary studies and intends to become a real estate agent.

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Lucien

HUNTER

CARLING CHARLES COLEMAN TE | 6-5 | 245 | Jr. | Scranton, Pa.

OL | 6-3 | 285 | So. | Orlando, Fla.

WR | 6-1 | 190 | So. | Roswell, Ga.

2016 (Sophomore): In nine games of action for the Golden Eagles, Carling caught seven passes for 63 yards, including one touchdown -- but that was a big one as he caught the game-winning touchdown in overtime against Eastern Kentucky. Carling also has a tackle to his credit.

2016 (Freshman): Charles played in three games on the offensive line for the Golden Eagles.

AT BOWLING GREEN STATE: Spent a season with the Falcons as the team earned a Mid-American Conference championship.

2015 (Freshman – Temple): Played in one game for the Owls against Tulane. The Owls won the American Athletic Conference East Division title. HIGH SCHOOL: Was a three-sport athlete for North Pocono High School, competing in track and field, basketball and football. Played tight end and defensive end in football.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played football at Colonial High School in Orlando, Fla. … was named athlete of the year and was a metro, district and regional champion in weightlifting. PERSONAL: The son of Lucien Charles and Zandra Morgan...born on February 17, 1998 in Winterhaven, Fla....full name is Lucien Rashaad Charles. ACADEMIC: Plans to enroll in general curriculum.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters for head coach John Ford as a wide receiver ... also earned three letters in basketball. PERSONAL: The son of Richard and Melissa Coleman ... born October 26, 1996, in Roswell, Ga. ... full name is Samuel Hunter Coleman, ACADEMIC: Enrolled in business.

PERSONAL: The son of John and Allison Carling...full name is Alexander Carling...born August 22, 1995... cousin Hubbie Gram played football at the University of Pittsburgh from 2010-14. ACADEMIC: Majoring in interdisciplinary studies and wants to become a Pennsylvania State Trooper.

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TIM

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DT | 6-2 | 275 | Fr. | Stockbridge, Ga. HIGH SCHOOL: Coles was named to the first team all-region and Georgia Class 5A all-state teams. He was also a force for Woodland, leading the team in tackles and sacks with 64 tackles and 14 sacks. PERSONAL: The son of Michael and Renatte Coles ... born on February 26, 1998 ... full name is JayQuan Quaneer Coles. ACADEMICS: Plans to enroll in communications with an interest in becoming a sports analyst.

JACOB

DE | 6-5 | 250 | Jr. | Birmingham, Ala.

LB | 6-1 | 200 | Fr. | Nashville, Tenn.

2016 (Sophomore): Collins had a fantastic season for the Golden Eagles in 2016 as he played in all 11 games and was a force for the Tech defense. In all, Collins had 33 total tackles -- sixteen solo and 17 assisted, as well as 6.5 for-loss for 27 yards. He also recorded four sacks for 22 yards, in addition to forcing a fumble and breaking up a pass.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played three years at Goodpasture High for head coach Jerry Joslin ... Ran for 224 yards, caught passes for 170 yards offensively in his prep career ... recorded 139 tackles, intercepted five passes, recovered two fumbles and had 6.5 tackles-for-loss for his career ... recorded 78 tackles, intercepted two passes -- one for a touchdown -- and recovered a fumble as a senior ... was named the team's best defensive back ... named to the all-region team in 2016.

2015 (Freshman): Playing in nine games and starting five, Collins was eighth on the team in total tackles with 28, including 14 solo stops and also had 2.5 tackles-for-loss for 14 yards. He also had a half-sack for three yards as well as two pass breakups, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble. HIGH SCHOOL: Collins was a multi-sport standout at Restoration Academy in Fairfield, Ala., lettering in basketball and track in addition to his four seasons on the Bulldog football team. Played tight end, defensive end and outside linebacker for coach Reggie Torbor’s squad, helping post an 8-4 record including a 4-1 mark in region play. Named the team’s Most Valuable Lineman, he was also tabbed the team’s overall MVP, the same honor he picked up on the track & field team where he established the school record in the mile run.

PERSONAL: The son of Louis Crocker and Karla West ... born October 17, 1998, in Nashville, Tenn. ... full name is Jacob Alexander Crocker. ACADEMIC: Plans to enroll in accounting with aspirations of becoming a certified public accountant.

PERSONAL: The son of Ken Moore and Ann Thomas... full name is Timothy Demond Collins...born April 26, 1997 in Bessemer, Ala. ACADEMIC: Majoring in basic business with an interest in becoming a sales representative…named to the Spring 2016 AD’s Honor Roll…named to the 2015-16 OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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CLAY

JOE

CUNNINGHAM DAVIS

DENNIS

DE | 6-5 | 250 | Jr. | Birmingham, Ala.

S | 6-3 | 185 | So. | Louisville, Ky.

OL | 6-2 | 265 | Fr. | Maryville, Tenn.

2016 (Sophomore): Cunningham stepped into a wide receiver role, catching 17 passes for 178 yards, averaging 17.8 yards per game ... Also had five carries for eight yards ... Returned one kick for nine yards ... Recorded seven tackles -- two solo and five assisted ... Season-high performance was seven catches for 69 yards against Eastern Kentucky.

2016 (Freshman): Davis made an immediate impact with the Golden Eagles on defense, playing all 11 games as he recorded 30 solo tackles and 30 assists to total 60 stops on the season. He averaged 5.5 tackles per game. He also recorded one tackle-for-loss for one yard and intercepted one pass for 36 yards. He also broke up four passes.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four seasons for head coach Tim Hammontree at Heritage High School ... was named to the 2015 All-Region team ... also competed two years as a thrower for Heritage's track and field team.

2015 (Freshman): Cunningham spent a lot of time on special teams, playing in all 11 games. He recorded 17 total tackles, including nine solo stops. He had half a tackle-forloss and three pass break-ups.

HIGH SCHOOL: At Christian Academy of Louisville, Davis was an all-state linebacker, a two-time all-district wide receiver, an all-district middle linebacker and an all-district outside linebacker. Davis helped lead his team to four district championships.

HIGH SCHOOL: As a senior at Oakland High School, he had 27 total tackles, four interceptions and recovered a fumble in limited action on defense. On offense, he rushed for 1,496 yards on 246 carries and scored 21 total touchdowns. Cunningham’s defensive accolades the past two seasons have come at safety. A two-time Daily News Journal All-Area Football first-team selection, he had 56 tackles and four interceptions with two forced fumbles as a junior when he spent the majority of his playing time on defense. He played at Oakland for former Golden Eagle Thomas McDaniel.

PERSONAL: The son of Eric and Lisa Dennis .. born on January 11, 1999, in Dayton, Tenn. ... full name is Joseph Micheal Dennis ... grandfather Joseph Dennis played football at North Alabama. ACADEMIC: Plans to major in chemical engineering.

In his career, he recorded 191 total tackles, and caught passes for 1,515 total yards and 22 touchdowns. PERSONAL: The son of Lonnie and Joy Davis...full name is Clay Scott Davis...born July 15, 1998. ACADEMIC: Davis intends to major in business management.

PERSONAL: The son of Terry and Melvin Cunningham... full name is Joshua Adam Cunningham...born April 13, 1997. ACADEMIC: Majoring in basic business.

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Myles

GREG

DORTON DOUGLAS ELLIOTT OL | 6-7 | 340 | Sr. | Bakersfield, Calif. 2016 (Freshman): Played in 10 games for the Golden Eagles, but did not record any stats.

OL | 6-2 | 295 | Jr. | Nashville, Tenn. 2016 (Sophomore): Douglas played in six games on the offensive line for the Golden Eagles. 2015 (Freshman): Douglas saw action in seven games last season as an offensive lineman. HIGH SCHOOL: A top-notch lineman on both sides of scrimmage, Myles Douglas played his high school football at Ensworth High School for coach Ricky Bowers, helping the team pay four consecutive visits to Tech's Tucker Stadium for the TSSAA Division II state championship games. A two-star recruit, Douglas played a key role in the Tigers winning three championships in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and placing second in 2014. A finalist for Division II Mr. Football Lineman, he was named All-Midstate, All-State and all-region as a senior. He was also a successful wrestler, placing third in the state in the 285-pound weight class in 2013.

LB | 6-2 | 212 | Fr. | Mt. Juliet, Tenn. HIGH SCHOOL: At Friendship Christian, Elliott compiled 192 total tackles, 14 sacks and two fumble recoveries ... as a senior, he had 95 tackles, five sacks and one fumble recovery ... as a junior, he had 56 tackles, seven sacks and a fumble recovery ... was named the district's defensive player of the year ... was named all-district in both football and basketball ... helped FCS win a regional championship. PERSONAL: The son of Michael and Jennifer Todd ... born on May 2, 1998, in Lebanon, Tenn. ... full name is Gregory Todd Elliott. ACADEMICS: Plans to study engineering with an interest in construction.

PERSONAL: The son of Andrenee Majors-Douglas... born October 11, 1996 in Nashville...full name is Myles Mark Douglas... ACADEMIC: Majoring in EXPW with a minor in business and hopes to become an athletic director. ..named to the Spring 2016 AD’s Honor Roll

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FADAHUNSI FAYNE

FLEMISTER

CB | 5-11 | 190 | R-Fr. | Bryans Road, Md.

RB | 5-10 | 200 | So. | Philadelphia, Pa.

CB | 6-1 | 200 | Jr. | Chattanooga, Tenn.

2016 (Redshirt freshman): Fadahunsi rose up the depth chart to start in the secondary for the Golden Eagles in his first season in Cookeville. Playing in 11 games, Fadahunsi recorded 23 total stops, including 18 solo and five assisted, averaging 2.1 per game. He also had half a tackle-for-loss for one yard. He excelled at pass breakups, swatting down six.

2016 (Freshman): Fayne played in seven games for the Golden Eagles, collecting 36 total stops, including 17 solo and 19 assisted. He averaged 5.1 tackles per game. He also had 3.5 tackles-for-loss for six yards. Fayne also broke up a pass.

2016 (Sophomore): Flemister played in all 11 games of the 2016 campaign, recording 15 total tackles -- 10 solo and five assisted -- as he averaged 1.4 per game. He also had one for-loss for one yard. Flemister also picked off a pass for 13 yards and had three pass breakups.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Donelson Christian Academy and had a fantastic season as a running back and strong safety. He ended his final campaign with 71 tackles, two interceptions, 1,530 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns. He was named a region MVP as well as named to an all-state team.

2015 (Freshman): Flemister played in 11 games for the Golden Eagles, recording 23 tackles, including 16 solo stops. He also had one fumble recovery, picked off one pass for 44 yards and broke up six passes.

2015 (Freshman): Fadahunsi was a walk-on freshman at Temple University and was a Defensive Scout Team player of the week for the Owls. HIGH SCHOOL: Played running back, free safety, and returned punts for coach John Lush at Lackey High School … school went 7-3 his senior year … was a teammate of fellow Owl Cortrelle Simpson … injuries limited him to 36 carries for 129 yards and two touchdowns along with seven catches for 149 yards and a touchdown … also returned a punt for a touchdown … finished his career with 243 carries for 1,307 yards and 10 touchdowns and 24 catches for 220 yards and three touchdowns … attended the Nike Football Training Camp in 2014 … also ran indoor and outdoor track at Lackey. PERSONAL: The son of Emanuel and Joyce Fadhunsi … full name is Adekanmi Eriq Fadahunsi...born March 6, 1997. ACADEMIC: Majoring in mechanical engineering.

He ended his career with 241 tackles, 10 interceptions, three forced fumbles, 3,309 rushing yards and 53 touchdowns. PERSONAL: The son of Robert and Michelle Fayne…full name is Shannon Marquise Fayne…born April 1, 1998 in San Francisco, Calif….cousin Phillip Fayne Jr. plays basketball at Illinois State. ACADEMIC: Is enrolled in general curriculum.

HIGH SCHOOL: A two-time all-district selection for coach Charles Fant at Notre Dame High School, Anthony Flemister was a lockdown pass defender who pulled down 15 career interceptions. As a senior, he helped the Fighting Irish to a 12-2 overall record, the District 7-AA championship and the TSSAA state playoff semifinals. He had four picks in his senior season, returning two of those for touchdowns. Twice selected the team’s Defensive Back of the Year, he was a second-team Chattanooga Times-Free Press Best of Preps selection. PERSONAL: The son of Althea and Anthony Flemister, Sr. … full name is Anthony Lowell Flemister…born July 5, 1997 in Chattanooga...uncle Derek Stinson played four years of football at Tusculum College. ACADEMIC: Majoring in basic business.

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ANDREW

GLADNEY GOLDSMITH

WR | 6-3 | 185 | So. | Huntsville, Ala.

DT | 6-0 | 285 | Fr. | Birmingham, Ala.

RB | 6-0 | 210 | So. | Jackson, Tenn.

2016 (Freshman): Ford played in eight games in the 2016 campaign. While he did not record a catch, he did record three tackles -- one solo and two assisted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Gladney was a force up front on defense, helping lead his Ramsay teammates to a 2016 Class 6A state championship.

HIGH SCHOOL: Ford was a standout football and track student-athlete at Buckhorn High School in Huntsville, Ala. In football, he was named to the all-region team, while he finished 10th in the state in track competition. He was clocked with a 50.51 time in the 400 meters.

Gladney recorded 68 tackles as a senior, including 34 for-loss, as well as 4.5 sacks, six batted passes and a blocked extra point. In his career, he tallied 194 total tackles, 79 for-loss, 15 sacks, seven batted passes, seven fumble recoveries, eight fumbles forced, an interception, a blocked PAT and a defensive touchdown.

2016 (Freshman): Goldsmith put up solid numbers in his first campaign with the Golden Eagles. In 10 games, he rushed 48 times for 224 yards, an average of 22.4 yards per game and 4.7 yards per rush. He ran for two touchdowns, the longest a 22-yard breakaway. He also caught five passes for 33 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, he also recorded one assisted tackle.

PERSONAL: The son of Robert and Sylvia Ford…full name is Robert Ford…born October 29, 1997…father played basketball at Lipscomb University. ACADEMIC: Enrolled in basic business.

He was named all-city in 2014, all-metro honorable mention in 2015, a second-team all-state selection, honorable mention Super All-State, and was on AL.com's preseason best players list to open the 2016 campaign.

HIGH SCHOOL: Goldsmith led his Trinity Christian Academy team to a district and region championship during his tenure. As a senior, he rushed for 3,139 yards with 33 touchdowns. He also passed for 13 yards. As a senior, he ran for 750 yards and caught passes for 250 yards. As a sophomore, he ran for 950 yards. Goldsmith also played basketball for the Jackson, Tenn., school. PERSONAL: The son of Clayton and Andrea Goldsmith… full name is Andrew Jordan Goldsmith…born December 25, 1997. ACADEMIC: Plans to major in sports management.

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GUINN LB | 6-0 | 227 | Fr. | Kingston, Tenn. HIGH SCHOOL: At Roane County High School, Guinn recorded 92 tackles as a linebacker, while also rushing for 600 yards on 82 carries ... was named all-district and team MVP. PERSONAL: The son of Scott and Jenny Guinn ... born February 28, 1999, in Kingston, Tenn. ... full name is Ethan Parker Guinn ... father Scott played baseball at Tennessee Tech from 1990 to 1993. ACADEMIC: Plans to enroll in mechanical engineering.

NORMAN

ROB

HAND

HATCHETT III

DT | 6-4 | 255 | So. | Walterboro, S.C. 2016 (Freshman): Hand played in five games as a defensive tackle, recording one tackle. HIGH SCHOOL: Hand was a standout at Colleton County High in Walterboro, S.C., earning all-state honors. In his junior campaign, he recorded 83 tackles, nine sacks and 13 tackles-for-loss. As a sophomore, he had 73 tackles and four sacks.

WR | 6-0 | 200 | Fr. | Lithonia, Ga. HIGH SCHOOL: A versatile athlete at cornerback and quarterback for Lithonia High, Hatchett has excelled and is looking to add a new position to his repertoire. Hatchett threw for 2,131 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior, then also rushed for 620 yards and nine more scores. On defense, he also had 31 tackles and an interception, as well as six tackles-for-loss and a forced fumble.

PERSONAL: Hand is the son of Norman and Tammy Hand‌born February 20, 1997‌full name is Norman Demell Hand.

Hatchett was named all-county, as well as the all-region offensive player of the year and was named to the Georgia Coaches Association All-State Team.

ACADEMIC: Majoring in general health studies.

PERSONAL: The son of Robert, Jr., and Trina Hatchett ... born on November 11, 1998, in East Lansing, Mich. ... full name is Robert Earl Hatchett III. ACADEMIC: Plans to major in business/finance.

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DONTE

SLATER

HOOKS HORTON HOWARD WR | 6-1 | 195 | Fr. | Bay Minette, Ala. HIGH SCHOOL: Hooks was a versatile weapon for the Baldwin County offense, catching 36 passes for 564 yards and seven touchdowns, rushing for 291 yards and five touchdowns, as well as completing six of his 12 pass attempts for 80 yards and a touchdown ... Was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and track and field.

TE | 6-4 | 205 | Jr. | West Chester, Ohio N O INFORMATION AVAILABLE.

PERSONAL: The son of Terrell Williams and Lisa Hooks ... born October 21, 1998 in Bay Minette, Ala. ... full name is Christopher Jordan Hooks. ACADEMIC: Plans to enroll in physical education.

RB | 6-0 | 210 | So. | Jackson, Tenn. HIGH SCHOOL: Howard had a strong 2016 season with 42 tackles, including 2.5 for-loss, three pass breakups, four interceptions – including one for a touchdown – and a forced fumble. Offensively, Howard also caught 21 passes for 378 yards and four touchdowns, as well as rushed eight times for 56 yards. He was named to the all-Region 5-1A team in 2015 and 2016 and was the winner of the Nashville City Civitan Sportsmanship Award. Howard was a member of the 2015 state championship team. PERSONAL: Howard is the son of Riki and Gina Howard ... born on August 26, 1998, in Southern California ... full name is Slater Jackson Howard. ACADEMIC: Howard plans to enroll in pre-physical therapy.

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HUFF OL | 6-4 | 285 | Fr. | West Deptford, N.J. HIGH SCHOOL: Huff helped anchor an offensive line that rushed for 126.9 yards a game and passed for 124.8. Defensively, he recorded 12 tackles and one sack in three games ... as a junior, he allowed only two sacks and the team averaged 200 rushing yards a game ... as a senior, he did not allow a sack and the team rushed for 126 yards a game ... he was named all-conference, all-South Jersey and was the team's MVP ... won a 2016 conference title. PERSONAL: The son of Dre Syms ... born October 12, 1998 in Camden, N.J. ... full name is Kurtis Nulajee Huff ... cousin Jarryd played four seasons of football at Pitt ... cousin Karon Robinson played three seasons of football at Maine.

Seth

HUNER WR | 5-11 | 175 | So. | Thompson’s Station, Tenn.

JORDAN

JACKSON LB | 6-5 | 250 | Jr. | Birmingham, Ala.

2016 (Freshman): Huner played in 11 games for the Golden Eagles, but did not record any stats.

2016 (Sophomore): Jackson played in two games with the Golden Eagles.

HIGH SCHOOL: A standout wide receiver at Independence High School, Huner is no stranger to the Tucker Stadium turf, helping his Eagles team win a TSSAA Class 5A state championship in December 2015. Huner earned all-region and all-district honors. In his career, he caught 140 passes for 2,135 yards and 12 touchdowns ... as a senior, he caught 63 passes for 942 yards and nine touchdowns ... as a junior, he caught 65 passes for 1,044 yards and three touchdowns ... also played baseball.

2015 (Redshirt freshman): Jackson was on the Golden Eagle roster, but saw no action.

PERSONAL: The son of Michael and Alisha Huner…born May 18, 1997…full name is Seth Huner ... grandfather Herbert played baseball for Auburn (1962-1965) ... grandfather Wendell Deyo played football for Otterbein (1967-1970). ACADEMIC: Intends to major in civil engineering.

2014 (Freshman): Jackson spent his first season on campus as a redshirt member of the scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year football letterman and three-year starter for coach Wes Jones at Hardin Valley High School...also ran one year on the Hawks track & field team, competing in the 100m, 200m and relays...named all-district, all-region and team MVP...as a senior he rushed for 1,400 yards and 13 touchdowns. PERSONAL: The son of Joan and the late John Jackson...the younger brother of former all-OVC Golden Eagle John Jackson...born March 17, 1996 in Knoxville. ACADEMIC: Majoring in EXPW/pre-physical therapy.

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ERIC

MATTHEW

KAREEM KENTY

TAVIN

KILPATRICK

OL | 6-4 | 310 | So. | Waldorf, Md.

DE | 6-2 | 235 | Fr. | Birmingham, Ala.

TE | 6-4 | 245 | Fr. | Greenback, Tenn.

AT COLLEGE OF THE DESERT -- 2016 (Freshman): Recorded 50 knockdowns and allowed zero sacks ... was named first team all-conference at guard ... offense rolled up 3,705 yards and averaged 32.6 points per game ... team won a Pacific Coast Conference championship.

HIGH SCHOOL: Kenty helped lead his Ramsay teammates to a 2016 state championship. In his career, Kenty recorded 205 tackles, including 48 for-loss, 35 sacks, 13 forced fumbles and one touchdown.

HIGH SCHOOL: The Region 2-1A defensive lineman of the year, Kilpatrick was also a TSWA all-state selection and first-team all-Loudon County.

HIGH SCHOOL: At North Point High School, Kareem was named defensive lineman of the year in 2014 ... helped lead his team to a 2015 conference championship ... recorded 85 career tackles.

PERSONAL: The son of Ernest G. and Clarissa Kenty ... born June 24, 1999, in Birmingham, Ala. ... brother, Ernest J., played football at Murray State ... father, Ernest G., played football at Miles College.

PERSONAL: The son of Eric and Allison Kareem ... born November 1, 1997, in Washington, D.C. ... father Eric played basketball at Northern Michigan ACADEMIC: Plans to study biology with an interest in becoming a marine biologist.

As a tight end, he caught 25 passes for 332 yards – a 13.3yard average – and caught four touchdown passes. He graded out with a 93-percent blocking rate. Defensively, Kilpatrick also collected 60 tackles, including 14 for-loss. He also recorded seven sacks, forced two fumbles – recovering one for a touchdown – had 14 pass hurries and five breakups. PERSONAL: The son of Brent and Regina Kilpatrick ... born April 9, 1999, in Maryville, Tenn. ... father Brent played football for three seasons at the University of Tennessee. ACADEMIC: Plans to enroll in mechanical engineering.

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TREVOR

KOLB

Richie

KOONS

BRANSON

KRAMM

WR | 6-5 | 201 | Fr. | Canton, Ga.

DT | 6-2 | 280 | So. | Maryville, Tenn.

WR | 6-0 | 194 | Fr. | Springfield, Tenn.

HIGH SCHOOL: Kolb saw limited action in his senior campaign, but his numbers were still impressive. In five games last season with the Grizzlies, Kolb caught 17 passes for 338 yards, averaging 12.6 yards a catch and 67.6 yards per game ... as a junior, he caught 43 passes for 912 yards ... he also hauled in four touchdown passes ... lettered for three seasons for head coach Terry Crowder ... was named first team all-county, first team all-region and second team all-state.

2016 (Freshman): Koons played in four games for the Golden Eagles as a defensive tackle.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a three-time all-region selection ... caught 28 passes for 536 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior ... caught 27 passes for 558 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior ... lettered three seasons in football and three seasons in basketball.

PERSONAL: The son of Bryan and Kelly Kolb ... full name is Trevor Ryan Kolb ... born on May 6, 1999. ACADEMICS: Plans to major in communications.

HIGH SCHOOL: Tucker Stadium was almost as much as a home field for Koons as was the field at Maryville High School as the Rebels reached the BlueCross Bowl state championships at Tech in every year he played, winning state titles in 2011, 2013 and 2014 and a runner-up in 2012. He also played in the Tennessee East-West All-Star Game at the Tech stadium. Koons was also named a Class 6A all-state player. PERSONAL: The son of Tim and Bethanne Koons‌born on September 3, 1996‌full name is Richard Arthur Koons.

PERSONAL: The son of Tim and Shannon Kramm ... born August 16, 1997, in Gallatin, Tenn. ... full name is Branson Lee Kramm. ACADEMIC: Plans to major in business.

ACADEMIC: Intends to major in civil engineering.

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SKY

LANE

RANDY

LEWIS

S | 6-3 | 205 | r-Jr. | Knoxville, Tenn.

NICK

MADONIA

LB | 6-3 | 250 | Jr. | Birmingham, Ala.

K | 5-10 | 185 | Jr. | Arrington, Tenn.

AT KENTUCKY CHRISTIAN -- 2015 (Sophomore): Lane started at cornerback for the first five games of the season before a year-ending ACL/MCL injury.

2016 (Freshman): Lewis played in 10 games for the Golden Eagles, recording 18 total tackles, including nine solo, nine assisted and one for-loss for two yards. He also broke up two passes.

2014 (Freshman): Lane started on special teams and appeared in five games at cornerback.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lewis helped his team win the city championship in Brooklyn, N.Y., last season as he recorded 103 tackles, forced two fumbles and collected five sacks. As a junior, he had 78 tackles, 20 sacks and three forced fumbles. In his sophomore season, Lewis had 30 tackles, six sacks, a forced fumble and a touchdown. As a freshman, he recorded 40 tackles and 12 sacks. Lewis was named All-City and was a Brooklyn 44 All-Star.

2016 (Sophomore): Madonia moved up into the main kicker role for the Golden Eagles and excelled, completing 13 of his 16 field goal attempts and 33 of his 35 extra-point tries. After missing his first two of the season, Madonia hit eight straight field goals between the Austin Peay and Eastern Illinois contests before missing his first try at Tennessee State. But from that game on, he closed out the season with seven straight successful kicks -- including a school-record 57-yarder against the Tigers, the longest for the Golden Eagles since Ryan Weeks (1989) and Murray Cunningham (1974) kicked 53-yard completions. The kick was tied for the longest in the Football Championship Subdivision with TSU’s Lane Clark, who kicked a 57-yarder earlier in the season. He was named a finalist for the Fred Mitchell Award, and is on the watch list starting the 2017 campaign. Madonia was named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference team as a second-team specialist. He ended the campaign with a team-high 72 points, tied for the fifth most in school history in a single season behind Dontey Gay (90, 2011), Larry Shipp (90, 2007), Michael Penix (78, 1995) and Larry Schreiber (78, 1969) and tied with Josh Foster (72, 2004) and Jason Ballard (72, 2003). 2015 (Freshman): Madonia handled kickoff duties last season. HIGH SCHOOL: A third-team All-Midstate selection, Nick Madonia was a kicker from Centennial High School with a strong leg and tremendous accuracy. The grandson of legendary Overton football coach Nick Coutras, Madonia connected on 9-of-13 field goal attempts in 2014, including a season-long 52-yarder in the Cougars’ Week 6 win over Mt. Juliet. He also converted 47-of-49 extra-point attempts and averaged 35.4 yards on 41 punts, helping lead Centennial to a 10-3 record and the Class 6A quarterfinals. On kickoffs, he had 36 touchbacks. He scored 74 points as a senior, and finished his career with 252 total points. In his prep career, he was 31-for-43 on field goals.

HIGH SCHOOL: At Gibbs High School in Knoxville, Lane was twice named all-district as a three-year starter at cornerback ... he helped lead his team to a district championship in his freshman campaign ... recorded three interceptions in a single game ... as a senior, Lane recorded three interceptions, 35 solo tackles and eight pass break-ups ... as a junior, he picked off two passes, had 30 solo tackles and broke up six passes. PERSONAL: The son of Mark and Tonya Dalton ... born on July 8, 1996, in Knoxville ... full name is Skyler DeVonte' Robert Lane

PERSONAL: The son of Randy Lewis and Pamela Hicks…born November 20, 1998 in Brooklyn, N.Y….full name is Randy Lewis. ACADEMIC: Intends to major in EXPW with an emphasis in pre-physical therapy.

ACADEMICS: Plans to enroll in interdisciplinary studies with an interest in becoming a real estate entrepreneur.

PERSONAL: The son of Catrina Coutras and Frank Madonia... born February 25, 1997 in Nashville...ful name is Nicholas Michael Madonia...mother Catrina was a member of the Tennessee Tech dance team from 1983-1987. ACADEMIC: Majoring in civil engineering…named to the Spring 2016 AD’s Honor Roll…named to the 2015-16 OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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MITCHELL

Chris

McCLURG McCLURG McELDERRY DE | 6-5 | 245 | So. | Alcoa, Tenn. AT APPALACHIAN STATE -- 2016 (redshirt): As a redshirt freshman, made one appearance at Louisiana on the defensive line. HIGH SCHOOL: Rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports and two-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout. com ... unanimous all-state honoree as a senior, including recognition on USA Today’s 2015 all-Tennessee team ... finalist for 2015 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award in the Linebacker of the Year classification ... recorded 10 tackles for loss, four sacks and 12 quarterback hurries as a senior ... helped lead Alcoa to consecutive state championship game appearances in his two years as a starter, including a 14-1 record and 3-A state title as a senior in 2015 ... selected to participate in Tennessee-Kentucky 2015 Border Bowl ... coached by Gary Rankin PERSONAL: Full name is Matthew Hunter McClurg … son of Diana and Mike McClurg … has a brother and sister: Mitchell and Madison … enjoys snowboarding in his free time … twin brother, Mitchell, is playing football at Tech … great uncle, Ronnie McClurg, played football at Chattanooga.

TE | 6-3 | 226 | So. | Alcoa, Tenn.

DE | 6-1 | 250 | Jr. | Gadsden, Ala.

AT APPALACHIAN STATE -- 2016 (redshirt): No stats recorded while playing at tight end. PERSONAL: The son of Diana and Mike McClurg … has a brother and sister: Matthew and Madison ... twin brother, Matthew, is playing football at Tech … great uncle, Ronnie McClurg, played football at Chattanooga.

2016 (Sophomore): McElderry played in 11 games, recording 16 tackles -- six solo and 10 assisted -- with one TFL for three yards. 2015 (Redshirt freshman): McElderry played in 10 games last season, recording 14 tackles, including five solo stops. He also had two tackles-for-loss for three yards as well as a forced fumble and pass break-up. 2014 (Freshman): Chris worked on the scout teams as a redshirt in his first season on the squad. HIGH SCHOOL: A defensive lineman from Gadsden City High School and three-year prep starter... played for coaches Joe Billingsley and Matt Scott... made 79 total tackles as a senior, including 22 tackles-for-loss and 16 quarterback sacks... forced two fumbles... team's Defensive MVP and permanent team captain... selected first-team all-state and first-team all-county. PERSONAL: The son of Doug Jones and Jackie McElderry,,,full name is Garrett Christopher McElderry...born on November 20, 1995. ACADEMIC: Majoring in EXPW with an interest in sports accounting…named to the Spring 2016 AD’s Honor Roll

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MARCUS

Aderick

CHRIS

McMEANS MOORE MOORE DB | 6-0 | 170 | Fr. | Talladega, Ala.

LB | 6-1 | 245 | So. | Selma, Ala.

DE | 6-3 | 250 | Jr. | Signal Mountain, Tenn.

HIGH SCHOOL: A two-sport athlete, McMeans was named the 2016 Fox 6 Defensive Player of the Year, was Winterboro's defensive MVP twice and was also twice named to the All-County team as well as an all-state honorable mention in 2015-16 ... won the team's "Hustle" and "I Like To Practice" awards in 2014-15 ... was named the 2016-17 Fox 6 Defensive Player of the Year ... was the recipient of the 2016-17 Bryant Jordan Athletic Scholarship.

2016 (Freshman): Moore played in 10 games in 2016, recording 13 total tackles -- two solo and 11 assisted. He also had one sack and one TFL.

2016 (Sophomore): Moore played in seven games, steadily improving on his freshman campaign. Moore recorded 14 tackles -- six solo and eight assisted -- while he also recorded two sacks for nine yards and two TFLs for nine yards.

PERSONAL: The son of Richard and Mia Merritt McMeans ... born March 20, 1999 in Talladega, Ala. ... full name is Richard Lamar McMeans. ACADEMICS: Plans to major in journalism/communications and become a sports analyst

HIGH SCHOOL: Moore was a defensive force at Selma High School, recording 165 tackles, 40 tackles-for-loss, seven forced fumbles and three interceptions. His final three seasons tallied 430 tackles, 97 tackles-for-loss, 17 forced fumbles and seven interceptions. PERSONAL: The son of Erick and Adana Moore...full name is Aderick Moore...born on November 5, 1997 ACADEMIC: Enrolled in general curriculum.

2015 (Freshman): Moore played in nine games, recording 13 tackles, including four solo stops. He also had half a sack, a pass breakup and an interception for 52 yards. HIGH SCHOOL: Chris Moore was a fixture in the defensive line for the Eagles during his career at Signal Mountain High School, helping the team post a 9-3 record in his senior season and advance to the TSSAA playoffs. Named honorable mention on the Chattanooga Times-Free Press Best of Preps as a sophomore, he notched a spot on the Best of Preps lineup as a senior. In between, he earned all-district honors as a junior. He was chosen the team's Defensive Most Valuable Player in his senior season and was invited to play in the Tennessee-Georgia All-Star Game. A team captain, he was also a standout off the field, winning the school's Caring Award in 2014. PERSONAL: The son of Anthony Moore and Natasha Jones...full name is Christopher Moore...born April 2, 1997 in Chattanooga. ACADEMIC: Majoring in sports administration.

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RODRICK

ELLIOTT

SPENCER

NAPPER NORMAND NORROD RB | 5-9 | 170 | So. | Hendersonville, Tenn. 2016 (Freshman): An injury hampered most of his inaugural campaign with the Golden Eagles, but in the three games Napper played, he showed plenty of promise. In three games, Napper ran 13 times for 66 yards, averaging 5.1 yards per tote. His longest run of the season went for 26 yards. HIGH SCHOOL: Another strong running back to come out of the Beech High School system, Napper put together an amazing career with 3,208 yards and 50 touchdowns on 445 carries and also recorded 154 tackles. In his senior campaign, Napper ran for 1,587 yards and 23 touchdowns offensively, then had four sacks, 12 tackles-for-loss and 60 tackles. Napper was a two-time district offensive player of the year, county MVP, and first team all-state. PERSONAL: The son of Rodney Napper and Velma Kemp...born on September 7, 1998...full name is Rodrick Napper...brother Rodney Napper played football at Campbellsville University for two years. ACADEMIC: Napper plans to major in business.

LB | 6-0 | 225 | Sr. | Oak Ridge, Tenn.

OL | 6-3 | 295 | Fr. | Monterey, Tenn.

2016 (Junior): Normand was second on the team in total tackles, recording 81 total stops, including 31 solo and 50 assisted. He averaged 7.4 tackles per game and also had 4.5 tackles-for-loss for 16 yards, He also recorded 1.5 sacks for five yards. Normand also picked off a pass for a 25-yard return and broke up a pass. 2015 (Sophomore): Normand played in 10 games, collecting seven tackles, including four solo stops. 2014 (Redshirt freshman): In his debut season on the field, Elliot saw action in nine contests for the Golden Eagles with playing time at linebacker and on special teams...finished the year with 29 total tackle, two tackles-for-loss and recovered one fumble... really stepped forward over the final three games of the season with 20 tackles, an average of 6.7 stops per game over that span...had four stops at Jacksonville State and three at Eastern Illinois in limited action, then bumped his career-best to six tackles at Southeast Missouri...also made six tackles against Chattanooga and finished with his finest game, making eight tackles, including six solo tackles, at Austin Peay...also had 1.5 tackles-for-loss against the Govs. 2013 (Freshman): Elliot redshirted his freshman year on the Golden Eagle squad. HIGH SCHOOL: Elliott was a four-year letterman and a threeyear starter for coach Scott Blade at Oak Ridge High School...also earned three letters on the baseball team...played running back and quarterback on offense, and linebacker on the defensive side...piled up 365 career tackles and four interceptions, topped by 136 tackles as a sophomore...also rushed for 1,500 yards and 10 career touchdowns...helped the Wildcats into the TSSAA playoff as a sophomore... won district title as a senior...posted the top Academic GPA on the squad and earned a U.S. Marines Aademic Achievement award.

HIGH SCHOOL: One of the highest decorated players coming out of the Upper Cumberland, Norrod was a key player for a Monterey program that had plenty of recent success. His decorations are plentiful: TSSAA-Tennessee Titans Class 1A Mr. Football lineman semifinalist, two-time all-Region 5-1A, two-time all-Region 7-1A, twice named the Region 5-1A offensive lineman of the year, once the District 7-1A offensive lineman of the year, a three-time selection to the TSWA all-state team, a four-time selection to the Cookeville Herald-Citizen's All-Upper Cumberland and all-Herald-Citizen football teams, and was a preseason all-state selection by Murphy Fair. He ended his prep career with 364 pancake blocks. PERSONAL: The son of Mike and Leslie Norrod ... born January 29, 1999, in Elizabethton, Tenn. ... full name is Spencer Alan Norrod. ACADEMICS: Plans to major in civil engineering.

PERSONAL: The son of James and Mary Normand...full name is Elliott Davis Normand...born October 11, 1994...younger brother of former Golden Eagle standout offensive lineman James Normand, who played from 2010 to 2013. ACADEMIC: Majoring in mechanical engineering‌named to the Spring 2016 AD’s Honor Roll

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Aidan

PANNI

RILEY

MACKELL

PATTON PIPPEN

LS | 6-5 | 205 | So. | Birchwood, Tenn.

LS | 6-0 | 195 | R-Fr. | Knoxville, Tenn.

DB | 6-0 | 165 | Fr. | Birmingham, Ala.

2016 (Freshman): Was on the roster, but did not see any action.

2016: Played in all 11 games as long snapper for the Golden Eagles, assisting Nick Madonia with a record-breaking season, including a Tech-record 57-yard field goal at Tennessee State. Patton also recorded two tackles -- one solo and one assisted -- over the course of the campaign.

HIGH SCHOOL: Widely considered one of the fastest prospects in the Birmingham area, Pippen recorded 39 tackles, broke up 17 passes and intercepted four ... was named to the Birmingham all-city team and was an honorable mention all-state.

2015 (Freshman): Redshirted.

PERSONAL: The son of Mack and Jerreka Pippen ... born on August 3, 1999, in Birmingham, Ala. ... full name is Mackell Vertre' Pippen ... brother, Jerrell, played basketball at Concordia College.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played center and long snapper at Ooltewah High School, where he won three Region 4-5A/ District 5-AAA championships in 2013, 2014 and 2015... graduated with honors. PERSONAL: The son of Mike and Ruthi Panni...full name is Aidan Michael Panni...born on September 29, 1998 in Chattanooga, Tenn. ACADEMIC: Intends to major in business.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played center and long snapper in three years at Halls High School for coach J.D. Overton. In his senior year, he was named an all-district center as well as the special teams player of the year. He started 30-plus games in his career, including starting as center, long snapper and defensive lineman in all 10 games in his junior campaign. In his final two seasons, he snapped every ball in varsity play.

ACADEMICS: Plans to pursue a career in sports medicine.

PERSONAL: The son of Gene and Mandy Patton...full name is Riley Anderson Patton...born on September 24, 1996. ACADEMIC: Majoring in engineering technology with n interest in manufacturing‌named to the Spring 2016 AD’s Honor Roll

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JOSH

BRIAN

HAYDEN

POPLAR PUCKETT RETTIG LB | 6-0 | 220 | Jr. | Knoxville, Tenn.

WR | 5-11 | 170 | r-Fr. | Memphis, Tenn.

QB | 6-3 | 207 | Gr. | Los Angeles, Calif.

2016 (Sophomore): Poplar had a breakout season for the Golden Eagles, becoming the team’s leading tackler as he recorded 105 total tackles -- 40 solo and 65 unassisted. He also broke up a pass and recovered three fumbles for eight yards and forced two. One of those fumbles recovered was for a touchdown against Mercer. Poplar was named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference second team on defense.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played as a wide receiver at Memphis Central.

2016 (Redshirt Junior): Did not see game action. 2015 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in five games with one start at quarterback ... one of 22 in the program named Academic All-Big Ten (12/9) ... went 14-of-25 passing on the season for 233 yards and two touchdowns ... saw action versus Maryland (11/28) and at No. 16 Michigan (11/7) ... had a 49-yard completion at Wisconsin (10/31) ... threw for 72 yards with a long pass of 58 against No. 1 Ohio State (10/24), adding a touchdown pass ... started collegiate debut in win over Norfolk State (9/5) and went 9-for-11 for 110 yards and one passing touchdown in the first half ... completed first four collegiate passes ... also ran twice for 17 yards, including a five-yard touchdown rush ... named starting quarterback for the season opener (8/25) ... entered spring camp in a position battle. 2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Transferred to Rutgers in the summer and sat out the season due to NCAA regulations. 2013 (Freshman at LSU): Did not see game action ... redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: One of the elite signal callers in the country for the class of 2013 ... graduated from Cathedral High School in December and enrolled at LSU in January for the start of the 2013 spring semester ... participated in spring drills in 2013 ... a consensus four-star prospect by all of the major recruiting outlets nationwide ... honored as a 2013 U.S. Army All-American ... earned honorable mention All-America honors from Parade Magazine as a senior ... one of three quarterbacks invited to play for the West squad at the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas ... the No. 85-ranked recruit nationally in the Rivals100 and the nation's No. 5-ranked pro-style quarterback by Rivals for 2013 ... also the ninth-ranked prep recruit in the state of California by Rivals ... tabbed the No. 12 pro-style quarterback recruit in the country and No. 20 player in California by 247Sports ... ranked No. 217 in the ESPN 300 for 2013 with a scout rating of 83 ... wrapped up a stellar senior season at Cathedral in 2012 by passing for 3,424 yards while completing 261 of 485 attempts on the season ... threw for 40 touchdowns with just 18 interceptions on the year ... guided the Cathedral Phantoms to a 10-3 mark en route to a berth in the semifinal round of the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Playoffs during his senior season in 2012 ... threw for a season-high of 443 yards on 30 completions in a 37-27 victory over Harvard-Westlake on Oct. 27 ... burst onto the national scene as one of the top prospects at his position as a junior by throwing for a career-best of 508 yards and six touchdowns in the 2011 season opener. PERSONAL: Brother, Chase, was a three-year starter at Boston College from 2011-13 ... son of Mark and Carol Rettig ... Received his bachelor's degree in labor relations in December from Rutgers.

2015 (R-Freshman): Poplar made 14 tackles last season, including four solo stops in seven games played. He also recorded one tackle-for-loss for one yard. 2014 (Freshman): Poplar was a member of the team in 2014 and spent his first season as a redshirt member of the scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: A product of a solid football program at Knoxville Central High School, Josh was a four-year starter, one for coach Joel Helton and three for coach Joe Hassel...missed much of his junior year with a torn ACL, following an all-region season as a sophomore...twice named all-district...played running back and linebacker...competitive and versatile athlete, he also lettered four years in baseball and two in track & field...a sprinter, he competed in the 100m dash and 4x100m relay. PERSONAL: The son of Willie and Florence Scott Poplar...his father competed in two World Deaf Olympics (1969 and 1973) and is a member of the Knoxville Hall of Fame...born June 21, 1996 in Knoxville...full name is Joshua Taylor Zachary Poplar. ACADEMIC: Majoring in business with an interest in health care administration…named to the Spring 2016 AD’s Honor Roll… named to the 2015-16 OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll…awarded the OVC Academic Medal of Honor...Poplar was a 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District selection.

PERSONAL: The son of Teresa Sheffa ... born on December 9, 1997. ACADEMICS: Plans to major in housing and design with an interest in architecture.

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MIKE

JOE

Charles

RHOADES ROBERTSON RUTLEDGE DT | 6-3 | 275 | Fr. | Jacksboro, Tenn. HIGH SCHOOL: Rhoades put up fantastic numbers in 2016 as he recorded 68 tackles – including 14 for-loss – four sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... was named a preseason all-state selection by Murphy Fair, named to the TSWA all-state team, the Region 3-5A Defensive Lineman of the Year, the Knoxville News Sentinel Prep Xtra first-team and was a semifinalist for the TSSAA-Tennessee Titans Mr. Football 5A lineman ... finished his career with 219 tackles, 52 TFLs, 24 sacks and 10 forced fumbles. PERSONAL: The son of Fred and Patsy Rhoades ... born August 20, 1998, in Milan, Mich. ACADEMIC: Plans to enroll in exercise/physical wellness and aspires to be a gym owner.

DE | 6-3 | 235 | Sr. | Franklin, Tenn. 2016 (Junior): Robertson played in all 11 games in the 2016 season, recording 23 total tackles -- 14 solo and nine assisted. He also had three sacks for 25 yards and 5.5 tackles-for-loss for 29 yards. Robertson also forced a fumble. 2015 (Sophomore): Robertson played in nine games last season, recording 12 tackles, including six solo stops. He had two sacks for 16 yards as well as a fumble recovery. 2014 (Redshirt freshman): Joe’s first season on the field saw him play in 10 games in a reserve role at defensive end...made 15 total tackles....injuries pushed Joe into major action at UNI and he came through with career-high nine tackles and 0.5 tackles-for-loss...were the first tackles of his career...received USA Football Network FCS Rookie of the Week honorable mention...had three tackles at Jacksonville State. 2013 (Freshman): Joe was on the squad and worked as a member of the scout team during his redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL: Robertson attended Fred J. Page High School in Franklin, Tenn....played defensive end under coach Bathbone...started all four years...named Defensive MVP...honored on the Super All-Region List his sophomore and junior years...named the Puckett’s Player of the Week... snagged two interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown, and made 136 total tackles during his senior year which included 10 sacks. PERSONAL: Full name is Joseph Andrew Robertson... born August 2, 1994 in Missouri...parents are Bill Robertson and Susan Day.

OL | 6-5 | 285 | Sr. | Atlanta, Ga. 2016 (Junior): Played in six games up front on the offensive line. 2015 (Sophomore): Played in 10 games. Recorded one tackle. 2014 (Redshirt freshman): Charles spent an interesting first season on the field, seeing action in seven games, including the final four...a left tackle who also lined up as a tight end with a jersey change...became a tight end out of necessity and filled the spot despite playing with a broken hand...gutsy performance. 2013 (Freshman): Charles redshirted his first year and worked diligently with the scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year starter on the offensive line and a four-year letterman at Columbia High School... anchored the offensive line for the Eagles...was selected to play in the Dekalb County All-Star game and earned All-Dekalb County honors...an outstanding and versatile athlete, he was also a member of the basketball team that won two of three state championships during his career on the roster. PERSONAL: The son of Angela Rutledge and Charles Marble... full name is Charles Xavier Rutledge... born July 3, 1995 in Atlanta, Ga...sister Simone Rutledge played basketball at Tennessee Tech and Wingate..brother Charles Mitchell played basketball at Maryland and Georgia Tech. ACADEMIC: Majoring in interdisciplinary studies… named to the Spring 2016 AD’s Honor Roll

ACADEMIC: Majoring in EXPW and aspires to be a college coach.

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SALE QB | 6-2 | 210 | r-Fr. | Little Rock, Ark. 2016 (Freshman): Was on the roster, but did not play in a contest. HIGH SCHOOL: At Little Rock Catholic High, Sale complete 347 of his 587 passes for 4,362 yards and 39 touchdowns while throwing 16 interceptions. He also carried the ball 143 times for 845 yards and 10 touchdowns. Sale was named to the Arkansas Class 7A all-state first team. PERSONAL: The son of Chris and Cherise Sale...full name is Andre Sale...born on October 6, 1997. ACADEMIC: Plans to major in business and aspires to become a coach.

Xavier

JUSTIN

SCHLUETER SCOTT OL | 6-2 | 315 | So. | Petersburg, Tenn. 2016 (Freshman): Schlueter played in all 11 games, assisting on seven tackles as well as recording a tackle-forloss for two yards. HIGH SCHOOL: At Lincoln County High School, Schlueter was a highly decorated defensive tackles. He was an all-state, all-midstate and all-district. He was named his region's defensive lineman of the year and was selected to the Toyota East-West All-Star Team. PERSONAL: The son of Joe and Rebecca Schlueter... full name is Xavier Lee Schlueter...born on August 27, 1998. ACADEMIC: Enrolled in general curriculum.

LB | 6-0 | 205 | Fr. | Acworth, Ga. HIGH SCHOOL: Played four years at Kennesaw Mountain ... as a senior, recorded 155 total tackles, 11 TFLs, four sacks and three fumble recoveries ... as a junior, recorded 147 total tackles, five TFLs, four fumble recoveries and one forced fumble ... recorded 387 career tackles ... was named two-time All-Cobb County first team ... twice named team defensive MVP ... named honorable mention all-state as a senior ... set school career record in tackles (387) and fumble recoveries (nine). PERSONAL: The son of Andy and Claudia Scott ... born September 1, 1998 ... full name is Justin Caleb Scott ... father Andy played football at Middle Tennessee. ACADEMIC: Plans to study exercise science.

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DAVIS

CHRISTIAN

SIMMONS SMITH WR | 6-2 | 205 | Fr. | Knoxville, Tenn.

DT | 6-2 | 290 | Fr. | Trussville, Ala.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played four years at wide receiver and defensive end for head coach Eddie Courtney at Farragut High ... won a 2016 state championship at Tucker Stadium ... named to the All-KIL team.

HIGH SCHOOL: Smith, in his senior year with Hewitt-Trussville, collected 66 tackles, including 18 for-loss, as well as four sacks and 19 hurries. He was a second-team Alabama Sports Writers Association all-state second-team selection. He was also named the Trussville Tribune defensive player of the year, an honorable mention to the Birmingham News all-star team and was selected to play in the Alabama/ Mississippi All-Star Game in Montgomery, Ala. Smith also won a state championship in 2014 with Leeds High School. He received three player of the game honors during that season. That season, Smith recorded 111 tackles over 15 games, en route to a ASWA second-team all-state selection. ... ended his career with 179 tackles, 16 sackes, 10 TFLs and 19 hurries.

PERSONAL: The son of Dave and Denise Simmons ... born on October 4, 1998, in Knoxville, Tenn. ... full name is Jimmy Davis Simmons ... cousin, Cody, plays baseball at Maryville College ... sister, Rachel, competed on the rowing team at Tennessee. ACADEMICS: Plans to enroll in marketing with an interest in owning an insurance agency.

PERSONAL: The son of Greg and Jackie Smith ... born April 21, 1999 ... full name is Christian Glenn Smith.

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STAFFORD SULLIVAN SULLIVAN WR | 6-2 | 195 | Jr. | Memphis, Tenn. 2016 (Sophomore): Stafford played in 10 games, recording four total stops -- three solo and one assisted. 2015 (Freshman): Stafford played in four games but recorded no stats. HIGH SCHOOL: Darrius Stafford was a three-year starter at Kirby High School in Memphis, where he was one of the region’s top receivers as well as a defensive back that opponent quarterbacks learned to stay away from. As a receiver for coach Jeremy Orsagh’s team, Stafford had 63 catches in his senior season for 1,047 yards and 13 touchdowns, earning first-team all-region honors. As a cornerback, he made 48 tackles and added five interceptions for the Cougars, earning second-team all-region honors as a defensive back. He was named to the Memphis Commercial Appeal Best of Preps team, and was chosen to play in the 2014-15 National All-American Bowl. PERSONAL: The son of Nikia Stafford...born April 13, 1997 in Memphis...full name is Darrius Stafford... ACADEMIC: Majoring in business.

LB | 6-1 | 209 | Fr. | Nashville, Tenn.

LB | 6-3 | 215 | Jr. | Tuscumbia, Ala.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years as an outside linebacker and tight end for Nashville Christian ... won a state championship in 2015 ... won region titles in 2013-2016 ... as a junior, Sullivan recorded 76 tackles, 11 TFLs, four sacks and two pass deflections ... as a senior, he had 82 tackles, four interceptions, 14.5 TFLs and seven sacks on defense, 176 yards and six touchdowns on offense.

2016 (Sophomore): Sullivan had a breakout season as a sophomore, recording 58 total stops -- 25 solo and 33 assisted, including five for-loss for 16 yards. In addition, he also recorded a sack for eight yards, forced a fumble, picked off a pass and returned it 37 yards and also broke up two passes.

PERSONAL: The son of Haig and Michelle Sullivan ... born on October 31, 1998, in Nashville, Tenn. ... full name is Andrew Haig Sullivan. ACADEMICS: Plans to pursue a career in sports training.

2015 (Redshirt freshman): Played in four games, but did not record any stats. 2014 (Freshman): Deven spent his first year on the Golden Eagle roster as a redshirt and worked with the scout teams...already began to show promise in his role. HIGH SCHOOL: Deven was a four-year starter at Muscle Shoals High School, and also earned five letters in wrestling... team’s second-leading rusher and topped the squad in touchdowns as a senior, helping take team to Class 5A final round and runner-up finish... four-time Times Daily All-Area selection... four-time Times Daily all-state team.. helped team to the semifinals as a junior and quarterfinals as a sophomore... was Class 5A state wrestling champion at 195 pounds as a sophomore. PERSONAL: Deven is the son of Howard Sullivan and Dana Wimberly... birthday is March 23, 1995..full name is Deven Sullivan...father Howard played football at Northeast Community College. ACADEMIC: Enrolled in interdisciplinary studies.

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SWICEGOOD THAENRAT THOMAS RB | 6-1 | 215 | R-Fr. | Fletcher, N.C.

RB | 5-10 | 200 | So. | Philadelphia, Pa.

CB | 6-0 | 205 | So. | Jacksonville, Fla.

HIGH SCHOOL: At Reynolds High School, Swicegood recorded 95 tackles and 23 tackles-for-loss as a senior and was named all-county...as a junior, recorded 117 tackles and was named defensive front MVP..

2016 (Freshman): It didn’t take long for Yeedee Thaenrat to make an impact with Tech football. In just his first 11 games, Thaenrat led the team in rushing with 707 yards on 159 carries with six touchdowns. Thaenrat also caught 17 passes for 176 yards and was second on the team in total offense behind quarterback Michael Birdsong and second in all-purpose yardage behind Dontez Byrd. Thaenrat was named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference newcomer team.

2016 (Freshman): Played in nine games in 2016, recording eight tackles -- six solo and two assisted ... had two tackles in each the Jacksonville State, Tennessee and Tennessee State games ... picked off a pass against Eastern Illinois.

PERSONAL: The son of Carr and Lynda Swicegood... born January 14, 1997...full name is Andrew Swicegood... grandfather Tommy Bronson played football at Tennessee for four years...grandfather Joe Swicegood played football ay North Carolina for four years. ACADEMIC: Enrolled in basic business with an interest to pursue a career in real estate…named to the Spring 2016 AD’s Honor Roll

HIGH SCHOOL: Played three years for Coach Mike McKay at Father Judge High School in Philadelphia. In his senior season, he rushed for 943 yards and 10 touchdowns and also recorded 43 tackles. In his junior season, he rushed for 1,545 yards and 25 touchdowns, then also recorded 98 tackles, forced 12 fumbles and picked off two passes. In his sophomore season, he rushed for 1,246 yards and 13 touchdowns, while he also had 74 tackles, three interceptions and forced six fumbles...was named an all-state defensive back, all-southeastern Pennsylvania running back and defensive back, all-city defensive back and running back and all-Catholic running back and defensive back.

HIGH SCHOOL: At Ribault High School in Jacksonville, Fla., Thomas was a game-changer. In his senior season alone, he had four game-winning plays with three touchdowns and an interception. For the season, he had four interceptions for 77 yards and four pass deflections. Thomas also played soccer and ran track and field at Ribault. PERSONAL: The son of Malcolm Thomas and Tanya Cox...full name is Brandon Ja’Vion Thomas...born on January 25, 1997...father Malcolm played football at Syracuse University from 1992 to 1996...mother Tanya Cox played softball at Bethune-Cookman from 1993 to 1996. ACADEMIC: Thomas plans to enroll in basic business and hopes to become an entrepreneur.

PERSONAL: Born March 8, 1997 in Monrovia, Liberia... lived in San Antonio, Texas, before moving to Philadelphia. ACADEMIC: Plans to major in basic engineering.

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TOLLEY TUCKER UBERTI LB | 6-1 | 220 | Fr. | Erwin, Tenn. HIGH SCHOOL: Tolley completed a successful career at Science Hill, where he recorded 327 career tackles, including 42 for-loss. He also had two interceptions, a blocked punt and a defensive touchdown. He was twice named to all-state rosters, was named to the All Big East team three times, was the defensive player of the year for the Johnson City Elite 11 in 2015 and was named to the Elite 11 again in 2016.

DE | 6-3 | 245 | r-Fr. | Jackson, Tenn. NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE.

WR | 6-3 | 188 | Fr. | Red Lion, Pa. HIGH SCHOOL: Uberti lettered three years as a wide receiver and strong safety for head coach Jesse Shay at Red Lion High School, earning a district championship. PERSONAL: The son of Bob and Tina Uberti ... born September 20, 1998, in York, Pa.

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UNDERWOOD VIAU OL | 6-3 | 280 | Jr. | New Market, Ala.

OL | 6-4 | 285 | Fr. | Fairview, Tenn.

2016 (Sophomore): Underwood played in four games in the 2016 season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Viau lettered four years for head coach Chris Hughes at Fairview and two years for coach Avion Black in track and field ... was named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association's all-state team ... named THSFSA AllState ... team won region championships in 2014 and 2017.

2015 (Freshman): Underwood played in seven games, recording one tackle. HIGH SCHOOL: Taylor Underwood was a three-year standout for coach Matthew Putnam’s Trojans at Hazel Green High School. Named honorable mention all-region as a junior, he was voted winner of the team’s Defensive Line Punisher award as a senior. Twice placing on the All-Academic team, he also won the team’s Player Award, and was outstanding in Area Big Man Weight Competition the past two years, placing first in 2013 and second in 2014.

PERSONAL: The son of Cari Davidson ... born on January 25, 1999 in West Palm Beach, Fla. ... full name is McKenzie Paul Allen Viau ... grandfather Les Costner played football at South Carolina State. ACADEMIC: Intends to study engineering technology with an emphasis in industrial engineering.

PERSONAL: The son of Bobby and Susan Underwood... born September 19, 1996 in Huntsville, Ala....full name is Taylor Underwood.

LUKE

WARD QB | 6-3 | 225 | Jr. | Decaturville, Tenn. 2016 (Sophomore): Played in one game, rushing the ball twice for four total yards in the Golden Eagles’ finale against Murray State. 2015 (Freshman): Was on the roster, but did not see any action on the varsity squad. HIGH SCHOOL: Played quarterback for four years for head coach Jeff Robertson at Riverside High School... also played baseball for four seasons for head coach Dusty Rhodes, winning the Class 2A state championship in 2011 and 2012. PERSONAL: The son of Paul and Jenny Ward...full name is Lucas Gray Ward...born on June 19, 1996...father Paul played football at Murray State from 1984 to 1987. ACADEMIC: Enrolled in interdisciplinary studies.

ACADEMIC: Enrolled in general curriculum and plans to become a strength and conditioning coach.

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MICAH

JAKE

WARNER WARREN WARWICK LB | 6-2 | 200 | So. | Rockwood, Tenn. 2016 (Freshman): Saw no action for the Golden Eagles in the 2016 season. HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner at Rockwood High School, Warner was a solid quarterback, completing 145 of his 227 passes for 2,250 yards for 32 touchdowns and rushed for 19 more scores. As a senior, he completed 77 of his 122 passes for 1,227 yards and 17 touchdowns and ran for 10 touchdowns. He was named to the all-district team and was the district’s academic player of the year...also played baseball and was named all-district, all-region and honorable mention all-state. PERSONAL: The son of Reno and Leigh Ann Warner... full name is William Harrison Warner...born on January 10, 1998 in Knoxville. ACADEMIC: Plans to enroll in basic business and pursue a career as a financial manager.

WR | 5-10 | 170 | Fr. | Nashville, Tenn. NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE.

LB | 6-1 | 230 | Jr. | Alcoa. Tenn. 2016 (Sophomore): Played in seven games in the 2016 season. 2015 (Freshman): Played in 11 games last season, recording four tackles. HIGH SCHOOL: A three-sport standout at Alcoa High School, Jake Warwick excelled on the football team for coach Gary Rankin while helping the Tornadoes to the TSSAA Blue Cross Bowl state championship in 2013 and the runner-up spot in 2014, all in Tech’s Tucker Stadium. A four-year letterman on the football team while playing both linebacker and fullback, he was selected a team captain and was a finalist for the PrepXtra Defensive Player of the Year. Among his awards was all-district selection. He also lettered two years on the wrestling team, advancing to the state tournament, and was a two-year letterman at shortstop on the baseball team, earning all-district attention. PERSONAL: The son of Terry and Mary Beth Warwick... full name is Jacob Wayne Warwick...born January 13, 1997 in Maryville, Tenn....grandfather is former Golden Eagle standout and NFL all-pro Vikings linebacker Lonnie Warwick. ACADEMIC: Majoring in EXPW…named to the Spring 2016 AD’s Honor Roll

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WHITSON WILKES WILLIAMS DE | 6-3 | 230 | So. | Jackson, Tenn.

LB | 6-4 | 200 | Fr. | Ooltewah, Tenn. HIGH SCHOOL: Whitson lettered three seasons for Ooltewah head coach Mack Bryan ... was named an all-region selection in both his junior and senior year ... was also named to the Chattanooga Times Free Press Best of Preps list ... named the team's defensive player of the year during both his junior and senior campaign. PERSONAL: The son of Bill and Sharon Whitson ... full name is William Scott Whitson Jr. ... born on February 21, 1999. ACADEMICS: Plans to enroll in agricultural engineering.

2016 (Freshman): Wilkes played in five games, recording a solo tackle at Jacksonville State and an assisted tackle against Murray State. HIGH SCHOOL: Wilkes had a great senior season at Liberty Tech Magnet School, recording 96 tackles, including 12 for-loss, recovered two fumbles, picked off five passes, had four sacks and scored touchdowns. He won two district championships and one region title. PERSONAL: The son of Dantae and Sharonda Wilkes... full name is Dantae Wilkes...born on November 8, 1997...brother Jocuante Arnold played basketball for two seasons at Iowa Wesleyan and Elizabethton Community College...uncle Kendall Anthony played basketball for four years at Richmond.

QB | 6-3 | 225 | Jr. | Decaturville, Tenn. HIGH SCHOOL: Williams was a force on the offensive line for Lithonia High, grading out with a 79-percent blocking average with 11 pancakes. He helped lead the team to a region championship and was named to the All-Region 5-AAAAA team and was honorable mention all-DeKalb County. PERSONAL: The son of Micheal Williams and Lynne Harrison ... born on December 18, 1998, in Savannah, Ga. ... sister, Shannon, ran track and field at Auburn ... brother, Micheal, played basketball at Savannah State. ACADEMIC: Plans to enroll in education.

ACADEMIC: Plans to enroll in secondary education with an emphasis in history.

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HUNTER

DEONTAY

WILLIAMS WILLIS WILSON LB | 5-11 | 195 | So. | Milan, Tenn.

QB | 6-1 | 198 | Fr. | Greenback, Tenn.

S | 6-3 | 190 | Jr. | Trussville, Ala.

2016 (Freshman): Williams played in nine games in the 2016 campaign. He recorded five total tackles -- one solo and four assisted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Willis is no stranger to the Tucker Stadium turf, playing in Cookeville the last two seasons in the TSSAA BlueCross Bowl – and his numbers show why.

HIGH SCHOOL: A Class 3A Mr. Football semifinalist, Williams was named a Region 7-3A defensive co-captain as he helped lead Milan High School to strong finishes during his tenure.

Willis threw for 1,764 yards and 20 touchdowns, while he also ran for 511 yards on 71 carries – averaging 7.2 yards a carry – and scoring six more touchdowns. He was also impressive on defense, compiling 80 tackles, including seven for-loss, picked off six passes and also breaking up nine passes.

2016 (Sophomore): Wilson was third on the Golden Eagles in tackles, recording 73 total stops, including 32 solo and 41 assisted as well as two for-loss for three yards ... Had a season-high 14 tackles against Wofford and also had double-digit tallies against Eastern Illinois (11) and Southeast Missouri (10) ... He also picked off a pass for 34 yards against UT Martin ... Also had two pass breakups.

PERSONAL: The son of Wendy Williams...full name is Storm Williams...born on March 5, 1998...sister Alex Williams played softball at Union University from 2011 to 2015. ACADEMIC: Plans to enroll in criminal justice with an interest in becoming a state trooper.

He was named to the Region 2-1A all-region first team, as well as first team all-Loudon County and to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) all-state team. Willis ended his career with 4,127 passing yards with 48 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,129 yards and 14 touchdowns. PERSONAL: The son of James and Cheri Willis ... born on December 3, 1998, in Knoxville ... full name is Hunter Andrew Lee Willis.

2015 (Freshman): Saw no action on the varsity squad. HIGH SCHOOL: Wilson was one of the top defensive players in his region the past two years, posting more than 200 tackles while leading Trussville High School. As a junior, he had 111 total tackles with 10 tackles-for-loss, three fumbles forced and four passes defended. In 2014 as a senior, despite drawing loads of attention from opponents, he managed 93 total tackles with two tackles-for-loss. He had one interception, two fumbles forced and returned one fumble 102 yards for a touchdown. He was named the 2014 Exterminator of the Year by one Birmingham media, and was a 2013 Class 6A second-team selection. PERSONAL: The son of Trent and Jeanetta Wilson...full name is Deontay DaJuane Wilson...born October 8, 1996 in Birmingham, Ala...majoring in basic business.

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WILSON

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JEROME

WORTHY WRIGHT

LB | 6-4 | 200 | Fr. | Ooltewah, Tenn.

RB | 5-9 | 191 | Fr. | Kennesaw, Ga.

FB | 6-1 | 238 | Jr. | Richmond, Va.

HIGH SCHOOL: Won two letters as a free safety for head coach Korey Mobbs at Lanier High School ... helped lead team to two region championships ... had 82 tackles in his career with five interceptions ... as a senior, he played in four games with 29 tackles and one interception ... as a junior, he played in 12 games with 51 tackles and four interceptions ... also wrestled for three seasons.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a four-year letterwinner in football and lacrosse at Sprayberry High School ... was named the Cobb County Player of the Week, an all-region team honorable mention, selected to the Senior All-Star Bowl and was twice selected to the Georgia Lacrosse All-Star Team.

AT VIRGINIA TECH -- 2014 (Sophomore): Was scheduled to redshirt, but was forced into action after several tailbacks suffered injuries … Was in for 10 plays on offense … Made his season debut in the Miami game, rushing three times for 9 yards … Ran the ball three times for 3 yards against Boston College … Dressed for the Duke game, but did not play due to an injury … Suffered a knee sprain and missed the rest of the season … Dressed for the bowl game, but did not play … Earned Iron Hokie honors in the weight room after benching 320 pounds and posting a 435-pound front squat in spring max testing. 2013 (Freshman): Played in 12 games … Was in on 102 plays, 27 on offense and 75 on special teams … Rushed seven times for 27 yards and caught three passes for 23 yards … Caught a 4-yard pass, also contributing on special teams against Western Carolina … Was in on special teams at East Carolina, against Marshall and at Georgia Tech … Caught two passes for 19 yards in the win over North Carolina … Saw action on offense and special teams in the win over Pittsburgh … Was in on offense and special teams against Duke … Saw action on special teams at Boston College and Miami … Was in on special teams against Maryland and at Virginia … Carried the ball seven times for 27 yards in the Sun Bowl. 2012-13: Signed with Virginia Tech in 2012, but deferred his enrollment until January of 2013 … Joined the team in January and went through off-season workouts … Got work at fullback during spring practice … Had a tackle on special teams in the spring game. HIGH SCHOOL: A member of the PrepStar All-Atlantic Region squad … Named the “Sleeper of the Year” in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ran for 607 yards and 15 touchdowns this season, with a 13.0-yard rushing average as a senior … Had 37 tackles, two sacks and an interception on defense his senior season … An honorable mention All-Met selection at running back by The Richmond Times-Dispatch as a senior … A first-team All-Capital District selection his final season … Listed as the No. 29 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 35 player in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep … Ranked as the No. 41 running back in the country, the No. 93 player in his region and the No. 21 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation … Ranked as the No. 90 “athlete” in the country and the No. 33 player in his state by 247Sports. PERSONAL: Full name is Jerome Elex Wright … Born January 30, 1994, in Richmond, Va. … Son of Jerome Wright, Jr. and Sonya Wright ACADEMIC: Enrolled in interdisciplinary studies with an interest in real estate.

PERSONAL: The son of Britt Wilson and Jennifer Amos ... full name is Ethan Ty Wilson ... born December 7, 1997 in Lawrenceville, Ga.

PERSONAL: The son of Gilbert and Ragina Worthy ... born November 5, 1998, in Atlanta, Ga. ... full name is Gilbert Dentonio Worthy, Jr.

ACADEMIC: Plans to enroll in business.

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ZAIDAN ZIERKE K | 6-0 | 185 | So. | McKenzie, Tenn.

TE | 6-4 | 230 | R-Fr. | Wayne, Ill.

2016 (Freshman): Zaidan was the kickoff specialist for the Golden Eagles in 2016, kicking 47 times for 2,759 yards -- an average of 58.7 yards per kickoff. He forced 12 touchbacks and kicked out of bounds four times. Zaidan also recorded four tackles.

2016 (Redshirt freshman): Zierke played in seven games for the Golden Eagles as a tight end, but did not record any stats.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was an all-region kicker for Henry County High School...kicked a school-record 52-yard field goal...also played soccer. PERSONAL: The son of Hamed and Marjorie Zaidan... full name is Haidar Hamed Zaidan...born on June 30, 1998 in Detroit, Michigan...brother Hassan Zaidan played soccer at Bethel University. ACADEMIC: Plans to major in physical therapy.

2015 (Freshman): Was on the Golden Eagle roster last season as a member of the scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: Played tight end and defensive end at Bartlett High School in Illinois. PERSONAL: The son of Kevin and Lynne Zierke...full name is Clint Robert Zierke...born on June 28, 1996 ACADEMIC: Majoring in communications with an emphasis in journalism‌named to the Spring 2016 AD’s Honor Roll

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WILBURN TUCKER Tennessee Tech's football stadium is named for Wilburn Tucker. During his career as head football coach, Tucker compiled a 70-65-5 record and won five OVC championships. He was named to the OVC Hall of Fame and the Tech Hall of Fame.

P.V. PUTTY OVERALL The playing field in Tucker Stadium is named for Putty Overall. During his career as head football coach, Overall compiled a 97-95-18 record and won two OVC championships. He was named to the OVC Hall of Fame and the Tech Hall of Fame.

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ucker Stadium, the home venue for the Tennessee Tech football program since the Golden Eagles moved into the facility in 1966, underwent an extensive surface renovation in 2007. The facility upgrades included the installation of 24/7 turf by The Motz Group, as well as renovations and a new surface to the nine-lane track. In 2008, new lights were installed at the stadium, and in 2009 the working press box received a major overhaul and technological upgrades. Tucker Stadium will host the TSSAA BlueCross Bowl Tennessee State Championship Games through the 2020 season. The venue is named in tribute to former Golden Eagle coach Wilburn Tucker. The center stage of the stadium is Overall Field, named to recognize longtime Tech coach and administrator Putty Overall. The stadium features a two-level press box on each side, with the West Box hosting the working press and the East Box hosting the president and his guests. With the addition of the 24/7 turf, the latest in technology, material and equipment was used to ensure that Tucker Stadium is one of the finest facilities in the Ohio

Valley Conference. Tucker Stadium opened for gridiron action for the 1966 season with seating for 12,500. In the first game in the facility, Chattanooga came to town and handed coach Don Wade's Golden Eagles a 17-7 loss. Two weeks later, Tech posted its first victory in the stadium, topping East Tennessee State, 14-3. The facility was expanded to its present capacity of 16,500 prior to the 1971 season. In 39 college football seasons, it has hosted 1,532,281 fans at 221 games. Tech has hosted 21 crowds of better than 12,000 fans and owns a 12-8-1 record in those contests, including a record 12,831 for the game against Cumberland in the 2007 opener. The largest attendance came against Morehead State in 1971, when 16,521 folks crowded into the newly enlarged facility. The 2009 Golden Eagles were unbeaten at home, posting a 5-0 record. Golden Eagle teams have had three other unbeaten home seasons, going 11-0 over two consecutive seasons, with a 5-0 mark in 1971 and 6-0 in 1972. Tech was also 5-0 in 2001. The facility was officially dedicated as Tucker Stadium at Homecoming ceremonies on Oct. 18, 1980, in honor of former coach Wilburn Tucker, who served

on the Golden Eagle staff for 21 years. The playing field itself retained its designation as Overall Field, named for coach P.V. Overall, who was head coach at Tech for 26 years. Both men are in the Tech Sports Hall of Fame and the OVC Hall of Fame. When the stadium was built in 1966, it featured a press box on the West side for the working press. The second box -- for use by TTU's president and guests -plus 4,000 additional seats, were added to the East side of the stadium in 1971. The first synthetic turf was laid in 1970 and was replaced in 1980. That turf lasted 13 years until Stadia Turf was installed in 1994. The surface that was replaced in 2007. The largest crowd in Tucker Stadium history (16,521) watched the Golden Eagles beat Morehead State, 26-8, on October 23, 1971. Jeff Axel rushed for 138 yards on 18 carries to lead the offense while Jim Youngblood’s 16 tackles topped the Golden Eagle defense as Tech posted a Homecoming victory. Tech’s crowd of 12,831 for the 2007 game against Cumberland University was the largest opening day crowd in the 44-year history of Tucker Stadium.

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YEAR-BY-YEAR ATTENDANCE Year 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982

GP W-L 5 3-2 5 2-3 5 1-4 5 2-3 5 2-3 5 5-0 6 6-0 5 2-3 6 4-2 5 4-1 6 4-2 5 4-1 5 3-2 5 1-2-2 6 1-5 6 4-2 5 2-3

Attend. 30,600 33,770 34,500 30,000 47,538 54,314 46,210 34,745 41,000 38,200 68,202 56,500 55,200 38,800 58,014 45,204 41,105

1983 5 1-4 1984 5 0-5 1985 5 1-4 1986 4 0-4 1987 6 2-4 1988 5 0-5 1989 5 2-3 1990 6 5-1 1991 4 2-2 1992 6 5-1 1993 6 5-1 1994 6 3-3 1995 5 1-4 1996 5 4-1 1997 4 3-1 1998 7 3-4 1999 4 2-2 2000 6 5-1

34,509 50,027 29,063 25,816 52,154 19,278 34,146 37,810 26,320 31,843 28,775 27,540 22,850 21,456 19,444 26,468 24,712 29,799

2001 5 5-0 2002 6 3-3 2003 4 1-3 2004 6 5-1 2005 5 4-1 2006 5 1-4 2007 6 3-3 2008 6 2-4 2009 5 5-0 2010 5 3-2 2011 6 3-3 2012 6 3-3 2013 6 3-3 2014 6 4-2 2015 5 3-2 2016 5 3-2 TOTALS 271 146-124-2

LARGEST HOME CROWDS

LARGEST AWAY CROWDS

Attendance (Year, Opponent, Result) 1) 16,521 (1971 | Morehead State | W, 26-8) 2) 16,089 (1978 | Western Kentucky | L, 20-26) 3) 16,072 (1977 | Morehead State | W, 24-22) 4) 15,607 (1976 | Western Kentucky | W, 22-12) 5) 14,623 (1984 | Tennessee State | L, 3-33) 6) 14,586 (1978 | Murray State | W, 24-14) 7) 14,133 (1977 | Austin Peay | L, 21-24) 8) 13,859 (1982 | Western Kentucky | L, 14-28) 9) 13,627 (1980 | Murray State | L, 3-10) 10) 13,186 (1972 | Middle Tennessee | W, 24-10) 11) 13,124 (1976 | Omaha | W, 56-28) 12) 12,831 (2007 | Cumberland | W, 45-21) 13) 12,746 (1978 | Western Carolina | W, 22-20) 14) 12,523 (1977 | Youngstown State | W, 38-22) 15) 12,511 (1979 | Morehead State | T, 3-3) 16) 12,500 (1999 | Murray State | L, 11-22) 17) 12,310 (1981 | Morehead State | W, 35-17) 18) 12,237 (1998 | Middle Tennessee | L, 16-19) 19) 12,212 (1970 | Eastern Kentucky | L, 13-20) 20) 12,204 (1972 | Western Kentucky | W, 30-10) 21) 12,186 (1974 | Western Kentucky | W, 10-6)

Attendance (Year, Site, Result) 1) 98,343 (2016 | at Tennessee | L, 55-0) 2) 92,746 (2010 | at Georgia | L, 38-0) 3) 85,754 (2007 | at Auburn | L, 35-3) 4) 77,785 (2013 | at Wisconsin | L, 52-24) 5) 70,585 (2011 | at Iowa | L, 34-7) 6) 69, 596 (2010 | at Arkansas | L, 44-3) 7) 57,091 (2012 | at Oregon | L, 63-14) 8) 48, 094 (2010 | at Kansas State | L, 49-7) 9) 41,132 (1999 | at Tennessee State | L, 19-25) 10) 40,155 (2002 | at Iowa State | L, 58-6) 11) 38, 694 (2008 | at Louisville | L, 51-10) 12) 37,117 (2010 | at TCU | L, 62-7) 13) 32,000 (1984 | at Kansas State | L, 28-12) 14) 30,479 (2015 | at Houston | L, 52-24) 15) 29,702 (1988 | at East Carolina | L, 52-13) 16) 28,525 (2001 | at Air Force Academy | L, 42-0) 17) 26,123 (2005 | at Northern Illinois | L, 42-3) 18) 26,101 (2003 | at Memphis | L, 40-10) 19) 26,000 (1951 | at Kentucky | L, 72-13) 20) 25,546 (2004 | at South Florida | L, 21-7) 21) 24,177 (1994 | at Marshall | L, 24-10) 22) 23,743 (1995 | at Marshall | L, 45-14) 23) 22,123 (1985 | at UNLV | L, 35-7) 24) 21,326 (2000 | at Ohio University | L, 52-14) 25) 20,806 (2006 | at Middle Tennessee | L, 44-0) 26) 19,926 (1971 | at Western Kentucky | L, 15-7) 27) 18,500 (1998 | at UAB | L, 6-38) 28) 18,500 (1969 | at Western Kentucky | L, 42-0) 29) 18,300 (1988 | at Eastern Kentucky | L, 14-7) 30) 18,200 (1958 | at Florida State | L, 22-7) 31) 18,123 (2003 | at Northern Illinois | L, 42-17)

Tech is 12-8-1 in front of crowds of 12,000 or more in Tucker Stadium.

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21 7 SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 COOKEVILLE, TENN. COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech football team came out with a statement on Thursday night, recovering an onside kick on the opening kickoff, then putting together a first-quarter score. But Wofford built momentum and scored 21 unanswered points in the final three quarters to spoil the Golden Eagles’ opener in a 21-7 loss at Tucker Stadium. “We’ve got things to improve on and get better on,” said head coach Marcus Satterfield during the team’s post-game press conference. “We’ll get back to work on (Friday) morning.” Kip Patton scored the Golden Eagles’ lone touchdown as he scored on a four-yard run to cap a five-play, 40-yard series. However, Wofford was able to pull away on three rushing touchdowns from quarterback Brad Butler, who ended the game with 85 yards on 11 carries. He also completed four of his five passes for 30 yards.

“He’s a tough kid and he made some great plays,” Satterfield said. Will Gay ended the game with 116 yards on nine carries for the Terriers (1-0). The game did have a scary moment with 4:27 remaining and the game tied at seven in the third quarter. Wofford junior linebacker Michael Roach collapsed on the Terrier sideline, prompting attention from both training staffs and Putnam County EMS. Roach was transported and kept overnight at Cookeville Regional Medical Center for observation according to a statement from the Wofford athletic department. After both teams met at midfield for a prayer for Roach’s recovery, the Terriers responded for their fallen teammate, quickly scoring the go-ahead touchdown as Butler scored on a seven-yard run. Butler scored again in the fourth quarter on a 21-yard scamper.

There were still bright spots for the Golden Eagles (0-1). Freshman running back Yeedee Thaenrat rushed nine times for 49 yards, breaking off a 17-yarder to lead his evening. Quarterback Michael Birdsong, a Marshall transfer, had a good night, converting 22 of his 34 passes into 216 yards. However, the Terriers picked him off once and were able to get to him five times for sacks. Brock McCoin, who missed the last week of preseason camp with an injury, was back in the lineup and caught seven passes for 94 yards, including a 46-yard reception to lead all receivers. Safety Deontay Wilson had a great first game with the Golden Eagles, collecting 14 tackles. Josh Poplar and Elliott Normand each also recorded career-high totals with 12 tackles, while Kevin Robinson-White reached a new career high with 11 stops.

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WOFFORD 21, TENNESSEE TECH 7 September 1, 2016 -- Cookeville, Tenn. -- tucker Stadium Attendance: 9066 -- ELAPSED TIME: 2:44 FIRST

WOFFORD TENNESSEE TECH

SECOND

0 7

THIRD

7 0

7 0

SCORING SUMMARY

STATISTICS LEADERS

FIRST QUARTER

WOFFORD

SECOND QUARTER

RUSHING will gay lorenzo long brad butler TOTALS

THIRD QUARTER

PASSING Brad butler brandon goodson TOTALS

6:22 -- TTU -- Kip Patton 4-yd run (Nick Madonia kick), 5-40 2:21

7:37 -- WOF -- Brad Butler 10-yd run (David Marvin kick), 9-66 4:24

4:05 -- WOF -- Butler 7-yd run (Marvin kick), 9-80 4:51

FOURTH QUARTER

7:06 -- WOF -- Butler 21-yd run (Marvin kick), 13-71 7:12

PUNTING david marvin TOTALS

7 0

Avg. 12.9 4.8 7.7 6.4

C-A-I Yds. TD Long Sack 4-5-0 30 0 12 0 1-3-0 12 0 12 0 5-8-0 42 0 12 0

PASSING michael birdsong TOTALS

C-A-I Yds. TD Long Sack 22-34-1 216 0 46 5 22-34-1 216 0 46 5

NO. Yds. TD Long 2 20 0 12 2 17 0 12 1 5 0 5 20 276 4 40

RECEIVING Brock McCoin dontez byrd kip patton TOTALS

NO. Yds. TD Long 7 94 0 46 5 49 0 13 4 12 0 5 22 216 0 46

No. Yds. Avg. long in20 tb 2 86 43.0 55 0 1 2 86 43.0 55 0 1

PUNTING brock mccoin TOTALS

No. Yds. Avg. long in20 tb 3 106 35.3 50 1 0 3 106 35.3 50 1 0

RETURNS Dontez byrd TOTALS

field goals David marvin david marvin

result missed missed

field goals nick madonia nick madonia

tb ob 3 -

KICKOFFS haidar zaidan

all-purpose will gay Lorenzo long brad butler

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RUSHING No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg. Yeedee thanerat 9 49 0 49 0 17 49.0 Kip patton 8 21 6 15 1 10 15.0 michael birdsong 7 13 36 -23 0 9 -23.0 TOTALS 24 83 42 41 1 17 41.0

PUNT KICKOFF INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO. YDS. Lg. No. YDS. LG. No. YDS. LG. Jaleel green 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Ostin McPherson 0 0 0 1 19 19 0 0 0 TOTALS 0 0 0 1 19 19 1 0 0

KICKOFFS david marvin

FINAL

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No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg 9 117 1 116 0 34 19 92 1 91 0 11 11 90 5 85 3 32 54 359 13 346 3 34

RECEIVING Nick colvin jason hill hunter windham TOTALS

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qtr. 1st 2nd

time 00:07 00:00

dist. 41 yards 62 yards

no. yards avg 4 260 65.0 run rcv 116 0 91 0 85 0

kr pr ir total 0 0 0 116 0 0 0 91 0 0 0 85

all-purpose Brock McCoin Dontez Byrd Yeedee Thaenrat

PUNT KICKOFF INTERCEPTION NO. YDS. Lg. No. YDS. LG. No. YDS. LG. 0 0 0 1 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 22 22 0 0 0

qtr. 3rd 4th

time 08:56 14:18

dist. 24 yards 46 yards

no. yards avg 1 65 65.0 run 0 0 49

rcv 94 49 19

result missed missed tb ob 0 0

kr pr ir total 0 0 0 94 22 0 0 71 0 0 0 68

FUMBLES: WOFFORD -- None. TENNESSEE Tech -- None. TACKLES jojo tillery Devin watson jaleel green

SOLO AST TOTAL SACK FF INT 5 6 11 0 0 0 3 4 7 0 0 0 3 2 5 0 0 1

TACKLES SOLO AST TOTAL SACK FF INT Deontay Wilson 4 10 14 0 0 0 Josh Poplar 2 10 12 0 0 0 Elliott normand 1 11 12 0 0 0

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7 41 SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 CLARKSVILLE, TENN. CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – 493 yards of offense. One thing was sure as Tennessee Tech opened its Ohio Valley Conference slate with a dominating win over Austin Peay -- the Golden Eagles came out to play, The victory marked the first in the career of head coach Marcus Satterfield and also put the Golden Eagles in an early lead in both the conference and the Sergeant York Trophy race. “It feels good to get that first conference win,” Satterfield said. “I’m sure I’ll look back on this sometime as my first win as a head coach. I pressed our staff all week demanded a lot of the players and I thought at one point they were going to walk out on us. “We made great strides from the Wofford game. We focused on the details,

didn’t look at the scoreboard, and just took it one play at a time. It was really awesome to see our guys get rewarded for doing what was demanded of them.” The offensive total was the largest for the Golden Eagles in two seasons. “That’s what we could do,” Satterfield said. “I can’t say we’d do that every game, but it showed our kids on tape that we can do this, so that’s going to be the new standard to beat.” It was also a record-breaking night for several Tech players. Josh Poplar had another strong game, forcing two fumbles, tying the school record with seven other players. Quarterback Michael Birdsong threw four touchdowns, tying with Tre Lamb and Robert Craft for the second-most in a game. Birdsong lit up the Governor defense,

throwing for 280 yards on 19-for-27 passing. The Tech defense also held Austin Peay to 86 rushing yards – the lowest total in two seasons by the Golden Eagle defense – and 157 yards passing. Yeedee Thaenrat opened up the scoring for Tech (1-1, 1-0 OVC) with a 25-yard run, then Birdsong threw three touchdown passes – an eight-yard strike to Andrew Goldsmith, a 23-yarder to Austin Hicks and a 39-yard bomb to Jordan Smith – to give the Golden Eagles a commanding 28-0 advantage at the intermission. The one defensive blemish of the night was a 72-yard touchdown pass from Marvin Franklin to Timarious Mitchell for a Governors’ score. McCoin caught Birdsong’s final TD of

the night on a 10-yard pass, then Nick Madonia added to his his 5-for-5 night on PATs with a 27- and a 22-yard field goal. Thaenrat led the Golden Eagles on the ground with 84 yards and a score on 14 carries, while Roderick Napper ended the game with 63 yards on eight carries, averaging 7.9 yards a carry. McCoin led Tech in receptions with seven for 52 yards, while Kip Patton led in yardage with five catches for 102 yards. “Kip’s a different animal,” Satterfield said. “We’ve got to continue to bring him along and put him in the position to make plays. Yeedee’s only going to get better. He’s a freshman, but he’s going to get stronger each week. He’s doing a great job of protecting the ball and playing physical.”

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TENNESSEE TECH 41, AUSTIN PEAY 7 September 10, 2016 -- Clarksville, Tenn. -- Fortera Stadium Attendance: 7507 -- ELAPSED TIME: 2:48 FIRST

SECOND

THIRD

AUSTIN PEAY

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SCORING SUMMARY

STATISTICS LEADERS

FIRST QUARTER

TENNESSEE TECH

TENNESSEE TECH

11:33 -- TTU -- Yeedee Thaenrat 25-yd run (Nick Madonia kick), 4-65 0:57 7:12 -- TTU -- Andrew Goldsmith 8-yd pass from Michael Birdsong (Madonia kick), 5-58 2:24

SECOND QUARTER

7:10 -- TTU -- Austin Hicks 23-yd pass from Birdsong (Madonia kick), 9-64 4:49 0:51 -- TTU -- Jordan Smith 39-yd pass from Birdsong (Madonia kick), 7-56 2:39

THIRD QUARTER

11:31 -- APSU -- Marvin Franklin 72-yd pass from Timarious Mitchell (Nick Gauna kick), 5-84 1:43 6:07 -- TTU -- Brock McCoin 10-yd pass from Birdsong (Madonia kick), 8-67 5:18

FOURTH QUARTER

12:20 -- TTU -- Madonia 27-yd field goal, 10-64 5:50 8:14 -- TTU -- Madonia 22-yd field goal, 4-6 2:01

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7 7 Avg. 6.0 7.9 4.6 5.3

C-A-I Yds. TD Long Sack 19-27-0 280 4 40 1 1-1-0 -4 0 0 0 20-28-0 276 4 40 1

RECEIVING Brock McCOIN KIP PATTON DONTEZ BYRD TOTALS

NO. Yds. TD Long 7 52 1 11 5 102 0 40 3 50 0 37 20 276 4 40

PUNTING Brock McCoin TOTALS

No. Yds. Avg. long in20 tb 2 69 34.5 39 1 0 2 69 34.5 39 1 0

RETURNS Dontez Byrd clay davis maleek hall TOTALS field goals Nick madonia nick madonia KICKOFFS haidar zaidan all-purpose KIP PATTON Dontez Byrd Yeedee thaenrat

PUNT KICKOFF INTERCEPTION NO. YDS. Lg. No. YDS. LG. No. YDS. LG. 4 14 9 1 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 36 36 0 0 0 1 18 18 0 0 0 4 14 9 2 44 26 1 36 36 qtr. 4th 4th

time 12:29 08:14

dist. 27 yards 22 yards

no. yards avg 8 488 61.0 run rcv 0 102 0 50 84 0

FINAL

6 0

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RUSHING No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg Yeedee thaenrat 14 84 0 84 1 25 roderick napper 8 69 6 63 0 26 andrew goldsmith 13 62 2 60 0 15 TOTALS 41 234 17 217 1 26 PASSING MICHAEL BIRDSONG Colby Brown TOTALS

FOURTH

RUSHING No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg TIMARIOUS MITCHELL 9 64 10 54 0 16 tommy hays 11 38 21 17 0 11 jalen marsalis 2 11 0 11 0 7 TOTALS 34 132 46 86 0 16 PASSING MIMARIOUS MITCHELL TOMMY HAYS TOTALS

NO. Yds. TD Long 4 72 0 42 1 72 1 72 1 13 0 13 6 157 1 72 No. Yds. Avg. long in20 tb 6 244 40.7 66 1 0 6 244 40.7 66 1 0

PUNT KICKOFF INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO. YDS. Lg. No. YDS. LG. No. YDS. LG. Tyree Harris 0 0 0 3 80 42 0 0 0 Kyran Moore 0 0 0 3 55 26 0 0 0 TOTALS 0 0 0 6 135 42 0 0 0

result good good

field goals None

tb ob 2 0

KICKOFFS NICK GAUNA

kr pr ir total 0 0 0 102 26 14 0 90 0 0 0 84

C-A-I Yds. TD Long Sack 4-13-0 128 1 72 1 2-7-1 29 0 16 3 6-20-1 157 1 72 4

RECEIVING JARED BEARD Marvin Franklin Josh Alexander TOTALS PUNTING DEVIN STUART TOTALS

Avg. 6.0 1.5 5.5 2.5

qtr.

time

dist.

no. yards avg 2 108 54.0

all-purpose Tyree harris jared beard marvin franklin

run rcv 0 0 0 72 -2 72

result

tb ob 0 0

kr pr ir total 80 0 0 80 0 0 0 72 0 0 0 70

FUMBLES: Tennessee Tech -- Colby Brown 1-0, Andrew Goldsmith 1-1, Yeedee Thaenrat 1-1. Austin Peay -- Timarious Mitchell 2-1, Tommy Hays 2-0, Team 1-0, Jared Beard 1-1. TACKLES SOLO AST TOTAL SACK FF INT Josh Poplar 3 1 4 0 2 0 Kevin Robinson-White 2 2 4 1 0 0 Elliott Normand 3 0 3 1 0 0

TACKLES SOLO AST TOTAL SACK FF INT Gunnar Scholato 3 8 11 0 0 0 Malik Boynton 6 3 9 0 0 0 lloyd Tubman 5 2 7 0.5 0 0

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34 27 SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 MACON, GA. MACON, Ga. – Turnovers proved costly for the Tennessee Tech football team as three miscues started scoring drives for the Mercer Bears on Saturday as the Golden Eagles fell 34-27 at Five Star Stadium. Tech opened the game with a fantastic punctuation as Dontez Byrd broke loose for a 100-yard kickoff return on the opening kick, with Nick Madonia adding the PAT to make it a 7-0 Tech lead with just 13 seconds ticked off the clock. Mercer answered on its opening drive by putting a 42-yard field goal through the uprights to close out the first quarter scoring. The Bears took the lead late in the second quarter as quarterback John Russ found paydirt on a 15-yard run with 3:23 left in the first half. The PAT made it a 10-7 Mercer lead. The drive started on a Tech fumble on a sack. However, the Golden Eagles put together an impressive drive to end the second quarter, travelling 62 yards on six plays, scoring as Kip Patton hauled in a 27-yard

pass from Michael Birdsong to take a 14-10 lead into the intermission. Birdsong opened up the second half with his second touchdown of the day, throwing a 21-yard strike to Jordan Giberti. Madonia’s PAT was good, making it a 21-10 Tech lead. But the momentum started to shift. Sam Walker caught back-to-back touchdown passes from Russ, on 22- and 9-yard strikes, to take a 24-21 lead. The second score saw its drive start from a Tech fumble as Krys Cates had a completed catch knocked out of his hand to give the ball back to the Bears. After a 4-and-out from Tech, the Golden Eagles took advantage of a moment of confusion, Russ threw a pass to Walker and it fell to the ground. With no whistle blown, Josh Poplar picked up the loose ball and carried it into the end zone. The officials ruled the play a fumble and credited Tech with the touchdown, putting Tech back up 27-24.

However, Madonia’s extra-point try was blocked, shifting the momentum back into the Bears’ corner. A Birdsong interception kicked off a six-play, 27-yard scoring drive for the Bears as Russ ended the drive with a one-yard run. Cole Fisher ended Mercer’s scoring with a 49-yard field goal for the final margin of 34-27. The Golden Eagles had one last chance to put together a drive, but a sack on Birdsong knocked the ball loose, allowing Mercer to reclaim the ball and kneel to end the game. Birdsong finished the game with 239 yards and two touchdowns on a 23-for-30 day, while Patton hauled in six passes for 58 yards and a score. Yeedee Thaenrat led the rush with 22 carries for 57 yards. For Mercer, Russ ended the game with 259 yards on 23-of-35 passing, while Avery Ward caught eight passes for 86 yards. Payton Usher led the Bears with 77 yards on 16 carries.

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MERCER 34, TENNESSEE TECH 27 September 17, 2016 -- MACON, GA. -- FIVE STAR Stadium Attendance: 9772 -- ELAPSED TIME: 3:24

FIRST

TENNESSEE TECH MERCER

SECOND

7 3

THIRD

7 7

FOURTH

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SCORING SUMMARY

STATISTICS LEADERS

FIRST QUARTER

TENNESSEE TECH

MERCER

RUSHING No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg. Yeedee thaenrat 22 59 2 57 0 8 2.6 Dontez Byrd 1 3 0 3 0 3 3.0 kip patton 1 0 2 -2 0 0 -2.0 TOTALS 34 79 61 18 0 8 0.5

RUSHING Payton Usher John Russ Alex Lakes TOTALS

PASSING MICHAEL BIRDSONG TOTALS

PASSING John Russ TOTALS

14:47 -- TTU -- Dontez Byrd 100-yd kickoff return (Nick Madonia kick) 12:13 -- MER -- Cole Fisher 42-yd field goal, 8-39 2:34

SECOND QUARTER

3:23 -- MER -- John Russ 15-yd run (Fisher kick), 4-78 1:03 0:51 -- TTU -- Kip Patton 27-yd pass from Michael Birdsong (Madonia kick), 6-62 2:32

THIRD QUARTER

10:35 -- TTU -- Jordan Giberti 21-yd pass from Birdsong (Madonia kick), 7-71 2:55 7:35 -- MER -- Sam Walker 22-yd pass from Russ (Fisher kick), 9-87 3:00 2:44 -- MER -- Walker 9-yd pass from Russ (Fisher kick), 10-68 3:01 0:18 -- TTU -- Josh Poplar 8-yd fumble recovery (Madonia kick blocked)

FOURTH QUARTER

8:04 -- MER -- Russ 1-yd run (Fisher kick), 6-27 1:32 5:02 -- MER -- Fisher 49-yd field goal, 8-36 1:24

C-A-I Yds. TD Long Sack 23-30-1 239 2 27 6 23-30-1 239 2 27 6

FINAL

27 34

No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg 16 77 0 77 0 10 10 49 3 46 2 15 9 24 0 24 0 5 38 150 8 142 2 15

Avg. 4.8 4.6 2.7 3.7

C-A-I Yds. TD Long Sack 23-35-0 259 2 45 0 23-35-0 259 2 45 0

RECEIVING Kip Patton Dontez Byrd KRYS CATES TOTALS

NO. Yds. TD Long 6 58 1 27 6 41 0 10 5 74 0 23 23 239 2 27

RECEIVING Avery Ward MARQUISE IRVIN SAM WALKER TOTALS

NO. Yds. TD Long 8 86 0 24 7 60 0 23 4 39 2 22 23 259 2 45

PUNTING NICK MADONIA TOTALS

No. Yds. Avg. long in20 tb 3 151 50.3 59 2 0 4 176 44.0 59 3 0

PUNTING Tyler Zielenske TOTALS

No. Yds. Avg. long in20 tb 3 131 43.7 51 0 0 3 131 43.7 51 0 0

PUNT KICKOFF INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO. YDS. Lg. No. YDS. LG. No. YDS. LG. Maleek Hall 0 0 0 1 18 18 0 0 0 Thomas Bronson 0 0 0 1 10 10 0 0 0 Dontez Byrd 0 0 0 4 183 100 0 0 0 TOTALS 0 0 0 6 211 100 0 0 0

PUNT KICKOFF INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO. YDS. Lg. No. YDS. LG. No. YDS. LG. Stephen Houzah 0 0 0 4 75 23 1 35 35 Payton Usher 0 0 0 1 14 14 0 0 0 TOTALS 0 0 0 5 89 23 1 35 35

field goals NONE

field goals Cole Fisher Cole Fisher

KICKOFFS haidar zaidan all-purpose Dontez Byrd Krys Cates Yeedee thaenrat

qtr.

time

dist.

no. yards avg 5 296 59.2

result

qtr. 1st 4th

tb ob 0 0

KICKOFFS Tyler Zielenske Jagger Lieb

run rcv kr pr ir total 3 41 183 0 0 227 0 74 0 0 0 74 57 0 0 0 0 57

all-purpose Stephen Houzah Payton Usher Avery Ward

time 12:13 5:02

dist. 42 yards 49 yards

no. yards avg 6 366 61.0 1 46 46.0 run rcv 0 0 77 0 0 86

result Good good tb ob 1 0 0 0

kr pr ir total 75 0 35 110 14 0 0 91 0 0 0 86

FUMBLES: Tennessee Tech -- Michael Birdsong 3-2, Krys Cates 1-1; MERCER -- Sam Walker 1-1. TACKLES SOLO AST TOTAL SACK FF INT Josh Poplar 5 6 11 0 0 0 SHANNON FAYNE 6 4 10 0 0 0 Deontay Wilson 3 5 8 0 0 0

TACKLES Jeremy James Lee Bennett EriC Jackson

SOLO AST TOTAL SACK FF INT 6 3 9 0 1 0 1 8 9 0 0 0 6 2 8 0 0 0

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44 23 SEPTEMBER 24, 2016 MARTIN, TENN. MARTIN, Tenn. – With 68 seconds left in the game, Tennessee Tech trailed by one possession, a deficit that was certainly within reach if the right things fell in place. However, a kickoff return on an onside kick and an interception return for a touchdown in the final 62 seconds dashed those hopes as UT Martin claimed its first Ohio Valley Conference win of the season with a 44-23 victory on Saturday at Hardy M. Graham Stadium. It was literally a story of two halves as Tech struggled in the first as UTM posted a 21-9 lead at the intermission. But in the second half, the Golden Eagles made a furious comeback, cutting the deficit to one possession at 31-23 with 1:08 remaining in the fourth quarter. “That’s all we can ask for,” said Tech head coach Marcus Satterfield. “We kept telling them not to look at the scoreboard and just play for six seconds and play as hard as you can. They understand that terrific effort can overcome bad execution. Poor effort can never overcome precise execution. They finally figured it out but it was a little too late. They kept working and that’s all I can ask for.” However, mistakes late turned the tide and put the game out of reach as Tae Martin returned the ensuing

onside kick to score a 43-yard touchdown. After that, the Skyhawks ran out the clock as Julian Thompson-Clay intercepted a Michael Birdsong pass and returned it 86 yards for a score. Statistically, Tech’s second-half efforts made it a much closer game than the score indicated as the Golden Eagles compiled 378 yards on 69 plays, while the Skyhawks had 366 yards on 64 plays. “We had crucial penalties,” Satterfield said. “We’d convert on a 3rd down then have a holdin penalty. We did that twice in the first quarter. We had three special teams penalties that pushed us inside our 10. When you do that, you’re not going to win many ball games.” Birdsong threw for 274 yards on 17-for-38 passing and also led Tech’s rushing attack with 13 carries for 56 yards. Yeedee Thaenrat led the Tech receivers with five catches for 50 yards. Jordan Smith had a career-high 79 yards on three catches. Nick Madonia kicked a career-high three field goals, connecting from a career-long 42, 25 and 20. Defensively, Elliott Normand also had a career-high 13 tackles. For the Skyhawks, Troy Cook passed for 223 yards and two touchdowns as he completed nine of his 16 attempts.

On the second play from scrimmage, Deontay Wilson picked off a Gunnar Holcombe pass and returned it 34 yards to put the Golden Eagles into position at the Martin 24. After five plays, Thaenrat put Tech on the scoreboard, scoring on a one-yard push into the end zone. Madonia’s PAT failed, leaving Tech up 6-0. However, the Skyhawks (2-2, 1-0 OVC) came storming back. Jaimiee Bowe ran for a 14-yard touchdown, then Mitch Mersman connected on the PAT to put UTM up 7-6. Early in the second quarter, Greg McKillion caught a 40yard pass from Cook for a score. Tech countered with the first of the three Madonia field goals, but the Skyhawks scored once more in the first half as Londell Lee hauled in a 41-yard strike from Cook for a touchdown. Ladevin Fair ran for a 13-yard touchdown for the only score in the third quarter, with the PAT making it a 28-9 game after three quarters. Tech put up 14 points in the fourth, starting with a 25yard field goal from Madonia. Then Andrew Goldsmith scored on a 22-yard run and Alex Carling caught the two-point conversion pass from Birdsong to make it a 28-20 game with 5:50 remaining. Mersman and Madonia traded field goals, then UTM scored on the two miscues to close out the contest.

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UT MARTIN 44, TENNESSEE TECH 23 September 24, 2016 -- MARTIN, TENN. -- HARDY GRAHAM STADIUM Attendance: 3102 -- ELAPSED TIME: 3:20 FIRST

TENNESSEE TECH UT MARTIN

SECOND

6 7

THIRD

3 14

0 7

SCORING SUMMARY

STATISTICS LEADERS

FIRST QUARTER

TENNESSEE TECH

11:15 -- TTU -- Yeedee Thaenrat 1-yd run (Nick Madonia kick failed), 5-24 2:47 0:29 -- UTM -- Jaimiee Bowe 14-yd run (Mitch Mersman kick), 8-63 3:46

SECOND QUARTER

13:57 -- UTM -- Greg McKillion 40-yd pass from Troy Cook (Mersman kick), 1-40 0:08 9:32 -- TTU -- Madonia 42-yd field goal, 10-44 4:17 5:01 -- UTM -- Londell Lee 41-yd pass from Cook (Mersman kick), 4-43 1:43

FOURTH

FINAL

14 16

23 44

UT MARTIN

RUSHING No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg MICHAEL BIRDSONG 13 66 10 56 0 15 ANDREW GOLDSMITH 3 30 0 30 1 22 YEEDEE THAENRAT 13 26 14 12 1 9 TOTALS 31 130 26 104 2 22

Avg. 4.3 10.0 0.9 3.4

RUSHING FAIR BOWE COOK TOTALS

PASSING MICHAEL BIRDSONG TOTALS

C-A-I Yds. TD Long Sack 17-38-1 274 0 35 3 17-38-1 274 0 35 3

PASSING COOK TOTALS

RECEIVING Yeedee Thaenrat Jordan Smith Josh Cunningham TOTALS

NO. Yds. TD Long 5 50 0 24 3 79 0 33 2 63 0 35 17 274 0 35

Avg. 4.3 1.6 8.5 2.6

C-A-I Yds. TD Long Sack 9-16-0 223 2 51 0 13-27-1 269 2 51 1

RECEIVING LEE Axline Kerrick TOTALS

THIRD QUARTER

FOURTH QUARTER

PUNT KICKOFF INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO. YDS. Lg. No. YDS. LG. No. YDS. LG. Josh Cunningham 0 0 0 1 9 9 0 0 0 Dontez Byrd 0 0 0 4 87 31 0 0 0 Deontay Wilson 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 34 34 TOTALS 0 0 0 5 98 31 1 34 34

PUNT KICKOFF INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO. YDS. Lg. No. YDS. LG. No. YDS. LG. LEE 3 23 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 MARTIN 0 0 0 1 43 43 0 0 0 Thompson-Clay 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 86 86 TOTALS 3 23 10 3 59 43 1 86 86

field goals NICK MADONIA nick Madonia Nick Madonia

result good good Good

field goals Mersman Mersman

tb ob 3 0

KICKOFFS Mersman

14:21 -- TTU -- Madonia 25-yd field goal, 14-72 6:30 5:50 -- TTU -- Andrew Goldsmith 22-yd run (Alex Carling pass from Michael Birdsong), 4-81 1:26 2:46 -- UTM -- Mersman 25-yd field goal, 7-67 3:04 1:08 -- TTU -- Madonia 20-yd field goal, 8-62 1:38 1:02 -- UTM -- Tae Martin 43-yd kickoff return (Mersman kick) 0:00 -- UTM -- Julian Thompson-Clay 86yd interception return

qtr. 2nd 4th 4th

KICKOFFS haidar zaidan all-purpose Dontez Byrd Josh Cunningham Jordan Smith

time 9:32 14:21 1:08

dist. 42 yds. 25 yds. 20 yds.

no. yards avg 5 306 61.2 run -2 8 0

rcv 14 63 79

kr pr ir total 87 0 0 99 9 0 0 80 0 0 0 79

PUNTING ARKELIAN TOTALS

NO. Yds. TD Long 3 60 1 41 3 51 0 27 2 64 0 51 13 269 2 51

PUNTING NICK MADONIA TOTALS

8:41 -- UTM -- Ladevin Fair 13-yd run (Mersman kick), 9-77 4:50

No. Yds. Avg. long in20 tb 6 234 39.0 47 0 1 6 234 39.0 47 0 1

No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg 11 52 5 47 1 15 18 34 6 28 1 14 2 17 0 17 0 15 37 119 22 97 2 15

No. Yds. Avg. long in20 tb 4 176 44.0 51 1 0 4 176 44.0 51 1 0

qtr. 2nd 4th

time 0:00 2:46

dist. 53 yds. 25 yds.

result missed good

no. yards avg tb ob 7 404 57.7 0 1

all-purpose Thompson-Clay Lee Kerrick

run rcv kr pr ir total 0 0 0 0 86 86 0 60 0 23 0 83 0 64 0 0 0 64

TACKLES Counce Prather Jr. Gilleylen

SOLO AST TOTAL SACK FF INT 5 4 9 1.0 0 0 4 4 8 0 0 0 4 1 5 0 0 0

FUMBLES: Tennessee Tech -- None. UT MARTIN -- Holcombe 1-0. TACKLES SOLO AST TOTAL SACK FF INT Elliott Normand 3 10 13 0 0 0 Josh Poplar 3 6 9 0 0 0 Deven Sullivan 3 3 6 0 0 0

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30 33 OCTOBER 1, 2016 -- OVERTIME COOKEVILLE, TENN. COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Alex Carling had probably the catch of a lifetime. With Eastern Kentucky up 30-27 in overtime, the Tennessee Tech football team took advantage of a personal foul call against the Colonels to get a first down, then Michael Birdsong threw a four-yard strike to the tight end Carling in the left corner of the end zone for the game-winning touchdown, 33-30 in favor of the Golden Eagles. “It feels fantastic,” Carling said. “But it was the offensive line, it was Michael Birdsong that made that throw. I was just wide open in the end zone and made the catch.” The dog pile ensued as the Golden Eagles improved to 2-3, 2-1 in the Ohio Valley Conference. “It’s a great win,” said Tech head coach Marcus Satterfield, “but we also know that it’s just one game. The mental toughness and confidence we’ve been trying to build on our team finally showed tonight. We played far from perfect and we played a really good Eastern Kentucky team. We’re going to be playing that team for championships a lot in the future. “For our guys to give up big plays and just keep

fighting and hanging in there, and get us into overtime was a great effort.” Offensively, the Golden Eagles put up huge nights as Tech controlled the ball for 42:28, collecting 446 yards on 94 yards. More importantly, Tech did not give up the ball, especially to an EKU team that was characteristically taking advantage of points off turnovers. Birdsong had his best night as a Golden Eagle, throwing for 327 yards on a 27-for-42 night with three touchdowns. Birdsong also rushed for a touchdown of his own. “Michael won the game with his arms and with his legs,” Satterfield said. “Dontez (Byrd) and Alex made great plays, and Alex’s catch – that isn’t an easy catch right there.” Two of those touchdowns went to Louisville transfer Byrd, who hauled in 116 yards on seven catches. Josh Cunningham also caught seven passes, collecting 69 yards. Nick Madonia also had two big field goals for the Golden Eagles, kicking from 42 and 26 yards. Since missing two field goals against Wofford in the season opener, Madonia is 7-for-7 on field goals.

Defensively, the Golden Eagles put themselves in position with two huge fourth-down stops. Tech held EKU to 0-for-3 on fourth down, but there were two stops in the fourth quarter. With 12:14 remaining in regulation, Elliott Normand and Chris McElderry stuffed Ethan Thomas for no gain at the Tech 29. On the next Colonel drive, facing 4th and 17, quarterback Bennie Coney connected with Ryan Markush with a 13-yard pass on the Tech 14, but it was four yards short. Deontay Wilson and Josh Poplar led Tech in tackles, wrapping up eight EKU players each. On the other end, Jeffrey Canady had 17 tackles for EKU, while Kiante Northington had 15. Coney had another fantastic outing against Tech, throwing for 464 yards and three touchdowns on a 32-for-49 night. Devin Borders caught nine passes for 121 yards and Markush hauled in seven passes for 104 yards. Both receivers caught touchdowns, along with Dan Crimmins, who had six catches for 65 yards. Jared Sanders had the other touchdown for the Colonels (1-3, 0-1 OVC), rushing for a 59-yard score in the first quarter.

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TENNESSEE TECH 33, EASTERN KENTUCKY 30, OT OCTOBER 1, 2016 -- COOKEVILLE, TENN. -- TUCKER STADIUM Attendance: 7165 -- ELAPSED TIME: 3:39 FIRST

SECOND

THIRD

TENNESSEE TECH

6 7

SCORING SUMMARY

STATISTICS LEADERS

FIRST QUARTER

EASTERN KENTUCKY

EASTERN KENTUCKY

11:02 - EKU - Jared Sanders 59-yd run (pass failed), 2-59 0:09 0:27 - TTU - Michael Birdsong 1-yd run (Nick Madonia kick), 6-26 3:24

SECOND QUARTER

9:51 - TTU - Dontez Byrd 22-yd pass from Birdsong (Madonia kick), 12-78 4:55 4:53 - EKU - Ryan Markush 27-yd pass from Bennie Coney (Lucas Williams kick), 5-68 1:32 0:28 - TTU - Madonia 42-yd field goal, 11-61 4:15

THIRD QUARTER

9:37 - EKU - Devin Borders 26-yd pass from Coney (Williams kick), 4-65 0:44 2:38 - TTU - Madonia 26-yd field goal, 15-66 6:59

FOURTH QUARTER

6:37 - TTU - Byrd 9-yd pass from Birdsong (Madonia kick), 10-71 5:37 1:06 - EKU - Dan Crimmins 25-yd pass from Coney (Williams kick), 6-72 1:24

OVERTIME

Untimed - EKU - Williams 25-yd field goal, 7-17 Untimed - TTU - Alex Carling 4-yd pass from Birdsong, 3-25

RUSHING Jared Sanders Ethan Thomas Henry Enyenihi TOTALS

7 10

FOURTH

7 3

7 7

3 6

30 33

Avg. 15.0 2.8 4.0 4.3

RUSHING No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg Yeedee Thaenrat 28 73 11 62 0 19 Michael Birdsong 14 63 37 26 1 19 Andrew Goldsmith 5 13 0 13 0 6 TOTALS 52 168 49 119 1 19

Avg. 2.2 1.9 2.6 2.3

C-A-I Yds. TD Long Sack 32-49-1 464 3 50 1 32-50-1 464 3 50 1

PASSING Michael Birdsong TOTALS

C-A-I Yds. TD Long Sack 27-42-0 327 3 27 6 27-42-0 327 3 27 6

NO. Yds. TD Long 9 121 1 27 7 104 1 27 6 65 1 25 32 464 3 50

RECEIVING Dontez Byrd Josh Cunningham Kip Patton TOTALS

NO. Yds. TD Long 7 116 2 27 7 69 0 22 6 63 0 27 27 327 3 27

RECEIVING Devin Borders Ryan Markush Dan Crimmins TOTALS PUNTING Keith Wrzuszczak TOTALS

FINAL

TENNESSEE TECH

No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg 4 60 0 60 1 59 12 35 1 34 0 9 3 12 0 12 0 6 22 108 13 95 1 59

PASSING Bennie Coney TOTALS

OVERTIME

No. Yds. Avg. long in20 tb 4 158 39.5 41 3 0 4 158 39.5 41 3 0

PUNTING Nick Madonia TOTALS

No. Yds. Avg. long in20 tb 6 267 44.5 64 2 0 6 267 44.5 64 2 0

PUNT KICKOFF INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO. YDS. Lg. No. YDS. LG. No. YDS. LG. Kiante Northington 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jared Sanders 0 0 0 5 149 41 0 0 0 TOTALS 2 2 2 5 149 41 0 0 0

PUNT KICKOFF INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO. YDS. Lg. No. YDS. LG. No. YDS. LG. Clint Zierke 0 0 0 1 5 5 0 0 0 Maleek Hall 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 11 Dontez Byrd 0 0 0 1 24 24 0 0 0 TOTALS 0 0 0 2 29 24 1 11 11

field goals qtr. Lucas Williams 2nd Lucas Williams Overtime

result missed good

field goals Nick Madonia Nick Madonia

tb ob 2 1

KICKOFFS Haidar Zaidan

KICKOFFS Zac Burgy-Vanhoose all-purpose Jared Sanders Devin Borders Ryan Markush

time 0:00 -:--

dist. 44 yds. 25 yds.

no. yards avg 5 237 47.4 run 60 0 0

rcv kr pr ir total 20 149 0 0 229 121 0 0 0 121 104 0 0 0 104

all-purpose Dontez Byrd Yeedee Thaenrat Josh Cunningham

qtr. 2nd 3rd

time 0:28 2:38

dist. 42 yds. 26 yds.

no. yards avg 6 376 62.7 run 7 62 3

rcv 116 27 69

result good good tb ob 1 0

kr pr ir total 24 0 0 147 0 0 0 89 0 0 0 72

FUMBLES: EASTERN KENTUCKY -- None. TENNESSEE TECH -- None. TACKLES SOLO AST TOTAL SACK FF INT Jeffrey Canady 5 12 17 0.5 0 0 Kiante Northington 9 6 15 0 0 0 Patrick Graffree 6 3 9 2.5 0 0

TACKLES SOLO AST TOTAL SACK FF INT Deontay Wilson 6 2 8 0 0 0 Josh Poplar 3 5 8 0 0 0 Shannon Fayne 3 4 7 0 0 0

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40 21 OCTOBER 9, 2016 JACKSONVILLE, ALA. JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – For all of the highs a week ago after a big win, the Tennessee Tech football team had a humbling experience on Saturday as No. 3 Jacksonville State put together a dominant performance, beating the Golden Eagles 40-21 at Burgess-Snow Field. Tech (2-4, 2-2 Ohio Valley Conference) was able to score some points and avoid the shutout, but the Gamecocks’ defense made the Golden Eagles work for what they did have. “The positives were that we were doing the things we were supposed to do,” said Tech head coach Marcus Satterfield. “We were competing until the clock hit zero. We can’t get stuck in this rut. We’ve talked about this – it’s not OK to lose at all. We proved too many times that we can compete with these guys and get them off the field and move the ball. The fact that we couldn’t do it early on and get into such a hole was unacceptable. “But I am proud of our kids. They did a lot of things that were hard. We got down, but our guys were on the sidelines cheering for each other. People were making fun of them in the stands, but they were like, ‘Why?’ They were just getting drilled, but they were still there for each other. We can’t lose games and we don’t want moral victories.” Satterfield continued, “This team has got something

special about it. It starts with our coaches and trickles down to our players. We have something special. I told them we’re going to get on the bus to Tennessee and we’re going to compete. We cannot lose another conference game or I’m going to be really, really upset.” Tech ended the game with 229 yards of offense, including 62 rushing yards, marking the seventh time Golden Eagles had been held to under 100 yards of rushing offense against the Gamecocks since they joined the Football Championship Subdivision in 1995. The Gamecocks also took advantage of five Tech turnovers -- three interceptions and two fumbles. Trailing 24-0, Michael Birdsong put the Golden Eagles on the scoreboard with a four-yard run with 1:53 remaining before halftime. “That was huge,” Satterfield said. “We knew they were going to come back. We told them all week that they were going to come out swinging. It was going to be a great crowd and everything’s going to be going against you. Emotions are going to go wild and we were trying to teach them how to handle that and get through a momentum swing. We did at times, and we didn’t handle it at times. We made mistakes, and that’s what teams who win don’t do. We have to eliminate those. “It’s not just enough to work hard and love each other.

We have to eliminate the things that will keep us from winning games.” But JSU (4-1, 1-0 OVC) added nine more points in the rest of the quarter as Josh Clemons ran for a nine-yard score, then Cade Stinnett added a 39-yard field goal as time expired to the send the teams to the locker rooms, JSU up 33-7. Dontez Byrd caught his third touchdown pass in two weeks as he hauled in a 30-yard pass from Birdsong in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Birdsong ran for his second touchdown of the game on a one-yard gain to end a 14-play drive. Madonia’s extra point was good, making it a 40-21 game with 10:24 remaining. Tim Collins had a standout game on defense, collecting two sacks along with six tackles, including three for-loss. Elliott Normand led the Golden Eagles with 12 tackles. For Jacksonville State, its offense rolled up 446 yards on 73 plays. Quarterback Eli Jenkins was 10-for-16 for 157 yards passing, while he rushed 10 times for 80 yards and a score. Clemons ran for three touchdowns among his 24 carries for 110 yards.

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JACKSONVILLE STATE 40, TENNESSEE TECH 21 OCTOBER 8, 2016 -- JACKSONVILLE, ALA. -- BURGESS-SNOW FIELD AT JSU STADIUM Attendance: 16092 -- ELAPSED TIME: 3:36 FIRST

SECOND

JACKSONVILLE ST.

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SCORING SUMMARY

STATISTICS LEADERS

FIRST QUARTER

TENNESSEE TECH

TENNESSEE TECH

9:00 - JSU - Cade Stinnett 38-yd field goal, 9-25 3:12 2:50 - JSU - Josh Clemons 7-yd run (Stinnett kick), 8-69 3:37 0:22 - JSU - Clemons 26-yd run (Stinnett kick), 3-39 1:01

SECOND QUARTER

7:25 - JSU - Eli Jenkins 1-yd run (Stinnett kick), 7-20 2:40 1:53 - TTU - Michael Birdsong 4-yd run (Nick Madonia kick) 10-65 5:32 0:54 - JSU - Clemons 9-yd run (Stinnett kick failed), 5-75 0:59 0:00 - JSU - Stinnett 39-yd field goal, 4-30 0:40

THIRD QUARTER

6:44 - TTU - Dontez Byrd 30-yd pass from Birdsong (Madonia kick), 8-80 3:45 2:27 - JSU - Shaq Davidson 31-yd pass from Bryant Horn (Stinnett kick), 1-31 0:09

THIRD

7 16

7 7 Avg. 4.7 0.5 2.5 2.3

PASSING Michael Birdsong TOTALS

C-A-I Yds. TD Long Sack 19-32-3 167 1 30 3 19-32-3 167 1 30 3

RECEIVING Dontez Byrd Jordan Smith Josh Cunningham TOTALS

NO. Yds. TD Long 7 75 1 30 4 31 0 15 4 31 0 13 19 167 1 30 No. Yds. Avg. long in20 tb 5 232 46.4 66 2 0 5 232 46.4 66 2 0

7 0

21 40

RUSHING Josh Clemons Eli Jenkins Roc Thomas TOTALS

No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg. 21 112 2 110 3 26 4.6 10 80 4 76 1 22 7.6 6 26 0 26 0 11 4.3 55 263 14 249 4 26 4.5

PASSING Eli Jenkins TOTALS

C-A-I Yds. TD Long Sack 10-16-0 157 0 42 2 12-18-0 197 1 42 3

RECEIVING Josh Barge Jamari Hester Krenwick Sanders TOTALS PUNTING Dean Kelly TOTALS

NO. Yds. TD Long 3 32 0 17 2 52 0 35 2 51 0 42 12 197 1 42 No. Yds. Avg. long in20 tb 2 91 45.5 56 1 0 3 121 40.3 56 1 0

PUNT KICKOFF INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO. YDS. Lg. No. YDS. LG. No. YDS. LG. Dontez Byrd 1 0 0 4 108 42 0 0 0 Shannon Fayne 0 0 0 1 23 23 0 0 0 Andrew Goldsmith 0 0 0 1 19 19 0 0 0 TOTALS 1 0 0 6 150 42 0 0 0

PUNT KICKOFF INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO. YDS. Lg. No. YDS. LG. No. YDS. LG. Josh Barge 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jaylen Hill 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 Marlon Bridges 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 TOTALS 2 5 5 1 20 20 3 18 15

field goals NONE.

result

field goals Cade Stinnett Cade Stinnett CADE STINNETT CONNOR ROULEAU

tb ob 1 0 0 1

KICKOFFS NATE CRAFT CONNOR ROULEAU

qtr.

time

dist.

FOURTH QUARTER

10:24 - TTU - Birdsong 1-yd run (Madonia kick), 14-58 6:54

FINAL

JACKSONVILLE STATE

RUSHING No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg YEEDEE THAENRAT 11 52 0 52 0 12 Michael Birdsong 11 32 27 5 2 15 Andrew Goldsmith 2 5 0 5 0 4 TOTALS 27 92 30 62 2 15

PUNTING Nick Madonia TOTALS

FOURTH

KICKOFFS HAIDAR ZAIDAN NICK MADONIA all-purpose Dontez Byrd Yeedee Thaenrat Josh Cunningham

no. yards avg 3 120 40.0 1 17 17.0

run rcv kr pr ir total -3 75 108 0 0 180 52 0 0 0 0 52 0 31 0 0 0 31

all-purpose Josh Clemons Eli Jenkins Jamari HESTER

qtr. 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd

time 9:00 0:00 10:29 3:25

dist. 38 yds. 39 yds. 27 YDs. 23 yds.

no. yards avg 2 123 61.5 5 313 62.5 run rcv 110 0 76 0 0 52

result Good good MISSED MISSED tb ob 0 0 0 1

kr pr ir total 0 0 0 110 0 0 0 76 0 0 0 52

FUMBLES: Tennessee Tech - Dontez Byrd 1-1, Yeedee Thaenrat 1-1, Michael Birdsong 1-0. Jacksonville State - ELI JENKINS 1-0. TACKLES SOLO AST TOTAL SACK FF INT Eliott Normand 7 5 12 0 0 0 Josh Poplar 7 2 9 0 0 0 Deontay Wilson 5 3 8 0 0 0

TACKLES SOLO AST TOTAL SACK FF INT Siran Neal 4 3 7 0 0 0 Joel McCandless 2 4 6 0 0 0 JaJuan Lee 4 1 5 0 0 0

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30 24 OCTOBER 15, 2016 COOKEVILLE, TENN. COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech was driving with a chance to win on Saturday night, but the Golden Eagles saw the opportunity slip away against Football Championship Subdivision No. 17 Eastern Illinois. Tech (2-5, 2-3 Ohio Valley Conference) was in a situation where it had to go for the first down, facing 4th and 10 on the Panther 39, trailing 30-24. Quarterback Michael Birdsong couldn’t find an open receiver and tried to scramble for the yardage, but EIU’s Jermiah Rainey and Nick Horne brought Birdsong down after he picked up seven yards, short of what the Golden Eagles needed, securing the 30-24 final. Tech led 17-3 with 1:39 left remaining in the first half, before the Panthers were able to score 10 points in the final 19 seconds as EIU scored on a Kimble 15-yard pass to Dennis Turner. On the kickoff, the Panthers forced a fumble at the Tech 28 and was able to get into field goal position to make it a 17-13 Tech lead at halftime. “We had chances to close the game out and we didn’t do it,” said Tech head coach Marcus Satterfield. “When

we’re up by 14 points with a minute to go in the first half, we have to finish the game off. It’s simple as that. “The momentum totally got zapped away from us. We should have gone in up 17-3, but we didn’t. But in the fourth quarter, the magic pill kicked in again and we started to think ‘hey, we’re pretty good,’ and we started playing again, moving the ball down the field. We just came up a little bit short.” The Panthers rolled up 523 yards of offense on 78 plays, led by Devin Church with 139 rushing yards on 25 carries as well as six catches for 54 yards. Quarterback Mitch Kimble threw for 323 yards on 21-of-36 passing with touchdown passes to Dennis Turner and Paul Gossage. Birdsong led Tech with 17 carries for 53 yards, while also passing for 294 yards on 26-for-38 with a touchdown pass to Jordan Smith, who had seven catches for 80 yards. Tech pulled together for 427 yards of offense on 70 plays and controlled possession for 33 minutes.

The Golden Eagles, however, saw two of their major standouts go down as Kip Patton and Yeedee Thaenrat both leave the game with injuries. In their place, Andrew Goldsmith ran nine times for 45 yards and a touchdown, while Dontez Byrd had six catches for 60 yards. Patton ended the game with three catches for 48 yards, while Thaenrat ended the game with four carries for 25 yards and a touchdown, while also catching four passes for 39 yards. Nick Madonia also kicked a 43-yard field goal to add to Tech’s scoring, improving his streak on field goals to eight. Defensively, Brandon Thomas intercepted a Kimble pass at the Tech 1 to prevent an EIU score. Clay Davis and Josh Poplar led the Golden Eagles with 15 tackles each, while Deontay Wilson and Elliott Normand each recorded double-digit stops with 11 and 10 respectively. Nick Bruno hit three field goals for the Panthers (5-2, 3-1 OVC), connecting from 28, 29 and 23 yards. Darshon McCullough also had a one-yard touchdown run for EIU.

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EASTERN ILLINOIS 30, TENNESSEE TECH 24 OCTOBER 15, 2016 -- COOKEVILLE, TENN. -- TUCKER STADIUM Attendance: 4082 -- ELAPSED TIME: 3:10

FIRST

EASTERN ILLINOIS TENNESSEE TECH

SECOND

0 3

THIRD

13 14

14 0

SCORING SUMMARY

STATISTICS LEADERS

FIRST QUARTER

EASTERN ILLINOIS

SECOND QUARTER

RUSHING No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg Devin Church 25 141 2 139 0 30 Darshon McCullough 4 25 0 25 1 15 Mitch Kimble 8 29 6 23 0 9 TOTALS 42 210 10 200 1 30

1:35 -- TTU -- Nick Madonia 43-yd field goal, 13-73 7:16

12:57 -- EIU -- Nick Bruno 28-yd field goal, 12-65 3:32 7:20 -- TTU -- Jordan Smith 9-yd pass from Michael Birdsong (Madonia kick), 11-88 5:28 1:39 -- TTU -- Yeedee Thaenrat 17-yd run (Madonia kick), 8-80 3:24 0:19 -- EIU -- Dennis Turner 15-yd pass from Mitch Kimble (Bruno kick), 9-73 1:15 0:00 -- EIU -- Bruno 29-yd field goal, 3-16 0:19

THIRD QUARTER

9:03 -- EIU -- Paul Gossage 65-yd pass from Kimble (Bruno kick), 2-75 0:21 5:28 -- EIU -- Darshon McCullough 1-yd run (Bruno kick), 3-21 0:27

FOURTH QUARTER

7:31 -- TTU -- Andrew Goldsmith 3-yd run (Madonia kick), 8-90 3:45 2:19 -- EIU -- Bruno 23-yd field goal, 13-69 5:12

PASSING Mitch Kimble TOTALS

PUNTING Cody Edwards TOTALS

NO. Yds. TD Long 6 54 0 14 4 122 1 56 3 31 0 20 21 323 2 65 No. Yds. Avg. long in20 tb 4 141 35.2 39 2 1 4 141 35.2 39 2 1

3 7

PASSING Michael Birdsong TOTALS

result Good missed Good Good

field goals Nick Madonia

tb ob 1 0

KICKOFFS Haidar Zaidan

KICKOFFS Nick Bruno all-purpose Devin Church Dennis Turner Paul Gossage

dist. 28 yds. 27 yds. 29 yds. 23 yds.

no. yards avg 6 300 50.0 run 139 0 0

rcv 54 122 75

kr pr ir total 0 0 0 193 44 0 0 166 0 0 0 75

NO. Yds. TD Long 7 80 1 19 6 60 0 19 4 39 0 20 26 294 1 38

PUNTING Nick Madonia TOTALS

field goals Nick Bruno Nick Bruno Nick Bruno Nick Bruno

Avg. 3.1 5.0 6.2 4.2

C-A-I Yds. TD Long Sack 26-38-0 294 1 38 4 26-38-0 294 1 38 4

RECEIVING Jordan Smith Dontez Byrd Yeedee Thaenrat TOTALS

RETURNS Dontez Byrd Kip Patton Aderick Moore TOTALS

time 12:57 5:03 0:00 2:19

30 24

RUSHING No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg Michael Birdsong 17 77 24 53 0 13 Andrew Goldsmith 9 47 2 45 1 13 Yeedee Thaenrat 4 25 0 25 1 17 TOTALS 32 159 26 133 2 17

PUNT KICKOFF INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO. YDS. Lg. No. YDS. LG. No. YDS. LG. Darshon McCullough 1 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dennis Turner 0 0 0 2 44 24 0 0 0 TOTALS 1 26 26 2 44 24 0 0 0 qtr. 2nd 2nd 2nd 4th

FINAL

TENNESSEE TECH Avg. 5.6 6.2 2.9 4.8

C-A-I Yds. TD Long Sack 21-36-1 323 2 65 1 21-36-1 323 2 65 1

RECEIVING Devin Church Dennis Turner Shawn Mitchell TOTALS

FOURTH

No. Yds. Avg. long in20 tb 5 218 43.6 55 1 0 3 131 43.7 51 0 0 PUNT KICKOFF INTERCEPTION NO. YDS. Lg. No. YDS. LG. No. YDS. LG. 0 0 0 2 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 36 15 1 0 0

all-purpose Dontez Byrd Jordan Smith Yeedee Thaenrat

qtr. 1st

time 1:35

dist. 43 yds.

no. yards avg 5 315 63.0 run 8 0 25

rcv 60 80 39

result Good

tb ob 2 1

kr pr ir total 15 0 0 83 0 0 0 80 0 0 0 64

FUMBLES: Eastern Illinois - NONE. Tennessee Tech - Aderick Moore 1-1, Yeedee Thaenrat 1-1. TACKLES SOLO AST TOTAL SACK FF INT Seth McDonald 7 2 9 0 0 0 Jarvis Williams 4 4 8 1.5 1 0 Josh Price 4 3 7 0.5 0 0

TACKLES SOLO AST TOTAL SACK FF INT Clay Davis 7 8 15 0 0 0 Josh Poplar 7 8 15 0 0 0 Deontay Wilson 5 6 11 0 0 0

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20 21 OCTOBER 22, 2016 COOKEVILLE, TENN. COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Southeast Missouri threatened, but as the fourth quarter wound down, it wasn’t just the Tennessee Tech football team that was opposing them. Time was their enemy too. The Golden Eagles put together a tremendous defensive effort to close out the game, keeping the game scoreless in the final 20 minutes to hold on to a 21-20 Homecoming victory on Saturday. “It was a big win,” said Tech head coach Marcus Satterfield. “We know it wasn’t pretty, but it was proof that if we tried to play as hard as we could, we can overcome execution, we can overcome bad play calls, we can overcome anything. It was great that our seniors were leaders, they trusted the process and fought for four quarters, no matter what the momentum swings were and found a way to come out one point better than our opponent.” It wasn’t just the defense keeping points off the scoreboard – the Tech defense also put some on. Elliott Normand snagged a Jesse Hosket pass out of the air – only his second interception of the season in 230 passes – and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown. “Our defensive line was putting a lot of pressure on them,” Normand said. “I read the run and it was a play-action and I just don’t think the quarterback could see me because I was dropping back from the line of

scrimmage. I just intercepted it and got a couple of blocks from my teammates.” Satterfield said, “It’s really amazing, because he got Michael on that same play in camp, because you can’t see him. He’s not ‘Too-Tall’ Jones. He’s dropping back into coverage like Michael did and the ball got behind Elliott’s head. Elliott had to jump into the air, turn his body around and catch it. A lot of people fall when they land. When he lands, he runs and scores a touchdown. “We challenged our defense because we only got one takeaway in the last couple of weeks, but we challenged them to not just set up a score, but to score and that’s a huge credit to Elliott.” But Tech’s defense also kept the Redhawks out of the end zone, forcing Ryan McCrum to kick a 51-yard field goal in the first quarter, then a 30-yarder in the third – the final scoring play of the contest. McCrum also missed two touchdowns – a 35-yarder as the second quarter was expiring, then a 30-yarder with 11:53 remaining in the contest. Josh Poplar also played his part, collecting a career-high 16 tackles, including two for-loss. Clay Davis continued his prowess, collecting 15 stops, while Deontay Wilson had 10. Offensively, it looked like a completely different game. The Redhawks (2-5, 2-2 Ohio Valley Conference) led

379-244 on total offense, 197-170 on passing and 182-74 on rushing. Trailing 10-0 after the first quarter, Tech traveled 75 yards on 12 plays, scoring as Yeedee Thaenrat scored on a two-yard run. Then, just 17 seconds later, Normand returned the Hosket pass for a pick-six, the Nick Madonia PAT giving Tech a 14-10 advantage. The Redhawks retook the lead as Hosket threw a 47-yard strike to Kristian Wilkerson for a score, but with three minutes remaining in the first half, Dontez Byrd reached out in the end zone, snatching the pass thrown by Michael Birdsong out of reach from the SEMO defender for a 10-yard touchdown. Tech didn’t score in the second half, but with the way the defense was working, it didn’t have to. The Golden Eagles surrendered just the lone field goal, then shrewd clock management took care of the rest. Birdsong ended the game with 170 yards and a touchdown on a 14-for-23 passing day. Byrd caught eight of those passes for 97 yards and the touchdown. Thaenrat rushed for 51 yards on 10 carries. For SEMO, Hosket ended his day with 197 yards on a 15-for-27 effort. Wilkerson caught four passes for 116 yards. Will Young rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown.

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TENNESSEE TECH 21, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 20 OCTOBER 22, 2016 -- COOKEVILLE, TENN. -- TUCKER STADIUM Attendance: 9332 -- ELAPSED TIME: 2:54

FIRST

SECOND

THIRD

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STATISTICS LEADERS

FIRST QUARTER

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

SE MISSOURI

10:19 - SEMO - Will Young 1-yd run (Ryan McCrum kick), 9-70 4:41 5:38 - SEMO - McCrum 51-yd field goal, 4-6 2:04

SECOND QUARTER

13:05 - TTU - Yeedee Thaenrat 2-yd run (Nick Madonia kick), 12-75 7:33 12:48 - TTU - Elliott Normand 25-yd interception return (Madonia kick) 5:55 - SEMO - Kristian Wilkerson 47-yd pass from Jesse Hosket (McCrum kick), 5-69 2:11 3:00 - TTU - Dontez Byrd 10-yd pass from Michael Birdsong (Madonia kick), 7-77 2:49

THIRD QUARTER

5:48 - SEMO - McCrum 30-yd field goal, 15-55 7:28

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RUSHING No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg Will Young 16 102 0 102 1 22 Cameron Sanders 6 32 1 31 0 12 Chase Abbington 6 30 0 30 0 13 TOTALS 41 199 17 182 1 22 PASSING Jesse Hosket TOTALS

PUNTING Alex Knight TOTALS

FINAL

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TENNESSEE TECH Avg. 6.4 5.2 5.0 4.4

C-A-I Yds. TD Long Sack 15-27-1 197 1 47 1 15-27-1 197 1 47 1

RECEIVING Kristian Wilkerson C.J. Curry Tremane McCullough TOTALS

FOURTH

RUSHING No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg Yeedee Thaenrat 10 51 0 51 1 18 Andrew Goldsmith 6 27 0 27 0 13 Krys Cates 1 3 0 3 0 3 TOTALS 29 97 23 74 1 18 PASSING Michael Birdsong TOTALS

Avg. 5.1 4.5 3.0 2.6

C-A-I Yds. TD Long Sack 14-23-0 170 1 27 3 12-18-0 197 1 42 3

NO. Yds. TD Long 4 116 1 47 4 33 0 12 3 3 0 3 15 197 1 47

RECEIVING Dontez Byrd Krys Cates Austin Hicks TOTALS

NO. Yds. TD Long 8 97 1 26 2 34 0 24 2 32 0 27 14 170 1 27

No. Yds. Avg. long in20 tb 2 86 43.0 46 1 0 2 86 43.0 46 1 0

PUNTING Nick Madonia TOTALS

No. Yds. Avg. long in20 tb 6 216 36.0 50 1 0 6 216 36.0 50 1 0

PUNT KICKOFF INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO. YDS. Lg. No. YDS. LG. No. YDS. LG. Tyler Manne 1 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tremane McCullough 1 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 Cameron Sanders 0 0 0 3 77 48 0 0 0 TOTALS 1 0 0 6 150 42 0 0 0

PUNT KICKOFF INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO. YDS. Lg. No. YDS. LG. No. YDS. LG. Maleek Hall 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Andrew Goldsmith 0 0 0 1 14 14 0 0 0 Elliott Normand 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 25 25 TOTALS 1 2 2 2 35 21 1 25 25

field goals Ryan McCrum Ryan McCrum Ryan McCrum Ryan McCrum

field goals NONE

KICKOFFS Ryan McCrum all-purpose Will Young Kristian Wilkerson Cameron Sanders

qtr. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

time 5:38 0:52 5:48 11:53

dist. result 51 yds. good 35 yds. Missed 30 yds. Good 30 yds. Missed

no. yards avg 5 316 63.2 run rcv 102 21 0 116 31 1

tb ob 3 0

kr pr ir total 0 0 0 123 0 0 0 116 77 0 0 109

qtr.

KICKOFFS Haidar Zaidan all-purpose Dontez Byrd Yeedee Thaenrat Andrew Goldsmith

time

dist.

no. yards avg 4 245 61.2 run rcv 0 97 51 0 27 4

result

tb ob 1 0

kr pr ir total 21 0 0 118 0 0 0 51 14 0 0 45

FUMBLES: Southeast Missouri - None. Tennessee Tech - Dontez Byrd 1-0. TACKLES SOLO AST TOTAL SACK FF INT Chad Meredith 4 4 8 2 0 0 Ryan Moore 5 1 6 0 1 0 Roper Garrett 0 6 6 0 0 0

TACKLES SOLO AST TOTAL SACK FF INT Josh Poplar 4 12 16 0 0 0 Clay Davis 5 10 15 0 0 0 Deontay Wilson 2 8 10 0 0 0

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55 0 NOVEMBER 5, 2016 KNOXVILLE, TENN. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The result was not really ever in doubt, but that didn’t stop the Tennessee Tech football team on Saturday. Facing the University of Tennessee, the Golden Eagles were outmanned and outgunned by their Football Bowl Subdivision bigger brothers, but they were undeterred. The 55-0 defeat? Not unexpected, especially from a Volunteer team that had something to prove after a three-game skid. Tech (3-6) may have lost the day, but the experience gained will prove to be valuable down the line. “We knew the issues we had going in,” said Tech head coach Marcus Satterfield. “We knew the personnel advantage they had in every position. I thought we had a pretty good plan put together to try to attack that disadvantage, and we just wanted to come out and play as hard as we could, see what would happen and take care of the football. We did take care of the football for the most part. They just have a lot of speed outside, and it’s hard to cover if they protect for two or three seconds, and it’s hard for us to stay hip to hip with them in secondary. They made those big plays early. That really put us in the hole. “I was really proud of our kids for continuing to play hard. We didn’t care about the scoreboard. We just kept playing and tried to get plays when we could. We are always trying to win the game, but in the end, they never

quit, which is huge. Moving forward, we have two good games coming up. They’re conference games against Tennessee State and Murray State, so we can put this behind us, get back to Cookeville tonight and get ready to play Murray and Tennessee State next week.” In front of 98, 343 fans – the largest crowd for a Tech game in program history – the Golden Eagles also saw another best tied as Dontez Byrd matched the best tally for a Tech player in catches against an FBS opponent, tying the nine catches Brock McCoin had against Houston last season. Byrd ended the game with 121 yards on nine catches. “What you saw tonight is what he’s been doing all year,” Satterfield said. “He continues to get tougher as the season goes along. He had to make some one-onone plays today, which were not easy. He had acrobatic catches against some really good defenders. Michael Birdsong did a great job of putting him in a place where he could locate it and go make a play on the ball, but that’s what Byrd does. We’d like to get him some more carries with some jet sweeps moving forward, but at least we got the ball in his hands enough where he made somewhat of a difference, where we could get first downs and move the ball a little bit.” Offensively, Tech struggled, but that was much more the quality of opponent the Golden Eagles faced than miscues – though Tech did have its share of turnovers

as well with one interception. Tech also turned the ball over six times on failed fourth-down conversions, but just twice in its own territory. Numbers-wise, Tech put together 224 yards on 74 plays, while the Volunteers (6-3) had 471 yards on 52 plays. Michael Birdsong threw for 164 yards on 17-for-35 passing, while Andrew Goldsmith led Tech with 39 yards on seven carries and Yeedee Thaenrat had 33 yards on 14 totes. Joshua Dobbs and Josh Malone hooked up for two quick scores – a 30-yd pass and a 43-yd pass – to put the Volunteers up quickly, then John Kelly closed out the first-quarter scoring with a 73-yard touchdown run. Dobbs threw another touchdown strike to Jauan Jennings, then Carlin Fils-Aime ran for the first of his two touchdown runs. Aaron Medley put a 19-yard field goal through the uprights as the first half concluded, Tech trailing 38-0. Fils-Aime ran for his second touchdown in the third quarter, then, in the fourth, Medley kicked a 42-yard field. Marquez Callaway put the final touchdown on the board, returning a punt 62 yards for a score. Dobbs completed 12 of his 13 passes for 183 yards and three touchdowns. Quinten Dormady threw for 109 yards on 9-for-13 attempts in relief. John Kelly ran for 104 yards on seven carries, while Malone caught five passes for 112 yards.

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TENNESSEE 55, TENNESSEE TECH 0 NOVEMBER 5, 2016 -- Knoxville, TENN. -- Neyland STADIUM Attendance: 98,343 -- ELAPSED TIME: 3:21

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SECOND

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STATISTICS LEADERS

FIRST QUARTER

TENNESSEE TECH

TENNESSEE TECH

14:03 - UT - Josh Malone 30-yd pass from Joshua Dobbs (Aaron Medley kick), 3-46 0:57 8:46 - UT - Malone 43-yd pass from Dobbs (Medley kick), 3-72 0:43 5:26 - UT - John Kelly 73-yd run (Medley kick), 1-73 0:13

SECOND QUARTER

14:55 - UT - Jauan Jennings 3-yd pass from Dobbs (Medley kick), 10-73 3:45 4:23 - UT - Carlin Fils-Aime 2-yd run (Medley kick), 5-62 1:19 0:00 - UT - Medley 19-yd field goal, 8-47 1:22

THIRD QUARTER

12:50 - UT - Fils-Aime 1-yd run (Medley kick), 3-22 0:52

THIRD

0 17

0 7

RECEIVING Dontez Byrd Krys Cates Yeedee Thaenrat TOTALS PUNTING Nick Madonia TOTALS RETURNS Dontez Byrd TOTALS

Avg. 5.6 2.4 3.0 1.6

field goals NONE

KICKOFFS Haidar Zaidan all-purpose Dontez BYRD YEEDEE THAENRAT ANDREW GOLDSMITH

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RUSHING J. KELLY J. LEWIS C. FILS-AIME TOTALS

No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg 7 104 0 104 1 73 6 34 0 34 0 12 8 27 0 27 2 8 25 177 0 177 3 73

Avg. 14.9 5.7 3.4 7.1

PASSING JOSHUA DOBBS TOTALS

C-A-I Yds. TD Long Sack 12-13-0 183 3 43 0 22-27-0 294 3 43 0

NO. Yds. TD Long 9 121 0 30 3 23 0 10 3 12 0 7 17 164 0 30

RECEIVING J. MALONE B. JOHNSON T. BYRD TOTALS

NO. Yds. TD Long 5 112 2 43 5 64 0 21 2 37 0 33 22 294 3 43

No. Yds. Avg. long in20 tb 5 225 45.0 55 0 0 5 224 45.0 55 0 0 PUNT KICKOFF INTERCEPTION NO. YDS. Lg. No. YDS. LG. No. YDS. LG. 0 0 0 6 138 32 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 150 42 0 0 0

qtr.

0 10

C-A-I Yds. TD Long Sack 17-35-1 164 0 30 3 17-36-1 164 0 30 4

FOURTH QUARTER

11:57 - UT - Medley 42-yd field goal, 8-27 3:09 2:54 - UT - Marquez Callaway 62-yd punt return (Holden Foster kick)

FINAL

TENNESSEE

RUSHING No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg ANDREw Goldsmith 7 40 1 39 0 12 Yeedee Thaenrat 14 40 7 33 0 13 Jake Warwick 2 6 0 6 0 5 TOTALS 38 108 48 60 0 13 PASSING Michael birdsong TOTALS

FOURTH

time

dist.

no. yards avg 1 42 42.0

result

tb ob 0 0

run rcv kr pr ir total 2 121 138 0 0 261 33 12 0 0 0 45 39 0 0 0 0 39

PUNTING T. Daniel TOTALS

No. Yds. Avg. long in20 tb 3 137 45.7 57 1 2 3 137 45.7 57 1 2

RETURNS M. Callaway Jo. Smith T. Byrd TOTALS field goals A. Medley A. Medley

PUNT KICKOFF INTERCEPTION NO. YDS. Lg. No. YDS. LG. No. YDS. LG. 2 114 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 31 31 0 0 0 3 112 62 1 31 31 1 18 18 qtr. 2nd 4th

KICKOFFS A. Medley

time 0:00 11:57

dist. 19 yds. 42 yds.

no. yards avg 9 584 64.9 rcv 13 11 112

result Good Good

tb ob 3 0

all-purpose M. Callaway J. Kelly J. Malone

run 0 104 0

kr pr ir total 0 114 0 127 0 0 0 115 0 0 0 112

TACKLES N. Warrior E. Moseley R. Gaulden

SOLO AST TOTAL SACK FF INT 6 1 7 0 0 0 4 2 6 0 0 0 3 3 6 0 0 0

FUMBLES: TENNESSEE TECH -- TEAM 1-0. TENNESSEE -- NONE. TACKLES SOLO AST TOTAL SACK FF INT Clay Davis 7 3 10 0 0 0 Deven Sullivan 2 5 7 0 0 0 Deontay Wilson 4 1 5 0 0 0

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16 44 NOVEMBER 12, 2016 NASHVILLE, TENN. NASHVILLE, Tenn. – When Tennessee Tech last had a field goal kicker set the school record for field goal distance, Nick Madonia wasn’t even born. But with a 57-yard kick, 14 yards longer than his career-best, Madonia didn’t just break the Tech record, he shattered it. However, that was only the tip of the iceberg as the Golden Eagles routed Tennessee State 44-16 on Saturday. “After a tough game last week (at Tennessee),” Tech head coach Marcus Satterfield said, “we went back to work and had a great week of practice. They worked hard every single day. This group is special. They responded from a bad game in a way that I expected them to. “From the first snap, they showed what kind of team they want to be. From the first snap, I felt like we had total control of the game, all because of our seniors and their leadership in the locker room.” The win is the first for the Golden Eagles at Hale Stadium since 1995. For Tech (4-6, 4-3 Ohio Valley Conference), the Golden Eagles claim a share of the Sergeant York Trophy for the first time since 2011, forcing a three-way tie with UT Martin and TSU. The Skyhawks, however, will get to keep the large trophy as the defending champion. Madonia saw his eight-consecutive field goal streak snapped as he missed his first attempt, but his kick

in the second quarter, with the wind blowing into the uprights made history. Murray Cunningham had Tech’s first 53-yarder in 1974. Ryan Weeks tied the record in 1993. But 42 years after the initial kick, 26 after the tying kick, Madonia knocked those players off the top of the charts, nailing a 57-yarder. The original plan in the situation was to punt, but Satterfield changed his mind and went for the longest field goal in Tech history. “I had no idea that it was a school record,” Madonia said. “They called a punt and I was yelling at Coach (Dantae) Wright and Coach Satt. I kicked a 58-yarder during pre-game warmups so I told them to put me out there. Thank God he called a timeout and put his faith in me. “It was just a normal field goal to me. I kicked it solid and made sure it went through. (After missing the first kick,) I still had confidence in me. I don’t miss often. Once I missed it, there was nothing more I could do about it and I just had to get ready for the next field goal.” The kick ties for the longest in the OVC this season. Madonia also recovered the onside kick to start that scoring drive, waiting for the right moment and grabbing the loose ball. “I found out that we were going to do that right before kickoff,” Madonia said. “I knew I was going to do it, so I

just had to get my mind right. I did it like I always do in practice and it worked.” Madonia ended the game with three field goals, hitting from 57, 39 and 33 yards, after missing from 45 in the first quarter. He has hit 11 of his last 12 tries and is 11for-14 on the season. “He’s money,” Satterfield said. “He’s a specialist who can do it all. He can do all the kicks, he’s got a great leg. I’m so excited that he got a chance to kick that and that’s going to be a hard one to break. I’m so proud of him, I’m proud of all of these guys and I can’t get back to work and get ready for the next game.” However, Madonia wasn’t the only one who had a monster game. Yeedee Thaenrat rushed 19 times for 164 yards and a touchdown, then picked up a 29-yard pass from Michael Birdsong to put together a 193 all-purpose yard day. The 164 rushing yards was the most for a Tech rusher since Darian Stone in 2012 against UT Martin. The 295 rushing yards as a team were the most since beating Cumberland in 2013. Dontez Byrd had two touchdowns in the game as he had 152 all-purpose yards – 112 yards and a touchdown receiving, six yards and a touchdown rushing and 34 yards on a kickoff return. Not to be outdone, Birdsong also rushed for a touchdown, while Matthew Leifheit was moved over to tight end and caught a three-yard touchdown pass.

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TENNESSEE TECH 44, TENNESSEE STATE 16 NOVEMBER 12, 2016 -- NASHVILLE, TENN. -- HALE STADIUM Attendance: 8,981 -- ELAPSED TIME: 3:30

FIRST

TENNESSEE TECH TENNESSEE STATE

SECOND

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THIRD

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STATISTICS LEADERS

FIRST QUARTER

TENNESSEE TECH

10:13 - TTU - Yeedee Thaenrat 2-yd run (Nick Madonia kick), 10-75 4:47 1:41 - TSU - Lane Clark 55-yd field goal, 8-35 3:39

SECOND QUARTER

14:52 - TTU - Matthew Leifheit 3-yd pass from Michael Birdsong (Madonia kick), 4-75 1:49 13:16 - TTU - Madonia 57-yd field goal, 4-0 1:33 10:21 - TTU - Dontez Byrd 6-yd run (Madonia kick), 2-35 0:49 0:56 - TTU - Madonia 39-yd field goal, 9-27 3:14

THIRD QUARTER

11:16 - TSU - Clark 47-yd field goal, 7-35 3:40 6:02 - TTU - Madonia 33-yd field goal, 9-50 5:07 1:39 - TSU - Clark 25-yd field goal, 11-57 4:23

FOURTH QUARTER

11:34 - TTU - Byrd 30-yd pass from Birdsong (Madonia kick), 4-78 1:45 8:08 - TSU - Steven Newbold 22-yd pass from Ronald Butler (Clark kick), 6-75 3:26 3:06 - TTU - Birdsong 14-yd run (Madonia kick), 8-53 5:00

RECEIVING Dontez Byrd Dorian Carter Yeedee Thanerat TOTALS PUNTING Nick Madonia TOTALS

FINAL

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RUSHING No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg Yeedee Thanerat 19 165 1 164 1 61 Michael Birdsong 6 77 0 77 1 32 Dorian Carter 8 30 1 29 0 12 TOTALS 40 299 4 295 3 61 PASSING Michael birdsong TOTALS

FOURTH

Avg. 8.6 12.8 3.6 7.4

RUSHING Erick Evans Ronald Butler Earl Harrison TOTALS

C-A-I Yds. TD Long Sack 14-22-0 168 2 30 1 14-22-0 168 2 30 1

PASSING Ronald Butler TOTALS

NO. Yds. TD Long 9 112 1 30 2 13 0 12 1 29 0 29 17 164 0 30 No. Yds. Avg. long in20 tb 1 42 42.0 42 0 0 5 224 45.0 55 0 0

No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg 9 49 2 47 0 18 12 54 23 31 0 12 2 6 0 6 0 4 25 177 0 177 3 73

C-A-I Yds. TD Long Sack 16-31-1 202 1 41 4 16-31-1 202 1 41 4

RECEIVING Patrick Smith Steven Newbold Chris Rowland TOTALS PUNTING Austin Rowley TOTALS

Avg. 5.2 2.6 3.0 7.1

NO. Yds. TD Long 5 65 0 41 5 59 1 22 2 47 0 39 16 202 1 41 No. Yds. Avg. long in20 tb 3 124 41.3 43 0 0 3 124 41.3 43 0 0

PUNT KICKOFF INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO. YDS. Lg. No. YDS. LG. No. YDS. LG. Maleek Hall 2 52 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 A.J. Flemister 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 13 Dontez Byrd 0 0 0 1 34 34 0 0 0 TOTALS 2 52 51 1 34 34 1 13 13

PUNT KICKOFF INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO. YDS. Lg. No. YDS. LG. No. YDS. LG. Chris Rowland 1 17 17 3 80 32 0 0 0 Sabree Curtis 0 0 0 1 13 13 0 0 0 TOTALS 1 17 17 4 93 32 0 0 0

field goals Nick Madonia Nick Madonia NICK MADONIA Nick Madonia

result missed good Good Good

field goals Lane Clark Lane Clark Lane Clark

tb ob 2 2

KICKOFFS Lane Clark

KICKOFFS Haidar Zaidan all-purpose Yeedee Thaenrat Dontez Byrd Michael Birdsong

qtr. 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd

time 5:20 13:16 0:56 6:02

dist. 45 yds. 57 yds. 39 yds. 33 yds.

no. yards avg 7 384 54.9 run rcv 164 29 6 112 16 0

kr pr ir total 0 0 0 193 34 0 0 152 0 52 0 68

qtr. 1st 3rd 3rd

time 1:41 11:16 1:39

dist. 55 yds. 47 yds. 25 yds.

no. yards avg 4 260 65.0

all-purpose Chris Rowland Patrick Smith Steven Newbold

run 4 0 0

rcv 47 65 59

result Good Good Good tb ob 3 0

kr pr ir total 80 17 0 148 0 0 0 65 0 0 0 59

FUMBLES: TENNESSEE TECH -- Maleek Hall 1-1, TENNESSEE STATE -- Ronald Butler 1-1 TACKLES SOLO AST TOTAL SACK FF INT Elliott Normand 4 1 5 0 0 0 Josh Poplar 2 3 5 0 0 0 Tim Collins 4 0 4 1 1 0

TACKLES Chris Collins A. Justice David Kamara

SOLO AST TOTAL SACK FF INT 6 3 9 0 0 0 5 3 8 0 0 0 4 3 7 0 0 0

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19 55 NOVEMBER 19, 2016 COOKEVILLE, TENN. COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – When the Ohio Valley Conference released its preseason football poll back in July, the Tennessee Tech football team was picked seventh by the league’s coaches and SIDs, eighth by the league’s beat writers. When the season finally came to a close, the Golden Eagles proved them wrong. Not only that, Tech (5-6, 5-3 OVC) also showed a lot of potential for the future, closing out the first year of the Marcus Satterfield era with a third-place finish in the conference, routing Murray State 55-19 on Saturday afternoon at Tucker Stadium. “It was a magnificent finish to an unbelievable year,” said Satterfield. “Maybe not from a win-and-losses standpoint, but from a organization of growth and trust. We’ve really been branding these guys and for them to buy in their trust and understanding how we do things daily and see them have some success at the end of the season like they’ve had these last two weeks, it’s been really special to be a part of.” The Golden Eagles, who have scored 99 points in the last two games, compiled 523 yards of offense, including 210 rushing yards and 313 yards through the air. To score that many points in the last two weeks, it’s certainly a statement. “You run the football and you stop the run, you win the kicking game and win the turnover margin, everything else will take care of itself,” Satterfield said. “We pride

ourselves on being the hardest-playing football team in the country. We try to do that every day in practice, every game we play and the guys have come light years from the Wofford game until now. “All of them will probably tell you they wish they could start the season over, but that’s what adversity is there for. To create championship programs, we have to learn from the first part of the season and respond. We’ll carry that into the offseason, and hopefully that will catapult us into the upper echelon of this league and lead to championships.” Dontez Byrd had a record-setting day as his 14-catch, 198-yard effort broke both the Tech single-season receptions and receiving yardage records. Byrd ended the campaign with 933 yards on 74 catches. “I didn’t know that I was that close,” Byrd said. “My coaches just told me to go out there and play, to not worry about any records, just play football and that’s what I did. Senior quarterback Michael Birdsong threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns. He had a 43-yard strike to Byrd in the first quarter, a 29-yard score to Byrd in the second, then a 42-yard touchdown pass to Austin Hicks in the third. Colby Brown also got into the touchdown pass game, throwing a 20-yard scoring pass to Jordan Smith with 5:11 remaining in the contest. Tech also had two rushing touchdowns as Yeedee Thaenrat scored on a five-yard run, then Maleek Hall

had a five-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter. Thaenrat, for the second straight week, rushed over 100 yards, picking up 118 yards on 15 carries, averaging 7.5 yards per tote. “I give the offensive line the credit,” Thaenrat said. “It was tough, but I knew they had it in them. They finally found a way to see that they are the best offensive line in the OVC. They played that way these last few weeks. They found ways to make holes. My instincts just took over.” It wasn’t just the offense scoring as Deven Sullivan picked off a pass from K.D. Humphries, returning it 37 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. Hall also picked off a pass from the Murray QB. “I was honestly just seeing the energy of this team,” Hall said. “It wasn’t anything that I did personally. I was just playing off the energy of the sideline, of the players on the field. It was a collective deal.” Nick Madonia didn’t have a 57-yard field goal this time, but he kicked a 37- and a 46-yard field goal in the first quarter, then added seven extra points for 13 points in the contest, one shy of the 14 he scored last week at Tennessee State. Connor Mitchell kicked a pair of field goals – 33 and 38 yards – in the second quarter to score Murray State’s first six points, then the Racers scored 13 points in the fourth quarter as Mareio McGraw scored on a one-yard run, then Humphries threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Malik Golson.

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TENNESSEE TECH 55, MURRAY STATE 19 NOVEMBER 19, 2016 -- COOKEVILLE, TENN. -- TUCKER STADIUM Attendance: 4120 -- ELAPSED TIME: 3:09 FIRST

SECOND

THIRD

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STATISTICS LEADERS

FIRST QUARTER

MURRAY STATE

MURRAY STATE

10:10 - TTU - Nick Madonia 37-yd field goal, 10-45 4:50 6:13 - TTU - Madonia 46-yd field goal, 6-64 2:37 3:21 - TTU - Dontez Byrd 43-yd pass from Michael Birdsong (Madonia kick), 3-61 1:31

SECOND QUARTER

13:12 - TTU - Yeedee Thaenrat 5-yd run (Madonia kick), 5-46 2:24 5:44 - MUR - Connor Mitchell 33-yd field goal, 11-46 3:45 1:33 - MUR - Mitchell 38-yd field goal, 8-34 1:53 0:28 - TTU - Byrd 29-yd pass from Birdsong (Madonia kick), 5-75 1:05 0:15 - TTU - Deven Sullivan 37-yd interception return (Madonia kick)

THIRD QUARTER

5:52 - TTU - Austin Hicks 42-yd pass from Birdsong (Madonia kick), 7-84 3:51

FOURTH QUARTER

11:14 - TTU - Maleek Hall 5-yd run (Madonia kick), 10-83 5:13 10:05 - MUR - Mareio McGraw 1-yd run (Mitchell kick failed), 7-69 1:09 5:11 - TTU - Jordan Smith 20-yd pass from Colby Brown (Madonia kick), 9-54 4:54 3:39 - MUR - Malik Golson 14-yd pass from K.D. Humphries (Mitchell kick), 5-44 1;24

RUSHING MAREIO McGRAW Demetric Johnson K.D. Humphries TOTALS PASSING K.D. HUMPHRIES TOTALS

6 21

FOURTH

0 7

FINAL

13 14

19 55

TENNESSEE TECH

No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg 9 30 2 28 1 12 5 14 0 14 0 5 10 19 16 3 0 9 25 63 20 43 1 12

Avg. 3.1 2.8 0.3 1.7

C-A-I Yds. TD Long Sack 42-63-2 378 1 38 3 42-63-2 378 1 38 3

RUSHING No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg. Yeedee Thaenrat 15 118 0 118 1 30 7.9 Michael Birdsong 9 82 17 65 0 34 7.2 Dorian Carter 4 10 0 10 0 5 2.5 TOTALS 36 229 19 210 2 34 5.8 PASSING Michael Birdsong TOTALS

C-A-I Yds. TD Long Sack 18-25-0 278 3 43 2 20-28-0 313 4 43 2

RECEIVING Jordon Gandy Mitch Stults Jesse Blackburn TOTALS

NO. Yds. TD Long 8 78 0 38 6 98 0 27 6 57 0 17 42 378 1 38

RECEIVING Dontez Byrd Krys Cates Austin Hicks TOTALS

NO. Yds. TD Long 14 198 2 43 2 34 0 24 1 42 0 42 20 313 4 43

PUNTING Landon Stratton TOTALS

No. Yds. Avg. long in20 tb 2 72 36.0 44 2 0 2 72 36.0 44 2 0

PUNTING Nick Madonia TOTALS

No. Yds. Avg. long in20 tb 3 110 36.7 47 0 0 3 110 36.7 47 0 0

PUNT KICKOFF INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO. YDS. Lg. No. YDS. LG. No. YDS. LG. Malik Golson 2 2 2 4 25 11 0 0 0 Mareio McGraw 0 0 0 1 28 28 0 0 0 Demetric Johnson 0 0 0 1 50 50 0 0 0 TOTALS 2 2 2 7 121 50 0 0 0

PUNT KICKOFF INTERCEPTION RETURNS NO. YDS. Lg. No. YDS. LG. No. YDS. LG. Deven Sullivan 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 37 37 Maleek Hall 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 TOTALS 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 37 37

field goals Connor Mitchell COnnor Mitchell

result good good

field goals Nick Madonia Nick Madonia

tb ob 2 1 0 0

KICKOFFS Nick Madonia Haidar Zaidan

qtr. 2nd 2nd

KICKOFFS JAMES Sappington Connor Mitchell all-purpose Mitch Stults Jordon Gandy Mareio McGraw

time 5:44 1:33

dist. 33 yds. 38 yds.

no. yards avg 4 219 54.8 1 34 34.0 run 0 0 28

rcv 98 78 21

kr pr ir total 0 0 0 98 0 0 0 78 28 0 0 77

qtr. 1st 1st

time 10:10 6:13

dist. 37 yds. 46 yds.

no. yards avg 8 323 40.4 2 122 61.0

tb ob 0 0 0 1

all-purpose Dontez Byrd Yeedee Thaenrat Michael Birdsong

run rcv 0 198 118 0 65 0

kr pr ir total 0 0 0 198 0 0 0 118 0 0 0 65

TACKLES Josh Poplar Clay Davis Tim Collins

SOLO AST TOTAL SACK FF INT 3 8 11 0 0 0 4 4 8 0 0 0 4 3 7 1 0 0

FUMBLES: MURRAY STATE - None. Tennessee Tech - NONE TACKLES SOLO AST TOTAL SACK FF INT Toby Omli 3 6 9 0 0 0 Bishop Woods 2 6 8 .5 0 0 Jonathan Jackson 4 3 7 0 0 0

2016 IN REVIEW 111

result good good

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COMPARISON

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2016 STATISTICS 113

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2016 STATISTICS TENNESSEE TECH FOOTBALL 2017

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2016 STATISTICS 115

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2016 STATISTICS TENNESSEE TECH FOOTBALL 2017

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2016 OVC STATISTICS 117

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2016 OVC STATISTICS TENNESSEE TECH FOOTBALL 2017

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2016 OVC STATISTICS 119

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2016 OVC STATISTICS TENNESSEE TECH FOOTBALL 2017

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2016 OVC STATISTICS 121

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TENNESSEE TECH FOOTBALL 2017

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HISTORY #TECHTUFF #WINGSUP


1922 X/X/1922 X/X/1922 X/X/1922 X/X/1922

Cumberland Bryson College Western Kentucky Bethel

1923 X/X/1923 X/X/1923 X/X/1923

X/X/1925 X/X/1925 X/X/1925

X/X/1926 X/X/1926 X/X/1926

X/X/1927 X/X/1927 X/X/1927 X/X/1927

X/X/1928 X/X/1928 X/X/1928 X/X/1928

W, 24-0 L, 75-0 L, 14-0

X/X/1923 X/X/1923 X/X/1923

Bethel Ogden College Sewanee Reserves

L, 12-7 T, 0-0 W, 14-0

W, 32-0 W, 35-0 L, 20-0 L, 14-0 W, 6-0

X/X/1924 X/X/1924 X/X/1924 X/X/1924

Bethel Hiwassee Chattanooga Freshmen Ogden College

W, 22-7 W, 26-0 L, 14-0 T, 6-6

W, 54-0 L, 51-0 T, 0-0

X/X/1925 X/X/1925 X/X/1925

Hiwassee Ogden College Gallatin

W, 39-2 W, 12-6 L, 0-14

W, 9-7 L, 0-12 L, 0-19

X/X/1926 X/X/1926 X/X/1926

Tennessee Wesleyan Ogden College Castle Heights

L, 0-35 T, 0-0 L, 6-12

RECORD: 2-5-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL

Hiwassee Cumberland Castle Heights Georgia Normal

1928

T, 0-0 T, 6-6 W, 26-0

RECORD: 1-4-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL

Sewanee Hall-Moody Cumberland

1927

Milligan Bethel Ogden College

RECORD: 3-2-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL

Castle Heights Cumberland Middle Tennessee

1926

X/X/1922 X/X/1922 X/X/1922

RECORD: 5-3-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL

Livingston Academy Livingston Academy Castle Heights Cumberland Middle Tennessee

1925

T, 6-6 T, 7-7 L, 42-0 W, 25-13

RECORD: 2-3-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL

Livingston Academy King College Bryson College

1924 X/X/1924 X/X/1924 X/X/1924 X/X/1924 X/X/1924

RECORD: 2-1-4 | COACH: LOYALL DUYCK

W, 12-0 L, 0-24 L, 0-9 W, 43-0

X/X/1927 X/X/1927 X/X/1927 X/X/1927

Tennessee Wesleyan Middle Tennessee Cumberland Tennessee Juniors

L, 0-19 L, 0-13 L, 0-13 T, 0-0

RECORD: 6-0-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL

Hiwassee Sue Bennett Cumberland Alabama Normal

T, 0-0 W, 68- 0 W, 24-7 W, 77-0

X/X/1928 X/X/1928 X/X/1928

Bethel Middle Tennessee Tennessee Juniors

W, 25-7 W, 25-12 W, 14-13

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1929 X/X/1929 X/X/1929 X/X/1929 X/X/1929

Sewanee Hiwassee Cumberland Sue Bennett

1930 9/27/1930 X/X/1930 X/X/1930 X/X/1930 X/X/1930

X/X/1932 X/X/1932 10/15/1932 10/22/1932

10/7/1933 X/X/1933 X/X/1933 X/X/1933

X/X/1934 X/X/1934 10/13/1934 X/X/1934 X/X/1934

L, 0-13 L, 0-13 T, 13-13

L, 0-14 W, 20-0 W, 65-0 L, 0-6 W, 57-0

X/X/1930 X/X/1930 X/X/1930 11/27/1930

Murray State Milligan East Tennessee Middle Tennessee

W, 26-6 W, 25-20 W, 19-0 T, 0-0

W, 19-7 L, 7-24 W, 39-0 W, 13-0 W, 26-7

X/X/1931 X/X/1931 X/X/1931 11/26/1931

Carson-Newman Lincoln Memorial Vanderbilt Middle Tennessee

L, 7-20 W, 27-0 L, 0-6 W, 13-7

W, 13-9 T, 0-0 W, 24-7 T, 0-0

X/X/1932 X/X/1932 11/24/1932

Union Murray State Middle Tennessee

W, 27-0 T, 0-0 W, 32-6

RECORD: 4-4 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL

Western Kentucky Lambuth Arkansas A&M Union

1934

Milligan Bethel Middle Tennessee

RECORD: 4-0-3 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL

Lambuth UT- Martin West Tennessee Sewanee

1933

X/X/1929 X/X/1929 X/X/1929

RECORD: 6-3 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL

Murray State Sewanee Bethel West Tennessee Tennessee Juniors

1932

L, 0-46 W, 20-0 W, 26-6 W, 66-0

RECORD: 6-2-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL

Sewanee Carson-Newman Hiwassee Bethel Lincoln Memorial

1931 X/X/1931 9/26/1931 X/X/1931 10/24/1931 X/X/1931

RECORD: 3-3-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL

L, 6-7 W, 39-0 W, 12-0 W, 14-7

11/4/1933 X/X/1933 11/18/1933 11/30/1933

Sewanee Murray State West Tennessee Middle Tennessee

L, 0-13 L, 6-9 L, 0-13 W, 6-0

RECORD: 3-5-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL

Arkansas State Union Western Kentucky Murray State Hiwassee

W, 6-0 L, 0-19 L, 0-27 L, 7-40 W, 21-6

11/4/1934 X/X/1934 11/16/1934 11/29/1934

Sewanee Howard West Tennessee Middle Tennessee

L, 6-7 L, 0-27 T, 0-0 W, 12-0

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1935 X/X/1935 10/5/1935 10/11/1935 X/X/1935

Milligan Louisiana Tech Western Kentucky Murray State

1936 X/X/1936 10/3/1936 10/9/1936 10/27/1936

9/23/1938 X/X/1938 10/7/1938 10/15/1938 10/21/1938

9/23/1939 9/29/1939 X/X/1939 10/13/1939 10/21/1939

9/27/1940 10/4/1940 10/12/1940 10/19/1940

L, 0-6 T, 0-0 L, 6-7

W, 33-0 W, 25-0 L, 0-27 T, 0-0

X/X/1936 X/X/1936 X/X/1936 11/26/1936

Union Morehead State Murray State Middle Tennessee

L, 0-25 L, 0-14 L, 0-47 L, 6-7

L, 0-6 L, 0-23 W, 15-0 L, 0-20 T, 13-13

10/30/1937 X/X/1937 11/12/1937 11/26/1937

Sewanee Morehead State West Tennessee Middle Tennessee

W, 9-6 L, 6-9 W, 14-13 L, 0-29

L, 6-27 W, 21-0 W, 7-0 W, 7-6 L, 13-26

10/29/1938 X/X/1938 X/X/1938 11/24/1938

Sewanee Cumberland Austin Peay Middle Tennessee

W, 7-6 L, 0-6 W, 28-0 W, 12-0

RECORD: 6-3-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL

Vanderbilt Chattanooga Xavier (Ohio) Western Kentucky Sewanee

1940

Sewanee Memphis State Middle Tennessee

RECORD: 6-3 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL

Chattanooga Jacksonville State Middle Tennessee Western Kentucky West Tennessee

1939

11/2/1935 11/10/1935 11/28/1935

RECORD: 3-5-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL

Eastern Kentucky Murray State Cumberland Western Kentucky Middle Tennessee

1938

W, 26-7 L, 0-44 L, 6-31 L, 0-13

RECORD: 2-5-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL

Alabama Teachers West Tennessee Western Kentucky Sewanee

1937 X/X/1937 X/X/1937 X/X/1937 10/18/1937 10/22/1937

RECORD: 1-5-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL

T, 13-13 L, 0-20 L, 0-19 W, 10-0 L, 7-9

10/28/1939 X/X/1939 11/10/1939 X/X/1939 11/25/1939

West Tennessee Austin Peay Youngstown State Union Middle Tennessee

W, 15-0 W, 25-0 W, 7-6 W, 33-12 W, 20-3

RECORD: 2-6 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL

Chattanooga West Tennessee Sewanee Western Kentucky

L, 0-28 W, 16-13 L, 6-25 L, 0-6

10/26/1940 X/X/1940 11/16/1940 11/28/1940

Youngstown State Maryville College Vanderbilt Middle Tennessee

L, 13-28 W, 35-0 L, 0-21 L, 0-6

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1941 9/26/1941 10/4/1941 X/X/1941 X/X/1941 X/X/1941

Chattanooga Vanderbilt Morris-Harvey Sewanee Murray State

1942 X/X/1942 9/26/1942 X/X/1942 X/X/1942 10/16/1942

X/X/1944 10/28/1944

X/X/1945 9/29/1945 10/6/1945 X/X/1945 X/X/1945

X/X/1946 9/28/1946 10/4/1946 X/X/1946 X/X/1946

Youngstown State Western Kentucky Union Middle Tennessee

L, 0-14 W, 26-6 L, 7-14 W, 6-0

X/X/1942 11/7/1942 11/26/1942 X/X/1942

Murray State Western Kentucky Middle Tennessee Union

W, 19-6 T, 6-6 W, 25-6 L, 12-14

X/X/1943 X/X/1943 11/25/1943

Milligan Sewanee Vanderbilt

L, 7-18 W, 12-0 L, 7-47

RECORD: 1-2 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL W, 52-6 L, 7-19

11/4/1944

Vanderbilt

L, 9-20

RECORD: 1-8 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL

Eastern Kentucky Vanderbilt Chattanooga Murray State Camp Forrest

1946

L, 0-13 L, 0-52 W, 54-0 T, 0-0 L, 0-20

L, 0-63 L, 0-30 L, 0-27

Oak Ridge Vanderbilt

1945

10/31/1941 11/7/1941 X/X/1941 11/24/1941

RECORD: 1-5 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL

Georgia Vanderbilt Milligan

1944

L, 19-26 L, 0-42 W, 25-6 W, 14-0 W, 14-6

RECORD: 3-4-2 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL

Eastern Kentucky Vanderbilt Camp Forrest Morris-Harvey Chattanooga

1943 10/1/1943 10/18/1943 X/X/1943

RECORD: 5-4 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL

L, 12-14 L, 0-12 L, 7-20 L, 7-13 W, 62-0

X/X/1945 X/X/1945 X/X/1945 X/X/1945

Oak Ridge Milligan Eastern Kentucky Milligan

L, 6-12 L, 7-12 L, 0-32 L, 6-7

RECORD: 5-5 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL

Eastern Kentucky @Vanderbilt @Chattanooga Cumberland @Eastern Kentucky

L, 0-13 L, 3-35 L, 6-37 W, 7-0 W, 20-7

X/X/1946 11/1/1946 X/X/1946 X/X/1946 11/28/1946

@Bradley Tech Western Kentucky @Georgetown (KY) @Murray State Middle Tennessee

L, 13-34 W, 20-7 W, 32-6 L, 13-20 W, 21-7

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1947 X/X/1947 9/26/1947 10/3/1947 10/11/1947 X/X/1947 10/25/1947

@Carson-Newman Maryville College @Chattanooga @Western Kentucky Cumberland @Tennessee

1948 9/17/1948 9/25/1948 10/1/1948 10/8/1948 10/16/1948 10/23/1948

9/16/1950 9/23/1950 9/30/1950 10/6/1950 10/13/1950 10/21/1950

9/15/1951 9/22/1951 9/29/1951 10/6/1951 10/13/1951 10/20/1951

Murray State @Vanderbilt Florida State Georgetown (KY) @Middle Tennessee

L, 2-7 L, 0-68 W, 27-6 W, 33-6 L, 0-21

L, 7-19 W, 26-7 L, 7-18 L, 19-27 W, 19-6 L, 0-41

10/30/1948 11/5/1948 11/13/1948 11/19/1948 11/26/1948

@Murray State @Maryville College Wofford @Union Middle Tennessee

L, 6-34 W, 21-0 L, 6-8 W, 35-0 W, 32-7

L, 7-26 W, 33-18 W, 39-6 L, 7-12 L, 6-36

10/29/1949 11/5/1949 11/12/1949 11/24/1949

Union Marshall @Wofford @Middle Tennessee

W, 34-0 L, 7-20 L, 7-26 L, 0-14

RECORD: 4-7/1-5 OVC | COACH: STAR WOOD

@Carson Newman @Murray State Howard Morehead State @Eastern Kentucky Union

1951

X/X/1947 11/8/1947 11/14/1947 11/22/1947 11/27/1947

RECORD: 3-6/0-3 OVC | COACH: HOOPER EBLEN

Murray State @Howard Georgetown (KY) @Morehead State @Tennessee

1950

L, 7-18 W, 13-7 L, 0-12 L, 7-13 W, 42-0 L, 0-49

RECORD: 5-6 | COACH: Hooper Eblen

@Morehead State Carson-Newman @Chattanooga @Georgetown (KY) Morehead State @Tennessee

1949 9/24/1949 10/1/1949 10/8/1949 10/15/1949 10/22/1949

RECORD: 4-7 | COACH: HOOPER EBLEN

W, 21-6 L, 0-6 W, 61-6 L, 16-20 L, 7-47 W, 41-12

10/28/1950 11/4/1950 11/11/1950 11/18/1950 11/30/1950

Western Kentucky @Marshall @Tennessee @Evansville Middle Tennessee

L, 0-21 L, 0-13 L, 14-48 W, 13-0 L, 7-27

RECORD: 5-5-1/3-3 OVC | COACH: STAR WOOD

@Kentucky Carson Newman Murray State @Morehead State Eastern Kentucky @Western Kentucky

L, 13-72 W, 42-6 L, 7-20 W, 17-14 L, 14-15 W, 14-7

10/27/1951 11/3/1951 11/10/1951 11/17/1951 11/22/1951

@Tennessee Marshall @East Tennessee Evansville @Middle Tennessee

L, 0-68 L, 13-20 W, 33-0 W, 38-13 T, 14-14

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1952 9/20/1952 9/27/1952 10/4/1952 10/11/1952 10/18/1952 10/25/1952

Fort Campbell Murray State Morehead State Eastern Kentucky Arkansas State Western Kentucky

1953 9/19/1953 9/26/1953 10/3/1953 10/10//1953 10/17/1953 10/24/1953 129

RECORD: 9-2/4-1 OVC (OVC Co-Champions) | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL W, 27-0 W, 14-13 W, 30-6 W, 28-14 W, 21-13 W, 21-13

11/1/1952 Marshall W, 28-7 11/8/1952 East Tennessee W, 21-13 11/15/1952 Memphis State W, 35-0 11/27/1952 Middle Tennessee L, 7-19 Tangerine Bowl at Orlando, Fla. 1/1/1953 East Texas State L, 0-33

RECORD: 7-4/5-0 OVC (OVC Champions) | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL

Florence State Murray State Morehead State Eastern Kentucky Memphis State Western Kentucky

W, 14-7 W, 9-0 W, 27-0 W, 7-0 L, 7-14 W, 34-21

10/31/1953 11/7/1953 11/14/1953 11/21/1953 11/26/1953

East Tennessee Miami (Ohio) Arkansas State Northeast Louisiana Middle Tennessee

L, 13-21 L, 4-6 L, 7-14 W, 42-20 W, 46-13

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1954 9/18/1954 9/25/1954 10/2/1954 10/8/1954 10/16/1954

Florence State Murray State Morehead State Eastern Kentucky Memphis State

1955 9/17/1955 9/24/1955 10/1/1955 10/8/1955 10/15/1955

9/21/1957 9/28/1957 10/5/1957 10/12/1957 10/19/1957

10/23/1954 10/30/1954 11/6/1954 11/13/1954 11/25/1954

Western Kentucky East Tennessee Austin Peay Arkansas State Middle Tennessee

L, 12-32 W, 21-7 W, 27-13 W, 47-0 T, 7-7

W, 26-7 W, 20-7 W, 55-0 W, 13-7 L, 12-20

10/22/1955 10/291955 11/5/1955 11/12/1955 11/24/1955

@Western Kentucky @East Tennessee Austin Peay Arkansas State @Middle Tennessee

W, 19-7 L, 6-14 W, 37-7 L, 20-24 W, 55-14

RECORD: 5-4-1/2-3 OVC | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER

@Florence State Memphis State @Morehead State @Austin Peay Western Kentucky

1957

L, 7-20 L, 12-19 W, 32-2 L, 7-14 T, 25-25

RECORD: 7-3/5-0 OVC (OVC Champions) | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER

Florence State Murray State @Morehead State Eastern Kentucky @Memphis State

1956 9/15/1956 9/22/1956 9/29/1956 10/6/1956 10/13/1956

RECORD: 4-4-2/1-3-1 OVC | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER

W, 20-6 T, 14-14 W, 26-19 W, 17--7 W, 39-26

10/20/1956 10/27/1956 11/3/1956 11/10/1956 11/22/1956

@Murray State East Tennessee @Eastern Kentucky @Arkansas State Middle Tennessee

L, 7-34 L, 13-20 L, 13-25 W, 26-6 L, 6-26

RECORD: 6-4/4-1 OVC | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER

Florence State @Youngstown State Morehead State @Memphis State @Western Kentucky

L, 0-20 W, 12-7 W, 14-6 L, 7-40 W, 34-14

10/26/1957 11/1/1957 11/9/1957 11/16/1957 11/28/1957

Murray State @Chattanooga Eastern Kentucky Arkansas State @Middle Tennessee

W, 26-14 L, 0-26 W, 34-14 W, 7-6 L, 0-22

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1958 9/13/1958 9/27/1958 10/4/1958 10/11/1958 10/18/1958

@Florida State Memphis State @Morehead State East Tennessee Western Kentucky

1959 9/20/1959 9/27/1959 10/3/1959 10/10/1959 10/17/1959

RECORD: 7-3/5-1 OVC (OVC Co-Champions) | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER L, 7-22 L, 0-13 W, 22-7 L, 14-25 W, 7-3

10/25/1958 11/1/1958 11/7/1958 11/15/1958 11/27/1958

@Murray State Chattanooga @Eastern Kentucky @Florence State Middle Tennessee

W, 15-14 W, 13-12 W, 20-19 W, 20-14 W, 14-0

RECORD: 6-2-2/5-0-1 OVC (OVC Co-Champions) | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER

Florence State @Memphis State Morehead State @East Tennessee @Western Kentucky

T, 14-14 L, 3-14 W, 48-0 W, 19-7 W, 29-19

10/24/1959 10/30/1959 11/7/1959 11/14/1959 11/26/1959

Murray State @Chattanooga Eastern Kentucky Arkansas State @Middle Tennessee

W, 29-16 L, 3-6 W, 14-10 W, 16-6 T, 21-21

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1960 9/17/1960 9/24/1960 10/1/1960 10/8/1960 10/15/1960 10/22/1960

Louisville Memphis State @Morehead State East Tennessee Western Kentucky @Murray State

1961 9/16/1961 9/23/1961 9/30/1961 10/7/1961 10/14/1961

RECORD: 8-3/6-0 OVC (OVC Champions) | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER W, 21-7 L, 6-37 W, 27-7 W, 21-7 W, 10-7 W, 14-12

10/29/1960 Chattanooga L, 6-20 11/5/1960 @Eastern Kentucky W, 20-0 11/12/1960 @Arkansas State W, 17-6 11/24/1960 Middle Tennessee W, 35-8 Tangerine Bowl at Orlando, Fla. 1961 The Citadel L, 0-27

RECORD: 7-3/6-0 OVC (OVC Champions) | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER

@Louisville @Chattanooga Morehead State @East Tennessee @Western Kentucky

L, 13-29 L, 7-19 W, 20-16 W, 12-7 W, 13-12

10/21/1961 10/28/1961 11/4/1961 11/11/1961 11/23/1961

Murray State Louisiana Tech Eastern Kentucky @Fort Campbell @Middle Tennessee

W, 27-8 L, 10-12 W, 14-8 W, 33-0 W, 7-6

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1962 9/15/1962 9/22/1962 9/29/1962 10/6/1962 10/13/1962

@Memphis State Chattanooga @Morehead State East Tennessee Western Kentucky

1963 9/21/1963 9/28/1963 10/5/1963 10/12/1963 10/19/1963

9/18/1965 9/25/1965 10/2/1965 10/9/1965 10/16/1965

9/17/1966 9/24/1966 10/1/1966 10/8/1966 10/15/1966

9/16/1967 9/23/1967 9/30/1967 10/7/1967 10/14/1967 133

W, 16-12 L, 20-33 L, 0-21 W, 20-12 L, 0-20

W, 42-0 W, 7-5 W, 21-17 L, 0-16 L, 12-14

10/26/1963 11/2/1963 11/9/1963 11/16/1963 11/22/1963

Murray State Louisiana Tech Eastern Kentucky Austin Peay @Middle Tennessee

L, 27-28 W, 21-19 W, 21-19 W, 28-13 L, 14-21

L, 0-27 L, 0-18 L, 0-35 L, 6-7 L, 14-19

10/24/1964 10/31/1964 11/7/1964 11/14/1964 11/26/1964

@Murray State @Louisiana Tech @Eastern Kentucky @Austin Peay Middle Tennessee

L, 21-28 L, 6-25 W, 27-7 L, 0-29 L, 0-24

L, 7-12 L, 0-21 L, 14-15 W, 34-14 W, 46-6

10/23/1965 10/30/1965 11/6/1965 11/13/1965 11/25/1965

Murray State @Louisiana Tech Eastern Kentucky Austin Peay @Middle Tennessee

W, 23-14 L, 6-20 L, 14-28 L, 12-23 L, 21-28

RECORD: 5-5/4-3 OVC | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER

@Arkansas State Chattanooga @Morehead State East Tennessee Western Kentucky

1967

@Murray State @Louisiana Tech @Eastern Kentucky Arkansas State Middle Tennessee

RECORD: 3-7/3-4 OVC | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER

Arkansas State @Chattanooga Morehead State @East Tennessee @Western Kentucky

1966

10/20/1962 10/27/1962 11/3/1962 11/10/1962 11/22/1962

RECORD: 1-9/1-6 OVC | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER

@Arkansas State Chattanooga @Morehead State East Tennessee Western Kentucky

1965

L, 6-12 L, 7-20 L, 6-14 L, 6-26 L, 7-24

RECORD: 6-4/3-4 OVC | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER

@Arkansas State @Chattanooga Morehead State @East Tennessee @Western Kentucky

1964 9/19/1964 9/26/1964 10/3/1964 10/10/1964 10/17/1964

RECORD: 2-8/1-5 OVC | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER

L, 13-49 L, 7-17 L, 7-14 W, 14-3 W, 21-14

10/22/1966 10/29/1966 11/5/1966 11/12/1966 11/24/1966

@Murray State Louisiana Tech @Eastern Kentucky @Austin Peay Middle Tennessee

W, 51-13 W, 21-9 W, 7-3 L, 15-20 L, 14-21

RECORD: 3-7/2-5 OVC | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER

Youngstown State @Murray State Arkansas State East Tennessee @Western Kentucky

L, 28-31 W, 22-21 L, 7-15 W, 43-22 L, 0-56

10/21/1967 10/28/1967 11/4/1967 11/11/1967 11/23/1967

Morehead State L, 16-21 @Chattanooga L, 13-28 @Eastern Kentucky L, 0-24 Austin Peay W, 38-13 @Middle Tennessee L, 20-33 YEAR-BY-YEAR #TECHTUFF #WINGSUP


1968 9/21/1968 9/28/1968 10/5/1968 10/12/1968 10/19/1968

@Northwestern Louisiana Murray State @Arkansas State @East Tennessee Western Kentucky

1969 9/20/1969 9/27/1969 10/4/1969 10/11/1969 10/18/1969

9/18/1971 9/25/1971 10/2/1971 10/9/1971 10/16/1971

10/26/1968 11/2/1968 11/9/1968 11/16/1968 11/28/1968

@Morehead State Chattanooga Eastern Kentucky @Austin Peay Middle Tennessee

L, 12-14 L, 6-20 L, 14-28 W, 10-0 W, 7-3

L, 24-35 W, 28-21 L, 22-29 L, 0-30 L, 0-42

10/25/1969 11/1/1969 11/8/1969 11/15/1969 11/27/1969

Morehead State @ Chattanooga @ Eastern Kentucky Austin Peay @ Middle Tennessee

W, 21-6 W, 23-11 L, 7-17 W, 56-20 W, 21-7

RECORD: 4-6/2-5 OVC | COACH: DON WADE

@ Youngstown State Murray State @ UT-Martin @ East Tennessee Western Kentucky

1971

L, 15-33 L, 0-19 L, 12-15 L, 6-14 L, 0-13

RECORD: 5-5/4-3 OVC | COACH: DON WADE

Northwestern Louisiana @ Murray State Arkansas State East Tennessee @ Western Kentucky

1970 9/19/1970 9/26/1970 10/3/1970 10/10/1970 10/17/1970

RECORD: 2-8/2-5 OVC | COACH: DON WADE

W, 32-19 W, 21-7 W, 17-6 L, 7-30 L, 0-28

10/24/1970 10/31/1970 11/7/1970 11/14/1970 11/26/1970

@ Morehead State Chattanooga Eastern Kentucky @ Austin Peay Middle Tennessee

L, 10-31 L, 7-21 L, 13-20 L, 6-10 W, 17-13

RECORD: 8-2/5-2 OVC | COACH: DON WADE

Western Kentucky @ Murray State UT Martin East Tennessee @ Western Kentucky

W, 27-17 W, 27-3 W, 10-7 W, 20-3 L, 7-15

10/23/1971 10/30/1971 11/6/1971 11/13/1971 11/20/1971

Morehead State @ Chattanooga @ Eastern Kentucky Austin Peay Middle Tennessee

W, 26-8 W, 14-7 L, 7-14 W, 37-12 W, 14-3

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1972 9/9/1972 9/16/1972 9/23/1972 9/30/1972 10/7/1972 10/14/1972 10/21/1972

Morningside @ Western Carolina Murray State @ UT Martin @ East Tennessee Western Kentucky @ Morehead State

1973 9/8/1973 9/15/1973 9/22/1973 9/29/1973 10/6/1973 10/13/1973

W, 37-7 L, 13-31 W, 10-0 W, 13-10 W, 24-23 W, 30-10 W, 28-17

10/28/1972 Chattanooga W, 24-8 11/4/1972 Eastern Kentucky W, 14-0 11/11/1972 @ Austin Peay W, 19-7 11/18/1972 Middle Tennessee W, 24-10 Grantland Rice Bowl, Baton Rouge, La. 1973 Louisiana Tech L, 0-35

RECORD: 2-8-1/1-6 OVC | COACH: DON WADE

@ Western Kentucky South Dakota @ Murray State UT Martin East Tennessee @ Western Kentucky

1974 9/7/1974 9/21/1974 9/28/1974 10/5/1974 10/12/1974 10/19/1974

RECORD: 10-2/7-0 OVC (OVC Champions) | COACH: DON WADE

T, 10-10 L, 0-30 L, 17-18 W, 16-9 L, 14-27 L, 0-41

10/20/1973 Morehead State 10/27/1973 @ Chattanooga 11/3/1973 @ Eastern Kentucky 11/10/1973 Austin Peay 11/17/1973 @ Middle Tennessee

L, 10-23 L, 3-7 L, 14-30 W, 31-12 L, 10-17

RECORD: 6-5/4-3 OVC | COACH: DON WADE

@ South Dakota Western Carolina Murray State Appalachian State @ Youngstown State Western Kentucky

W, 17-13 L, 7-9 W, 26-0 W, 24-14 L, 0-23 W, 10-6

10/26/1974 @ Morehead State 11/2/1974 @ East Tennessee 11/9/1974 Eastern Kentucky 11/161974 @ Austin Peay 11/23/1974 Middle Tennessee

L, 7-14 L, 0-13 L, 14-29 W, 28-7 W, 41-2

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1975 9/13/1975 9/20/1975 9/27/1925 10/4/1975 10/11/1975 10/18/1975

@Furman Youngstown State @Murray State @Appalachain State Eastern Illinois @Western Kentucky

1976 9/11/1976 9/18/1976 9/25/1976 10/2/1976 10/9/1976 10/16/1976

9/2/1978 9/9/1978 9/23/1978 9/30/1978 10/7/1978 10/14/1978

10/25/1975 Morehead State 11/1/1975 East Tennessee 11/8/1975 @Eastern Kentucky 11/15/1975 Austin Peay 11/22/1975 @Middle Tennessee

W, 28-13 W, 48-6 W, 14-3 W, 20-0 W, 30-3

L, 7-17 W, 13-10 W, 24-7 W, 56-28 W, 41-14 W, 22-12

10/23/1976 10/30/1976 11/6/1976 11/13/1976 11/20/1976

@Morehead State @East Tennessee Eastern Kentucky @Austin Peay @Middle Tennessee

W, 28-23 L, 7-18 L, 14-28 W, 31-13 W, 33-10

RECORD: 9-2/5-2 OVC | COACH: DON WADE

@Western Carolina Youngstown State @Murray State @Nebraska-Omaha Jacksonville State @Western Kentucky

1978

W, 17-5 L, 0-15 W, 14-7 L, 10-17 W, 37-0 L, 7-20

RECORD: 8-3/5-2 OVC | COACH: DON WADE

Furman @Youngstown State Murray State Nebraska-Omaha @Eastern Illinois Western Kentucky

1977 9/10/1977 9/17/1977 9/24/1977 10/1/1977 10/8/1977 10/15/1977

RECORD: 8-3/6-1 OVC (OVC Champions) | COACH: DON WADE

W, 41-21 W, 38-22 W, 21-19 W, 35-28 W, 27-20 W, 31-20

10/22/1977 Morehead State 10/29/1977 East Tennessee 11/5/1977 @Eastern Kentucky 11/12/1977 Austin Peay 11/19/1977 @Middle Tennessee

W, 24-22 W, 63-20 L, 21-28 L, 21-24 W, 21-9

RECORD: 5-6/4-2 OVC | COACH: DON WADE

@Nicholls State Western Carolina Murray State @Cameron @East Tennessee Western Kentucky

L, 10-20 W, 22-20 W, 24-14 L, 10-21 L, 17-38 L, 20-26

10/21/1978 10/28/1978 11/4/1978 11/11/1978 11/18/1978

@Morehead State @Troy State Eastern Kentucky @Austin Peay Middle Tennessee

W, 21-20 L, 0-45 L, 16-20 W, 28-14 W, 35-10

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1979

RECORD: 1-8-2/0-5-1 OVC | COACH: DON WADE

9/8/1979 9/15/1979 9/22/1979 9/29/1979 10/6/1979 10/13/1979

@Western Carolina Cameron @Murray State Nicholls State @Jacksonville State @Western Kentucky

L, 7-24 W, 21-6 L, 3-24 L, 10-13 L, 7-23 L, 7-49

10/20/1979 Morehead State 10/27/1979 Troy State 11/3/1979 @Eastern Kentucky 11/10/1979 Austin Peay 11/17/1979 @Middle Tennessee

T, 3-3 T, 17-17 L, 0-35 L, 14-21 L, 14-17

9/13/1980 9/20/1980 9/27/1980 10/4/1980 10/11/1980 10/18/1980

Western Carolina @Northeast Missouri Murray State @ UT Martin Jacksonville State Western Kentucky

W, 26-10 W, 28-20 L, 3-10 W, 30-28 L, 3-7 L, 17-28

10/25/1980 @Morehead State 11/1/1980 @Troy State 11/8/1980 Eastern Kentucky 11/15/1980 @Austin Peay 11/22/1980 Middle Tennessee

W, 31-29 L, 3-52 L, 7-48 L, 10-13 L, 7-21

1980 RECORD: 4-7/1-6 OVC | COACH: DON WADE

1981 9/5/1981 9/12/1981 9/26/1981 10/3/1981 10/10/1981 10/17/1981

@East Tennessee Northeast Missouri @Murray State UT Martin Akron @Western Kentucky

1982 9/4/1982 9/11/1982 9/18/1982 9/25/1982 10/2/1982 10/16/1982

L, 22-31 W, 16-7 L, 10-15 L, 21-24 L, 7-10 W, 14-3

10/24/1981 Morehead State 10/31/1981 Troy State 11/7/1981 @Eastern Kentucky 11/14/1981 Austin Peay 11/21/1981 @Middle Tennessee

W, 35-17 W, 37-28 L, 10-63 W, 29-24 W, 28-9

RECORD: 3-8/1-6 OVC | COACH: DON WADE

East Tennessee @Western Carolina @Youngstown State Murray State @ UT Martin Western Kentucky

1983 9/10/1983 9/17/1983 9/24/1983 10/8/1983 10/15/1983

RECORD: 6-5/4-4 OVC | COACH: DON WADE

W, 14-0 W, 17-10 L, 14-37 W, 10-3 L, 21-35 L, 14-28

10/23/1982 @Morehead State 10/30/1982 @Akron 11/6/1982 Eastern Kentucky 11/13/1982 @Austin Peay 11/20/1982 Middle Tennessee

L, 14-28 L, 14-28 L, 17-34 L, 27-31 L, 3-10

RECORD: 2-8/2-5 OVC | COACH: GARY DARNELL

@East Tennessee Youngstown State @Murray State Western Carolina @Western Kentucky

L, 7-14 L, 22-34 L, 6-20 L, 10-42 L, 0-17

10/22/1983 10/29/1983 11/5/1983 11/12/1983 11/19/1983

Morehead State Akron @Eastern Kentucky Austin Peay @Middle Tennessee

W, 14-3 L, 12-43 L, 7-24 L, 7-21 W, 12-8

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1984 9/8/1984 9/15/1984 9/22/1984 9/29/1984 10/6/1984 10/13/1984

East Tennessee @Kansas State Murray State @Western Carolina @Youngstown State Tennessee State

1985 9/7/1985 9/14/1985 9/28/1985 10/5/1985 10/12/1985 10/19/1985

9/12/1987 9/19/1987 9/26/1987 10/3/1987 10/10/1987 10/17/1987

10/20/1984 @Morehead State 10/27/1984 @Akron 11/3/1984 Eastern Kentucky 11/10/1984 @Austin Peay 11/17/1984 Middle Tennessee

L, 14-43 L, 9-17 L, 14-21 L, 7-17 L, 10-28

L, 7-35 L, 3-30 L, 21-29 L, 0-34 L, 16-23 L, 13-26

10/26/1985 Morehead State 11/2/1985 Akron 11/9/1985 @Eastern Kentucky 11/16/1985 Austin Peay 11/23/1985 @Middle Tennessee

W, 59-6 L, 9-27 L, 17-35 L, 20-24 L, 12-45

RECORD: 0-10/0-7 OVC | COACH: JIM RAGLAND

@Tulsa (FBS) @Chattanooga Georgia Southern @Youngstown State Morehead State

1987

L, 3-10 L, 12-28 L, 0-38 L, 6-34 L, 0-51 L, 3-33

RECORD: 1-10/1-6 OVC | COACH: GARY DARNELL

@Nevada-Las Vegas (FBS) Western Carolina @Murray State @Georgia Southern Youngstown State @Tennessee State

1986 9/6/1986 9/20/1986 10/4/1986 10/11/1986 10/18/1986

RECORD: 0-11/0-7 OVC | COACH: GARY DARNELL

L, 0-51 L, 3-33 L, 13-59 L, 6-30 L, 20-28

10/21/1986 11/1/1986 11/8/1986 11/15/1986 11/22/1986

@Murray State Akron @Eastern Kentucky Austin Peay @Middle Tennessee

L, 16-23 L, 13-38 L, 14-42 L, 13-23 L, 6-21

RECORD: 5-6/2-4 OVC | COACH: JIM RAGLAND

Liberty @Abilene Christian @Austin Peay Arkansas-Pine Bluff Youngstown State @Morehead State

W, 43-23 L, 30-41 W, 14-9 W, 49-6 L, 15-18 W, 52-14

10/24/1987 Murray State 10/31/1987 @Cincinnati 11/7/1987 Eastern Kentucky 11/14/1987 @ Chattanooga 11/21/1987 Middle Tennessee

L, 21-24 L, 17-38 L, 8-44 W, 20-13 L, 13-17

9/3/1988 @East Carolina 9/10/1988 @Liberty 9/17/1988 Samford 9/24/1988 Chattanooga 10/1/1988 @Murray State (OT) 10/15/1988 @Eastern Kentucky

L, 13-52 L, 20-24 L, 9-19 L, 0-41 W, 16-13 L, 7-14

10/22/1988 Western Kentucky 10/29/1988@Tennessee State 11/5/1988 Morehead State 11/12/1988 Austin Peay 11/19/1988 @Middle Tennessee

L, 17-20 L, 23-27 L, 3-20 L, 6-10 L, 0-51

1988 RECORD: 1-10/1-5 OVC | COACH: JIM RAGLAND

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1989

RECORD: 5-5/3-3 OVC | COACH: JIM RAGLAND

9/2/1989 9/9/1989 9/16/1989 9/30/1989 10/14/1989 10/21/1989

Lock Haven @Chattanooga @Samford Murray State Eastern Kentucky @Western Kentucky

W, 38-17 W, 28-10 L, 23-27 W, 21-20 L, 20-21 L, 14-61

10/28/1989 Tennessee State 11/4/1989 @Morehead State 11/11/1989 @Austin Peay 11/18/1989 Middle Tennessee *later forfeited`

L, 19-21 L, 8-14* W, 17-15 L, 3-24

9/1/1990 9/8/1990 9/15/1990 9/22/1990 9/29/1990 10/6/1990

Lock Haven Chattanooga Samford @Ohio (FBS) @Murray State Morehead State

W, 45-14 L, 17-40 W, 21-7 L, 32-42 W, 16-3 W, 24-7

10/13/1990 Western Kentucky 10/27/1990 @Eastern Kentucky 11/3/1990 @Tennessee State 11/10/1990 Austin Peay (OT) 11/17/1990 @Middle Tennessee

W, 33-22 L, 20-29 L, 14-26 W, 20-14 L, 0-42

1990 RECORD: 6-5/3-3 OVC | COACH: JIM RAGLAND

1991 9/7/1991 9/14/1991 9/21/1991 9/28/1991 10/5/1991 10/12/1991

@Chattanooga @Ohio (FBS) @Samford Eastern Kentucky @ UT Martin @Southeast Missouri

1992 9/12/1992 9/17/1992 9/26/1992 10/3/1992 10/10/1992 10/17/1992

L, 14-35 L, 14-35 L, 16-20 L, 13-19 L, 16-24 L, 31-34

1019/1991 Austin Peay 10/26/1991 @Morehead State 11/2/1991 Murray State 11/9/1991 @Tennessee State 11/23/1991 Middle Tennessee

W, 32-7 L, 20-21 W, 45-7 L, 10-14 L, 10-28

RECORD: 7-4/6-2 OVC | COACH: JIM RAGLAND

Lock Haven Samford @Eastern Kentucky UT Martin Southeast Missouri @Austin Peay

1993 9/4/1993 9/11/1993 9/18/1993 9/25/1993 10/2/1993 10/9/1993

RECORD: 2-9/2-4 OVC | COACH: JIM RAGLAND

W, 31-21 L, 13-37 L, 0-35 W, 17-13 W, 49-14 W, 10-0

10/24/1992 Morehead State 10/31/1992 @Murray State 11/7/1992 Tennessee State 11/14/1992 @Marshall 10/21/1992 @Middle Tennessee

W, 31-12 W, 35-10 W, 26-15 L, 14-52 L, 0-21

RECORD: 8-3/7-1 OVC | COACH: JIM RAGLAND

Illinois State Lock Haven @Samford Morehead State @Austin Peay @Southeast Missouri

L, 18-23 W, 45-14 L, 3-30 W, 21-3 W, 35-17 W, 24-3

10/16/1993 UT Martin 10/23/1993 @Eastern Kentucky 10/30/1993 Murray State 11/6/1993 @Tennessee State 11/20/1993 Middle Tennessee

W, 20-3 L, 7-10 W, 31-16 W, 24-21 W, 35-14

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1994 9/1/1994 9/9/1994 9/17/1994 9/24/1994 10/1/1994 10/8/1994

Lock Haven @Marshall Samford @Morehead State Austin Peay Southeast Missouri

1995 8/31/1995 9/9/1995 9/16/1995 9/23/1995 9/30/1995 10/7/1995

9/6/1997 9/20/1997 9/27/1997 10/4/1997 10/11/1997 10/18/1997

9/3/1998 9/191998 9/26/1998 10/3/1998 10/10/1998 10/17/1998

L, 10-20 L, 3-23 W, 38-21 W, 28-20 L, 3-31

W, 49-0 L, 14-45 L, 24-27 L, 3-21 L, 31-36 L, 12-33

10/14/1995 Austin Peay 10/21/1995 @Morehead State 10/28/1995 Murray State 11/4/1995 @Tennessee State 11/11/1995 Middle Tennessee

L, 17-20 W, 36-29 L, 14-45 W, 28-24 L, 6-31

L, 3-16 W, 20-10 L, 7-18 W, 21-14 W, 30-20 W, 23-17

10/26/1996 11/2/1996 11/9/1996 11/16/1996 11/23/1996

Eastern Illinois @Murray State Tennessee State @Illinois State @Middle Tennessee

L, 27-35 L, 3-41 W, 21-19 L, 15-26 L, 10-16

RECORD: 6-5/3-3 OVC | COACH: MIKE HENNIGAN

@Chattanooga @Samford Eastern Illinois @Austin Peay @Southern Missouri UT Martin

1998

10/15/1994 @UT Martin 10/22/1994 Eastern Kentucky 10/29/1994 @Murray State 11/5/1994 Tennessee State 11/19/1994 @Middle Tennessee

RECORD: 5-6/4-4 OVC | COACH: MIKE HENNIGAN

@Appalachian State Samford @Eastern Kentucky UT Martin (2OT) Southeast Missouri @Austin Peay

1997

W, 27-0 L, 0-24 W, 20-7 W, 56-14 L, 27-34 L, 14-19

RECORD: 3-8/2-6 OVC | COACH: JIM RAGLAND

Campbellsville @Marshall @Samford Eastern Kentucky @UT Martin @Southeast Missouri

1996 9/7/1996 9/21/1996 9/28/1996 10/5/1996 10/12/1996 10/19/1996

RECORD: 5-6/3-5 OVC | COACH: JIM RAGLAND

L, 10-13 W, 14-7 L, 7-10 W, 36-3 W, 17-14 W, 33-2

10/25/1997 @Eastern Kentucky 11/1/1997 Murray State (OT) 11/8/1997 @Tennessee State 11/15/1997 @ UAB Middle Tennessee

L, 7-26 W, 16-13 L, 21-28 L, 14-38 W, 30-20

RECORD: 4-7/2-5 OVC | COACH: MIKE HENNIGAN

Kentucky Wesleyan @ UAB @Eastern Illinois Middle Tenessee Southeast Missouri @UT Martin (OT)

W, 52-0 L, 6-38 L, 6-13 L, 16-19 L,24-29 W, 31-24

10/24/1998 Eastern Kentucky (3OT) 10/31/1998 @Murray State 11/7/1998 Tennessee State 11/14/1998 Western Carolina 11/21/1998 Samford

W,31-29 L, 3-23 L, 21-42 W, 17-6 L, 12-22

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1999

RECORD: 5-5/4-3 OVC | COACH: MIKE HENNIGAN

9/11/1999 9/18/1999 10/2/1999 10/9/1999 10/16/1999

@Bowling Green Liberty @ UT Martin @Southest Missouri Western Kentucky

L, 15-40 W, 18-15 W, 45-9 W, 21-7 W, 23-10

10/23/1999 10/30/1999 11/6/1999 11/13/1999 11/20/1999

@Eastern Illinois Murray State @Tennessee State Eastern Kentucky (2OT) @Samford

9/9/2000 9/16/2000 9/23/2000 9/30/2000 10/7/2000 10/14/2000

Harding University @Ohio (FBS) @Eastern Kentucky UT Martin Southeast Missouri @Western Kentucky

W, 29-27 L, 14-52 W, 9-3 W, 46-6 W, 31-6 L, 14-17

10/21/2000 Eastern Illinois 10/28/2000 @Murray State 11/4/2000 Tennessee State 11/9/2000 Samford 11/18/2000 @Western Carolina

2000 RECORD: 8-3/5-2 OVC | COACH: MIKE HENNIGAN

2001

W, 14-7 L, 11-22 L, 19-25 L, 20-23 L, 15-19

L, 16-27 W, 36-21 W, 56-23 W, 29-0 W, 37-35

RECORD: 7-3/4-2 OVC | COACH: MIKE HENNIGAN

8/30/2001 Fayetteville State W, 31-10 9/8/2001 @Air Force Academy (FBS) L, 0-42 9/15/2001 @Samford Canceled 9/22/2001 West Virginia Tech W, 44-3 9/29/2001 @Eastern Illinois L, 33-44 10/6/2001 Murray State W, 15-12

10/20/2001 10/27/2001 11/3/2001 11/10/2001 11/15/2001

@Eastern Kentucky Southeast Missouri @Jacksonville State Tennessee State @ UT Martin

L, 10-34 W, 41-21 W, 35-27 W, 63-13 W, 41-7

8/29/2002 9/7//2002 9/14/2002 9/21/2002 9/28/2002 10/5/2002

@Bowling Green (FBS) @Iowa State (FBS) Chattanooga Valparaiso Jacksonville State Eastern Illinois

L, 7-41 L, 6-57 W, 13-3 W, 62-10 L, 29-35 L, 28-35

10/12/2002 10/26/2002 11/2/2002 11/9/2002 11/16/2002 11/21/2002

@Murray State Eastern Kentucky @Southeast Missouri @Samford @Tennessee State UT Martin

L, 14-31 L, 0-19 L, 30-36 W, 51-44 W, 20-14 W, 68-7

8/30/2003 9/6/2003 9/13/2003 9/27/2003 10/4/2003 10/11/2003

@Memphis (FBS) @Northern Illinois (FBS) @Chattanooga Murray State @ UT Martin (OT) Tennessee State

L, 10-40 L, 17-42 W, 35-10 W, 49-24 L, 23-30 L, 23-27

10/25/2003 11/1/2003 11/8/2003 11/15/2003 11/22/2003

@Jacksonville State Samford @Eastern Illinois Southeast Missouri @Eastern Kentucky

L, 20-37 L, 24-42 L, 10-37 L, 20-24 L, 14-27

2002 RECORD: 5-7/2-4 OVC | COACH: MIKE HENNIGAN

2003 RECORD: 2-9/1-7 OVC | COACH: MIKE HENNIGAN

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2004 RECORD: 6-5/3-4 OVC | COACH: MIKE HENNIGAN 9/4/2004 9/11/2004 9/18/2004 925/2004 10/2/2004 10/9/2004

Gardner-Webb @ South Florida (FBS) @ VMI @ Murray State UT Martin Chattanooga

W, 32-26 L, 7-21 W, 16-10 L, 15-34 W, 49-20 W, 52-34

10/23/2004 Jacksonville State W, 16-13 10/30/2004 @ Samford L, 17-20 11/6/2004 Eastern Illinois W, 40-37 (OT) 11/13/2004 @ Southeast Missouri L, 28-31 (OT) 11/20/2004 Eastern Kentucky L, 18-19

2005 RECORD: 4-7/3-5 OVC | COACH: MIKE HENNIGAN 9/3/2005 9/8/2005 9/17/2005 9/24/2005 10/1/2005 10/8/2005

@ Chattanooga Lambuth @ Northern Illinois @ Eastern Kentucky Murray State @ UT Martin

2006

L, 23-30 (OT) W, 52-10 L, 3-42 L, 3-52 W, 42-21 L, 16-46

10/13/2005 10/29/2005 11/5/2005 11/12/2005 11/19/2005

Tennessee State @ Jacksonville State Samford @ Eastern Illinois Southeast Missouri

L, 20-31 L, 17-43 W, 42-21 L, 20-31 W, 31-24

RECORD: 4-7/4-4 OVC | COACH: MIKE HENNIGAN (Medical leave) INTERIM HEAD COACH: DOUG MALONE

8/31/22006 9/9/2006 9/14/2006 9/21/2006 9/30/2006 10/5/2006

Chattanooga @ Gardner-Webb @ Middle Tennessee (FBS) Eastern Kentucky @ Murray State (OT) UT Martin

L, 7-31 L, 26-30 L, 0-44 W, 27-14 W, 20-14 L, 16-35

10/14/2006 10/28/2006 11/4/2006 11/11/2006 11/18/2006

@ Tennessee State Jacksonville State (OT) @ Samford Eastern Illinois @ Southeast Missouri

L, 20-30 L, 10-17 W, 20-14 L, 14-38 W, 32-29

8/30/2007 9/6/2007 9/13/2007 9/20/2007 9/27/2007 10/6/2007

@ Eastern Illinois Cumberland Concordia Murray State @ UT Martin Austin Peay

L, 24-45 W, 45-21 W, 55-7 W, 48-24 W, 13-10 L, 27-30

10/11/2007 Tennessee State 10/20/2007 @ Jacksonville State 10/27/2007 Samford 11/3/2007 @ Auburn (FBS) 11/17/2007 @ Eastern Kentucky

L, 28-45 L, 10-38 L, 52-59 L, 3-35 L, 34-38

8/28/2008 9/6/2008 9/11/2008 9/20/2008 9/25/2008 10/4/2008

Gardner-Webb @ Louisville (FBS) @ Southeast Missouri @ Western Michigan Central Methodist Eastern Kentucky

W, 28-12 L, 10-51 W, 27-29 L, 7-41 W, 19-47 L, 12-33

10/11/2008 10/16/2008 10/25/2008 11/1/2008 11/8/2008 11/22/2088

L, 21-51 L, 7-35 L, 28-31 L, 14-41 L, 17-41 L, 20-38

2007 RECORD: 4-7/3-5 OVC | COACH: WATSON BROWN

2008 RECORD: 3-9/1-7 OVC | COACH: WATSON BROWN @ Murray State UT Martin @ Austin Peay @Tennessee State Jacksonville State Eastern Illinois

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2009 RECORD: 6-5/5-3 OVC | COACH: WATSON BROWN 9/10/2009 9/19/2009 9/26/2009 10/3/2009 10/10/2009 10/17/2009

Pikeville College @ Eastern Kentucky @ Kansas State (FBS) Austin Peay @ UT Martin @ Eastern Illinois

W, 51-10 L, 7-17 L, 7-49 W, 31-23 W, 35-28 L, 15-23

10/24/2009 Southeast Missouri 10/31/2009 Tennessee State 11/7/2009 @ Georgia (FBS) 11/14/2009 @ Jacksonville State 11/21/2009 Murray State

W, 28-16 W, 20-13 L, 0-38 L, 28-55 W, 45-14

9/4/2010 9/11/2010 9/16/2010 9/25/2010 9/30/2010 10/9/2010

@ Arkansas (FBS) @ TCU (FBS) Lane College @ Southeast Missouri UT Martin @ Austin Peay

L, 3-44 L, 7-62 W, 43-0 L, 21-23 L, 24-27 W, 34-21

10/16/2010 Eastern Illinois 10/23/2010 @ Tennessee State 11/6/2010 @ Murray State 11/13/2010 Eastern Kentucky 11/20/2010 Jacksonville State

W, 34-20 W, 21-10 L, 13-44 L, 29-44 L, 24-35

2010 RECORD: 5-6/4-4 OVC | COACH: WATSON BROWN

2011 9/3/2011 9/8/2011 9/17/2011 9/24/2011 10/1/2011 10/15/2011

RECORD: 7-4/6-2 OVC | COACH: WATSON BROWN

@ Iowa (FBS) Maryville College @ Eastern Illinois Southeast Missouri @ UT Martin Tennessee State

L, 7-34 W, 56-7 W, 31-20 W, 38-31 W, 34-31 L, 40-42

10/29/2011 @ Jacksonville State W, 21-14 11/5/2011 Murray State L, 37-38 11/12/2011 @ Eastern Kentucky W, 28-21 11/19/2011 Austin Peay W, 49-7 Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs 11/26/2011 Central Arkansas L, 14-34 YEAR-BY-YEAR

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2012

RECORD: 3-8/1-7 OVC | COACH: WATSON BROWN

8/30/2012 9/6/2012 9/15/2012 9/22/2012 9/29/2012 10/6/2012

Hampton North Greenville @ Oregon (FBS) @ Southeast Missouri @ Murray State Jacksonville State

8/29/2013 9/7/2013 9/14/2013 9/21/2013 9/28/2013 10/5/2013

Cumberland @ Wisconsin (FBS) @ Hampton Tennessee State Indiana State @ Murray State

W, 41-31 W, 42-14 L, 14-63 L, 38-41 (OT) L, 35-70 L, 28-37

10/20/2012 Eastern Kentucky 10/27/2012 @ Tennessee State 11/3/2012 Eastern Illinois 11/10/2012 UT Martin 11/17/2012 @ Austin Peay

L, 28-42 L, 21-22 L, 24-31 W, 45-44 (OT) L, 31-38

2013 RECORD: 5-7/2-6 OVC | COACH: WATSON BROWN

2014 8/28/2014 9/6/2014 9/20/2014 9/27/2014 10/4/2014 10/9/2014

10/10/2013 10/19/2013 10/26/2013 11/2/2013 11/9/2013 11/23/2013

UT Martin @ Eastern Kentucky Jacksonville State @ Eastern Illinois @ Southeast Missouri Austin Peay

L, 17-28 L, 10-24 L, 14-34 L, 21-56 W, 41-16 W, 34-0

RECORD: 5-7/4-4 OVC | COACH: WATSON BROWN

Kentucky Christian @ Indiana State @ Tennessee State @ Northern Iowa Murray State @ UT Martin

2015

W, 63-7 L, 0-48 W, 30-27 L, 21-41 W, 38-37 L, 24-35

W, 33-7 L, 14-49 L, 7-10 L, 7-50 W, 30-27 (OT) L, 10-17

10/18/2014 10/25/2014 11/1/2014 11/8/2014 11/15/2014 11/22/2014

Eastern Kentucky @ Jacksonville State Eastern Illinois Southeast Missouri Chattanooga @ Austin Peay

W, 39-31 L, 3-49 L, 10-49 W, 27-26 L, 17-38 W, 41-15

RECORD: 4-7/3-5 OVC | COACH: WATSON BROWN

9/5/2015 9/12/2015 9/19/2015 9/26/2015 10/3/2015 10/8/2015

@ Houston (FBS) @ Wofford Mercer @ Murray State UT Martin Eastern Kentucky

L, 24-52 L, 14-34 W, 29-22 W, 31-29 L, 17-31 L, 17-48

10/17/2015 10/24/2015 10/31/2015 11/14/2015 11/21/2015

9/1/2016 9/10/2016 9/17/2016 9/24/2016 10/1/2016 10/8/2016

Wofford @ Austin Peay @ Mercer @ UT Martin Eastern Kentucky @ Jacksonville State

L, 7-21 W, 41-7 L, 27-34 L, 23-44 W, 33-30 L, 21-40

10/15/2016 10/22/2016 11/5/2016 11/12/2016 11/19/2016

Jacksonville State @ Eastern Illinois @ Southeast Missouri Austin Peay Tennessee State

L, 13-42 L, 20-51 L, 17-38 W, 42-24 W, 30-24

2016 RECORD: 5-6/5-3 OVC | COACH: MARCUS SATTERFIELD Eastern Illinois Southeast Missouri @ Tennessee (FBS) @ Tennessee State Murray State

L, 24-30 W, 21-20 L, 0-55 W, 44-16 W, 55-19

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Year 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971

Overall 2-1-4 2-3-1 5-3-1 3-2-1 1-4-1 2-5-1 6-0-1 3-3-1 6-2-1 6-3 4-0-3 4-4 3-5-1 1-5-1 2-5-1 3-5-1 6-3 6-3-1 2-6 5-4 3-4-2 1-5 1-2 1-8 5-5 4-7 5-6 3-6 4-7 5-5-1 9-2 7-4 4-4-2 7-3 5-4-1 6-4 7-3 6-2-2 8-3 7-3 2-8 6-4 1-9 3-7 5-5 3-7 2-8 5-5 4-6 8-2

Total 2-1-4 4-4-5 9-7-6 12-9-7 13-13-8 15-18-9 21-18-10 24-21-11 30-23-12 36-26-11 40-26-15 44-30-15 47-35-16 48-40-17 50-45-18 53-50-19 59-53-19 65-56-20 67-62-20 72-66-20 75-70-22 76-75-22 77-77-22 78-85-22 83-90-22 87-97-22 92-103-22 95-109-22 99-116-22 104-121-23 113-123-23 120-127-23 124-131-25 131-134-25 136-138-26 142-142-26 149-145-26 155-147-28 163-150-28 170-153-28 172-161-28 178-165-28 179-174-28 182-181-28 187-186-28 190-193-28 192-201-28 197-206-28 201-212-28 209-214-28

OVC -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0-3 1-5 3-3 4-1 5-0 1-3-1 5-0 2-3 4-1 5-1 5-0-1 6-0 6-0 1-5 3-4 1-6 3-4 4-3 2-5 2-5 4-3 2-5 5-2

OVC Total Coach -- Loyall Duyck -- Putty Overall -- Putty Overall -- Putty Overall -- Putty Overall -- Putty Overall -- Putty Overall -- Putty Overall -- Putty Overall -- Putty Overall -- Putty Overall -- Putty Overall -- Putty Overall -- Putty Overall -- Putty Overall -- Putty Overall -- Putty Overall -- Putty Overall -- Putty Overall -- Putty Overall -- Putty Overall -- Putty Overall -- Putty Overall -- Putty Overall -- Putty Overall -- Hooper Eblen -- Hooper Eblen 0-3 Hooper Eblen 1-8 Star Wood 4-11 Star Wood 8-12 Putty Overall 13-12 Putty Overall 14-15-1 Wilburn Tucker 19-15-1 Wilburn Tucker 21-18-1 Wilburn Tucker 25-19-1 Wilburn Tucker 30-20-1 Wilburn Tucker 35-20-2 Wilburn Tucker 41-20-2 Wilburn Tucker 47-20-2 Wilburn Tucker 48-25-2 Wilburn Tucker 51-29-2 Wilburn Tucker 52-35-2 Wilburn Tucker 55-39-2 Wilburn Tucker 59-42-2 Wilburn Tucker 61-47-2 Wilburn Tucker 63-52-2 Don Wade 67-55-2 Don Wade 69-60-2 Don Wade 74-62-2 Don Wade

Year Overall 1972 10-2 1973 2-8-1 1974 6-5 1975 8-3 1976 8-3 1977 9-2 1978 5-6 1979 1-8-2 1980 4-7 1981 6-5 1982 3-8 1983 2-8 1984 0-11 1985 1-10 1986 0-10 1987 5-6 1988 1-10 1989 5-5 1990 6-5 1991 2-9 1992 7-4 1993 8-3 1994 5-6 1995 3-8 1996 5-6 1997 6-5 1998 4-7 1999 5-5 2000 8-3 2001 7-3 2002 5-7 2003 2-9 2004 6-5 2005 4-7 2006 4-7 2007 4-7 2008 3-9 2009 6-5 2010 5-6 2011 7-4 2012 3-8 2013 5-7 2014 5-7 2015 4-7 2016 5-6

Total 219-216-28 221-224-29 227-229-29 235-232-29 243-235-29 252-237-29 257-243-29 258-251-31 262-258-31 268-263-31 271-271-31 273-279-31 273-290-31 274-300-31 274-310-31 279-316-31 280-326-31 285-331-31 291-336-31 293-345-31 300-349-31 308-352-31 313-358-31 316-366-31 321-372-31 327-377-31 331-384-31 336-389-31 344-392-31 351-395-31 356-402-31 358-411-31 364-416-31 368-423-31 372-430-31 376-437-31 379-446-31 385-451-31 390-457-31 397-461-31 400-469-31 405-476-31 410-483-31 414-490-31 419-496-31

OVC 7-0 1-6 4-3 6-1 5-2 5-2 4-2 0-5-1 1-6 4-4 1-6 2-5 0-7 1-6 0-7 2-4 1-5 3-3 3-3 2-4 6-2 7-1 3-5 2-6 4-4 4-3 2-5 4-3 5-2 4-2 2-4 1-7 3-4 3-5 4-4 3-5 1-7 5-3 4-4 6-2 1-7 2-6 4-4 3-5 5-3

OVC Total Coach 81-62-2 Don Wade 82-68-2 Don Wade 86-71-2 Don Wade 92-72-2 Don Wade 97-74-2 Don Wade 102-76-2 Don Wade 106-78-2 Don Wade 106-83-3 Don Wade 107-89-3 Don Wade 111-93-3 Don Wade 112-99-3 Don Wade 113-104-3 Gary Darnell 113-111-3 Gary Darnell 114-117-3 Gary Darnell 114-124-3 Jim Ragland 116-128-3 Jim Ragland 117-133-3 Jim Ragland 120-136-3 Jim Ragland 123-139-3 Jim Ragland 125-143-3 Jim Ragland 131-145-3 Jim Ragland 138-146-3 Jim Ragland 141-151-3 Jim Ragland 143-157-3 Jim Ragland 147-161-3 Mike Hennigan 151-164-3 Mike Hennigan 153-169-3 Mike Hennigan 157-172-3 Mike Hennigan 162-174-3 Mike Hennigan 166-176-3 Mike Hennigan 168-180-3 Mike Hennigan 169-187-3 Mike Hennigan 172-191-3 Mike Hennigan 175-196-3 Mike Hennigan 179-200-3 Doug Malone* 182-205-3 Watson Brown 183-212-3 Watson Brown 188-215-3 Watson Brown 192-219-3 Watson Brown 198-221-3 Watson Brown 199-228-3 Watson Brown 201-234-3 Watson Brown 205-238-3 Watson Brown 208-243-3 Watson Brown 213-246-3 Marcus Satterfield

* - interim coach after Mike Hennigan took a medical leave

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OPENING DAY Year Opponent 1922 Cumberland College 1923 Livingston Academy 1924 Livingston Academy 1925 Castle Heights 1926 Sewanee College 1927 Hiwassee 1928 Hiwassee 1929 Sewanee College 1930 Sewanee College 1931 Murray State 1932 Lambuth College 1933 Western Kentucky 1934 Arkansas State 1935 Milligan College 1936 Alabama Teachers 1937 Eastern Kentucky 1938 Chattanooga 1939 Vanderbilt 1940 Chattanooga 1941 Chattanooga 1942 Eastern Kentucky 1943 Georgia 1944 Oak Ridge 1945 Eastern Kentucky 1946 Eastern Kentucky 1947 @ Carson-Newman 1948 @ Morehead State 1949 Murray State 1950 @ Carson-Newman 1951 @ Kentucky 1952 Fort Campbell 1953 Florence State 1954 Florence State 1955 Florence State 1956 @ Florence State 1957 Florence State 1958 @ Florida State 1959 Florence State 1960 Louisville 1961 @ Louisville 1962 @ Memphis State 1963 @ Arkansas State 1964 @ Arkansas State 1965 Arkansas State 1966 @ Arkansas State 1967 Youngstown State 1968 @ NW Louisiana 1969 NW Louisiana 1970 @ Youngstown State 1971 Western Carolina 1972 Morningside 1973 @ Western Carolina 1974 @ South Dakota 1975 @ Furman

Score T, 6-6 W, 24-0 W, 32-0 W, 54-0 W, 9-7 W, 12-0 T, 0-0 L, 46-0 L, 14-0 W, 19-7 W, 13-9 L, 7-6 W, 6-0 W, 26-7 W, 33-0 L, 6-0 L, 27-6 T, 13-13 L, 28-0 L, 26-19 L, 13-0 L, 62-0 W, 52-6 L, 14-12 L, 13-0 L, 18-7 L, 19-7 L, 26-7 W, 21-6 L, 72-13 W, 27-0 W, 14-7 L, 20-7 W, 26-7 W, 20-6 L, 20-0 L, 22-7 T, 14-14 W, 21-7 L, 29-13 L, 12-6 W, 42-0 L, 27-0 L, 12-7 L, 49-13 L, 31-28 L, 33-15 L, 35-24 W, 32-19 W, 27-17 W, 37-7 T, 10-10 W, 17-13 W, 17-5

1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Furman @ Western Carolina @ Nicholls State @Western Carolina Western Carolina @ East Tennessee East Tennessee @ East Tennessee East Tennessee @ Nevada-Las Vegas @ Tulsa Liberty @East Carolina L ock Haven Lock Haven UT-Chattanooga Lock Haven Illinois State Lock Haven Campbellsville Appalachian State Chattanooga Kentucky Wesleyan @Bowling Green Harding University Fayetteville State UT- Chattanooga @ Memphis Gardner-Webb Lambuth University Chattanooga @ Eastern Illinois Gardner-Webb Pikeville College @ Arkansas @ Iowa Hampton Cumberland Kentucky Christian @ Houston Wofford

L, 17-7 W, 41-21 L, 20-10 L, 24-7 W, 26-10 L, 31-22 W, 14-0 L, 14-7 L, 10-3 L, 35-7 L, 51-0 W, 43-23 L, 52-13 W, 38-17 W, 45-14 L, 35-14 W, 31-21 L, 23-18 W, 27-0 W, 49-0 L , 16-3 L, 13-10 W, 52-0 L, 40-15 W, 29-27 W, 31-10 W, 13-3 L, 40-10 W, 32-26 W, 52-10 L, 31-7 L, 42-24 W, 28-12 W, 51-10 L, 44-3 L, 34-7 W, 41-31 W, 63-7 W, 33-7 L, 52-24 L, 21-7

43-47-5 on Opening Day

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HOMECOMING Year 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984

Opponent Lincoln Memorial Middle Tennessee Memphis State Lambuth College Howard College Middle Tennessee Murray State Middle Tennessee Austin Peay Middle Tennessee Maryville College Middle Tennessee Union College Sewanee College Eastern Kentucky Middle Tennessee Georgetown (KY) Middle Tennessee Union College Middle Tennessee Eastern Kentucky Middle Tennessee Eastern Kentucky Western Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Western Kentucky Murray State Western Kentucky Murray State Western Kentucky Murray State Western Kentucky Murray State Western Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Western Kentucky Morehead State Western Kentucky Morehead State Western Kentucky Morehead State Western Kentucky Morehead State Western Kentucky Morehead State Western Kentucky Morehead State Western Kentucky Morehead State Western Kentucky Morehead State Western Kentucky Morehead State Eastern Kentucky

Score W, 57-0 W, 13-7 W, 24-7 W, 39-0 L, 27-0 L, 7-6 L, 47-0 L, 29-0 W, 28-0 W, 20-3 W, 35-0 W, 6-0 L, 14-12 W, 12-0 L, 32-0 W, 21-7 W, 33-6 W, 32-7 W, 34-0 L, 27-7 L, 47-7 L, 19-7 W, 7-0 L, 32-12 W, 13-7 W, 39-26 W, 26-14 W, 7-3 W, 29-16 W, 10-7 W, 27-8 L, 24-7 L, 28-27 L, 19-14 L, 24-18 W, 21-14 L, 21-16 L, 13-0 W, 21-6 L, 28-0 W, 26-8 W, 30-10 L, 23-10 W, 10-6 W, 28-13 W, 22-12 W, 24-22 L, 26-20 T, 3-3 L, 28-17 W, 35-17 L, 28-14 W, 14-3 L, 21-14

1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Morehead State Akron Eastern Kentucky Western Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Western Kentucky Murray State Morehead State Murray State Austin Peay Murray State UT- Martin Murray State Middle Tennesee Murray State Southeast Missouri Murray State Eastern Illinois Samford Eastern Illinois Samford Eastern Illinois Austin Peay Jacksonville State Tennessee State Eastern Kentucky Murray State Eastern Illinois Jacksonville State Southeast Missouri Austin Peay Southeast Missouri

W, 59-6 L, 42-14 L, 44-8 L, 20-17 L, 21-20 W, 33-22 W, 45-7 W, 31-12 W, 31-16 L, 34-27 L, 45-14 W, 21-14 W, 16-13 (ot) L, 19-16 L, 22-11 W, 31-6 W, 15-12 L, 35-28 L, 42-24 W, 40-37, OT W, 42-21 L, 38-14 L, 30-27 L, 41-17 W, 20-13 L, 42-29 L, 38-37 L, 31-24 L, 34-14 W, 27-26 W, 42-24 W, 21-20

46-39-1 on Homecoming

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FOOTBALL BOWL SUBDIVISION GAMES -- Since 1-A/I-AA split in 1978 Date Opponent Score Conference Ranking 9/15/1984 at Kansas State L, 28-12 Big Eight Conference 9/7/1985 at UNLV L, 35-7 Pacific Coast Athletic Association 9/6/1986 at Tulsa L, 51-0 I-A Independent 10/30/1987 at Cincinnati L, 38-17 I-A Independent 9/3/1988 at East Carolina L, 53-13 I-A Independent 9/22/1990 at Ohio L, 42-32 Mid-American Conference 9/14/1991 at Ohio L, 35-14 Mid-American Conference 11/15/1997 at UAB L, 38-14 I-A Independent 9/19/1998 at UAB L, 38-6 I-A Independent 9/11/1999 at Bowling Green L, 40-15 Mid-American Conference 9/16/2000 at Ohio L, 52-14 Mid-American Conference 9/8/2001 at Air Force L, 42-0 Mountain West Conference 8/29/2002 at Bowling Green L, 41-7 Mid-American Conference 9/7/2002 at Iowa State L, 57-6 Big 12 Conference 8/30/2003 at Memphis L, 40-10 Conference USA 9/6/2003 at Northern Illinois L, 42-17 Mid-American Conference 9/11/2004 at South Florida L, 21-7 Conference USA 9/17/2005 at Northern Illinois L, 42-3 Mid-American Conference 9/14/2006 at Middle Tennessee L, 44-0 Sun Belt Conference 11/3/2007 at Auburn L, 35-3 Southeastern Conference 16 AP 9/6/2008 at Louisville L, 51-10 Big East Conference 9/20/2008 at Western Michigan L, 41-7 Mid-American Conference 9/26/2009 at Kansas State L, 49-7 Big 12 Conference 11/7/2009 at Georgia L, 38-0 Southeastern Conference 9/4/2010 at Arkansas L, 44-3 Southeastern Conference 17 AP 9/11/2010 at TCU L, 62-7 Mountain West Conference 4 AP 9/3/2011 at Iowa L, 34-7 Big Ten Conference 9/15/2012 at Oregon L, 63-14 Pacific-12 Conference 4 AP 9/7/2013 at Wisconsin L, 48-0 Big Ten Conference 21 AP 9/5/2015 at Houston L, 52-24 American Athletic Conference 11/5/2016 at Tennessee Southeastern Conference 18 AP 9/16/2017 at Ball State Mid-American Conference

Attendance 32,000 22,123 29,702

18,500 21,326 28,525 40,155 26,101 18,123 25,546 26,123 20,806 85,754 38,694 48,094 92,746 69,596 37,117 70,585 57,091 77,785 30,479

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ALL GAMES BY OPPONENT ABILENE CHRISTIAN 0-1 ABILENE, TEXAS DATE SITE 9/19/1987 ABILENE

SCORE L, 40-31

AIR FORCE 0-1

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. DATE SITE 9/8/2001 COLORADO SPRINGS

SCORE L, 42-0

AKRON 0-6

AKRON, OHIO DATE SITE 10/10/1981 COOKEVILLE 10/30/1982 AKRON 10/29/1983 COOKEVILLE 10/27/1984 AKRON 11/2/1985 COOKEVILLE 11/1/1986 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 10-7 L, 28-14 L, 43-12 L, 17-9 L, 27-9 L, 38-13

ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 0-2 BIRMINGHAM, ALA. DATE SITE X/X/1997 BIRMINGHAM 9/19/1998 BIRMINGHAM

SCORE L, 38-14 L, 38-6

ALABAMA STATE 1-0 WAS ALABAMA TEACHERS COLLEGE MONTGOMERY, ALA. DATE SITE X/X/1936 UNKNOWN

SCORE W, 33-0

APPALACHIAN STATE 1-2 BOONE, N.C. DATE SITE 10/5/1974 COOKEVILLE 10/4/1975 BOONE 9/7/1996 BOONE

SCORE W, 24-14 L, 17-10 L, 16-3

ARKANSAS 0-1

FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. DATE SITE 9/4/2010 FAYETTEVILLE

SCORE L, 44-3

ARKANSAS-MONTICELLO 1-0 WAS ARKANSAS A&M UNTIL 1971 MONTICELLO, ARK. DATE SITE X/X/1933 UNKNOWN

SCORE W, 12-0

ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF 1-0 PINE BLUFF, ARK. DATE SITE 10/3/1987 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 49-6

ARKANSAS STATE 9-8 JONESBORO, ARK. DATE SITE

SCORE

11/29/1934 10/18/1952 11/14/1953 11/13/1954 11/12/1955 11/10/1956 11/16/1957 11/14/1959 11/12/1960 11/10/1962 9/21/1963 9/19/1964 9/18/1965 9/17/1966 9/30/1967 10/5/1968 10/4/1969

COOKEVILLE UNKNOWN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN COOKEVILLE JONESBORO COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE JONESBORO COOKEVILLE JONESBORO JONESBORO COOKEVILLE JONESBORO COOKEVILLE JONESBORO COOKEVILLE

W, 6-0 W, 21-13 L, 14-7 W, 47-0 L, 27-20 W, 26-6 W, 7-6 W, 16-6 W, 17-6 W, 20-12 W, 42-0 L, 27-0 L, 12-7 L, 49-13 L, 15-7 L, 15-12 L, 29-22

SCORE L, 35-3

AUSTIN PEAY 32-18 CLARKSVILLE, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1938 UNKNOWN X/X/1939 UNKNOWN 11/6/1954 CLARKSVILLE 11/5/1955 COOKEVILLE 10/16/1956 CLARKSVILLE 11/16/1963 COOKEVILLE 10/14/1964 CLARKSVILLE 11/13/1965 COOKEVILLE 11/12/1966 CLARKSVILLE 11/11/1967 COOKEVILLE 11/16/1968 CLARKSVILLE 11/15/1969 COOKEVILLE 11/14/1970 CLARKSVILLE 11/13/1971 COOKEVILLE 11/11/1972 CLARKSVILLE 11/10/1973 COOKEVILLE 11/16/1974 CLARKSVILLE 11/15/1975 COOKEVILLE 11/13/1976 CLARKSVILLE 11/12/1977 COOKEVILLE 11/15/1978 CLARKSVILLE 11/10/1979 COOKEVILLE 11/15/1980 CLARKSVILLE 11/14/1981 COOKEVILLE 11/13/1982 CLARKSVILLE 11/12/1983 COOKEVILLE 11/10/1984 CLARKSVILLE 11/16/1985 COOKEVILLE 11/15/1986 COOKEVILLE 9/26/1987 CLARKSVILLE 11/12/1988 COOKEVILLE 11/11/1989 CLARKSVILLE 11/10/1990 COOKEVILLE 10/19/1991 COOKEVILLE

CLARKSVILLE CLARKSVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE CLARKSVILLE CLARKSVILLE COOKEVILLE CLARKSVILLE COOKEVILLE CLARKSVILLE COOKEVILLE CLARKSVILLE COOKEVILLE CLARKSVILLE COOKEVILLE CLARKSVILLE

SCORE W, 28-0 W, 25-0 W, 27-13 W, 37-7 W, 17-7 W, 28-13 L, 29-0 L, 23-12 L, 20-15 W, 38-13 W, 10-0 W, 56-20 L, 10-6 W, 37-12 W, 19-7 W, 31-12 W, 28-7 W, 20-0 W, 31-13 L, 24-21 W, 28-14 L, 21-14 L, 13-10 W, 29-24 L, 31-27 L, 21-7 L, 27-7 L, 24-20 L, 23-13 W, 14-9 L, 10-6 W, 17-15 W, 20-14 (OT) W, 32-7

McKENZIE, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1922 UNKNOWN X/X/1922 UNKNOWN X/X/1923 UNKNOWN X/X/1924 UNKNOWN X/X/1928 UNKNOWN X/X/1929 UNKNOWN X/X/1930 UNKNOWN X/X/1931 UNKNOWN

SCORE W, 25-13 T, 6-6 L, 12-7 W, 22-7 W, 25-7 L, 13-0 L, 6-0 W, 39-0

BOWLING GREEN 0-2 BOWLING GREEN, OHIO DATE SITE 9/11/1999 BOWLING GREEN 8/29/2002 BOWLING GREEN

SCORE L, 40-15 L, 41-7

BRADLEY 0-1

DISCONTINUED FOOTBALL IN 1970 PEORIA, ILL. DATE SITE X/X/1946 AWAY

SCORE L, 34-13

BRYSON COLLEGE 0-1-1 SCHOOL CLOSED IN 1929 FAYETTEVILLE, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1922 UNKNOWN X/X/1923 UNKNOWN

SCORE T, 7-7 L, 14-0

CAMERON 1-1

DISCONTINUED FOOTBALL IN 1992 LAWTON, OKLA. DATE SITE X/X/1978 LAWTON 9/15/1979 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 21-10 W, 21-6

CAMPBELLSVILLE 1-0 CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY. DATE SITE 8/31/1995 COOKEVILLE

VS. OPPONENTS 149

W, 10-0 W, 35-17 L, 34-27 L, 20-17 W, 23-17 W, 36-3 L, 30-27 L, 31-28 W, 31-23 W, 34-21 W, 49-7 L, 38-31 W, 34-0 W, 41-15 W, 42-24 W, 41-7

BETHEL 4-3-1

AUBURN 0-1

AUBURN, ALA. DATE SITE 11/3/2007 AUBURN

10/17/1992 10/2/1993 10/1/1994 10/14/1995 10/19/1996 10/4/1997 10/6/2007 10/25/2008 10/3/2009 10/9/2010 11/19/2011 11/17/2012 11/23/2013 11/22/2014 11/14/2015 9/10/2016

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SCORE W, 49-0


CAMP FORREST 2-0

U.S. MILITARY INSTALLATION, CLOSED IN 1946 TULLAHOMA, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1942 UNKNOWN X/X/1945 UNKNOWN

SCORE W, 54-0 W, 62-0

CARSON-NEWMAN 4-2 JEFFERSON CITY, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1930 UNKNOWN X/X/1931 UNKNOWN X/X/1947 JEFFERSON CITY 9/25/1948 COOKEVILLE 9/16/1950 JEFFERSON CITY 9/22/1951 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 20-0 L, 20-7 L, 18-7 W, 26-7 W, 21-6 W, 42-6

CASTLE HEIGHTS MILITARY ACADEMY 1-3 SCHOOL CLOSED IN 1986 LEBANON, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1924 UNKNOWN X/X/1925 UNKNOWN X/X/1926 UNKNOWN X/X/1927 UNKNOWN

SCORE L, 20-0 W, 54-0 L, 12-6 L, 9-0

CENTRAL ARKANSAS 0-1 CONWAY, ARK. DATE SITE 11/26/2011 COOKEVILLE FCS PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND

SCORE L, 34-14

SCORE W, 47-19

SCORE W, 25-6 T, 0-0

CHATTANOOGA 10-29 CHATTANOOGA, TENN. DATE SITE 9/23/1938 CHATTANOOGA 9/29/1939 CHATTANOOGA 9/27/1940 CHATTANOOGA 9/26/1941 CHATTANOOGA 10/16/1942 CHATTANOOGA 10/6/1945 UNKNOWN 10/4/1946 CHATTANOOGA 10/3/1947 CHATTANOOGA 10/1/1948 CHATTANOOGA 11/1/1957 CHATTANOOGA 11/1/1958 COOKEVILLE 10/30/1959 CHATTANOOGA 10/29/1960 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 27-6 L, 20-0 L, 28-0 L, 26-19 L, 20-0 L, 20-7 L, 37-6 L, 12-0 L, 18-7 L, 26-0 W, 13-12 L, 6-3 L, 20-6

L, 19-7 L, 20-7 W, 7-5 L, 18-0 L, 21-0 L, 17-7 L, 28-13 L, 20-6 W, 23-11 L, 21-7 W, 14-7 W, 24-8 L, 7-3 L, 33-3 W, 20-13 L, 41-0 W, 28-10 L, 40-17 L, 35-14 L, 13-10 W, 13-3 W, 35-10 W, 52-34 L, 30-23 (OT) L, 31-7 L, 38-17

CHATTANOOGA FRESHMEN 0-1 CHATTANOOGA, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1924 UNKNOWN

SCORE L, 14-0

CINCINNATI 0-1 SCORE L, 38-17

THE CITADEL 0-1

CHARLESTON, S.C. DATE SITE 1/1/1961 ORLANDO, FLA. TANGERINE BOWL

CHARLESTON 1-0-1

WAS MORRIS HARVEY COLLEGE UNTIL 1975 CHARLESTON, W.V. DATE SITE X/X/1941 UNKNOWN X/X/1942 UNKNOWN

CHATTANOOGA COOKEVILLE CHATTANOOGA COOKEVILLE CHATTANOOGA COOKEVILLE CHATTANOOGA COOKEVILLE CHATTANOOGA COOKEVILLE CHATTANOOGA COOKEVILLE CHATTANOOGA CHATTANOOGA CHATTANOOGA COOKEVILLE CHATTANOOGA COOKEVILLE CHATTANOOGA CHATTANOOGA COOKEVILLE CHATTANOOGA COOKEVILLE CHATTANOOGA COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE

CINCINNATI, OHIO DATE SITE 10/31/1987 CINCINNATI

CENTRAL METHODIST 1-0 FAYETTE, MO. DATE SITE 9/25/2008 COOKEVILLE

9/23/1961 9/22/1962 9/28/1963 9/26/1964 9/25/1965 9/24/1966 10/28/1967 11/2/1968 11/1/1969 10/31/1970 10/30/1971 10/28/1972 10/27/1973 9/20/1986 11/14/1987 11/24/1988 9/9/1989 9/8/1990 9/7/1991 9/6/1997 9/14/2002 9/13/2003 10/9/2004 9/3/2005 8/31/2006 11/15/2014

SCORE L, 27-0

CONCORDIA COLLEGE ALABAMA 1-0 SELMA, ALA. DATE SITE 9/13/2007 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 55-7

CUMBERLAND 7-6-1 LEBANON, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1922 UNKNOWN X/X/1924 UNKNOWN X/X/1925 UNKNOWN X/X/1926 UNKNOWN X/X/1927 UNKNOWN X/X/1927 UNKNOWN X/X/1928 UNKNOWN X/X/1929 UNKNOWN X/X/1937 UNKNOWN

SCORE T, 6-6 L, 14-0 L, 51-0 L, 19-0 L, 24-0 L, 13-0 W, 24-7 W, 26-6 W, 15-0

X/X/1938 X/X/1946 X/X/1947 9/6/2007 8/29/2013

UNKNOWN COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE

L, 6-0 W, 7-0 W, 42-0 W, 45-21 W, 63-7

EAST CAROLINA 0-1 GREENVILLE, N.C. DATE SITE 9/3/1988 GREENVILLE

SCORE L, 52-13

EASTERN ILLINOIS 6-17 CHARLESTON, ILL. DATE SITE 10/11/1975 COOKEVILLE 10/9/1976 CHARLESTON 10/26/1996 COOKEVILLE 9/27/1997 COOKEVILLE 9/26/1998 CHARLESTON 10/23/1999 CHARLESTON 10/21/2000 COOKEVILLE 9/29/2001 CHARLESTON 10/5/2002 COOKEVILLE 11/8/2003 CHARLESTON 11/6/2004 COOKEVILLE 11/12/2005 CHARLESTON 11/11/2006 COOKEVILLE 8/30/2007 CHARLESTON 11/22/2008 COOKEVILLE 10/17/2009 CHARLESTON 10/16/2010 COOKEVILLE 9/17/2011 CHARLESTON 11/3/2012 COOKEVILLE 11/2/2013 CHARLESTON 11/1/2014 COOKEVILLE 10/24/2015 CHARLESTON 10/15/2016 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 37-0 W, 41-14 L, 35-27 L, 10-7 L, 13-6 W, 14-7 L, 27-16 L, 44-33 L, 35-28 L, 37-10 W, 40-37 (OT) L, 31-20 L, 38-14 L, 45-24 L, 38-20 L, 23-15 W, 34-20 W, 31-20 L, 31-24 L, 56-21 L, 41-10 L, 51-20 L, 30-24

EASTERN KENTUCKY 20-53 RICHMOND, KY. DATE SITE X/X/1937 UNKNOWN X/X/1942 UNKNOWN X/X/1945 UNKNOWN X/X/1945 UNKNOWN X/X/1946 COOKEVILLE X/X/1946 RICHMOND 10/13/1950 RICHMOND 10/13/1951 COOKEVILLE 10/11/1952 UNKNOWN 10/10/1953 UNKNOWN 10/8/1954 UNKNOWN 10/8/1955 COOKEVILLE 11/3/1956 RICHMOND 11/9/1957 COOKEVILLE 11/7/1958 RICHMOND 11/7/1959 COOKEVILLE 11/5/1960 RICHMOND 11/4/1961 COOKEVILLE 11/3/1962 RICHMOND 11/9/1963 COOKEVILLE 11/7/1964 RICHMOND

SCORE L, 6-0 L, 13-0 L, 14-12 L, 32-0 L, 13-0 W, 20-7 L, 47-7 L, 15-14 W, 28-14 W, 7-0 L, 14-7 W, 13-7 L, 25-13 W, 34-14 W, 20-19 W, 14-10 W, 20-0 W, 14-8 L, 21-0 W, 21-19 W, 27-7

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11/6/1965 11/5/1966 11/4/1967 11/9/1968 11/8/1969 11/7/1970 11/6/1971 11/4/1972 11/3/1973 11/9/1974 11/8/1975 11/6/1976 11/5/1977 11/8/1978 11/3/1979 11/8/1980 11/7/1981 11/6/1982 11/5/1983 11/3/1984 11/9/1985 11/8/1986 11/8/1987 10/15/1988 10/14/1989 10/27/1990 9/28/1991 9/26/1992 10/23/1993 10/22/1994 9/23/1995 9/28/1996 10/25/1997 10/24/1998 11/13/1999 9/23/2000 10/20/2001 10/26/2002 11/22/2003 11/20/2004 9/24/2005 9/21/2006 11/17/2007 10/4/2008 9/19/2009 11/13/2010 11/12/2011 10/20/2012 10/19/2013 10/18/2014 10/8/2015 10/1/2016

COOKEVILLE RICHMOND RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND RICHMOND COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE RICHMOND RICHMOND COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE RICHMOND RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE GEORGETOWN, KY. COOKEVILLE

L, 28-14 W, 7-3 L, 24-0 L, 28-14 L, 17-7 L, 20-13 L, 14-7 W, 14-0 L, 30-14 L, 29-14 W, 14-3 L, 28-14 L, 28-21 L, 20-16 L, 35-0 L, 48-7 L, 63-10 L, 34-17 L, 24-7 L, 21-14 L, 35-17 L, 42-14 L, 44-8 L, 14-7 L, 21-20 L, 29-20 L, 19-13 L, 35-0 L, 10-7 L, 23-3 L, 21-3 L, 28-7 L, 26-7 W, 31-29 (3OT) L, 23-20 (2OT) W, 9-3 L, 34-10 L, 19-0 L, 27-14 L, 19-18 L, 52-3 W, 27-14 L, 38-34 L, 33-12 L, 17-7 L, 42-29 W, 28-21 L, 42-28 L, 24-10 W, 39-31 L, 48-17 W, 33-30 (OT)

EAST TENNESSEE STATE 15-17 JOHNSON CITY, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1930 UNKNOWN 11/10/1951 JOHNSON CITY 10/30/1952 UNKNOWN 10/31/1953 UNKNOWN 10/30/1954 UNKNOWN 10/29/1955 JOHNSON CITY 10/27/1956 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 19-0 W, 33-0 W, 21-13 L, 21-13 W, 21-7 L, 14-6 L, 20-13

10/11/1958 10/10/1959 10/8/1960 10/7/1961 10/6/1962 10/12/1963 10/10/1964 10/9/1965 10/8/1966 10/7/1967 10/12/1968 10/11/1969 10/10/1970 10/9/1971 10/7/1972 10/6/1973 11/2/1974 11/1/1975 10/30/1976 10/29/1977 10/7/1978 9/5/1981 9/4/1982 9/10/1983 9/8/1984

COOKEVILLE JOHNSON CITY COOKEVILLE JOHNSON CITY COOKEVILLE JOHNSON CITY COOKEVILLE JOHNSON CITY COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE JOHNSON CITY COOKEVILLE JOHNSON CITY COOKEVILLE JOHNSON CITY COOKEVILLE JOHNSON CITY COOKEVILLE JOHNSON CITY COOKEVILLE JOIHNSON CITY JOHNSON CITY COOKEVILLE JOHNSON CITY COOKEVILLE

L, 25-14 W, 19-7 W, 21-7 W, 12-7 L, 26-6 L, 16-0 L, 7-6 W, 34-14 W, 14-3 W, 43-22 L, 14-6 L, 30-0 L, 30-7 W, 20-3 W, 24-23 L, 27-14 L, 13-0 W, 48-6 L, 18-7 W, 63-20 L, 38-17 L, 31-22 W, 14-0 L, 14-7 L, 10-3

EVANSVILLE 2-0

DISBANDED FOOTBALL PROGRAM IN 1997 EVANSVILLE, IND. DATE SITE 11/18/1950 EVANSVILLE 11/17/1951 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 13-0 W, 38-13

FAYETTEVILLE STATE 1-0 FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. DATE SITE 8/30/2001 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 31-10

FLORIDA STATE 1-1 TALLAHASSEE, FLA. DATE SITE 11/22/1947 COOKEVILLE 9/13/1958 TALLAHASSEE

SCORE W, 27-6 L, 22-7

SCORE W, 27-0 W, 33-0

FURMAN 1-1

GREENVILLE, S.C. DATE SITE 9/13/1975 GREENVILLE 11/9/1976 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 17-5 L, 17-7

GALLATIN 0-1

GALLATIN, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1925 UNKNOWN

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. DATE SITE 9/4/2004 COOKEVILLE 9/9/2006 BOILING SPRINGS 8/28/2008 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 14-0

GEORGETOWN, KY. DATE SITE X/X/1946 GEORGETOWN 11/14/1947 COOKEVILLE 10/8/1948 GEORGETOWN 10/8/1949 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 32-6 W, 33-6 L, 27-19 W, 39-6

GEORGIA 0-2

ATHENS, GA. DATE SITE 10/1/1943 UNKNOWN 11/7/2009 ATHENS

SCORE L, 63-0 L, 38-0

GEORGIA NORMAL SCHOOL 1-0

BECAME COORDINATE COLLEGE IN 1932 INCORPORATED INTO THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA IN 2012 ATHENS, GA. DATE SITE SCORE X/X/1927 UNKNOWN W, 43-0

GEORGIA SOUTHERN 0-2 STATESBORO, GA. DATE SITE 10/5/1985 STATESBORO 10/4/1986 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 34-0 L, 59-13

HALL-MOODY JUNIOR COLLEGE 0-1

MERGED INTO UNION UNIVERSITY IN 1927 MARTIN, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1926 UNKNOWN

SCORE L, 12-0

HAMPTON 2-0

SCORE W, 41-31 W, 30-27

HARDING 1-0

SEARCY, ARK. DATE SITE 9/9/2000 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 29-27

HIWASSEE COLLEGE 6-0-1 MADISONVILLE, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1924 UNKNOWN X/X/1925 UNKNOWN X/X/1927 UNKNOWN X/X/1928 UNKNOWN X/X/1929 UNKNOWN X/X/1930 UNKNOWN

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SCORE W, 32-26 L, 30-26 W, 28-12

GEORGETOWN COLLEGE 3-1

HAMPTON, VA. DATE SITE 8/30/2012 COOKEVILLE 9/14/2013 HAMPTON

FORT CAMPBELL 2-0 ? FORT CAMPBELL, KY. DATE SITE 9/20/1952 UNKNOWN 11/11/1961 FORT CAMPBELL

GARDNER-WEBB 2-1

#TECHTUFF #WINGSUP

SCORE W, 26-0 W, 39-2 W, 12-0 T, 0-0 W, 20-0 W, 65-0


X/X/1934

UNKNOWN

W, 21-6

HOUSTON 0-1

SCORE L, 52-24

ILLINOIS STATE 1-1 SCORE W, 23-18 L, 26-15

SCORE W, 38-37 L, 49-14

IOWA CITY, IOWA DATE SITE 9/3/2011 IOWA CITY

SCORE L, 34-7

IOWA STATE 0-1 AMES, IOWA DATE SITE 9/7/2002 AMES

SCORE L, 57-6

JACKSONVILLE STATE 6-14 SCORE W, 21-0 W, 27-20 L, 23-7 L, 7-3 W, 35-27 L, 35-29 L, 37-20 W, 16-13 L, 43-17 L, 17-10 (OT) L, 38-10 L, 41-17 L, 55-28 W, 35-24 W, 21-14 L, 37-28 L, 34-14 L, 49-3 L, 42-13 L, 40-21

KANSAS STATE 0-2 MANHATTAN, KAN. DATE SITE 9/15/1984 MANHATTAN 9/26/2009 MANHATTAN

SCORE L, 28-12 L, 49-7

KENTUCKY 0-1

LEXINGTON, KY. DATE SITE

MONROE, LA. DATE SITE 11/21/1953 UNKNOWN

GRAYSON, KY. DATE SITE 8/28/2014 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 33-7

LOUISIANA TECH 2-6

OWENSBORO, KY. DATE SITE 9/3/1998 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 52-0

KING COLLEGE 0-1

IOWA 0-1

JACKSONVILLE, ALA. DATE SITE X/X/1938 UNKNOWN 10/8/1977 COOKEVILLE 10/6/1979 JACKSONVILLE 10/11/1980 COOKEVILLE 10/3/2001 JACKSONVILLE 10/28/2002 COOKEVILLE 10/25/2003 JACKSONVILLE 10/23/2004 COOKEVILLE 10/27/2005 JACKSONVILLE 10/28/2006 COOKEVILLE 10/20/2007 JACKSONVILLE 11/8/2008 COOKEVILLE 11/14/2009 JACKSONVILLE 11/20/2010 COOKEVILLE 10/29/2011 JACKSONVILLE 10/6/2012 COOKEVILLE 10/26/2013 COOKEVILLE 10/25/2014 JACKSONVILLE 10/17/2015 COOKEVILLE 10/8/2016 JACKSONVILLE

L, 72-13

KENTUCKY WESLEYAN 1-0

INDIANA STATE 1-1 TERRE HAUTE, IND. DATE SITE 9/28/2013 COOKEVILLE 9/6/2014 TERRE HAUTE

LEXINGTON

KENTUCKY CHRISTIAN 1-0

HOUSTON, TEXAS DATE SITE 9/5/2015 HOUSTON

NORMAL, ILL. DATE SITE 9/4/1993 COOKEVILLE 11/16/1996 NORMAL

9/15/1951

SCORE

BRISTOL, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1923 UNKNOWN

SCORE L, 75-0

BECAME A UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS SATELLITE IN 2011 JACKSON, TENN. DATE SITE SCORE X/X/1932 UNKNOWN W, 13-9 X/X/1933 UNKNOWN W, 39-0 9/8/2005 COOKEVILLE W, 52-10

LANE COLLEGE 1-0 JACKSON, TENN. DATE SITE 9/16/2010 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 43-0

LIBERTY 2-1

SCORE W, 43-23 L, 24-20 W, 18-15

LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2-0 HARROGATE, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1930 UNKNOWN X/X/1931 UNKNOWN

SCORE W, 57-0 W, 27-0

LIVINGSTON ACADEMY 3-0 LIVINGSTON, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1923 UNKNOWN X/X/1924 UNKNOWN X/X/1924 UNKNOWN

SCORE W, 24-0 W, 32-0 W, 35-0

LOCK HAVEN 5-0 LOCK HAVEN, PA. DATE SITE 9/2/1989 COOKEVILLE 9/1/1990 COOKEVILLE 9/12/1992 COOKEVILLE 9/11/1993 COOKEVILLE 9/1/1994 COOKEVILLE

LOUISIANA-MONROE 1-0 WAS NORTHEAST LOUISIANA UNTIL 1999

SCORE L, 44-0 L, 12-10 L, 33-20 W, 21-19 L, 25-6 L, 20-6 W, 21-9 L, 35-0

LOUISVILLE 1-2

LAMBUTH 3-0

LYNCHBURG, VA. DATE SITE 9/12/1987 COOKEVILLE 9/10/1988 LYNCHBURG 9/18/1999 COOKEVILLE

RUSTON, LA. DATE SITE 10/5/1935 RUSTON 10/28/1961 COOKEVILLE 10/27/1962 RUSTON 11/2/1963 COOKEVILLE 10/31/1964 RUSTON 10/30/1965 RUSTON 10/29/1966 COOKEVILLE 1/1/1973 BATON ROUGE, LA GRANTLAND RICE BOWL

SCORE W, 42-20

SCORE W, 38-17 W, 45-14 W, 31-21 W, 45-14 W, 27-0

LOUISVILLE, KY. DATE SITE 9/17/1960 COOKEVILLE 9/16/1961 LOUISVILLE 9/6/2008 LOUISVILLE

SCORE W, 21-7 L, 29-13 L, 51-10

MARSHALL 1-6

HUNTINGTON, W.V. DATE SITE 11/5/1949 COOKEVILLE 11/4/1950 HUNTINGTON 11/3/1951 COOKEVILLE 11/1/1952 UNKNOWN 11/14/1992 HUNTINGTON 9/10/1994 HUNTINGTON 9/9/1995 HUNTINGTON

SCORE L, 20-7 L, 13-0 L, 20-13 W, 28-7 L, 52-14 L, 24-10 L, 45-14

MARYVILLE COLLEGE 4-0 MARYVILLE, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1940 UNKNOWN X/X/1947 COOKEVILLE 11/5/1948 MARYVILLE 9/8/2011 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 35-0 W, 13-7 W, 21-0 W, 56-7

MEMPHIS 7-10-4

WAS WEST TENNESSEE STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE UNTIL 1941, MEMPHIS STATE UNTIL 1994 MEMPHIS, TENN. DATE SITE SCORE 10/24/1931 MEMPHIS W, 13-0 10/15/1932 COOKEVILLE W, 24-7 11/18/1933 MEMPHIS L, 13-0 11/16/1934 COOKEVILLE T, 0-0 11/16/1935 MEMPHIS T, 0-0 10/9/1936 COOKEVILLE W, 25-0 11/12/1937 MEMPHIS W, 14-13 10/21/1938 COOKEVILLE L, 26-13 10/28/1939 MEMPHIS W, 15-0 10/4/1940 COOKEVILLE W, 16-13 11/15/1952 UNKNOWN W, 35-0 10/17/1953 UNKNOWN L, 14-7 10/16/1954 COOKEVILLE T, 25-25 10/15/1955 MEMPHIS L, 20-12

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9/22/1956 10/12/1957 9/27/1958 9/27/1959 9/24/1960 9/10/1962 9/30/2003

COOKEVILLE MEMPHIS COOKEVILLE MEMPHIS COOKEVILLE MEMPHIS MEMPHIS

T, 14-14 L, 40-7 L, 13-0 L, 14-3 L, 37-6 L, 12-6 L, 40-10

MERCER 1-1

MACON, GA. DATE SITE 9/19/2015 COOKEVILLE 9/17/2016 MACON

SCORE W, 29-22 L, 34-27

MIAMI (OHIO) 0-1 OXFORD, OHIO DATE SITE 11/7/1953 UNKNOWN

SCORE L, 6-4

MIDDLE TENNESSEE ST 32-357 MURFREESBORO, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1924 MURFREESBORO X/X/1925 COOKEVILLE X/X/1927 MURFREESBORO X/X/1928 COOKEVILLE X/X/1929 COOKEVILLE 11/27/1930 MURFREESBORO 11/26/1931 COOKEVILLE 11/24/1932 MURFREESBORO 11/30/1933 COOKEVILLE 11/29/1934 COOKEVILLE 11/28/1935 COOKEVILLE 11/28/1936 MURFREESBORO 10/22/1937 MURFREESBORO 11/26/1937 COOKEVILLE 10/7/1938 COOKEVILLE 11/24/1938 MURFREESBORO 11/25/1939 COOKEVILLE 11/28/1940 MURFREESBORO 11/27/1941 COOKEVILLE 11/26/1942 COOKEVILLE 11/28/1946 COOKEVILLE 11/27/1947 MURFREESBORO 11/25/1948 COOKEVILLE 11/24/1949 MURFREESBORO 11/30/1950 COOKEVILLE 11/22/1951 MURFREESBORO 11/27/1952 UNKNOWN 11/26/1953 UNKNOWN 11/25/1954 COOKEVILLE 11/24/1955 MURFREESBORO 11/22/1956 COOKEVILLE 11/28/1957 MURFREESBORO 11/27/1958 COOKEVILLE 11/26/1959 MURFREESBORO 11/24/1960 COOKEVILLE 11/23/1961 MURFREESBORO 11/22/1962 COOKEVILLE 11/22/1963 MURFREESBORO 11/26/1964 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 6-0 T, 0-0 L, 13-0 W, 25-12 T, 13-13 T, 0-0 W, 13-7 W, 32-6 W, 6-0 W, 12-0 L, 7-6 L, 7-6 T, 13-13 L, 29-0 W, 7-0 W, 12-0 W, 20-3 L, 6-0 W, 6-0 W, 25-6 W, 21-7 L, 21-0 W, 32-7 L, 14-0 L, 27-7 T, 14-14 L, 19-7 W, 46-13 T, 7-7 W, 55-14 L, 26-6 L, 22-0 W, 14-0 T, 21-21 W, 35-8 W, 7-6 L, 20-0 L, 21-14 L, 24-0

11/25/1965 11/24/1966 11/23/1967 11/28/1968 11/27/1969 11/26/1970 11/20/1971 11/18/1972 11/17/1973 11/23/1974 11/22/1975 11/20/1976 11/19/1977 11/22/1978 11/17/1979 11/22/1980 11/21/1981 11/20/1982 11/19/1983 11/17/1984 11/23/1985 11/22/1986 11/21/1987 11/19/1988 11/18/1989 11/17/1990 11/23/1991 11/21/1992 11/20/1993 11/19/1994 11/11/1995 11/23/1996 11/15/1997 10/3/1998 9/14/2006

MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO

L, 28-21 L, 21-14 L, 33-20 W, 7-3 W, 21-7 W, 17-13 W, 14-3 W, 24-10 L, 17-10 W, 41-2 W, 30-3 W, 33-10 W, 21-9 W, 35-10 L, 17-14 L, 21-7 W, 28-9 L, 10-3 W, 12-8 L, 28-10 L, 45-12 L, 21-6 L, 17-13 L, 51-0 L, 24-3 L, 42-0 L, 28-10 L, 21-0 W, 35-14 L, 31-3 L, 31-6 L, 16-10 W, 30-20 L, 19-16 L, 44-0

MILLIGAN COLLEGE 2-5-1 ELIZABETHTON, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1922 UNKNOWN X/X/1929 UNKNOWN X/X/1930 UNKNOWN X/X/1935 UNKNOWN X/X/1943 UNKNOWN X/X/1943 UNKNOWN X/X/1945 UNKNOWN X/X/1945 UNKNOWN

SCORE T, 0-0 L, 13-0 W, 25-20 W, 26-7 L, 27-0 L, 18-7 L, 12-7 L, 7-6

MOREHEAD STATE 30-20-1 MOREHEAD, KY. DATE SITE X/X/1936 UNKNOWN X/X/1937 UNKNOWN 9/17/1948 MOREHEAD 10/16/1948 COOKEVILLE 10/15/1949 MOREHEAD 10/6/1950 COOKEVILLE 10/6/1951 MOREHEAD 10/4/1952 UNKNOWN 10/3/1953 UNKNOWN 10/2/1954 UNKNOWN 10/1/1955 MOREHEAD

SCORE L, 14-0 L, 9-6 L, 19-7 W, 19-6 L, 12-7 L, 20-16 W, 17-14 W, 30-6 W, 27-0 W, 32-2 W, 55-0

9/29/1956 10/5/1957 10/4/1958 10/3/1959 10/1/1960 9/30/1961 9/29/1962 10/5/1963 10/3/1964 10/2/1965 10/1/1966 10/21/1967 10/26/1968 10/25/1969 10/24/1970 10/23/1971 10/21/1972 11/20/1973 10/26/1974 10/25/1975 10/23/1976 10/22/1977 10/25/1978 10/20/1979 10/25/1980 10/24/1981 10/23/1982 10/22/1983 10/20/1984 10/26/1985 11/18/1986 10/17/1987 11/5/1988 11/4/1989 10/6/1990 10/26/1991 10/24/1992 9/25/1993 9/24/1994 10/21/1995

MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD MOREHEAD

W, 26-19 W, 14-6 W, 22-7 W, 48-0 W, 27-7 W, 20-16 L, 14-6 W, 21-17 L, 35-0 L, 15-14 L, 14-7 L, 21-16 L, 14-12 W, 21-6 L, 31-10 W, 26-8 W, 28-17 L, 23-10 L, 14-7 W, 28-13 W, 28-23 W, 24-22 W, 21-20 T, 3-3 W, 31-29 W, 35-17 L, 28-14 W, 14-3 L, 43-14 W, 59-6 L, 28-20 W, 52-14 L, 20-3 L, 14-8 (FORFEITED) W, 24-7 L, 21-20 W, 31-12 W, 21-3 W, 56-14 W, 36-29

MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE 1-0 SIOUX CITY, IOWA DATE SITE 9/9/1972 COOKEVILLE

MURRAY STATE 45-36-1 MURRAY, KY. DATE SITE X/X/1930 UNKNOWN X/X/1931 UNKNOWN X/X/1932 UNKNOWN X/X/1933 UNKNOWN X/X/1934 UNKNOWN X/X/1935 UNKNOWN X/X/1936 UNKNOWN X/X/1937 UNKNOWN X/X/1941 UNKNOWN X/X/1942 UNKNOWN X/X/1945 UNKNOWN X/X/1946 MURRAY X/X/1947 COOKEVILLE

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SCORE W, 37-7

#TECHTUFF #WINGSUP

SCORE W, 26-6 W, 19-7 T, 0-0 L, 9-6 L, 40-7 L, 13-0 L, 47-0 L, 23-0 W, 14-6 W, 19-6 L, 13-7 L, 20-13 L, 7-2


10/30/1948 9/24/1949 9/23/1950 9/29/1951 9/27/1952 9/26/1953 9/25/1954 9/24/1955 10/20/1956 10/26/1957 10/23/1958 10/24/1959 10/22/1960 10/21/1961 10/20/1962 10/26/1963 10/24/1964 10/23/1965 10/22/1966 9/23/1967 9/28/1968 9/27/1969 9/26/1970 9/25/1971 9/23/1972 9/22/1973 9/28/1974 9/27/1975 9/25/1976 9/24/1977 9/27/1978 9/22/1979 9/27/1980 9/26/1981 9/25/1982 9/24/1983 9/22/1984 9/28/1985 10/21/1986 10/24/1987 10/1/1988 9/30/1989 9/29/1990 11/2/1991 10/31/1992 10/30/1993 10/29/1994 10/28/1995 11/9/1996 11/1/1997 10/31/1998 10/30/1999 10/28/2000 10/6/2001 10/12/2002 9/27/2003 9/25/2004 10/1/2005 9/30/2006 9/20/2007 10/11/2008 11/21/2009 11/6/2010

MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE UNKNOWN UNKNOWN MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY

L, 34-6 L, 26-7 L, 6-0 L, 20-7 W, 14-13 W, 9-0 L, 19-12 W, 20-7 L, 34-7 W, 26-14 W, 15-14 W, 29-16 W, 14-12 W, 27-8 W, 16-12 L, 28-27 L, 28-21 W, 23-14 W, 51-13 W, 22-21 L, 19-0 W, 28-21 W, 21-7 W, 27-3 W, 10-0 W, 16-9 W, 26-0 W, 14-7 W, 24-7 W, 21-19 W, 24-14 L, 24-3 L, 10-3 L, 15-10 W, 10-3 L, 20-6 L, 38-0 L, 29-21 L, 23-16 L, 24-21 W, 16-13 (OT) W, 21-20 W, 16-3 W, 45-7 W, 35-10 W, 31-16 W, 38-21 L, 45-14 L, 41-3 W, 16-13 (OT) L, 23-3 L, 22-11 W, 36-21 W, 15-12 L, 31-14 W, 49-24 L, 34-15 W, 42-21 W, 20-14 (OT) W, 48-24 L, 51-21 W, 45-14 L, 44-13

11/5/2011 9/29/2012 10/5/2013 10/4/2014 9/26/2015 11/19/2016

COOKEVILLE MURRAY MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE

L, 38-37 L, 70-35 L, 35-24 W, 30-27 (OT) W, 31-29 W, 55-19

NEBRASKA-OMAHA 2-0 OMAHA, NEB. DATE SITE 10/2/1976 COOKEVILLE 10/1/1977 OMAHA

SCORE W, 56-28 W, 35-28

NEVADA-LAS VEGAS 0-1 LAS VEGAS, NEV. DATE SITE 9/7/1985 LAS VEGAS

SCORE L, 35-7

SCORE L, 20-10 L, 13-10

NORTH ALABAMA 4-2-1

WAS FLORENCE STATE UNIVERSITY UNTIL 1974 FLORENCE, ALA. DATE SITE 9/19/1953 UNKNOWN 9/18/1954 UNKNOWN 9/17/1955 COOKEVILLE 9/15/1956 FLORENCE 9/21/1957 COOKEVILLE 11/15/1958 FLORENCE 9/20/1959 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 14-7 L, 20-7 W, 26-7 W, 20-6 L, 20-0 W, 20-14 T, 14-14

SCORE L, 42-17 L, 42-3

NORTHERN IOWA 0-1 CEDAR FALLS. IOWA DATE SITE 9/27/2014 CEDAR FALLS, IOWA

SCORE L, 50-7

NORTH GREENVILLE 1-0 TIGERVILLE, S.C. DATE SITE 9/6/2012 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 42-14

NORTHWESTERN STATE 0-2 NATCHITOCHES, LA. DATE SITE 9/21/1968 NATCHITOCHES 9/20/1969 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 33-15 L, 35-24

OAK RIDGE 1-1

OAK RIDGE, TENN. DATE SITE

W, 52-6 L, 12-6

OGDEN COLLEGE 2-0-3

MERGED WITH WESTERN KENTUCKY IN 1928 BOWLING GREEN, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1922 UNKNOWN X/X/1923 UNKNOWN X/X/1924 UNKNOWN X/X/1925 UNKNOWN X/X/1926 UNKNOWN

SCORE W, 26-0 T, 0-0 T, 6-6 W, 12-6 T, 0-0

ATHENS, OHIO DATE SITE 9/22/1990 ATHENS 9/14/1991 ATHENS 9/16/2000 ATHENS

SCORE L, 42-32 L, 35-14 L, 52-14

OREGON 0-1

EUGENE, ORE. DATE SITE 9/15/2012 EUGENE

SCORE L, 63-14

PIKEVILLE 1-0

NORTHERN ILLINOIS 0-2 DEKALB, ILL. DATE SITE 9/6/2003 DEKALB 9/17/2005 DEKALB

UNKNOWN UNKNOWN

OHIO 0-3

NICHOLLS STATE 0-2 THIBODAUX, LA. DATE SITE X/X/1978 THIBODAUX 9/29/1979 COOKEVILLE

X/X/1944 X/X/1945

WAS PIKEVILLE COLLEGE UNTIL 2011 PIKEVILLE, KY. DATE SITE 9/10/2009 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 51-10

SAMFORD 10-12

WAS HOWARD COLLEGE UNTIL 1965 BIRMINGHAM, ALA. DATE SITE X/X/1934 UNKNOWN 10/1/1949 BIRMINGHAM 9/30/1950 COOKEVILLE 9/17/1988 COOKEVILLE 9/16/1989 BIRMINGHAM 9/15/1990 COOKEVILLE 9/21/1991 BIRMINGHAM 9/19/1992 COOKEVILLE 9/18/1993 BIRMINGHAM 9/17/1994 COOKEVILLE 9/16/1995 BIRMINGHAM 9/21/1996 COOKEVILLE 9/20/1997 BIRMINGHAM 11/21/1998 COOKEVILLE 11/20/1999 BIRMINGHAM 11/9/2000 COOKEVILLE 9/15/2001 CANCELLED (9/11 ATTACKS) 11/9/2002 BIRMINGHAM 11/1/2003 COOKEVILLE 10/30/2004 BIRMINGHAM 11/5/2005 COOKEVILLE 11/4/2006 BIRMINGHAM 10/27/2007 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 27-0 W, 33-18 W, 61-6 L, 19-9 L, 27-23 W, 21-7 L, 20-16 L, 37-13 L, 30-3 W, 20-7 L, 27-24 W, 20-10 W, 14-7 L, 22-12 L, 19-15 W, 29-0 W, 51-44 L, 42-24 L, 20-17 W, 42-21 W, 20-14 L, 59-52

SEWANEE 5-8-2 SCORE

SEWANEE, TENN. DATE SITE

SCORE

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X/X/1926 9/28/1929 9/27/1930 9/26/1931 10/22/1932 11/4/1933 11/4/1934 11/2/1935 10/27/1936 10/30/1937 10/29/1938 10/21/1939 10/12/1940 10/25/1941 X/X/1943

UNKNOWN SEWANEE SEWANEE SEWANEE SEWANEE SEWANEE SEWANEE SEWANEE SEWANEE SEWANEE SEWANEE SEWANEE SEWANEE SEWANEE UNKNOWN

W, 9-7 L, 46-0 L, 14-0 L, 24-7 T, 0-0 L, 13-0 L, 7-6 L, 6-0 T, 0-0 W, 9-6 W, 7-6 L, 9-7 L, 25-6 W, 14-0 W, 12-0

SEWANEE RESERVES 1-0 SEWANEE, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1923 UNKNOWN

SCORE W, 14-0

SCORE L, 30-0 W, 17-13

SOUTH FLORIDA 0-1 TAMPA, FLA. DATE SITE 9/11/2004 TAMPA

SCORE L, 21-7

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 15-10 CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. DATE SITE 10/12/1991 CAPE GIRARDEAU 10/10/1992 COOKEVILLE 10/9/1993 CAPE GIRARDEAU 10/8/1994 COOKEVILLE 10/7/1995 CAPE GIRARDEAU 10/12/1996 COOKEVILLE 10/11/1997 CAPE GIRARDEAU 10/10/1998 COOKEVILLE 10/9/1999 CAPE GIRARDEAU 10/7/2000 COOKEVILLE 10/27/2001 COOKEVILLE 11/2/2002 CAPE GIRARDEAU 11/15/2003 COOKEVILLE 11/13/2004 CAPE GIRARDEAU 11/19/2005 COOKEVILLE 11/18/2006 CAPE GIRARDEAU 9/11/2008 CAPE GIRARDEAU 10/24/2009 COOKEVILLE 9/25/2010 CAPE GIRARDEAU 9/24/2011 COOKEVILLE 9/22/2012 CAPE GIRARDEAU 11/9/2013 CAPE GIRADEAU 11/8/2014 COOKEVILLE 10/31/2015 CAPE GIRARDEAU 10/22/2016 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 68-0 W, 66-0

TENNESSEE 0-6 KNOXVILLE, TENN. DATE SITE 10/25/1947 KNOXVILLE 10/23/1948 KNOXVILLE 10/22/1949 KNOXVILLE 11/11/1950 KNOXVILLE 10/27/1951 KNOXVILLE 11/5/2016 KNOXVILLE

SCORE L, 49-0 L, 41-0 L, 36-6 L, 48-14 L, 68-0 L, 55-0

TENNESSEE JUNIORS 2-0-1

SOUTH DAKOTA 1-1 VERMILLLION, S.D. DATE SITE 9/15/1973 COOKEVILLE 9/7/1974 VERMILLION

SCHOOL CLOSED IN 1997 LONDON, KY. DATE SITE X/X/1928 UNKNOWN X/X/1929 UNKNOWN

SCORE L, 34-31 W, 49-14 W, 24-3 L, 19-14 L, 33-12 W, 30-20 W, 17-14 L, 29-24 W, 21-7 W, 31-6 W, 41-21 L, 36-30 L, 24-20 L, 31-28 (OT) W, 31-24 W, 32-29 W, 29-27 W, 28-16 L, 23-21 W, 38-31 L, 41-38 (OT) W, 41-16 W, 27-26 L, 38-17 W, 21-20

SUE BENNETT COLLEGE 2-0

KNOXVILLE, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1927 UNKNOWN X/X/1928 UNKNOWN X/X/1931 UNKNOWN

SCORE T, 0-0 W, 14-13 W, 26-7

SCORE L, 33-3 L, 26-13 L, 27-23 L, 21-19 L, 36-14 L, 14-10 W, 26-15 W, 24-21 W, 28-20 W, 28-24 W, 21-19 L, 28-21 L, 42-21 L, 25-19 W, 56-23 W, 63-13 W, 20-14 L, 27-23 L, 31-20 L, 30-20 L, 45-28 L, 41-14 W, 20-13 W, 21-10 L, 42-40 L, 22-21 L, 41-21 L, 10-7 W, 30-24 W, 44-16

TENNESSEE WESLEYAN 0-2 ATHENS, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1926 UNKNOWN X/X/1927 UNKNOWN

PREVIOUSLY EAST TEXAS STATE COMMERCE, TEXAS DATE SITE 1/1/1953 ORLANDO, FLA. TANGERINE BOWL

TEXAS CHRISTIAN 0-1 FORT WORTH, TEXAS DATE SITE 9/11/2010 FORT WORTH

SCORE L, 62-7

TROY 1-2-1

WAS TROY STATE UNTIL 2005 TROY, ALA. DATE SITE 11/1/1978 TROY 10/27/1979 COOKEVILLE 11/1/1980 TROY 10/31/1981 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 35-0 L, 19-0

WAS NORTHEAST MISSOURI UNTIL 1996 KIRKSVILLE, MO. DATE SITE 9/20/1980 KIRKSVILLE 9/12/1981 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 45-0 T, 17-17 L, 52-3 W, 37-28

SCORE W, 28-20 W, 16-7

TULSA 0-1

TULSA, OKLA. DATE SITE 9/6/1986 TULSA

SCORE L, 51-0

UNION 6-4

JACKSON, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1932 UNKNOWN X/X/1933 UNKNOWN X/X/1934 UNKNOWN X/X/1936 UNKNOWN X/X/1939 UNKNOWN X/X/1941 UNKNOWN X/X/1942 UNKNOWN 11/19/1948 JACKSON 10/29/1949 COOKEVILLE 10/21/1950 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 27-0 W, 14-7 L, 19-0 L, 25-0 W, 33-12 L, 14-7 L, 14-12 W, 35-0 W, 34-0 W, 41-12

UT MARTIN 19-14-1 MARTIN, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1932 UNKNOWN 10/3/1970 MARTIN 10/2/1971 COOKEVILLE 9/30/1972 MARTIN 9/29/1973 COOKEVILLE 10/4/1980 MARTIN 10/3/1981 COOKEVILLE 10/2/1982 MARTIN 10/5/1991 MARTIN 10/3/1992 COOKEVILLE

VS. OPPONENTS 155

SCORE L, 33-0

TRUMAN STATE 2-0

TENNESSEE STATE 12-18 NASHVILLE, TENN. DATE SITE 10/13/1984 COOKEVILLE 10/19/1985 NASHVILLE 10/29/1988 NASHVILLE 10/28/1989 COOKEVILLE 11/3/1990 NASHVILLE 11/9/1991 NASHVILLE 11/7/1992 COOKEVILLE 11/6/1993 NASHVILLE 11/5/1994 COOKEVILLE 11/4/1995 NASHVILLE 11/9/1996 COOKEVILLE 11/8/1997 NASHVILLE 11/7/1998 COOKEVILLE 11/6/1999 NASHVILLE 11/4/2000 COOKEVILLE 11/10/2001 COOKEVILLE 11/16/2002 NASHVILLE 10/11/2003 COOKEVILLE 10/13/2005 COOKEVILLE 10/14/2006 NASHVILLE 10/11/2007 COOKEVILLE 11/1/2008 NASHVILLE 10/31/2009 COOKEVILLE 10/23/2010 NASHVILLE 10/15/2011 COOKEVILLE 10/27/2012 NASHVILLE 9/21/2013 COOKEVILLE 9/20/2014 NASHVILLE 11/21/2015 COOKEVILLE 11/12/2016 NASHVILLE

TEXAS A&M -- COMMERCE 0-1

#TECHTUFF #WINGSUP

SCORE T, 0-0 W, 17-6 W, 10-7 W, 13-10 W, 16-9 W, 30-28 L, 24-21 L, 35-21 L, 24-16 W, 17-13


10/16/1993 10/15/1994 9/30/1995 10/5/1996 10/18/1997 10/17/1998 10/2/1999 9/30/2000 11/15/2001 11/21/2002 10/4/2003 10/2/2004 10/8/2005 10/5/2006 9/27/2007 10/16/2008 10/10/2009 9/30/2010 10/1/2011 11/10/2012 10/10/2013 10/9/2014 10/3/2015 9/24/2016

COOKEVILLE MARTIN MARTIN COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE MARTIN MARTIN COOKEVILLE MARTIN COOKEVILLE MARTIN COOKEVILLE MARTIN COOKEVILLE MARTIN COOKEVILLE MARTIN COOKEVILLE MARTIN COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE MARTIN COOKEVILLE MARTIN

W, 20-3 L, 20-10 L, 36-31 W, 21-14 (2OT) W, 33-2 W, 31-24 (OT) W, 45-9 W, 46-6 W, 41-7 W, 68-7 L, 30-23 (OT) W, 49-20 L, 46-16 L, 35-16 W, 13-10 L, 35-7 W, 35-28 L, 27-24 W, 34-31 W, 45-44 (OT) L, 28-17 L, 17-10 L, 31-17 L, 44-23

VALPARAISO 1-0 VALPARAISO, IND. DATE SITE 9/21/2002 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 62-10

VANDERBILT 0-11-1 NASHVILLE, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1931 UNKNOWN 9/23/1939 NASHVILLE 11/16/1940 NASHVILLE 10/4/1941 NASHVILLE 9/26/1942 NASHVILLE 10/18/1943 COOKEVILLE 11/25/1943 NASHVILLE 10/28/1944 NASHVILLE 11/4/1944 COOKEVILLE 9/29/1945 UNKNOWN 9/28/1946 NASHVILLE 11/8/1947 NASHVILLE

SCORE L, 6-0 T, 13-13 L, 21-0 L, 42-0 L, 52-0 L, 30-0 L, 47-7 L, 19-7 L, 20-9 L, 12-0 L, 35-3 L, 68-0

VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE 1-0 LEXINGTON, VA. DATE SITE 9/18/2004 LEXINGTON

SCORE W, 16-10

WEST ALABAMA 1-0

PREVIOUSLY ALABAMA NORMAL COLLEGE LIVINGSTON, ALA. DATE SITE X/X/1928 UNKNOWN

SCORE W, 77-0

WESTERN CAROLINA 7-6-1 CULLOWHEE, N.C. DATE SITE

SCORE

9/18/1971 9/16/1972 9/8/1973 9/21/1974 9/10/1977 9/18/1978 9/8/1979 9/13/1980 9/11/1982 10/8/1983 9/29/1984 9/14/1985 11/14/1998 11/18/2000

COOKEVILLE CULLOWHEE CULLOWHEE COOKEVILLE CULLOWHEE COOKEVILLE CULLOWHEE COOKEVILLE CULLOWHEE COOKEVILLE CULLOWHEE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE CULLOWHEE

W, 27-17 L, 31-13 T, 10-10 L, 9-7 W, 41-21 W, 22-20 L, 24-7 W, 26-10 W, 17-10 L, 42-10 L, 34-6 L, 30-3 W, 17-6 W, 37-35

WESTERN KENTUCKY 23-28-1 BOWLING GREEN, KY. DATE SITE 10/21/1922 UNKNOWN 10/7/1933 COOKEVILLE 10/13/1934 BOWLING GREEN 10/11/1935 COOKEVILLE 10/3/1936 BOWLING GREEN 10/18/1937 COOKEVILLE 10/15/1938 BOWLING GREEN 10/13/1939 COOKEVILLE 10/19/1940 BOWLING GREEN 11/7/1941 COOKEVILLE 11/7/1942 BOWLING GREEN 11/1/1946 COOKEVILLE 10/11/1947 BOWLING GREEN 10/28/1950 COOKEVILLE 10/20/1951 BOWLING GREEN 10/25/1952 UNKNOWN 10/24/1953 UNKNOWN 10/23/1954 COOKEVILLE 10/22/1955 BOWLING GREEN 10/13/1956 COOKEVILLE 10/19/1957 BOWLING GREEN 10/18/1958 COOKEVILLE 10/17/1959 BOWLING GREEN 10/15/1960 COOKEVILLE 10/14/1961 BOWLING GREEN 10/13/1962 COOKEVILLE 10/19/1963 BOWLING GREEN 10/17/1964 COOKEVILLE 10/16/1965 BOWLING GREEN 10/15/1966 COOKEVILLE 10/14/1967 BOWLING GREEN 10/19/1968 COOKEVILLE 10/18/1969 BOWLING GREEN 10/17/1970 COOKEVILLE 10/16/1971 BOWLING GREEN 10/14/1972 COOKEVILLE 10/13/1973 BOWLING GREEN 10/19/1974 COOKEVILLE 10/18/1975 BOWLING GREEN 10/16/1976 COOKEVILLE 10/15/1977 BOWLING GREEN 10/18/1978 COOKEVILLE 10/13/1979 BOWLING GREEN 10/12/1980 COOKEVILLE 10/17/1981 BOWLING GREEN

SCORE L, 42-0 L, 7-6 L, 27-0 L, 31-6 L, 27-0 L, 20-0 W, 7-6 W, 10-0 L, 6-0 W, 26-6 T, 6-6 W, 20-7 L, 13-7 L, 21-0 W, 14-7 W, 21-13 W, 34-21 L, 32-12 W, 19-7 W, 39-26 W, 34-14 W, 7-3 W, 29-19 W, 10-7 W, 13-12 L, 24-7 L, 14-12 L, 19-14 W, 46-6 W, 21-14 L, 56-0 L, 13-0 L, 42-0 L, 28-0 L, 15-7 W, 30-10 L, 41-0 W, 10-6 L, 20-7 W, 22-12 W, 31-20 L, 26-20 L, 49-7 L, 28-17 W, 14-3

10/16/1982 10/15/1983 10/22/1988 10/21/1989 10/13/1990 10/10/1999 10/14/2000

COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN

L, 28-14 L, 17-0 L, 20-17 L, 61-14 W, 33-22 W, 23-10 L, 17-14

WESTERN MICHIGAN 0-1 KALAMAZOO, MICH. DATE SITE 9/20/2008 KALAMAZOO

SCORE L, 41-7

WEST VIRGINIA TECH 1-0 MONTGOMERY, W.V. DATE SITE 9/22/2001 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 44-3

WISCONSIN 0-1 MADISON, WISC. DATE SITE 9/7/2013 MADISON

SCORE L, 48-0

WOFFORD 0-4

SPARTANBURG, S.C. DATE SITE 11/13/1948 COOKEVILLE 11/12/1949 SPARTANBURG 9/12/2015 SPARTANBURG 9/1/2016 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 8-6 L, 26-7 L, 34-14 L, 21-7

XAVIER 0-1

DISCONTINUED FOOTBALL IN 1973 CINCINNATI, OHIO DATE SITE X/X/1939 UNKNOWN

SCORE L, 19-0

YOUNGSTOWN STATE 5-11 YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO DATE SITE 11/10/1939 COOKEVILLE 10/26/1940 YOUNGSTOWN 10/31/1941 YOUNGSTOWN 9/28/1957 YOUNGSTOWN 9/16/1967 COOKEVILLE 9/19/1970 YOUNGSTOWN 10/12/1974 YOUNGSTOWN 9/20/1975 COOKEVILLE 9/18/1976 YOUNGSTOWN 9/17/1977 COOKEVILLE 9/18/1982 YOUNGSTOWN 9/17/1983 COOKEVILLE 10/6/1984 YOUNGSTOWN 10/12/1985 COOKEVILLE 10/11/1986 YOUNGSTOWN 10/10/1987 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 7-6 L, 28-13 L, 14-0 W, 12-7 L, 31-28 W, 32-19 L, 23-0 L, 15-0 W, 13-10 W, 38-22 L, 37-14 L, 34-22 L, 51-0 L, 23-16 L, 30-6 L, 18-15

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OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE GAMES -- Tech joined in 1949 AKRON 0-6 (1980-1986)

AKRON, OHIO DATE SITE X/X/1981 COOKEVILLE X/X/1982 AKRON X/X/1983 COOKEVILLE X/X/1984 AKRON X/X/1985 COOKEVILLE X/X/1986 COOKEVILLE

EASTERN ILLINOIS 4-17 (1996-present) SCORE L, 10-7 L, 28-14 L, 43-12 L, 17-9 L, 27-9 L, 38-13

AUSTIN PEAY 26-18 (1963-1996, 2007-present) CLARKSVILLE, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1963 COOKEVILLE X/X/1964 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1965 COOKEVILLE X/X/1966 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1967 COOKEVILLE X/X/1968 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1969 COOKEVILLE X/X/1970 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1971 COOKEVILLE X/X/1972 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1973 COOKEVILLE X/X/1974 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1975 COOKEVILLE X/X/1976 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1977 COOKEVILLE X/X/1978 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1979 COOKEVILLE X/X/1980 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1981 COOKEVILLE X/X/1982 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1983 COOKEVILLE X/X/1984 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1985 COOKEVILLE X/X/1986 COOKEVILLE X/X/1987 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1988 COOKEVILLE X/X/1989 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1990 COOKEVILLE X/X/1991 COOKEVILLE X/X/1992 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1993 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1994 COOKEVILLE X/X/1995 COOKEVILLE X/X/1996 CLARKSVILLE X/X/2007 COOKEVILLE X/X/2008 CLARKSVILLE X/X/2009 COOKEVILLE X/X/2010 CLARKSVILLE X/X/2011 COOKEVILLE X/X/2012 CLARKSVILLE X/X/2013 COOKEVILLE X/X/2014 CLARKSVILLE X/X/2015 COOKEVILLE 9/10/2016 CLARKSVILLE

SCORE W, 28-13 L, 29-0 L, 23-12 L, 20-15 W, 38-13 W, 10-0 W, 56-20 L, 10-6 W, 37-12 W, 19-7 W, 31-12 W, 28-7 W, 20-0 W, 31-13 L, 24-21 W, 28-14 L, 21-14 L, 13-10 W, 29-24 L, 31-27 L, 21-7 L, 27-7 L, 24-20 L, 23-13 W, 14-9 L, 10-6 W, 17-15 W, 20-14 (OT) W, 32-7 W, 10-0 W, 35-17 L, 34-27 L, 20-17 W, 23-17 L, 30-27 L, 31-28 W, 31-23 W, 34-21 W, 49-7 L, 38-31 W, 34-0 W, 41-15 W, 42-24 W, 41-7

CHARLESTON, ILL. DATE SITE X/X/1996 COOKEVILLE X/X/1997 COOKEVILLE X/X/1998 CHARLESTON X/X/1999 CHARLESTON X/X/2000 COOKEVILLE X/X/2001 CHARLESTON X/X/2002 COOKEVILLE X/X/2003 CHARLESTON X/X/2004 COOKEVILLE X/X/2005 CHARLESTON X/X/2006 COOKEVILLE X/X/2007 CHARLESTON X/X/2008 COOKEVILLE X/X/2009 CHARLESTON X/X/2010 COOKEVILLE X/X/2011 CHARLESTON X/X/2012 COOKEVILLE X/X/2013 CHARLESTON X/X/2014 COOKEVILLE X/X/2015 CHARLESTON 10/15/2016 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 35-27 L, 10-7 L, 13-6 W, 14-7 L, 27-16 L, 44-33 L, 35-28 L, 37-10 W, 40-37 (OT) L, 31-20 L, 38-14 L, 45-24 L, 38-20 L, 23-15 W, 34-20 W, 31-20 L, 31-24 L, 56-21 L, 41-10 L, 51-20 L, 30-24

EASTERN KENTUCKY 19-48 (1948-present) RICHMOND, KY. DATE SITE X/X/1950 RICHMOND X/X/1951 COOKEVILLE X/X/1952 UNKNOWN X/X/1953 UNKNOWN X/X/1954 UNKNOWN X/X/1955 COOKEVILLE X/X/1956 RICHMOND X/X/1957 COOKEVILLE X/X/1958 RICHMOND X/X/1959 COOKEVILLE X/X/1960 RICHMOND X/X/1961 COOKEVILLE X/X/1962 RICHMOND X/X/1963 COOKEVILLE X/X/1964 RICHMOND X/X/1965 COOKEVILLE X/X/1966 RICHMOND X/X/1967 RICHMOND X/X/1968 COOKEVILLE X/X/1969 RICHMOND X/X/1970 COOKEVILLE X/X/1971 RICHMOND X/X/1972 COOKEVILLE X/X/1973 RICHMOND X/X/1974 COOKEVILLE X/X/1975 RICHMOND X/X/1976 COOKEVILLE X/X/1977 RICHMOND X/X/1978 COOKEVILLE X/X/1979 RICHMOND

SCORE L, 47-7 L, 15-14 W, 28-14 W, 7-0 L, 14-7 W, 13-7 L, 25-13 W, 34-14 W, 20-19 W, 14-10 W, 20-0 W, 14-8 L, 21-0 W, 21-19 W, 27-7 L, 28-14 W, 7-3 L, 24-0 L, 28-14 L, 17-7 L, 20-13 L, 14-7 W, 14-0 L, 30-14 L, 29-14 W, 14-3 L, 28-14 L, 28-21 L, 20-16 L, 35-0

X/X/1980 X/X/1981 X/X/1982 X/X/1983 X/X/1984 X/X/1985 X/X/1986 X/X/1987 X/X/1988 X/X/1989 X/X/1990 X/X/1991 X/X/1992 X/X/1993 X/X/1994 X/X/1995 X/X/1996 X/X/1997 X/X/1998 X/X/1999 X/X/2000 X/X/2001 X/X/2002 X/X/2003 X/X/2004 X/X/2005 X/X/2006 X/X/2007 X/X/2008 X/X/2009 X/X/2010 X/X/2011 X/X/2012 X/X/2013 X/X/2014 X/X/2015 10/1/2016

COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND RICHMOND COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE RICHMOND RICHMOND COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE RICHMOND RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE GEORGETOWN, KY. COOKEVILLE

EAST TENNESSEE STATE 10-10 (1958-1977) JOHNSON CITY, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1958 COOKEVILLE X/X/1959 JOHNSON CITY X/X/1960 COOKEVILLE X/X/1961 JOHNSON CITY X/X/1962 COOKEVILLE X/X/1963 JOHNSON CITY X/X/1964 COOKEVILLE X/X/1965 JOHNSON CITY X/X/1966 COOKEVILLE X/X/1967 COOKEVILLE X/X/1968 JOHNSON CITY X/X/1969 COOKEVILLE X/X/1970 JOHNSON CITY X/X/1971 COOKEVILLE X/X/1972 JOHNSON CITY X/X/1973 COOKEVILLE X/X/1974 JOHNSON CITY X/X/1975 COOKEVILLE X/X/1976 JOHNSON CITY

VS. OVC OPPONENTS 157

L, 48-7 L, 63-10 L, 34-17 L, 24-7 L, 21-14 L, 35-17 L, 42-14 L, 44-8 L, 14-7 L, 21-20 L, 29-20 L, 19-13 L, 35-0 L, 10-7 L, 23-3 L, 21-3 L, 28-7 L, 26-7 W, 31-29 (3OT) L, 23-20 (2OT) W, 9-3 L, 34-10 L, 19-0 L, 27-14 L, 19-18 L, 52-3 W, 27-14 L, 38-34 L, 33-12 L, 17-7 L, 42-29 W, 28-21 L, 42-28 L, 24-10 W, 39-31 L, 48-17 W, 33-30 (OT)

#TECHTUFF #WINGSUP

SCORE L, 25-14 W, 19-7 W, 21-7 W, 12-7 L, 26-6 L, 16-0 L, 7-6 W, 34-14 W, 14-3 W, 43-22 L, 14-6 L, 30-0 L, 30-7 W, 20-3 W, 24-23 L, 27-14 L, 13-0 W, 48-6 L, 18-7


X/X/1977

COOKEVILLE

W, 63-20

EVANSVILLE 2-0 (1948-1951)

DISBANDED FOOTBALL PROGRAM IN 1997 EVANSVILLE, IND. DATE SITE X/X/1950 EVANSVILLE X/X/1951 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 13-0 W, 38-13

JACKSONVILLE STATE 3-11 (2003-present) JACKSONVILLE, ALA. DATE SITE 10/25/2003 JACKSONVILLE 10/23/2004 COOKEVILLE 10/27/2005 JACKSONVILLE 10/28/2006 COOKEVILLE 10/20/2007 JACKSONVILLE 11/8/2008 COOKEVILLE 11/14/2009 JACKSONVILLE 11/20/2010 COOKEVILLE 10/29/2011 JACKSONVILLE 10/6/2012 COOKEVILLE 10/26/2013 COOKEVILLE 10/25/2014 JACKSONVILLE 10/17/2015 COOKEVILLE 10/8/2016 JACKSONVILLE

SCORE L, 37-20 W, 16-13 L, 43-17 L, 17-10 (OT) L, 38-10 L, 41-17 L, 55-28 W, 35-24 W, 21-14 L, 37-28 L, 34-14 L, 49-3 L, 42-13 L, 40-21

LOUISVILLE 0-0 (1948-1949) LOUISVILLE, KY. DATE SITE NO OVC GAMES AGAINST

SCORE

SCORE L, 20-7 L, 13-0 L, 20-13

MIDDLE TENNESSEE 19-26-2 (1952-1998) MURFREESBORO, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1952 UNKNOWN X/X/1953 UNKNOWN X/X/1954 UNKNOWN X/X/1955 MURFREESBORO X/X/1956 COOKEVILLE X/X/1957 MURFREESBORO X/X/1958 COOKEVILLE X/X/1959 MURFREESBORO X/X/1960 COOKEVILLE X/X/1961 MURFREESBORO X/X/1962 COOKEVILLE X/X/1963 MURFREESBORO X/X/1964 COOKEVILLE

MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE

L, 28-21 L, 21-14 L, 33-20 W, 7-3 W, 21-7 W, 17-13 W, 14-3 W, 24-10 L, 17-10 W, 41-2 W, 30-3 W, 33-10 W, 21-9 W, 35-10 L, 17-14 L, 21-7 W, 28-9 L, 10-3 W, 12-8 L, 28-10 L, 45-12 L, 21-6 L, 17-13 L, 51-0 L, 24-3 L, 42-0 L, 28-10 L, 21-0 W, 35-14 L, 31-3 L, 31-6 L, 16-10 W, 30-20 L, 19-16

MOREHEAD STATE 29-16-1 (1948-1995)

MARSHALL 0-3 (1949-1951) HUNTINGTON, W.V. DATE SITE X/X/1949 COOKEVILLE X/X/1950 HUNTINGTON X/X/1951 COOKEVILLE

X/X/1965 X/X/1966 X/X/1967 X/X/1968 X/X/1969 X/X/1970 X/X/1971 X/X/1972 X/X/1973 X/X/1974 X/X/1975 X/X/1976 X/X/1977 X/X/1978 X/X/1979 X/X/1980 X/X/1981 X/X/1982 X/X/1983 X/X/1984 X/X/1985 X/X/1986 X/X/1987 X/X/1988 X/X/1989 X/X/1990 X/X/1991 X/X/1992 X/X/1993 X/X/1994 X/X/1995 X/X/1996 X/X/1997 X/X/1998

SCORE L, 19-7 W, 46-13 T, 7-7 W, 55-14 L, 26-6 L, 22-0 W, 14-0 T, 21-21 W, 35-8 W, 7-6 L, 20-0 L, 21-14 L, 24-0

MOREHEAD, KY. DATE SITE X/X/1949 MOREHEAD X/X/1950 COOKEVILLE X/X/1951 MOREHEAD X/X/1952 UNKNOWN X/X/1953 UNKNOWN X/X/1954 UNKNOWN X/X/1955 MOREHEAD X/X/1956 MOREHEAD X/X/1957 COOKEVILLE X/X/1958 MOREHEAD X/X/1959 COOKEVILLE X/X/1960 MOREHEAD X/X/1961 COOKEVILLE X/X/1962 MOREHEAD X/X/1963 COOKEVILLE X/X/1964 MOREHEAD X/X/1965 COOKEVILLE X/X/1966 MOREHEAD X/X/1967 COOKEVILLE X/X/1968 MOREHEAD X/X/1969 COOKEVILLE X/X/1970 MOREHEAD X/X/1971 COOKEVILLE X/X/1972 MOREHEAD

SCORE L, 12-7 L, 20-16 W, 17-14 W, 30-6 W, 27-0 W, 32-2 W, 55-0 W, 26-19 W, 14-6 W, 22-7 W, 48-0 W, 27-7 W, 20-16 L, 14-6 W, 21-17 L, 35-0 L, 15-14 L, 14-7 L, 21-16 L, 14-12 W, 21-6 L, 31-10 W, 26-8 W, 28-17

X/X/1973 X/X/1974 X/X/1975 X/X/1976 X/X/1977 X/X/1978 X/X/1979 X/X/1980 X/X/1981 X/X/1982 X/X/1983 X/X/1984 X/X/1985 X/X/1986 X/X/1987 X/X/1988 X/X/1989 X/X/1990 X/X/1991 X/X/1992 X/X/1993 X/X/1994 X/X/1995

COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD MOREHEAD

L, 23-10 L, 14-7 W, 28-13 W, 28-23 W, 24-22 W, 21-20 T, 3-3 W, 31-29 W, 35-17 L, 28-14 W, 14-3 L, 43-14 W, 59-6 L, 28-20 W, 52-14 L, 20-3 L, 14-8 (FORFEITED) W, 24-7 L, 21-20 W, 31-12 W, 21-3 W, 56-14 W, 36-29

MURRAY STATE 41-27 (1948-present) MURRAY, KY. DATE SITE X/X/1949 COOKEVILLE X/X/1950 MURRAY X/X/1951 COOKEVILLE X/X/1952 UNKNOWN X/X/1953 UNKNOWN X/X/1954 UNKNOWN X/X/1955 COOKEVILLE X/X/1956 MURRAY X/X/1957 COOKEVILLE X/X/1958 MURRAY X/X/1959 COOKEVILLE X/X/1960 MURRAY X/X/1961 COOKEVILLE X/X/1962 MURRAY X/X/1963 COOKEVILLE X/X/1964 MURRAY X/X/1965 COOKEVILLE X/X/1966 MURRAY X/X/1967 MURRAY X/X/1968 COOKEVILLE X/X/1969 MURRAY X/X/1970 COOKEVILLE X/X/1971 MURRAY X/X/1972 COOKEVILLE X/X/1973 MURRAY X/X/1974 COOKEVILLE X/X/1975 MURRAY X/X/1976 COOKEVILLE X/X/1977 MURRAY X/X/1978 COOKEVILLE X/X/1979 MURRAY X/X/1980 COOKEVILLE X/X/1981 MURRAY X/X/1982 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 26-7 L, 6-0 L, 20-7 W, 14-13 W, 9-0 L, 19-12 W, 20-7 L, 34-7 W, 26-14 W, 15-14 W, 29-16 W, 14-12 W, 27-8 W, 16-12 L, 28-27 L, 28-21 W, 23-14 W, 51-13 W, 22-21 L, 19-0 W, 28-21 W, 21-7 W, 27-3 W, 10-0 W, 16-9 W, 26-0 W, 14-7 W, 24-7 W, 21-19 W, 24-14 L, 24-3 L, 10-3 L, 15-10 W, 10-3

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X/X/1983 X/X/1984 X/X/1985 X/X/1986 X/X/1987 X/X/1988 X/X/1989 X/X/1990 X/X/1991 X/X/1992 X/X/1993 X/X/1994 X/X/1995 X/X/1996 X/X/1997 X/X/1998 X/X/1999 X/X/2000 X/X/2001 X/X/2002 X/X/2003 X/X/2004 X/X/2005 X/X/2006 X/X/2007 X/X/2008 X/X/2009 X/X/2010 X/X/2011 X/X/2012 X/X/2013 X/X/2014 X/X/2015 11/19/2016

MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE

L, 20-6 L, 38-0 L, 29-21 L, 23-16 L, 24-21 W, 16-13 (OT) W, 21-20 W, 16-3 W, 45-7 W, 35-10 W, 31-16 W, 38-21 L, 45-14 L, 41-3 W, 16-13 (OT) L, 23-3 L, 22-11 W, 36-21 W, 15-12 L, 31-14 W, 49-24 L, 34-15 W, 42-21 W, 20-14 (OT) W, 48-24 L, 51-21 W, 45-14 L, 44-13 L, 38-37 L, 70-35 L, 35-24 W, 30-27 (OT) W, 31-29 W, 55-19

SAMFORD 2-3 (2003-2007)

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. DATE SITE X/X/2003 COOKEVILLE X/X/2004 BIRMINGHAM X/X/2005 COOKEVILLE X/X/2006 BIRMINGHAM X/X/2007 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 42-24 L, 20-17 W, 42-21 W, 20-14 L, 59-52

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 14-10 (1991-present) CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. DATE SITE X/X/1991 CAPE GIRARDEAU X/X/1992 COOKEVILLE X/X/1993 CAPE GIRARDEAU X/X/1994 COOKEVILLE X/X/1995 CAPE GIRARDEAU X/X/1996 COOKEVILLE X/X/1997 CAPE GIRARDEAU X/X/1998 COOKEVILLE X/X/1999 CAPE GIRARDEAU X/X/2000 COOKEVILLE X/X/2001 COOKEVILLE X/X/2002 CAPE GIRARDEAU X/X/2003 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 34-31 W, 49-14 W, 24-3 L, 19-14 L, 33-12 W, 30-20 W, 17-14 L, 29-24 W, 21-7 W, 31-6 W, 41-21 L, 36-30 L, 24-20

X/X/2004 CAPE GIRARDEAU X/X/2005 COOKEVILLE X/X/2006 CAPE GIRARDEAU X/X/2008 CAPE GIRARDEAU X/X/2009 COOKEVILLE X/X/2010 CAPE GIRARDEAU X/X/2011 COOKEVILLE X/X/2012 CAPE GIRARDEAU X/X/2013 CAPE GIRADEAU X/X/2014 COOKEVILLE X/X/2015 CAPE GIRARDEAU 10/22/2016 COOKEVILLE

L, 31-28 (OT) W, 31-24 W, 32-29 W, 29-27 W, 28-16 L, 23-21 W, 38-31 L, 41-38 (OT) W, 41-16 W, 27-26 L, 38-17

TENNESSEE STATE 12-16 (1988-present) NASHVILLE, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1988 NASHVILLE X/X/1989 COOKEVILLE X/X/1990 NASHVILLE X/X/1991 NASHVILLE X/X/1992 COOKEVILLE X/X/1993 NASHVILLE X/X/1994 COOKEVILLE X/X/1995 NASHVILLE X/X/1996 COOKEVILLE X/X/1997 NASHVILLE X/X/1998 COOKEVILLE X/X/1999 NASHVILLE X/X/2000 COOKEVILLE X/X/2001 COOKEVILLE X/X/2002 NASHVILLE X/X/2003 COOKEVILLE X/X/2005 COOKEVILLE X/X/2006 NASHVILLE X/X/2007 COOKEVILLE X/X/2008 NASHVILLE X/X/2009 COOKEVILLE X/X/2010 NASHVILLE X/X/2011 COOKEVILLE X/X/2012 NASHVILLE X/X/2013 COOKEVILLE X/X/2014 NASHVILLE X/X/2015 COOKEVILLE 11/12/2016 NASHVILLE

SCORE L, 27-23 L, 21-19 L, 36-14 L, 14-10 W, 26-15 W, 24-21 W, 28-20 W, 28-24 W, 21-19 L, 28-21 L, 42-21 L, 25-19 W, 56-23 W, 63-13 W, 20-14 L, 27-23 L, 31-20 L, 30-20 L, 45-28 L, 41-14 W, 20-13 W, 21-10 L, 42-40 L, 22-21 L, 41-21 L, 10-7 W, 30-24 W, 44-16

UT MARTIN 14-11 (1992-present) MARTIN, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1992 COOKEVILLE X/X/1993 COOKEVILLE X/X/1994 MARTIN X/X/1995 MARTIN X/X/1996 COOKEVILLE X/X/1997 COOKEVILLE X/X/1998 MARTIN X/X/1999 MARTIN X/X/2000 COOKEVILLE X/X/2001 MARTIN X/X/2002 COOKEVILLE X/X/2003 MARTIN

SCORE W, 17-13 W, 20-3 L, 20-10 L, 36-31 W, 21-14 (2OT) W, 33-2 W, 31-24 (OT) W, 45-9 W, 46-6 W, 41-7 W, 68-7 L, 30-23 (OT)

X/X/2004 X/X/2005 X/X/2006 X/X/2007 X/X/2008 X/X/2009 X/X/2010 X/X/2011 X/X/2012 X/X/2013 X/X/2014 X/X/2015 9/24/2016

COOKEVILLE MARTIN COOKEVILLE MARTIN COOKEVILLE MARTIN COOKEVILLE MARTIN COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE MARTIN COOKEVILLE MARTIN

WESTERN KENTUCKY 18-16 (1948-1981, 1999-2000) BOWLING GREEN, KY. DATE SITE X/X/1950 COOKEVILLE X/X/1951 BOWLING GREEN X/X/1952 UNKNOWN X/X/1953 UNKNOWN X/X/1954 UNKNOWN X/X/1955 BOWLING GREEN X/X/1956 COOKEVILLE X/X/1957 BOWLING GREEN X/X/1958 COOKEVILLE X/X/1959 BOWLING GREEN X/X/1960 COOKEVILLE X/X/1961 BOWLING GREEN X/X/1962 COOKEVILLE X/X/1963 BOWLING GREEN X/X/1964 COOKEVILLE X/X/1965 BOWLING GREEN X/X/1966 COOKEVILLE X/X/1967 BOWLING GREEN X/X/1968 COOKEVILLE X/X/1969 BOWLING GREEN X/X/1970 COOKEVILLE X/X/1971 BOWLING GREEN X/X/1972 COOKEVILLE X/X/1973 BOWLING GREEN X/X/1974 COOKEVILLE X/X/1975 BOWLING GREEN X/X/1976 COOKEVILLE X/X/1977 BOWLING GREEN X/X/1978 COOKEVILLE X/X/1979 BOWLING GREEN X/X/1980 COOKEVILLE X/X/1981 BOWLING GREEN X/X/1999 COOKEVILLE X/X/2000 BOWLING GREEN

SCORE L, 21-0 W, 14-7 W, 21-13 W, 34-21 L, 32-12 W, 19-7 W, 39-26 W, 34-14 W, 7-3 W, 29-19 W, 10-7 W, 13-12 L, 24-7 L, 14-12 L, 19-14 W, 46-6 W, 21-14 L, 56-0 L, 13-0 L, 42-0 L, 28-0 L, 15-7 W, 30-10 L, 41-0 W, 10-6 L, 20-7 W, 22-12 W, 31-20 L, 26-20 L, 49-7 L, 28-17 W, 14-3 W, 23-10 L, 17-14

YOUNGSTOWN STATE 0-6 (1981-1987) YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO DATE SITE X/X/1982 YOUNGSTOWN X/X/1983 COOKEVILLE X/X/1984 YOUNGSTOWN X/X/1985 COOKEVILLE X/X/1986 YOUNGSTOWN

VS. OVC OPPONENTS 159

W, 49-20 L, 46-16 L, 35-16 W, 13-10 L, 35-7 W, 35-28 L, 27-24 W, 34-31 W, 45-44 (OT) L, 28-17 L, 17-10 L, 31-17 L, 44-23

#TECHTUFF #WINGSUP

SCORE L, 37-14 L, 34-22 L, 51-0 L, 23-16 L, 30-6


X/X/1987

COOKEVILLE

L, 18-15

TEAM W L T PCT. AKRON 0 6 0 .000 AUSTIN PEAY 26 18 0 .590 EASTERN ILLINOIS 4 17 0 .190 EASTERN KENTUCKY 19 48 0 .284 EAST TENNESSEE 10 10 0 .500 EVANSVILLE 2 0 0 1.000 JACKSONVILLE STATE 3 11 0 .214 LOUISVILLE 0 0 0 .000 MARSHALL 0 3 0 .000 MIDDLE TENNESSEE 19 26 2 .426 MOREHEAD STATE 29 16 1 .641 MURRAY STATE 41 27 0 .597 SAMFORD 2 3 0 .400 SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 14 10 0 .583 TENNESSEE STATE 12 16 0 .407 UT MARTIN 14 11 0 .560 WESTERN KENTUCKY 18 16 0 .529 YOUNGSTOWN STATE 0 6 0 .000 OVC (455 games) 213 244 3 .464

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RECORD BOOK


RUSHING Most rushing yards Game: 261, Michael Penix vs. SEMO, 1993 255, Larry Schreiber vs. NW La., 1969 235, Travis Rogers vs. W. Carolina, 2000 Season: 1,522, Larry Schreiber, 1969 1,260, Derek White, 2007 1,251, Larry Schreiber, 1968 1,228, Willie Queen, 1992 Career: 4,421, Larry Schreiber, 1966-69 Most attempts Game: 40, Larry Schreiber vs. MTSU, 1968 38, Larry Schreiber vs. UTC, 1969 38, Larry Schreiber vs. Austin Peay, 1969 Season: 286, Larry Schreiber, 1968 271, Larry Schreiber, 1969 249, Michael Penix, 1995 Career: 877, Larry Schreiber, 1966-69

Highest average gain per rush Game (minumum 10 attempts): 7.6, Darian Stone vs. Austin Peay, 2014 Season (minimum 20 attempts): 10.24, Henry Sailes, 2007 Career (minimum 60 attempts): 6.97, Henry Sailes, 2007-10 Most consecutive carries without loss Season: 97, Eddie Hayward, 1987 94, Larry Schreiber, 1969 Career: 147, Eddie Hayward, 1983-87 Most rushing touchdowns scored Game: 5, Derek White vs. Concordia, 2007 4, Larry Schreiber vs. Austin Peay, 1969 4, Michael Penix vs. Campbellsville, 1995 4, Michael Penix vs. Morehead State, 1995 3, Five players (last: Dontey Gay, 2011)

MICHAEL PENIX

Season: 15, Dontey Gay, 2011 14, Michael Penix, 1995 13, Larry Schreiber, 1969 11, Three players (last: Jason Ballard, 2003) Career: 32, Larry Schreiber, 1966-69 26, Derek White, 2003-07 25, Dontey Gay, 2008-11 Most rushing yards per game Season: 153.9, Larry Schreiber, 1969 (10 games) 128.4, Larry Schreiber, 1968 (10 games) 116.0, Willie Queen, 1992 (11 games) 109.8, Michael Penix, 1995 (11 games) 105.0, Derek White, 2007 (12 games) Career: 116.3, Larry Schreiber, 1966-69 (28 games) 95.8, Willie Queen, 1991-94 (31 games) 91.1, Michaael Penix, 1992-95 (38 games) 78.2, Jason Ballard, 2001-03 (25 games) 64.5, Derek White, 2003-07 (47 games)

JASON BALLARD

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GRANT SWALLOWS

LEE SWEENEY PASSING Most attempts Game: 58, Tre Lamb vs. Tennessee State, 2011 57, Tre Lamb vs. Southeast Missouri, 2012 57, Lee Sweeney vs. Southeast Missouri, 2006 50, Lee Sweeney vs. Tennessee State, 2006 50 Bert Browne vs. Middle Tennessee, 1989 Season: 406, Lee Sweeney, 2006 372, Robert Craft, 2004 346, Michael Birdsong, 2016 313, Tre Lamb, 2011 310, Robert Craft, 2002 Career: 1,160, Lee Sweeney, 2006-2009 837, Robert Craft, 2001-04 Most completions Game: 38, Tre Lamb at Southeast Missouri, 2012 34, Tre Lamb vs. Tennessee State, 2011 32, Lee Sweeney vs. SEMO, 2006 28, Lee Sweeney vs. Tenn. State, 2006 26, Four times (last: Darian Stone, 2014) Season: 217, Lee Sweeney, 2006 216, Michael Birdsong, 2016 204, Tre Lamb, 2011 202, Robert Craft, 2004 168, Robert Craft, 2002 161, Grant Swallows, 2001 161, Andre Caballero, 1997 Career: 672, Lee Sweeney, 2006-2009

462, Robert Craft, 2001-04 421, Tre Lamb, 2008-12 Most passing yards Game: 481, Tre Lamb vs. SEMO, 2012 437, Lee Sweeney vs. SEMO, 2006 412, Grant Swallows vs. Jacksonville St., 2001 410, Robert Craft vs. Jacksonville St., 2002 Season: 2,597, Lee Sweeney, 2006 2,577, Michael Birdsong, 2016 2,448, Robert Craft, 2002 2,385, Robert Craft, 2004 2,361, Grant Swallows, 2001 2,342, Tre Lamb, 2011 Career: 7,630, Lee Sweeney, 2006-09 6,306 Robert Craft, 2001-04 5,301, Tre Lamb, 2008-12 Most passing yards per game Season: 267.4, Tre Lamb, 2012 (7 games) 236.1, Grant Swallows, 2001 (10 games) 234.3, Michael Birdsong, 2016 (11 games) 216.4, Lee Sweeney, 2006 (12 games) 212.9, Tre Lamb, 2011 (11 games) 204.0, Robert Craft, 2002 (12 games) 201.8, Robert Craft, 2003 (5 games) Career: 177.4, Lee Sweeney, 2006-09 (43 games) 167.7, Robert Craft, 2001-04 (36 games) 160.6, Tre Lamb, 2008-12 (33 games)

Most touchdown passes Game: 5, Grant Swallows vs. E. Illinois, 2001 4, Tre Lamb vs. Hampton, 2012 4, Tre Lamb vs. Eastern Ky., 2012 4, Robert Craft vs. E. Illinois, 2002 3, Total of 22 times Season: 20, Lee Sweeney, 2006 19, Grant Swallows, 2001 18, Mike Jones, 1993 17, Tre Lamb, 2012 17, Tre Lamb, 2011 Career: 52, Lee Sweeney, 2006- 2009 45, Tre Lamb, 2008-12 38, Robert Craft, 2001-04 Most times intercepted Game: 6, Joey Bailey vs. SEMO, 2003 5, Jim Ragland vs. East Tenn., 1963, 5, Milt Jenkins vs. Nicholls State, 1978, 5, Mark Powers vs. UT Martin, 1982 5, Mark Powers vs. EKU, 1983 Season: 18, Lee Sweeney, 2006 17, Robert Craft, 2004 15, Mark Powers, 1982 Career: 47, Lee Sweeney, 2006-2009 34, Robert Craft, 2001-04 22, Tre Lamb, 2008-12

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RECEIVING Most pass receptions Game: 18, Da’Rick Rogers vs. SEMO, 2012 12, Zach Ziegler vs. Murray State, 2013 11, Brock McCoin vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2014 11, Ken Gilstrap vs. Morehead, 1987 10, Cody Matthews vs. Austin Peay, 2014 10, Tim Benford vs. Tennessee State, 2011 10, Tim Benford vs. Austin Peay, 2008 10, Henry Sailes vs. Gardner-Webb, 2008 10, Craig Rolle vs. Middle Tennessee, 1978 9, eight times (last: Antonio Robinson) Season: 74, Dontez Byrd, 2016 68, Tim Benford, 2008 65, Tim Benford, 2011 61, Da’Rick Rogers, 2012 57, Larry Shipp, 2007 55, Walter Hill, 1997 Career: 216, Tim Benford, 2008-11 204, Larry Shipp, 2004-07

Most receiving yards Game: 303, Da’Rick Rogers vs. SEMO, 2012 262, Ken Gilstrap vs. Morehead, 1987 206, Craig Rolle vs. UN-Omaha, 1976 191, Larry Shipp vs. Samford, 2007 183, Derek Lee vs. Valparaiso, 2002 Season: 933, Dontez Byrd, 2016 928, Larry Shipp, 2007 923, Tim Benford, 2011 909, Craig Rolle, 1976 895, Larry Shipp, 2006 893, Da’Rick Rogers, 2012 878, Craig Rolle, 1978 812, Tim Benford, 2010 Career: 3,097, Tim Benford, 2008-11 3,075, Larry Shipp, 2004-07

2, 32 times (Larry Shipp-4, Derek Lee-3, Tim Benford-3, Dontez Byrd-2, Demond Stone-2, Cody Matthews - 2, Brent McNeal-1, Steve Harris-1, Antonio Carter -1, Tedarrell Scott-1, Marshall Hale-1, Jim Bishop-1, Craig Rolle-1, Jack Kelley-1, Brad Millice-1, Kendall Taylor-1, Terry Goodloe -1, Kenneth Gilstrap-1, Antonio Robinson-1, Da’Rick Rogers - 1, Brock McCoin - 1) Season: 10, Da’Rick Rogers, 2012 10, Tim Benford, 2010 10, Tim Benford, 2008 10, Larry Shipp, 2007 10, Derek Lee, 2002 8, Three times (Brent McNeal -1, Larry Shipp -2) Career: 27, Tim Benford, 2008-11 27, Larry Shipp, 2004-07 19, Derek Lee, 2001-03

Most touchdowns receiving Game: 3, Four times (Derek Lee -2, Da’Rick Rogers - 1)

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ANDRE CABALLERO

BERT BROWNE

TOTAL OFFENSE Most plays, total offense Game: 69, Tre Lamb vs. Tennessee State, 2011 64, Lee Sweeney vs. SEMO, 2006 62, Darian Stone vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2014 61, Bert Browne vs. Middle Tennessee, 1989 Season: 454, Lee Sweeney, 2006 450, Michael Birdsong, 2016 422, Tre Lamb, 2011 415, Robert Craft, 2004 410, Andre Caballero, 1997 362, Robert Craft, 2002 359, Patrick Pope, 1987 Career: 1,308, Lee Sweeney, 2006-2009 Most yards gained, total offense Game: 474, Tre Lamb vs. SEMO, 2012

467, Darian Stone vs. TSU, 2012 437, Lee Sweeney vs. SEMO, 2006 419, Grant Swallows vs. J’ville, 2001 410, Robert Craft vs. Jacksonville, 2002 354, Randy Beaman vs. UT Martin, 1991 Season: 2,803, Michael Birdsong, 2016 2,570, Lee Sweeney, 2006 2,555, Tre Lamb, 2011 2,434, Grant Swallows, 2001 2,362, Robert Craft, 2002 Career: 7,276, Lee Sweeney, 2006-2009 5,754, Robert Craft, 2001-04 5,632, Tre Lamb, 2008-12

Schreiber-1, Tommy Van Tone-1, Robert Craft-1, Michael Birdsong-1) Season: 23, Tre Lamb, 2011 21, Michael Birdsong, 2016 21, Grant Swallows, 2001 20, Lee Sweeney, 2006 19, Tre Lamb, 2012 19, Mike Jones, 1993 18, Robert Craft, 2002 17, Patrick Pope, 1987 Career: 57, Lee Sweeney, 2006-2009 54, Tre Lamb, 2008-12 41, Robert Craft, 2001-04

Most TDs responsible for (pass/rush) Game: 5, Grant Swallows vs. SEMO, 2001 4, Seven times (Randy Beaman-1, Patrick Pope-2, Larry

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ALL-PURPOSE Most yards gained Game: 312, Larry Schreiber vs. NW La., 1969 301, Larry Shipp vs Samford, 2007 299, Larry Schreiber vs. WKU, 1969 291, Ladarius Vanlier vs. Murray State, 2012 Season: 1,976, Larry Shipp, 2007 1,901, Larry Schreiber, 1969 1,767, Lorenza Rivers, 1987 1,722, Larry Schreiber, 1968 Career: 5,819, Larry Schreiber, 1966-69 5,162, Larry Shipp, 2004-07 Most all-purpose yards per game Season: 164.7, Larry Shipp, 2007 (12 games)

123.0, Henry Sailes, 2008 (10 games) 122.8, Derek White, 2007 (12 games) 118.8, Ladarius Vanlier, 2014 (12 games) Career: 112.2, Larry Shipp, 2004-07 (46 games) 107.7, Ladarius Vanlier, 2012-14 35 games) 90.0, Henry Sailes, 2007-10 (41 games) Most all-purpose touchdowns (rush, rec, ret) Game: 5, Derek White vs. Concordia, 2007 4, Michael Penix vs. Campbellsville, 1995 4, Michael Penix vs. Morehead, 1995 4, Willie Queen vs. Tenn. St., 1994 4, Michael Penix vs. Morehead, 1994 4, Willie Queen vs. Lock Haven, 1992 4, Larry Schreiber vs. Austin Peay, 1969 4, Derek White vs. Murray State, 2003

Season: 15, Dontey Gay, 2011 15, Larry Shipp, 2007 14, Michael Penix, 1995 13, Larry Schreiber, 1969 Career: 32, Larry Shipp, 2004-07 32, Larry Schreiber, 1966-69 31, Derek White, 2003-07 27, Tim Benford, 2008-11

SCORING Most Points Game: 30, Derek White, Concordia, 2007 24, Derek White vs. Murray State, 2003 24, Michael Penix vs. Campbellsville, 1995 24, Michael Penix vs. Morehead,1995 24, Willie Queen vs. Tennessee State, 1994 24, Michael Penix vs. Morehead State, 1994 24, Willie Queen vs. Lock Haven, 1992 24, Larry Schreiber vs. Austin Peay, 1969 Season: 90, Dontey Gay, 2011 90, Larry Shipp, 2007 84, Michael Penix, 1995 78, Larry Schreiber, 1969 78, Justin Kraemer, 2007 73, Zach Sharp, 2011 72, Josh Foster, 2004 72, Jason Ballard, 2003 Career: 253, David Collett, 1998-2001 200, Josh Foster, 2001-05 Most PATs kicked Game: 9, Wayne Anderson vs. ETSU, 1977 8, Derek Scott vs. Morehead State, 1994 8, Murray Cunningham vs. UN-Omaha, 1976 8, David Collett vs. Tennessee State, 2000 8, Zach Sharp vs. Maryville, 2011 Season: 46, Zach Sharp, 2012 46, Zach Sharp, 2011

42, Wayne Anderson, 1977 39, Justin Kraemer, 2007 35, David Collett, 2001 35, Murray Cunningham, 1976 34, David Collett, 2000 Career: 119, Zach Sharp, 2001-14 106, David Collett, 1998-01 104, Josh Foster, 2001-05 Most consecutive PATs kicked 59, Zach Sharp, 2011-14 46, Bobby Holloway, 1951-53 Most field goals made Game: 7, Ryan Weeks vs. UTC, 1989 4, Zach Sharp vs. TSU, 2011 4, Casey Roberts vs. UT Martin, 1997 4, Wayne Anderson vs. W. Carolina, 1980 Season: 16, Ryan Weeks, 1989 14, Josh Foster, 2004 14, David Collett, 1998 14, Murray Cunningham, 1975 Career: 49, David Collett, 1998-2001 32, Josh Foster, 2001-05 Most field goals attempted Game: 7 Ryan Weeks vs. UTC, 1989 4, Zach Sharp vs. TSU, 2011 4, Casey Roberts vs. UT Martin, 1997 4, Wayne Anderson vs. W. Carolina, 1980

Season: 20, Josh Foster, 2004 18, Justin Kraemer, 2008 17, Justin Kraemer, 2007 16, Ryan Weeks, 1989 14, Josh Foster, 2004 14, David Collett, 1998 14, Murray Cunningham, 1975 Career: 68, David Collett, 1998-2001 50, Josh Foster, 2001-05 Most Consecutive Field Goals Made 11, Wayne Anderson, 1980 Most points kicking Game: 22, Ryan Weeks vs. UTC, 1989 16, Zach Sharp vs. TSU, 2011 15, Casey Roberts vs. UT Martin, 1997 15, David Collett vs. Tenn. State, 2001 Season: 78, Justin Kraemer, 2007 73, Zach Sharp, 2011 72, Josh Foster, 2004 67, David Collett, 2000 67, Murray Cunningham, 1975 65, Ryan Weeks, 1989 Career: 200, Josh Foster, 2001-05 185, Zach Sharp, 2011-14 136, Justin Kraemer, 2007-08

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FUMBLES

Most Tackles and Assists Game: 23, Jim Youngblood vs. UT Martin, 1972 21, Barry Wilmore vs. Austin Peay, 1985 20, Corey Reed vs. UT Martin, 2008 20, Broderick Jamison, Eastern Kentucky, 2007 20, Joshua Symonette vs. Samford, 1998 Season: 156, Jim Youngblood, 1972 151, Jeff Daughtry, 1982 143, Barry Wilmore, 1985 Career: 476, Jim Youngblood, 1968-72

Most Fumbles Caused Game: 4, Ricky Sanders vs. APSU, 1991 2, Seven players: (Zach Reed, Branon Vaughn, Shane Queen, Marlon Placide, Gerald Dossett, Jay Rudwall, Austin Tallant) Season: 9, David Hooper, 1977 Career: 11, David Hooper, 1976-78

Most Tackles for Loss Game: 8, Chad Evitts vs. Western Carolina, 1998 7, Branon Vaughn vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1998 6, Shane Queen vs. Austin Peay, 1991 6, Eric Allen vs. Eastern Illinois, 2000 Season: 24, D.J. Bleisath, 2001 24, Chad Evitts, 2000 23, Chad Evitts, 1999 23, D. J. Bleisath, 2000 20, Branon Vaughn, 1997 Career: 68, Chad Evitts, 1996-2000 Most Yards, Tackles for Loss Game: 43, Branon Vaughn vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1998 33, Shane Queen vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1993 31, Marcus Edwards vs. Eastern Illinois, 2010 Season: 125, D.J. Bleisath, 2001 123, Branon Vaughn, 1997 99, Dean Ratledge, 1977 98, D.J. Bleisath, 2000 Career: 271, Shane Queen, 1990-93

SACKS Most Quarterback Sacks Game: 5, Branon Vaughn vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1998 5, Elois Grooms vs. Murray State, 1974 Season: 10, D.J. Bleisath, 2001 10, Branon Vaughn, 1998 10, Shane Queen, 1991 9, Dean Ratledge, 1976 8, Three players (last: John Ruff, 2002) Career: 24, Shane Queen, 1990-93

Most Fumbles Recovered Game: 3, Donald Snyder vs. MTSU, 1984 Season: 4, seven players Career: 8, Norman Drake, 1988-91

INTERCEPTIONS Most Interceptions Game: 4, Marty Jones vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2014 3, Robert Taylor vs. Samford, 1996 3, John Fitzpatrick vs. WKU, 1972 Season: 12, John Fitzpatrick, 1972 10, Johnny Tucker, 1976 9, Robert Taylor, 1996 Career: 22, Robert Taylor, 1993-96

Season: 31, Brad Perry, 1994 31, Walter Hill, 1997 28, Tony Chatman, 1978 Career: 78, Brad Perry, 1992-95 65, James Robinson, 2001-03 Most punt return yards Game: 105, Kendall Taylor vs. Morehead, 1981 93, Ladarius Vanlier vs. Cumberland, 2013 Season: 328, Mike Stewart, 1992 279, Bryan Ottrix, 2007 247, James Robinson, 2001 245, Ladarius Vanlier, 2014 236, James Robinson, 2001 225, Walter Hill, 1997 223, Kendall Taylor, 1981 Career: 644, James Robinson, 2000-2003 544, Ladarius Vanlier, 2012-

KICK RETURNS Most kick returns Game: 11, Ladarius Vanlier vs. Murray State, 2012 9, Mike Stewart vs. Western Kentucky, 1989 8, Gerald Bentley vs. Marshall, 1995 7, Lorenza Rivers vs. Cincinnati, 1987 Season: 35, Larry Shipp, 2007 34, Lorenza Rivers, 1987 33, James Coney, 1986 32, Ladarius Vanlier, 2012 Career: 109, Ladarius Vanlier, 2012-15 79, Larry Shipp, 2004-07 75, Henry Sailes, 2007-2010 65, Gerald Bentley, 1992-95

Most Yards Returned Game: 98, Joshua Symonette vs. APSU, 1997 Season: 197, Robert Taylor, 1995 191, John Fitzpatrick, 1972 144, Skeet Owen, 1981 Career: 302, John Fitzpatrick, 1969-72

PASSES DEFENDED Most Passes Defended Game: 4, James Huguely vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2014 4, Taron Ryce vs. Southeast Missouri, 2008 4, Robert Taylor vs. Samford, 1996 Season: 20, Robert Taylor, 1996 Career: 48, Robert Tayor 1993-96

PUNT RETURNS

Most kick return yards Game: 237, Ladarius Vanlier vs. MUR, 2012 200, Gerald Bentley vs. Marshall, 1995 172, Dickie Fulton vs. ETSU, 1973 Season: 975, Larry Shipp, 2007 813, James Coney, 1986 700, Gerald Bentley, 1995 686, Lorenza Rivers, 1987 Career: 2,505, Ladarius Vanlier, 2012-2015 1,875, Larry Shipp, 2004-07 1,769, Henry Sailes, 2007-10 1,418, Gerald Bentley, 1992-95

Most punts returned Game: 7, Sam Brooks vs. Tennessee State, 1989 5, Ladarius Vanlier vs. Kentucky Christian, 2014

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PUNTING Most Punts Game: 13, Chad Zinchini vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2013 12, Jonathan King vs. UNI, 2014 12, Chad Zinchini vs. Oregon, 2012 12, Mark Pemberton vs. WKU, 1981 12, Butch Gentry vs. La. Tech, 1972 11, Mark Pemberton vs. MTSU, 1981 11, Mark Pemberton vs. Jacksonville, 1980 11, Scott Meadows vs. Akron, 1985 Season: 81, Tom Pemberton, 1973 79, Jonathan King, 2014 79, Steve Davis, 1979 76, Mark Pemberton, 1981 Career: 251, Scott Meadows, 1983-86 Most Yards Game: 548, Chad Zinchini vs. Eastern Illinois, 2013 523, Jonathan King vs. UNI, 2014 492, Chad Zinchini vs. Oregon, 2012 450, Chad Zinchini vs. Wisconsin, 2013 446, Scott Meadows vs. Akron, 1985 442, Tracy Graham vs. Tenn. State, 1988 438, Andy Dorsey vs. E. Kentucky, 2000 Season: 3,442, Chad Zinchini, 2013 3,359, Steve Davis, 1979 3,279, Jonathan King, 2014 3,111, Scott Meadows, 1983 3,018, Tom Pemberton, 1973 Career: 10,251, Scott Meadows, 1983-86 Highest Average Game (min. 4 punts): 52.6, Chad Zinchini vs. Tennessee State, 2012 52.5, Scott Meadows vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1985 50.5, Andy Dorsey vs. Western Carolina, 1998 50.2, Chad Zinchini vs. UT Martin, 2013 50.0, Chad Zinchini, Wisconsin, 2013 50.0 Justin Kraemer, Eastern Kentucky, 2007 50.0, Jon Mahan vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2006 Season: 45.9, Chad Zinchini, 2013 44.8, Chad Zinchini, 2012 44.5, Jon Mahan, 2005, 43.2, Scott Meadows, 1986 Career: 45.37, Chad Zinchini, 2012-13 42.4, Nick Madonia, 201641.5, Jonathan Kimg, 2014-15 41.4, Jon Mahan, 2003-06

DEREK WHITE

PATRICK POPE

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OFFENSIVE RECORDS RUSHING Most Attempts Game: 83 vs. Morningside, 1972 79 vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1976 74 vs. Austin Peay, 1977 Season: 773 in 1972 585 in 1977 578 in 1975 Most Net Yards Gained Game: 412 vs. East Tennessee, 1956 409 vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1976 404 vs. Morningside, 1972 Season: 2,694 in 1955 2,593 in 1972 2,551 in 1977 Most Touchdowns Game: 10 vs. UT- Martin, 2002 8 vs. Tennessee State, 2000 7 vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1976 Season: 28 in 2000 28 in 1977

PASSING Most Attempts Game: 58 vs. Tennessee State, 2011 57 vs. SEMO, 2012 50 vs. Middle Tennessee, 1989 48 vs. Murray State, 2008 Season: 413 in 2006 394 in 2008 375 in 2004 Most Completions Game: 38 vs. SEMO, 2012 34 vs. TSU, 2011 33 vs. Murray State, 2008 31 vs. Ohio, 1990 29 vs. UT- Martin, 2001 Season: 241 in 2008 218 in 2006

217 in 2004 211 in 2007 208 in 2011 207 in 2012 206 in 2004 Most Yards Gained Game: 481 vs. SEMO 2012 420 vs. Jacksonville State, 2002 413 vs. Samford, 2007 412 vs. Jacksonville State, 2001 Season: 2,923 in 2002 2,684 in 2004 2,658 in 2012 2,610 in 2006 2,551 in 2001 Most Touchdown Passes Game: 5 vs. Three opponents 4 vs. Hampton, 2012 4 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2012 4 vs. Maryville, 2011 4 vs. Murray State, 1991 Season: 27 in 2012 22 in 2002 20 in 2006 20 in 2001 18 in 1993 Most Times Intercepted Game: 7 vs. SEMO, 2003 6 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1983 6 vs. Nicholls State, 1978 6 vs. Troy State, 1978 Season: 21 in 1981 21 in 1980 21 in 1978

TOTAL OFFENSE Most Plays Game: 96 vs. Eastern Illinois, 2012 96 vs. Austin Peay, 1977 95 vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1976 94 vs. Morningside, 1972 Season:

Most PATs Game: 9 vs. East Tennessee, 1977 8 vs. Maryville, 2011 8 vs. Tennessee State, 2000 8 vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1976 8 vs. Morehead State, 1994 8 vs. UT Martin, 2002 Season: 47 in 2012 46 in 2011 42 in 1977 40 in 2013 40 in 2007

843 in 2004 834 in 2013 817 in 1972 815 in 1977 814 in 2012 801 in 2011 Most Yards Game: 644 vs. Valpo, 2002 631 vs. Morehead, 1987 623 vs. Austin Peay, 1955 Season: 4,822 in 2002 4,516 in 2011 4,481 in 2012 4,230 in 2004 4,225 in 2007 4,183 in 1977

SCORING Most Points (since joining OVC) Game: 68 vs. UT Martin, 2002 63 vs. Tennessee State, 2001 63 vs. East Tennessee, 1977 61 vs. Howard, 1950 59 vs. Morehead State, 1985 Season: 355 in 2011 347 in 2012 343 in 1977 332 in 2007 328 in 2002 Most Points (both teams) Game: 111 vs. Samford, 2007 (Samford 59, Tech 52) Most touchdowns (since joining OVC) Game: 10 vs. UT Martin, 2002 9 vs. Howard, 1950 9 vs. East Tennessee, 1977 Season: 55 in 2002 47 in 2011 47 in 2012 47 in 1977

Most Field Goals Game: 7 vs. Chattanooga, 1989 4 vs. Western Kentucky., 1980 3 vs. 14 opponents Season: 16 in 1989 Most Points Kicking Game: 22 vs. Chattanooga, 1989 16 vs. Tennessee State, 2011 15 vs. Tennessee State, 2001 14 vs. Western Kentucky, 1980 Season: 75 in 2007 72 in 2004 67 in 1975 65 in 2012

FIRST DOWNS Most First Downs Game: 36 vs. Tennessee State, 2011 32 vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1976 31 vs. Tennessee State, 1995 30 vs. Tennessee State, 2001 30 vs. Jacksonville State, 2010 Season: 238 in 2011 227 in 2012 221 in 2004 214 in 2000 214 in 1977 Most First Downs Rushing Game: 25 vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1976

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18 vs. Austin Peay, 2011 17 vs. UNLV, 1985 17 vs. Morehead State, 1985 Season: 144 in 1972 132 in 1977 118 in 1969 118 in 1971 Most First Downs Passing Game: 20 vs. Tennessee State, 2011 19 vs. SEMO, 2012 17 vs. Tennessee State, 1995 15 vs. Illinois State, 1993 14 vs. Middle Tennessee, 1993 Season: 113 in 2008 107 in 1995 105 in 1990 105 in 2004 101 in 2012 101 in 2011 Fewest Total First Downs Half: 0 vs. Middle Tenn., 1983 Game: 4 vs. Western Ky., 1974 Season: 97 in 1960 115 in 2011 116 in 1963 117 in 1972

DEFENSIVE RECORDS FIRST DOWNS

INTERCEPTIONS

30 in 2002

Fewest First Downs Rushing Game: 1 vs. five opponents Season: 54 in 1971 56 in 1972 62 in 2004

Most Interceptions Made Game: 7 vs. Middle Tenn., 1980 6. vs. SEMO, 2003 5. vs. Lock Haven, 1993 5 vs. Akron, 1982 5 vs. Ark-Pine Bluff, 1987 Season: 30 in 1972 25 in 1969 21 in 1971, 1977, 1981

Most Tackles for Loss Made Game: 18 vs. SEMO, 1999 18 vs. EKU, 1998 17 vs. Chattanooga, 1997 16 vs. Austin Peay, 1988 Season: 114 in 2001 109 in 2002 108 in 1998

Fewest First Downs Passing Game: 0 vs. four opponents Season: 41 in 1968 42 in 1975 50 in 1972 50 in 1974

TOTAL OFFENSE Fewest Yards Allowed Total Offense Game: 1 vs. Morehead, 1975 Season: 1,947 in 1975 2,139 in 1972 2,145 in 1961 Fewest Yards Rushing Game: -41 vs. Morehead, 1975 -6 vs. Morehead., 1993 -6 vs. Eastern Illinois, 2011 0 vs. Austin Peay, 1997 Season: 810 in 1975 926 in 1972 1,023 in 1971 Fewest Yards Allowed Passing Game: 7 vs. Eastern Ky, 1994 15 vs. East Tenn., 1974 19 vs. UT Martin, 2000 Season: 538 in 1956 611 in 1959 678 in 1962

FUMBLES Most Fumbles Caused Game: 11 vs. Austin Peay, 1991 Season: 41 in 1981 39 in 1976 37 in 1978 Most Fumbles Recovered Game: 5 vs. Austin Peay, 1993 5 vs. Austin Peay, 1991 5 vs. Lock Haven, 1990 5 vs. UT Martin, 1975 5 vs. Eastern Ky., 1973 4 vs. Chattanooga, 1989 4 vs. Middle Tennessee, 1984 Season: 20 in 1962 20 in 1973 20 in 1975 20 in 1977

SACKS / TFLs Most Quarterback Sacks Made Game: 8 vs. SEMO, 1999 8 vs. EKU, 1998 8 vs. EIU, 2010 7 vs. Troy State, 1981 6 vs. UTC, 1989 Season: 47 in 1976 32 in 1998 32 in 1997

Most TFL Yards Lost Game: 91 vs. Harding, 2000 83 vs. Austin Peay, 1991 79 vs. UTC, 1989 64 vs. EKU, 1998 Season: 474 in 2001 444 in 1997 438 in 1998

PUNTING Most Punts by Tech Game: 13 vs. Eastern Illinois, 2013 12 vs. Oregon, 2012 12 vs. Louisiana Tech, 1972 12 vs. Western Ky., 1981 11 vs. four opponents Season: 81 in 1973 79 in 2014 79 in 1979 77 in 1974 77 in 1982 Most Yards Punting by Tech Game: 523 vs. UNI, 2014 492 vs. Oregon, 2012 450 vs Wisconsin, 2013 446 vs. Akron, 1985 442 vs. Tenn. State, 1988 Season: 3,359 in 1979 3.442 in 2013 3,279 in 2014 3,018 in 1973 2,933 in 1974

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Highest Punting Average Game: 52.6 vs. TSU, 2012 52.5 vs. Eastern Ky., 1985 50.8 vs. Morehead, 1976 50.5 vs. WCU, 1998 Season: 45.9 in 2013 44.8 in 2012 42.5 in 1979 41.9 in 1998 41.8 in 1986 Most Punts Forced Game: 13 vs. Western Ky., 1974 11 vs. Morehead St., 1993 10 vs. E. Kentucky, 2000 10 vs. Liberty, 1987 Season: 91 in 1975 90 in 1974 Most Punts Returned Game: 7 vs. Tenn. State, 1989 6 vs. Maryville, 2011 6 vs. Ark-Pine Bluff, 1987 6 vs. Middle Tenn., 1971 Season: 40 in 1972 39 in 1975 35 in 1971 35 in 1994 Most Yards Returned Game: 105 vs. Morehead, 1981 90 vs. Ark-Pine Bluff, 1987 90 vs. UT Martin, 2000 83 vs. Maryville, 2011 77 vs. Tennessee State, 2000 Season: 323 in 1992 321 in 2007 301 in 2014 278 in 1997

TURNOVERS Most Turnovers Game: 9 vs. Nicholls State, 1978 8 vs. Tulsa/Murray, 1986 8 vs. Eastern Ill., 2003 7 vs. Eastern Ky., 1983 7 vs. Western Ky., 1967

Season: 41 in 1978 39 in 1982 39 in 1983

Most Turnovers Caused Game: 10 vs. Western Ky., 1972 7 vs. Middle Tenn., 1980 Season: 49 in 1974 41 in 1977 40 in 1981 Best Turnover Margin Season: +16 in 1981 +12 in 2000 +9 in 1971 +9 in 1972 +8 in 2009

CHAD ZINCHINI

Worst Turnover Margin Season: -20 in 2008 -18 in 1978, 2003, 2007 -16 in 1983, 1986, 1988

PENALTIES Most Penalties Game: 14 vs. E. Kentucky, 2000 14 vs. Austin Peay, 1982 13 vs. Austin Peay, 2012 13 vs. Morehead St., 1993 13 vs. Middle Tenn., 1983 13 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2010 Season: 88 in 1975 86 in 2012 82 in 2002 78 in 2010 78 in 2011 77 in 1982 Most Yards Penalized Game: 141 vs. East Tenn., 1975 140 vs. E. Kentucky, 2000 127 vs. Morehead St., 1993 Season: 815 in 1975

BRUCE WINNINGHAM TEAM RECORDS

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TOTAL OFFENSE LEADERS (Since 1960) 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

Gordon Mason Jim Ragland Jim Ragland Jim Ragland Paul Whaley Tom Van Tone Dale Swain Larry Schreiber Larry Schreiber Larry Schreiber Roger Hill Jeff Axel Mike Ledford Gary Perdue Gary Perdue Gary Perdue Gary Perdue Jimmy Maynord Kevin Tillman Jimmy Maynord James Aaron Tony Costantine Mark Powers Tony Costantine Brent Fisher Eddie Hayward Brent Fisher Patrick Pope Thomas DeBow Thomas DeBow Bert Browne Randy Beaman Willie Queen Mike Jones Mike Jones Jamie Sander Andre Caballero Andre Caballero Michael Peeples Grant Swallows Grant Swallows Grant Swallows Robert Craft Jason Ballard Robert Craft Stephen Britton

866 803 539 1,396 714 1,030 859 1,069 1,251 1,522 677 875 857 923 804 1,136 1,317 1,040 791 889 1,121 1,186 1,069 835 811 1,021 1,384 1,938 1,239 926 2,031 970 1,228 1,921 1,762 1,658 1,329 2,225 1,318 1,293 1,019 2,424 2,362 955 2,290 1,533

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Lee Sweeney Lee Sweeney Lee Sweeney Lee Sweeney Tre Lamb Tre Lamb Tre Lamb Darian Stone Darian Stone Jared Davis Michael Birdsong

2,267 1,371 1,548 1,619 1,074 2,555 1,882 1,544 1,424 1,215 2,803

TOP 10 SEASONS 1. Michael Birdsong (2016) 2. Tre Lamb (2011) 3. Grant Swallows (2001) 4. Robert Craft (2002) 5. Robert Craft (2004) 6. Lee Sweeney (2007) 7. Andre Caballero (1997) 8. Bret Browne (1990) 9. Patrick Pope (1987) 10. Mike Jones (1993)

2,803 2,555 2,424 2,362 2,290 2,267 2,225 2,031 1,938 1,921

YEAR-BY-YEAR LEADERS TENNESSEE TECH FOOTBALL 2017

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RUSHING LEADERS (Since 1960) 1960 - Ralph Broyles, 495 1961 - Ken Fults, 663 1962 - Jack Corbin, 377 1963 - Ron Reeves, 555 1964 - Ron Reeves, 398 1965 - Ron Reeves, 723 1966 - Larry Schreiber, 579 1967 - Larry Schreiber, 1,069 1968 - Larry Schreiber, 1,251 1969 - Larry Schreiber, 1,522 1970 - Roger Hill, 677 1971 - Jeff Axel, 875 1972 - Jeff Axel, 677 1973 - Mike DeRossett, 552 1974 - Terry Johnson, 462 1975 - Jesse Dorsey, 542 1976 - Cecil Fore, 516 1977 - Cecil Fore, 741 1978 - Kevin Tillman, 791 1979 - Ronald Bond, 474 1980 - Marvin McClennon, 623 1981 - Marvin McClennon, 558 1982 - Reggie Bazel, 889 1983 - Allen Lawrence, 456 1984 - Brent Fisher, 354 1985 - Eddie Hayward, 1,021 1986 - Travis Dunlap, 340 1987 - Lorenza Rivers, 975 1988 - James Hird, 466 1989 - Billy Shackelford, 403 1990 - Fred Lowery, 448 1991 - Willie Queen, 568 1992 - Willie Queen, 1,228 1993 - Michael Penix, 1,037 1994 - Michael Penix, 932 1995 - Michael Penix, 1,208 1996 - Brant Billen, 466 1997 - Jerome Tillman, 668 1998 - Nick Solomon, 610 1999 - Jerome Tillman, 598 2000 - Travis Rogers, 809 2001 - Travis Rogers, 514 2002 - Jason Ballard, 1000 2003 - Jason Ballard, 955 2004 - Trey Bonner, 795 2005 - Anthony Ash, 627

2006 - Anthony Ash, 689 2007 - Derek White, 1,27 2008 - Henry Sailes, 433 2009 - Dontey Gay, 556 2010 - Jacque Crawford, 668 2011 - Dontey Gay, 1,045 2012 - Darian Stone, 553 2013 - Darian Stone, 536 2014 - Darian Stone, 495 2015 - Ladarius Vanlier, 754 2016 - Yeedee Thanerat, 707

TOP 10 SEASONS 1. Larry Schreiber (1969) 2. Derek White (2007) 3. Larry Schreiber (1968) 4. Willie Queen (1992) 5. Michael Penix (1995) 6. Larry Schreiber (1967) 7. Dontey Gay (2011) 8. Michael Penix (1993) 9. Eddie Hayward (1985) 10. Jason Ballard (2002)

1,522 1,270 1,251 1,228 1,208 1,069 1,045 1,037 1,021 1,000

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PASSING LEADERS (Since 1960) 1960 - Gordon Mason, 868 1961 - Jim Ragland, 449 1962 - Jim Ragland, 456 1963 - Jim Ragland, 1,135 1964 - Paul Whaley, 569 1965 - Tom Van Tone, 805 1966 - Dale Swain, 654 1967 - Dale Swain, 867 1968 - Rock Horne, 299 1969 - Steve Ailey, 533 1970 - David Fair, 361 1971 - Jim Waddell, 324 1972 - Mike Ledford, 492 1973 - Gary Perdue, 674 1974 - Gary Perdue, 559 1975 - Gary Perdue, 868 1976 - Gary Perdue, 952 1977 - Jimmy Maynord 812 1978 - Milt Jenkins, 602 1979 - Jimmy Maynord, 730 1980 - James Aaron, 1,338 1981 - Tony Costantine, 1,321 1982 - Mark Powers, 1,101 1983 - Tony Costantine, 906 1984 - Tony Costantine, 566 1985 - Brent Fisher, 323 1986 - Brent Fisher, 1,165 1987 - Patrick Pope, 1,541 1988 - Thomas DeBow, 1,213 1989 - Thomas DeBow, 933 1990 - Bert Browne, 2,050 1991 - Randy Beaman, 610 1992 - Randy Beaman, 778 1993 - Mike Jones, 2,000 1994 - Mike Jones, 1,912 1995 - Jamie Sander, 1,738 1996 - Andre Caballero, 971 1997 - Andre Caballero, 1,893 1998 - Michael Peeples, 1,527 1999 - Grant Swallows, 1,140 2000 - Grant Swallows, 1,037 2001 - Grant Swallows, 2,361 2002 - Robert Craft, 2,448 2003 - Robert Craft, 1,009 2004 - Robert Craft 2,385 2005 - Stephen Britton, 1,514

2006 - Lee Sweeney, 2,292 2007 - Lee Sweeney, 1,453 2008 - Lee Sweeney, 1,644 2009 - Lee Sweeney, 1,768 2010 - Tre Lamb, 974 2011 - Tre Lamb, 2,342 2012 - Tre Lamb, 1872 2013 - Darian Stone, 1,008 2014 - Darian Stone, 929 2015 - Jared Davis, 1,132 2016 - Michael Birdsong, 2,577

TOP 10 SEASONS 1. Michael Birdsong (2016) 2. Robert Craft (2002) 3. Robert Craft (2004) 4. Grant Swallows (2001) 5. Tre Lamb (2011) 6. Lee Sweeney (2007) 7. Bert Browne (1990) 8. Mike Jones (1993) 9. Mike Jones (1994) 10. Andre Caballero (1997)

2,577 2,448 2,385 2,361 2,342 2,292 2,050 2,000 1,912 1,893

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RECEIVING LEADERS (Since 1960)

1960 - Tommy Hackler, 37/508 1961 - Rudy Schmittou, 15/277 1962 - Jim Schaffer, 11/184 1963 - Bob Haile, 32/436 1964 - Sammy Scott, 14/147 1965 - Sammy Scott, 19/320 1966 - Terry Parks, 23/267 1967 - David Hudson, 42/492 1968 - Harry Abofs, 20/364 1969 - Jim Bishop, 31/536 1970 - Jim Bishop, 30/355 1971 - Jim Bishop, 15/271 1972 - Tommy Pemberton, 15/323 1973 - David Quay, 28/411 1974 - David Quay, 17/233 1975 - David Quay, 28/387 1976 - Craig Rolle, 38/909 1977 - Craig Rolle, 42/734 1978 - Craig Rolle, 53/878 1979 - Glenn Roberts, 25/344 1980 - Jack Kelley, 35/748 1981 - Reggie Bazel, 31/280 1982 - Jack Kelley, 32/490 1983 - Jack Kelley, 27/419 1984 - Larry Hamrick, 25/369 1985 - Lorenza Rivers, 9/68 1986 - Nate Hooks, 34/443 1987 - Kenneth Gilstrap, 42/729 1988 - Sam Brooks, 23/252 1989 - Sam Brooks, 31/419 1990 - Marshall Hale, 30/690 1991 - Marshall Hale, 27/465 1992 - Glen Puryear, 18/156 1993 - Steve Harris, 25/389 1994 - Brad Perry, 29/262 1995 - Gerald Bentley, 54/616 1996 - Demond Stone, 21/291 1997 - Walter Hill, 55/808 1998 - Walter Hill, 43/555 1999 - Walter Hill, 34/426 2000 - Stevland Sills, 24/373 Tedarrell Scott, 24/219 2001 - Derek Lee, 39/624 2002 - Derek Lee, 36/760 2003 - Derek Lee, 38/383 2004 - Brent McNeal, 42/565

2005 - Larry Shipp, 50/803 2006 - Larry Shipp, 51/799 2007 - Larry Shipp, 53/900 2008 - Tim Benford, 68/782 2009 - Tim Benford, 33/580 2010 - Tim Benford, 50/812 2011 - Tim Benford, 65/923 2012 - Da’Rick Rogers, 61/893 2013 - Krys Cates, 28/390 2014 - Cody Matthews 48/670 2015 - Brock McCoin 61/747 2016 - Dontez Byrd 74/933

TOP 10 SEASONS (Receptions) 1. Dontez Byrd (2016) 2. Tim Benford (2008) 3. Tim Benford (2011) 4. Brock McCoin (2015) 4. Da'Rick Rogers (2012) 6. Walter Hill (1997) 7. Gerald Bentley (1995) 8. Craig Rolle (1978) 8. Larry Shipp (2007) 10. Larry Shipp (2006)

TOP 10 SEASONS (Yards) 1. Dontez Byrd (2016) 2. Tim Benford (2011) 3. Craig Rolle (1976) 4. Larry Shipp (2007) 5. Da'Rick Rogers (2012) 6. Craig Rolle (1978) 7. Tim Benford (2010) 8. Walter Hill (1997) 9. Larry Shipp (2006) 10. Tim Benford (782) YEAR-BY-YEAR LEADERS

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74 68 65 61 61 55 54 53 53 51

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933 923 909 900 893 878 812 808 799 782


SCORING LEADERS (Since 1960) 1960 - Ralph Broyles, 30 1961 - Jim Ragland, 34 1962 - Jim Shaeffer, 24 1963 - Ron Reeves, 36 1964 - Paul Whaley, Ron Reeves, 18 1965 - Jim Stamps, 30 1966 - Frank Sorrells, 30 1967 - Larry Schreiber, 54 1968 - Larry Schreiber, 36 1969 - Larry Schreiber, 78 1970 - Butch Gentry, 34 1971 - Jeff Axel, 42 1972 - Butch Gentry, 60 1973 - Murray Cunningham, 35 1974 - Murray Cunningham, 46 1975 - Murray Cunningham, 67 1976 - Murray Cunningham, 50 1977 - Wayne Anderson, 57 1978 - Wayne Anderson, 51 1979 - Wayne Anderson, 23 1980 - Wayne Anderson, 49 1981 - Reggie Bazel, 60 1982 - Reggie Bazel, 44 1983 - Ray Mullican, 29 1984 - Bruce Winningham, 30 1985 - Eddie Hayward, 42 1986 - Ryan Weeks, 34 1987 - Lorenza Rivers, 56 1988 - Ryan Weeks, 36 1989 - Ryan Weeks, 65 1990 - Daniel Gipson, 46 1991 - Daniel Gipson, 61 1992 - Willie Queen, 60 1993 - Daniel Gipson, 49 1994 - Derek Scott, 62 1995 - Michael Penix, 78 1996 - Ryan Kelly, 50 1997 - Casey Roberts, 46 1998 - David Collett, 64 1999 - David Collett, 63 2000 - David Collett, 67 2001 - David Collett, 59 2002 - Jason Ballard, 68 2003 - Jason Ballard, 72 2004 - Josh Foster, 72 2005 - Josh Foster, 65

2006 - Larry Shipp, 48 2007 - Larry Shipp, 90 2008 - Tim Benford, 60 2009 - Tim Donegan, 42 2010 - Tim Benford, 60 2011 - Dontey Gay, 90 2012 - Zach Sharp, 64 2013 - Zach Sharp, 48 2014 - John Arnold, 60 2015 - John Arnold, 58 2016 - Nick Madonia, 72

TOP 10 SEASONS 1. Dontey Gay (2011) 1. Larry Shipp (2007) 3. Michael Penix (1995) 3. Larry Schreiber (1969) 5. Justin Kraemer (2007) 6. Jason Ballard (2003) 6. Josh Foster (2004) 6. Nick Madonia (2016) 9. Jason Ballard (2002) 10. David Collett (2000) 10. Murray Cunningham (1975)

90 90 78 78 75 72 72 72 68 67 67

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ALL-PURPOSE YARDAGE LEADERS (Since 1960) 1960 - Ralph Broyles, 558 1961 - Ken Fults, 663 1962 - Jim Shaeffer, 919 1963 - Jim Whaley, 702 1964 - Roy Sinkovich, 558 1965 - Terry Parks, 947 1966 - Terry Parks, 924 1967 - Larry Schreiber, 1,617 1968 - Larry Schreiber, 1,722 1969 - Larry Schreiber, 1,901 1970 - Roger Hill, 998 1971 - Jeff Axel, 875 1972 - Jeff Axel, 677 1973 - Mike DeRossett, 573 1974 - Lamar Mike, 606 1975 - Craig Rolle, 670 1976 - Craig Rolle, 1,353 1977 - Cecil Fore, 943 1978 - Kevin Tillman, 1,266 1979 - Sam Smith, 518 1980 - Marvin McClennon, 838 1981 - Reggie Bazel, 800 1982 - Reggie Bazel, 1,038 1983 - Jack Kelley, 553 1984 - Mike Beal, 558 1985 - Eddie Hayward, 1,021 1986 - James Coney, 982 1987 - Lorenza Rivers, 1,767 1988 - Kenneth Gilstrap, 818 1989 - Mike Stewart, 916 1990 - Marshall Hale, 1,281 1991 - Marshall Hale, 866 1992 - Willie Queen, 1,299 1993 - Michael Penix, 1,238 1994 - Michael Penix, 1,193 1995 - Michael Penix, 1,335 1996 - Brant Billen, 582 1997 - Jerome Tillman, 1,092 1998 - Nick Solomon, 1,199 1999 - Jerome Tillman, 791 2000 - Nick Solomon, 1,152 2001 - Nick Solomon, 943 2002 - Jason Ballard, 1,096 2003 - Jason Ballard, 1,061 2004 - Trey Bonner, 998 2005 - Larry Shipp, 883

2006 - Larry Shipp, 1,180 2007 - Larry Shipp, 1,887 2008 - Henry Sailes, 1,230 2009 - Dontey Gay, 833 2010 - Henry Sailes, 833 2011 - Dontey Gay, 1262 2012 - Ladarius Vanlier, 1,065 2013 - Ladarius Vanlier, 1,278 2014 - Ladarius Vanlier, 1,426 2015 - Ladarius Vanlier, 1,623 2016 - Dontez Byrd, 1,626

TOP 10 SEASONS 1. Larry Schreiber (1969) 2. Larry Shipp (2007) 3. Lorenza Rivers (1987) 4. Larry Schreiber (1968) 5. Dontez Byrd (2016) 6. Ladarius Vanlier (2015) 7. Larry Schreiber (1967) 8. Derek White (2007) 9. Ladarius Vanlier (2014) 10. Craig Rolle (1976) YEAR-BY-YEAR LEADERS

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1,901 1,887 1,767 1,722 1,626 1,623 1,617 1,475 1,426 1,353


TACKLES LEADERS (Since 1972) 1972 - Jim Youngblood, 99-57=156 1973 - Dana Winningham, 70-63=133 1974 - Howard Stidham, 71-61=132 1975 - Howard Stidham, 69-39=108 1976 - Joe Jachimowicz, 61-47=108 1977 - Mark Shrum, 54-47=101 1978 - David Hooper, 45-41=86 1979 - Barry Courtney, 47-29=76 1980 - Tony Chatman, 42-42=84 1981 - Tony Chatman, 59-30=89 1982 - Jeff Daughtry, 93-58=151 1983 - Jeff Daughtry, 49-93=142 1984 - Jeff Daughtry, 53-48=101 1985 - Barry Wilmore, 68-75=143 1986 - Bruce Hatfield, 53-36=89 1987 - Thomas Squires, 74-62=136 1988 - Gerald Dossett, 56-47=103 1989 - Gerald Dossett, 65-50=115 1990 - Tim Ford, 56-40=96 1991 - Maurice Draine, 53-31=84 1992 - Maurice Draine, 58-32=90 1993 - Maurice Draine, 48-25=73 1994 - Jeff Moran, 62-23=85 1995 - Jeff Moran, 65-41=106 1996 - Sammy Sanders, 65-61=126 1997 - Sammy Sanders, 36-68=104 1998 - Josh Symonette, 47-61=108 1999 - Chad Evitts, 30-65=95 2000 - Chad Evitts, 48-70=118 2001 - Jameel Brown, 43-55=98 2002 - Daniel Wentzel, 79-53=132 2003 - Daniel Wentzel, 36-69=105 2004 - Tommy Harrison, 26-75=101 2005 - Brandon Fields, 38-45=83 2006 - Aaron Williams, 27-58=85 2007 - Broderick Jamison, 30-77=107 2008 - Corey Reed, 37-93=130 2009 - Dustin Dillehay, 39-39=78 2010 - Kelechi Ordu, 31-59=90 2011 - Austin Tallant, 34-58=92 2012 - Tra’Darius Goff, 29-72=101 2013 - Tra’Darius Goff, 36-65=101 2014 - Marty Jones, 47-66=113 2015 - Tra’Darius Goff, 54-78=132 2016 - Josh Poplar, 40-65=105

TOP 10 SEASONS 1. Jim Youngblood (1972) 2. Jeff Daughtry (1982) 3. Barry Wilmore (1985) 4. Jeff Daughtry (1983) 4. Jim Youngblood (1971) 6. Thomas Squires (1987) 7. Dana Winningham (1973) 8. Tra'Darius Goff (2015) 8. Howard Stidham (1974) 8. Daniel Wentzel (2002)

156 151 143 142 142 136 133 132 132 132

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INTERCEPTIONS LEADERS (Since 1959) 1959 - W. J. Shumaker, 5 1960 - Gordon Mason, 4 1961 - John Jenkins, 2 1962 - Jack Corbin, 2 1963 - Jim Whaley, 3 1964 - Jim Whaley, 6 1965 - Jim Whaley, Jerry Cantrell, Andy Odom, 3 1966 - Billy Bastle, 3 1967 - David Francis, Joe Mulvihill, 2 1968 - Joe Mulvihill, Stacy Webb, 2 1969 - Joe Mulvihill, Bill Perkins, 6 1970 - Butch Strickland, 4 1971 - John Fitzpatrick, 6 1972 - John Fitzpatrick, 12 1973 - Dana Winningham, Ronnie Summey, Frank Lynn, 4 1974 - Johnny Tucker, 5 1975 - Brad Gordon, 4 1976 - Johnny Tucker, 10 1977 - Greg Bauer, 6 1978 - Greg Bauer, Danny White, 3 1979 - Greg Bauer, Greg Hamilton, 4 1980 - Tony Chatman, Rod Demps, 2 1981 - Tony Panebianco, 7 1982 - Billy Blaylock, Danny Crooks, 6 1983 - Danny Crooks, Greg Maysonet, 3 1984 - Billy Stover, Willie Thompson, 4 1985 - Tim Maybin, 5 1986 - Jimmy Isom, Tim Maybin, 3 1987 - Jimmy Isom, 5 1988 - Frankie Bankhead, Norman Drake, 1 1989 - Felix Parham, 5

1990 - Alfonzo Alexander, Felix Parham, Kevin Smith, 2 1991 - Marrio Thomas, 5 1992 - Kevin Jackson, Ted Lockerby, Andrew Mathis, Mike Stewart, George Thompson, 2 1993 - Brad Simmons, 3 1994 - Robert Taylor, 5 1995 - Robert Taylor, 6 1996 - Robert Taylor, 9 1997 - Corey Chamblin, Chad Evitts, Trent McNaull, 2 1998 - Chad Evitts, 3 1999 - Troy Grant, 4 2000 - Jahi Henley, 4 2001 - James Robinson, 3 2002 - Jesse Rivers, 2 2003 - Brandon Shelby, 3 2004 - Brandon Shelby, 5 2005 - Brandon Fields, Anthony James, 3 2006 - Maurice Smith, 4 2007 - Taron Ryce, Broderick Jamison, Maurice Smith, 2 2008 - Justin Vann, 2 2009 - Richmond Tooley, Dustin Dillehay, 3 2010 - Marty Jones, 4 2011 - Corey Watson, 3 2012 - Seven players, 1 2013 - Bill Dillard, Marty Jones, Austin Tallant, 2 2014 - Marty Jones, 4 2015 - Maleek Hall, Daniel Pierce, Anthony Flemister, Chris Moore, 1 2016 - Maleek Hall, 2

TOP 10 SEASONS 1. John Fitzpatrick (1972) 2. Johnny Tucker (1976) 3. Robert Taylor (1996) 4. Tony Paneblanco (1981) 5. Greg Bauer (1977) 5. Billy Blaylock (1982) 5. Danny Crooks (1982) 5. John Fitzpatrick (1971) 5. Joe Mulvihill (1969) 5. Bill Perkins (1969) 5. Robert Taylor (1995) 5. Jim Whaley (1964)

12 10 9 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

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TOTAL OFFENSE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Lee Sweeney (2006-09) Robert Craft (2001-04) Tre Lamb (2009-12) Grant Swallows (1998-01) Larry Schreiber (1966-69) Darian Stone (2011-14) Gary Perdue (1973-76) Mike Jones (1991-94) Michael Penix (1992-95) Andre Caballero (1996-97)

YARDS RECEIVING 6,805 5,757 5,621 4,800 4,421 4,404 4,180 4,001 3,463 3,196

PASSING 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Lee Sweeney (2006-09) Robert Craft (2001-04) Tre Lamb (2009-12) Grant Swallows (1998-01) Mike Jones (1991-94) Tony Constantine (1980-84) Andre Caballero (1996-97) Gary Perdue (1973-76) Michael Peeples (1997-00) Darian Stone (2011-14) Larry Schreiber (1966-69) Michael Penix (1992-95) Willie Queen (1991-94) Derek White (2003-07) Jason Ballard (2000-03) Dontey Gay (2008-11) Reggie Bazel (1979-82) Nick Solomon (1998-01) Cecil Fore (1975-78) Jerome Tillman (1997-99)

7,157 6,032 5,301 4,634 4,321 3,599 3,222 3,053 2,893 2,753

Tim Benford (2008-11) Larry Shipp (2004-07) Walter Hill (1996-99) Craig Rolle (1975-78) Derek Lee (2000-03) Brent McNeal (2003-06) Gerald Bentley (1992-95) Cody Matthews (2011-14) Jack Kelley (1979-83) Anton Thomison (2000-03)

3,097 2,950 2,813 2,125 1,962 1,759 1,683 1,683 1,668 1,647

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Larry Schreiber (1966-69) Ladarius Vanlier (2012-15) Larry Shipp (2004-07) Michael Penix (1992-95) Nick Solomon (1998-01) Derek White (2003-07) Henry Sailes (2007-10) Dontey Gay (2008-11) Willie Queen (1991-94) Tim Benford (2008-11)

5,925 5,392 4,938 4,055 3,802 3,749 3,589 3,354 3,215 3,116

10. Norman Drake (1988-91)

335

INTERCEPTIONS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 9.

Robert Taylor (1993-96) John Fitzpatrick (1969-72) Johnny Tucker (1973-76) Greg Bauer (1976-79) Greg Hamilton (1976-79) Marty Jones (2009-14) Danny Crooks (1982-85) Jim Whaley (1963-65) Brandon Shelby (2001-04) Joe Mulvihill (1967-69)

22 21 18 17 14 12 12 12 11 11

SCORING 4,421 3,463 2,972 2,948 2,315 2,219 1,986 1,932 1,850 1,781

RECEPTIONS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9. 10.

Tim Benford (2008-11) Larry Shipp (2004-07) Craig Rolle (1975-78) Walter Hill (1996-99) Derek Lee (2000-03) Jack Kelley (1979-83) Ken Gilstrap (1985-88) Marshall Hale (1988-91) Anton Thomison (2000-03) Cody Matthews (2011-14)

ALL-PURPOSE YARDS

RUSHING 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10.

216 195 148 146 129 111 111 110 103 102

1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 8. 9. 10.

David Collett (1998-2001) Josh Foster (2001-2005) Michael Penix (1992-95) Murray Cunningham (1973-76) Daniel Gipson (1990-93) Larry Shipp (2004-07) Larry Schreiber (1966-69) Ryan Weeks (1986-89) Zach Sharp (2011-14) Derek White (2003-07) Wayne Anderson (1977-80)

252 200 198 198 196 192 192 190 185 180 180

TOTAL TACKLES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Jim Youngblood (1969-72) Jeff Daughtry (1981-84) Tra'Darius Goff (2011-15) Tony Plavich (1972-75) Marty Jones (2009-14) Austin Tallant (2011-14) Josh Symonette (1996-99) Bruce Hatfield (1984-87) Maurice Smith (2005-08)

476 473 373 364 356 354 349 348 336

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Longest Run From Scrimmage

Yards Player 92* Michael Penix vs. Murray State, 1994 89* Lorenza Rivers vs. Chattanooga, 1987 88* Larry Schreiber vs. Middle Tennessee, 1967 87* Derek White vs. UT Martin 2003 87* Jerome Tillman vs. Middle Tennessee, 1997 85* Patrick Pope vs. Austin Peay, 1985 84* Radir Annoor vs. UNI, 2014 80* Patrick Pope vs. Liberty, 1987 76* Jack Kelley vs. Morehead State, 1980 75* Willie Queen vs. Murray State, 1993 75* Eddie Hayward vs. Tennessee State, 1985 74* Darian Stone vs. Maryville, 2011 74 Willie Queen vs. Murray State, 1991 72* Michael Penix vs. Southeast Missouri, 1992 72* Lorenza Rivers vs. Morehead State, 1987 72* Cameron Kirnes vs. Eastern Illinois, 2005 72 Lorenza Rivers vs. Youngstown State, 1987 71 Henry Sailes vs. Tennessee State, 2007 71* Brant Billen vs. Middle Tennessee, 1997 71 Jesse Dorsey vs. Eastern Illinois, 1975 69* Lorenza Rivers vs. Abilene Christian, 1987 68* Lorenza Rivers vs. Morehead State, 1987 68 Randy Beaman vs. Southeast Missouri, 1991

Longest Pass Completion

Yards Player 87* Grant Swallows to Tony Fragale vs. W. Kentucky, 1999 86* Brent McNeal to Antonio Minor vs. E. Illinois, 2004 85* Rock Horne to Harry Abofs vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1968 85* Gordon Mason to Rudy Schmittou vs. MTSU, 1960 82% Robert Craft to Ronnie Sidler vs. Murray, 2002 82* Randy Beaman to Marshall Hale vs. APSU, 1991 80* Andre Caballero to Walter Hill vs. Eastern Illinois, 1996 80* Tony Costantine to Larry Hamrick vs. ETSU, 1981 80 Grant Swallows to Steveland Sills vs. Murray State, 2000 79* Darian Stone to Ryan Tilghman vs. UT Martin, 2012 78* Lee Sweeney to Henry Sailes vs. Austin Peay, 2008 78* Robert Craft to Derek White vs. UT Martin, 2004

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78* 78* 77* 73* 73 72* 72* 72 71* 71* 71* 70 69* 69* 68 68*

Bert Browne to Marshall Hale vs. Western Ky., 1990 James Aaron to Jack Kelley vs. Morehead State, 1980 Tre Lamb to Adam Urbano vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2012 Robert Craft to Derek Lee vs. Valparaiso, 2002 Robert Craft to Anton Thomison vs. No. Illinois, 2003 Tre Lamb to Tim Benford vs. UT Martin, 2011 Patrick Pope to Ken Gilstrap vs. Morehead State, 1987 Mike Jones to Brad Perry vs. Tennessee State, 1993 Tre Lamb to Tim Benford vs. Maryville. 2011 Mike Jones to Willie Queen vs. Tennessee State, 1994 Thomas DeBow to Ken Gilstrap vs. E. Carolina, 1988 Michael Peeples to Nick Solomon vs. SEMO, 1998 Ryan Nichols to Brent McNeal vs. Murray State, 2004 Bert Browne to Sam Brooks vs. Morehead State, 1990 Robert Craft to Ryan Nichols vs. VMI, 2004 Andre Caballero to Tedarrell Scott vs. UAB, 1997

Longest Punt Return

Yards Player 87* Joe Lancaster vs. Howard, 1950 79* Marshall Hale vs. Ohio, 1991 74* Kendall Taylor vs. Morehead State, 1981 74* Jim Whaley vs. Morehead State, 1963 72* Mike Stewart vs. Southeast Missouri, 1992

Longest Kickoff Return

Yards Player 100* Dickie Fulton vs. East Tennessee, 1973 100* Dontez Byrd vs. Mercer, 2016 99* Lorenza Rivers vs. Youngstown State, 1987 97* Larry Shipp vs. Concordia, 2007 96* Lamar Mike vs. East Tennessee, 1976 95* Jim Schaeffer vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1961 94* Ladarius Vanlier vs. Murray State, 2012 90* Larry Schreiber vs. Middle Tennessee, 1967 90* Mike Vise vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1977 87* Henry Sailes vs. UT Martin, 2008 87* Larry Shipp vs. Cumberland, 2007 83* Billy Blaylock vs. Northeast Missouri, 1981

Longest Interception Return

Yards Player 98* Joshua Symonette vs. Austin Peay, 1997 96* Robert Taylor vs. Southeast Missouri, 1995 92* Robert Taylor vs. Samford, 1995 92* Chip Holmes vs. Austin Peay, 1989 91* John Deathridge vs. East Tennessee, 1975 90* Mike Stewart vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1990 78 David McMahan vs. Tennessee State, 2003 78* John Fitzpatrick vs. East Tennessee, 1972 72 Brandon Shelby vs Tennessee State, 2003 68* Brad Simmons vs. Lock Haven, 1993 68 Skeet Owen vs. Middle Tennessee, 1981 68 Mike Hennigan vs. Murray State, 1971 68* Butch Strickland vs. Middle Tennessee, 1970

Longest Punt

Yards Player 86 Justin Kraemer vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2007 86 Andy Dorsey vs. Eastern Illinois, 1998 85 Carl Heinzig vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1975 84 Jon Mahan vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2007 75 Scott Meadows vs. Morehead State, 1983 73 Jon Mahan vs. Jacksonville State, 2005 73 Steve Davis vs. Middle Tennessee, 1977 71 Mark Pemberton vs. Morehead State, 1980 71 Steve Davis vs. Middle Tennessee, 1979 69 Jason Lennartz vs. Eastern Illinois, 2009 68 Tracy Graham vs. Austin Peay, 1988 68 Scott Meadows vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1985 67 Chad Brummitt vs. UT Martin, 1992 67 Tom Pemberton vs. Youngstown State, 1974

Longest Field Goal Attempted

Yards Player 61 Ray Mullican vs. Middle Tennessee, 1983 60 David Collett vs. Fayetteville State, 2001 60 Murray Cunningham vs. Murray State, 1973 57 Derek Scott vs. Tennessee State, 1994

Longest Field Goal Made

Yards Player 57 Nick Madonia vs. Tennessee State, 2017 53 Ryan Weeks vs. Morehead State, 1989 53 Murray Cunningham vs. W. Kentucky, 1974 51 Justin Kraemer vs. SE Missouri, 2008 51 Justin Kraemer vs. Murray State, 2007 51 Josh Foster vs. Lambuth, 2005 51 Ryan Weeks vs. Tennessee State, 1989 51 Bruce Winningham vs. Akron, 1984

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51 51 50 49 49 49 48 48 48 48 48

Murray Cunningham vs. Eastern Illinois, 1975 John Swords vs. Austin Peay, 1966 Ryan Weeks vs. Austin Peay, 1989 Zach Sharp vs. Tennessee State, 2011 David Collett vs. UT Martin, 2000 Derek Scott vs. Samford, 1994 David Collett vs. Bowling Green, 1999 Ryan Kelly vs. Samford, 1995 Ryan Weeks vs. Tennessee State, 1989 Wayne Anderson vs. Murray State, 1980 Murray Cunningham vs. Appalachian State, 1975

Longest Scoring Play

Yards Player 100 Dontez Byrd kick return vs. Mercer, 2016 100 Dickie Fulton kick return vs. East Tennessee, 1973 99 Lorenza Rivers kick return vs. Youngstown State, 1987 98 Joshua Symonette int. return vs. Austin Peay, 1997 97 Larry Shipp kick return vs. Concordia, 2007 96 Robert Taylor int. return vs. SEMO., 1995 96 Lamar Mike kick return vs. East Tennessee, 1976 95 Jim Schaeffer kick return vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1961 94 Ladarius Vanlier kick return vs. Murray State, 2012 92 Robert Taylor int. return vs. Samford, 1995 92 Michael Penix run vs. Murray State, 1994 92 Chip Homes int. return vs. Austin Peay, 1989 91 John Deathridge int. return vs. ETSU, 1975 90 Mike Stewart int. return vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1990 90 Mike Vise kick return vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1977 90 Larry Schreiber kick return vs. MTSU, 1967

Dontez Byrd returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown against Mercer in the 2016 season, tying for the longest scoring play in program history. >>>

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261 255 235 219 215 213 208 203 194 192 190 187 185 184 180 179 178 176 173 171 170

Michael Penix vs. Southeast Missouri, 1993 Larry Schreiber vs. NW Louisiana, 1969 Travis Rogers vs. Western Carolina, 2000 Larry Schreiber vs. Austin Peay, 1969 Larry Schreiber vs. Murray State, 1969 Derek White vs. Cumberland, 2007 Trey Bonner vs. Chattanooga, 2004 Michael Penix vs. Morehead State, 1995 Larry Schreiber vs. Chattanooga, 1969 Derek White vs. Concordia, 2007 Dontey Gay vs. Austin Peay, 2011 Larry Schreiber vs. Murray State, 1967 Darian Stone vs. UT Martin, 2012 Michael Penix vs. Morehead State, 1994 Randy Beaman vs. UT Martin, 1991 Reggie Bazel vs. Austin Peay, 1982 Jeff Axel vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1971 Jason Ballard vs. UT Martin, 2002 Larry Schreiber vs. Austin Peay, 1968 Willie Queen vs. Murray State, 1991 Lorenza Rivers vs. Morehead State, 1987 Michael Penix vs. Samford, 1995 Travis Rogers vs. Murray State, 2000 Derek White vs. Murray State, 2007 Lorenza Rivers vs. Murray State, 1987 Michael Penix vs. Murray State, 1994 Lorenza Rivers vs. Chattanooga, 1987 Willie Queen vs. Austin Peay, 1992 Larry Schreiber vs. Middle Tennessee, 1967 Larry Schreiber vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1969

164 162 160 158 156 155 154 153 152 150 149 148 147 146 145 144 141

Reggie Bazel vs. Morehead State, 1979 Ronald Bond vs. Middle Tennessee, 1979 Yeedee Thanerat vs. Tennessee State, 2016 Derek White vs UT Martin, 2003 Michael Penix vs. Tennessee State, 1995 Michael Penix vs. UT Martin, 1995 Adam Urbano vs. Hampton, 2012 Larry Schreiber vs. NW Louisiana, 1968 Jerome Tillman vs. Samford, 1999 Dontey Gay vs. Maryville, 2011 Anthony Ash vs. Lambuth, 2005 Brant Billen vs. Middle Tennessee, 1997 Michael Penix vs. Southeast Missouri, 1995 Nick Solomon vs. Western Carolina, 1998 Willie Queen vs. Tennessee State, 1992 Larry Schreiber vs. Western Kentucky, 1969 Willie Queen vs. Lock Haven, 1992 Jason Ballard vs. Murray State, 2003 Derek White vs Murray State, 2003 Michael Penix vs. Samford, 1994 Eddie Hayward vs. Nevada-Las Vegas, 1985 Larry Schreiber vs. Middle Tennessee, 1968 Cecil Fore vs. Murray State, 1978 Trey Bonner vs. Valparaiso, 2002 Dontey Gay vs. Southeast Missouri, 2011 Derek White vs. Gardner-Webb, 2004 Eddie Hayward vs. Tennessee State, 1985 Larry Schreiber vs. Arkansas State, 1968 Willie Queen vs. Murray State, 1992 Willie Queen

140 139 138 137 136 135 134 133 132 130 129 128 127 126 125 123

vs. Tennessee State, 1994 Ladarius Vanlier vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2014 Marvin McClennon vs. Austin Peay, 1980 Trey Bonner vs. UT Martin, 2004 Jerome Tillman vs. Middle Tennessee, 1997 Willie Queen vs. Illinois State, 1993 Michael Penix vs. Morehead State, 1993 Jeff Axel vs. Morehead State, 1971 Adam Urbano vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2011 Lamar Mike vs. Austin Peay, 1977 Michael Penix vs. Middle Tennessee, 1993 Randy Beaman vs. Southeast Missouri, 1991 Ronald Bond vs. Cameron, 1979 Cameron Kirnes vs. Eastern Illinois, 2005 Marshall Williams vs. Middle Tennessee, 1977 Willie Queen vs. Murray State, 1993 Roger Hill vs. Middle Tennessee, 1969 Darian Stone vs. Austin Peay, 2014 Oscar Bonds vs. Fayetteville, 2001 Jeff Axel vs. Murray State, 1971 Patrick Pope vs. Murray State, 1985 Larry Schreiber vs. Western Kentucky, 1968 Jocque Crawford vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2010 Marvin McClennon vs. Murray State, 1981 Jerome Tillman vs. Southeast Missouri, 1999 Jocque Crawford vs. Eastern Illinois 2010 Allen Lawrence vs. Morehead State, 1983 Dontey Gay vs. Southeast Missouri, 2009 Larry Schreiber vs. Morehead State, 1967

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122 121 120 119 118 117 116 115 114 113 112

Jason Ballard vs. Chattanooga, 2002 Adam Urbano vs. North Greenville, 2012 Willie Queen vs. Lock Haven, 1993 Nick Solomon vs. Tennessee State, 2001 Sylvester Gregory vs. Morehead State, 1984 Jason Ballard vs. Eastern Illinois, 2002 Darian Stone vs. Eastern Illinois, 2012 Adam Urbano vs. Murray State, 2011 Terry Johnson vs. Appalachian State, 1974 Lorenza Rivers vs. Youngstown State, 1987 Ron Reeves vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1965 Jason Ballard vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2003 Trey Bonner vs. Chattanooga, 2005 Jason Ballard vs. Tennessee State, 2002 Yeedee Thanerat vs. Murray State, 2016 Derek White vs. Samford, 2006 Nick Solomon vs. Eastern Illinois, 2000 Eddie Hayward vs. Morehead State, 1985 Jeff Axel vs. Murray State, 1972 Terry Parks vs. Western Kentucky, 1966 Jason Ballard vs. Chattanooga, 2003 Derek White vs. UT Martin, 2007 Brock McCoin vs. Austin Peay, 2015 Terry Johnson vs. Middle Tennessee, 1971 Henry Sailes vs. Southeast Missouri, 2008 Brant Billen vs. UT Martin, 1996 Michael Penix vs. Southeast Missouri, 1994 Willie Queen

111 110 109 108 107 106 105

vs. Morehead State, 1991 Patrick Pope vs. Liberty, 1987 Reggie Bazel vs. Murray State, 1982 Cecil Fore vs. Austin Peay, 1977 Eddie Hayward vs. Murray State, 1985 Jason Ballard vs. Southeast Missouri, 2002 Willie Queen vs. Murray State, 1994 Lamar Mike vs. East Tennessee, 1977 Terry Parks vs. Western Kentucky, 1965 Anthony Ash vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2006 Darryl Robinson vs. Morehead State, 1973 Jeff Axel vs. Western Kentucky, 1973 Larry Schreiber vs. Morehead State, 1969 Jason Ballard vs. Southeast Missouri, 2003 Larry Schreiber vs. Murray State, 1968 Dontey Gay vs. Iowa, 2011 Cameron Kirnes vs. Southeast Missouri, 2005 Willie Queen vs. Morehead State, 1992 Fred Lowery vs. Murray State, 1989 Anthony Ash vs. Eastern Illinois, 2006 Larry Schreiber vs. Arkansas State, 1969 Larry Schreiber vs. Chattanooga, 1967 Mike Stewart vs. Samford, 1989 Eddie Hayward vs. Youngstown State, 1985 Larry Schreiber vs. Chattanooga, 1968 Larry Schreiber vs. East Tennessee, 1968 Derek White vs. Samford, 2007 Anthony Ash vs. Samford, 2005 Jerome Tillman vs. Kentucky Wesleyan, 1998 Jerome Tillman vs. UT Martin, 1998

104 103 102 101 100

Jason Ballard vs. UT Martin, 2003 Derek White vs. UT Martin, 2004 Nick Solomon vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2000 Willie Queen vs. Southeast Missouri, 1992 Cecil Fore vs. Murray State, 1977 Darian Stone vs. Austin Peay, 2012 Dontey Gay vs. Murray State, 2009 Anthony Ash vs. Samford, 2006 Cameron Kirnes vs. Samford, 2005 Roger Hill vs. UT Martin, 1970 Larry Schreiber vs. East Tennessee, 1969 Nick Solomon vs. Murray, 1999 Michael Penix vs. Lock Haven, 1994 Billy Shackelford vs. Samford, 1989 Ron Reeves vs. Morehead State, 1965 Lorenza Rivers vs. Youngstown State, 1985 John Webb vs. Murray State, 1989

All players with 100-yard games Larry Schreiber, RB Willie Queen, TB Michael Penix, TB Derek White, TB Jason Ballard, TB Dontey Gay, RB Eddie Hayward, FB Jeff Axel, FB Jerome Tillman, TB Nick Solomon, TB Lorenza Rivers, TB Anthony Ash, RB Adam Urbano, RB Darian Stone, QB Trey Bonner, TB Terry Parks, RB Reggie Bazel, FB Ron Reeves, FB Cameron Kirnes, RB Cecil Fore, RB Jocques Crawford, RB Ronald Bond, FB Marvin McClennon, TB Roger Hill, RB Terry Johnson, RB Yeedee Thanerat, RB

21 13 13 11 11 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2

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481 437 412 410 367 348 346 339 336 333 329 327 324 322 321 318 312 305 302 301 299 294 291 284 283

Tre Lamb vs. Southeast Missouri, 2012 Lee Sweeney vs. Southeast Missouri, 2006 Grant Swallows vs. Jacksonville State, 2001 Robert Craft vs. Jacksonville State, 2002 Lee Sweeney vs. Samford, 2007 Tre Lamb vs. Tennessee State, 2011 Jamie Sander vs. Tennessee State, 1995 Tre Lamb vs. Hampton, 2012 James Aaron vs. UT Martin, 1980 Robert Craft vs. Eastern Illinois, 2002 Grant Swallows vs. Eastern Illinois, 2001 Michael Birdsong vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2016 Lee Sweeney vs. Austin Peay, 2008 John Conrad McCrary vs. Tennessee State, 2005 Robert Craft vs. Northern Illinois, 2003 Patrick Pope vs. Morehead State, 1987 Bert Browne vs. Morehead State, 1990 Lee Sweeney vs. UT Martin, 2009 Jared Davis vs. Houston, 2015 Lee Sweeney vs. Tennessee State, 2006 Lee Sweeney vs. Eastern Illinois, 2007 Jared Davis vs. Mercer, 2015 Jamie Sander vs. Austin Peay, 1995 Michael Birdsong vs. Eastern Illinois, 2016 Tre Lamb vs. Central Arkansas, 2011 (FCS Playoffs) Robert Craft vs. Jacksonville State, 2004 Tre Lamb vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2012 Tre Lamb

282 281 280 278 277 276 274 273 271 269 267 266 265 264 262 256 251 249 246 245

vs. Southeast Missouri, 2011 Robert Craft vs. Gardner-Webb, 2004 Grant Swallows vs. Southeast Missouri, 2001 Robert Craft vs. UT Martin, 2004 Tony Costantine vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1980 Michael Birdsong vs. Austin Peay, 2016 Tre Lamb vs. Murray State, 2012 Mike Jones vs. Illinois State, 1993 Michael Birdsong vs. Murray State, 2016 Darian Stone vs. UT Martin, 2012 Robert Craft vs. Chattanooga, 2003 Mark Powers vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1983 Tre Lamb vs. North Greenville, 2012 Michael Birdsong vs. UT Martin, 2016 Cass Barnes vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2010 Cass Barnes vs. Jacksonville State, 2010 Robert Craft vs. Southeast Missouri, 2004 Mike Jones vs. Austin Peay, 1994 Robert Craft vs. Valparaiso, 2002 James Aaron vs. NE Missouri, 1980 Robert Craft vs. VMI, 2004 Bert Browne vs. Western Kentucky, 1990 Jared Davis vs. Murray State, 2015 Lee Sweeney vs. Gardner-Webb, 2006 Robert Craft vs. Bowling Green, 2002 Lee Sweeney vs. Murray State, 2006 Grant Swallows vs. Tennessee State, 2001 Tony Costantine vs. Western Kentucky, 1981 Tre Lamb vs. Southeast Missouri, 2010 Darian Stone vs. Austin Peay, 2012 Andre Caballero

242 241 240 239 238 237 234 232 231 229 228 227 225 224 223 222 220 219 218

vs. Eastern Illinois, 1997 Mike Jones vs. Lock Haven, 1994 Mike Jones vs. Middle Tennessee, 1993 Mike Jones vs. Tennessee State, 1993 Tre Lamb vs. Eastern Illinois, 2011 Grant Swallows vs. Western Kentucky, 1999 Michael Birdsong vs. Mercer, 2016 Robert Craft vs. Samford, 2004 Bert Browne vs. Ohio, 1990 Bert Browne vs. Middle Tennessee, 1989 Mark Powers vs. UT Martin, 1982 Lee Sweeney vs. Austin Peay, 2009 Lee Sweeney vs. Samford, 2006 Bert Browne vs. Tennessee State, 1990 Patrick Pope vs. Abilene Christian, 1987 Thomas DeBow vs. Liberty, 1988 Lee Sweeney vs. Southeast Missouri, 2008 Jamie Sander vs. Murray State, 1995 Tony Costantine vs. Youngstown State, 1983 Tre Lamb vs. UT Martin, 2011 Stephen Britton vs. Chattanooga, 2005 Grant Swallows vs. Murray State, 2000 Grant Swallows vs. Western Kentucky, 1999 Darian Stone vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2014 Thomas DeBow vs. Samford, 1988 Mike Jones vs. Lock Haven, 1993 Tre Lamb vs. Maryville, 2011 Grant Swallows vs. Murray State, 2001 Mike Jones vs. Southeast Missouri, 1994 Lee Sweeney vs. Eastern Illinois, 2008 Andre Caballero vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1997

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216 215 214 213 212 211 207 206 204 203 202

Darian Stone vs. Southeast Missouri, 2014 Michael Birdsong vs. Wofford, 2016 Andre Caballero vs. UT Martin, 1997 Lee Sweeney vs. Cumberland, 2007 Michael Peeples vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1998 Grant Swallows vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2001 Grant Swallows vs. Harding, 2000 Stephen Britton vs. Murray State, 2005 Milt Jenkins vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1977 Tre Lamb vs. UT Martin, 2010 Joey Bailey vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2003 Brock McCoin vs. Austin Peay, 2015 Robert Craft vs. Eastern Illinois, 2004 Cass Barnes vs. Murray State, 2010 Grant Swallows vs. UT Martin, 2001

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All players with 200-yard passing games Robert Craft Lee Sweeney Tre Lamb Grant Swallows Michael Birdsong Mike Jones Andre Caballero Darian Stone Bert Browne Jamie Sander Tony Costantine Cass Barnes Patrick Pope James Aaron Mike Peeples Thomas DeBow Five players

13 13 13 10 7 7 5 4 5 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 1

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303 264 262 206 198 191 183 178 177 171 170 164 159 156 153 146 144 141 139 136 135 132 131 130 128 127 126

Da’Rick Rogers vs. Southeast Missouri, 2012 Brock McCoin vs. Houston, 2015 Kenneth Gilstrap vs. Morehead State, 1987 Craig Rolle vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1977 Dontez Byrd vs. Murray State, 2016 Larry Shipp vs. Samford, 2007 Derek Lee vs. Valparaiso, 2002 Anton Thomison vs. Jacksonville, 2002 Tim Benford vs. Southeast Missouri, 2010 Cody Matthews vs. Austin Peay, 2014 Ryan Nichols vs. VMI, 2004 Larry Shipp vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2007 Tim Benford vs. UT Martin, 2009 Anton Thomison vs Northern Illinois, 2003 Larry Shipp vs. Chattanooga, 2005 Larry Shipp vs. Southeast Missouri, 2006 Kenneth Gilstrap vs. Abilene Christian, 1987 Walter Hill vs. UT Martin, 1999 Rudy Schmittou vs. Ft. Campbell, 1961 Craig Rolle vs. Eastern Illinois, 1976 Jim Bishop vs. Middle Tennessee, 1969 Jack Kelley vs. UT Martin, 1980 Jack Kelley vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1983 Kenneth Gilstrap vs. Akron, 1986 Derek Lee vs. Bowling Green, 2002 Tim Benford vs. Maryville, 2011 Antonio Robinson vs. Austin Peay, 2009 Craig Rolle vs. Middle Tennessee, 1976 Tony Fragale vs. Western Kentucky, 1999 Brock McCoin vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2014 Craig Rolle vs. Morehead State, 1978 Walter Hill vs. Eastern Illinois, 1997 Derek Lee vs. UT Martin, 2001

125 124 123 122 121 120 119 117 116 114 113 112 110

Sam Brooks vs. Ohio, 1990 Tim Benford vs. Eastern Illinois, 2011 Ryan Tilghman vs. UT Martin, 2012 Tim Benford vs. Austin Peay, 2008 Marshall Hale vs. Tennessee State, 1990 Craig Rolle vs. Furman, 1976 Jack Kelley vs. Western Kentucky, 1980 Derek Lee vs. Eastern Illinois, 2002 Tim Benford vs. Tennessee State, 2011 Tim Benford vs. Tennessee State, 2009 Tim Benford vs. UT Martin, 2010 Dontez Byrd vs. Tennessee, 2016 Larry Shipp vs. Southeast Missouri, 2005 Larry Shipp vs. Samford, 2006 Brock McCoin vs. Southeast Missouri, 2014 Cody Matthews vs. Murray State, 2012 Walter Hill vs. Eastern Illinois, 1996 Jack Kelley vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1980 Larry Shipp vs. Tennessee State, 2005 Tim Benford vs. Murray State, 2011 Dontez Byrd vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2016 Derek Lee vs. Eastern Illinois, 2001 Derek Lee vs. Jacksonville State, 2001 Craig Rolle vs. Murray State, 1976 Tim Benford vs. Jacksonville State, 2010 Craig Rolle vs. Nicholls State, 1978 Derek White vs. UT Martin, 2004 Marshall Hale vs. Morehead State, 1990 Craig Rolle vs. Western Kentucky, 1976 Kendall Taylor vs. Western Kentucky, 1981 Dontez Byrd vs. Tennessee State, 2016 Walter Hill vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1997 Sam Brooks vs. Morehead State, 1990

109 108 107 106 105 104 102 101 100

Bubba Griffin vs. Austin Peay, 1981 Craig Rolle vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1978 Marshall Hale vs. Morehead State, 1989 Anton Thomison vs. Chattanooga, 2002 Jack Kelley vs. Middle Tennessee, 1980 Larry Hamrick vs. Austin Peay, 1984 Brock McCoin vs. Murray State, 2015 Anton Thomison vs. Southeast Missouri, 2001 Stevland Sills vs. Murray State, 2000 Nate Hooks vs. Austin Peay, 1986 David Hudson vs. Morehead State, 1967 Walter Hill vs. Tennessee State, 1997 Jack Kelley vs. NE Missouri, 1980 Trey Bonner vs. Jacksonville State, 2004 Derek Lee vs. Memphis, 2003 Gerald Bentley vs. Austin Peay, 1995 Gerald Bentley vs. Murray State, 1995 Harry Abofs vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1968 Dontey Gay vs. Southeast Missouri, 2011 Kenneth Gilstrap vs. Tulsa, 1986 Larry Shipp vs. Murray State, 2005 Steve Harris vs. Illinois State, 1993 Marshall Hale vs. Western Kentucky, 1990 Sammy Scott vs. Chattanooga, 1965

All players with 100-yard games Tim Benford Larry Shipp Craig Rolle Derek Lee 7 Jack Kelley Dontez Byrd Marshall Hale Brock McCoin Ken Gilstrap Cody Matthews 15 players 1

10 9 9 6 4 4 4 4 2

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312 303 301 299 294 291 282 278 272 264 262 261 260 255 253 249 247 237 232 230 229 227 225 224 220 219

Larry Schreiber vs. NW Louisiana, 1969 Da’Rick Rogers vs. Southeast Missouri, 2012 Larry Shipp vs. Samford, 2007 Larry Schreiber vs. Western Kentucky, 1969 Larry Shipp vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2007 Ladarius Vanlier vs. Murray State, 2012 Michael Penix vs. Southeast Missouri, 1993 Larry Schreiber vs. Middle Tennessee, 1967 Ladarius Vanlier vs. Austin Peay, 2015 Ladarius Vanlier vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2014 Travis Rogers vs. Western Carolina, 2000 Kenneth Gilstrap vs. Morehead State, 1987 Dontez Byrd vs. Tennessee, 2016 Lorenza Rivers vs. Abilene Christian, 1987 Michael Penix vs. Morehead State, 1994 Brock McCoin vs. Houston, 2015 Nick Solomon vs. Eastern Illinois, 2000 Dontey Gay vs. Southeast Missouri, 2011 Lorenza Rivers vs. Youngstown State, 1987 Trey Bonner vs. Chattanooga, 2004 Willie Queen vs. Tennessee State, 1994 Gerald Bentley vs. Marshall, 1995 Dontez Byrd vs Mercer, 2016 Lorenza Rivers vs. Murray State, 1987 Michael Penix vs. Morehead State, 1995 Henry Sailes vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2010 Larry Schreiber

218 217 216 216 215 207 206 204 203 201 200

vs. Austin Peay, 1969 Larry Schreiber vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1969 Larry Schreiber vs. Murray State, 1967 Derek White vs. UT Martin, 2004 Gerald Bentley vs. Austin Peay, 1995 Craig Rolle vs. Western Kentucky, 1976 Larry Shipp vs. Cumberland, 2007 Derek White vs. Murray State, 2003 Larry Schreiber vs. Middle Tennessee, 1968 Lorenza Rivers vs. Youngstown State, 1985 Lorenza Rivers vs. Morehead State, 1987 Ladarius Vanlier vs. Tennessee State, 204 Larry Schreiber vs. Chattanooga, 1969 Marshall Hale vs. Tennessee State, 1990 Larry Schreiber vs. Austin Peay, 1968 Reggie Bazel vs. Austin Peay, 1982 Ladarius Vanlier vs. Indiana State, 2014

All players with 200-yard games Larry Schreiber, RB 9 Lorenza Rivers, RB 5 Ladarius Vanlier, RB 5 Larry Shipp, WR 3 Michael Penix, TB 3 Gerald Bentley, WR 2 Dontez Byrd, WR 2 Derek White, TB 2 Dontey Gay, RB 1 Brock McCoin, WR 1

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OVC STATISTICAL CHAMPIONS The following players led the league in the following categories: Total Offense 1956 Bill Robinson (800) 1959 Gordon Mason (1,098) 2006 Lee Sweeney (2,276) All-Purpose Yardage 2007 Larry Shipp (1,887) 2016 Dontez Byrd (1,626) Passing 1959 Gordon Mason (903) 1960 Gordon Mason (878) 1993 Mike Jones (2,000) 2006 Lee Sweeney (2,292) Rushing 1957 Kenneth Wright (684)

1959 W.J. Shumaker (874) 1963 Ron Reeves (555) 1968 Larry Schreiber (1,251) 1969 Larry Schreiber (1,522) 2000 Travis Rogers (809) Receiving 1959 Tommy Hackler (30/522) 1960 Tommy Hackler (37/508) 1963 Bobby Haile (32/436) 1976 Craig Rolle (38/990) 1978 Craig Rolle (53/878) 2006 Larry Shipp (51/799) 2011 Tim Benford (65/923) Scoring 1959 W.J. Shumaker (60) 1969 Larry Schreiber (78) 1972 Butch Gentry (60)

1975 Murray Cunningham (67) 1977 Wayne Anderson (57) 2007 Larry Shipp (90)

2012 2013 2014

Chad Zinchini (44.8) Chad Zinchini (45.9) Jonathan King (41.5)

Interceptions 1972 John Fitzpatrick (12) 1976 Johnny Tucker (10) 1987 Jimmy Isom (5) 1989 Felix Parham (5) 1994 Robert Taylor (5) 1996 Robert Taylor (9)

Punt Returns 2007 Bryon Ottrix (11.5) 2014 Ladarius Vanlier (14.4) Kick Returns 2014 Ladarius Vanlier (23.5)

Punting 1954 Jack Van Hooser (31.6) 1978 Steve Davis (40.5) 1979 Steve Davis (42.5) 1987 Tracy Graham (40.2) 1989 Tracy Graham (40.2) 1998 Andy Dorsey (41.9)

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AWARDS/HONORS


OVC PLAYER OF THE YEAR

OVC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

1969 1971 1972 1998 2000 2011

2006 2008

Larry Schreiber (Offensive) Jim Youngblood (Defensive) Jim Youngblood (Defensive) Branon Vaughn (Defensive) Chad Evitts (Defensive) Tim Benford (Offensive)

Lee Sweeney, QB Tim Benford, WR

FIRST TEAM ALL-OVC 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968

Flavious Smith, E Flavious Smith, E Tom Fann, T Eddie Scott, E James Passions, T Marshall Taylor, E James Passions, T Ted Schwanger, B Bill Stogner, T Don Simonic, T Doug Caldwell, B Darrell Ferguson, T Ken Wright, B Rudy Schmittou, B Tommy Hackler, E Gordon Mason, QB W.J. Shumaker, B Ralph Broyles, HB Tommy Hackler, E Gordon Mason, QB Ray Thomas, T Lowell Smith, C Ken Fults, FB Ralph McMillan, G Rudy Schmittou, E Dave Baxter, T Jim Schaeffer, E Bryan Draper, C Ron Reeves, FB Bob Borkowski, G Bryan Draper, C Jim Whaley, DB Steve Dillard, G Bill Holloway, C Bill Hull, DT Larry Schreiber, RB Bill McPherson, E

Larry Schreiber, RB 1969 J.R. Mulvihill, DB Larry Schreiber, RB Bill Swaggerty, OT 1971 Jeff Axel, FB John Chuy, G Mike Defino, OT John Matlock, DE Jim Youngblood, LB 1972 Jeff Axel, FB Allen Byrd, OT Howard Cochran, G Jim Dorsey, C John Fitzpatrick, DB Butch Gentry, K Elois Grooms, DE Mike Hennigan, LB Jim Youngblood, LB 1973 Mike Defino, OT 1974 Elois Grooms, DE Dana Winningham, LB 1975 Ed Burns, OT Murray Cunningham, PK Gary Perdue, QB Tony Plavich, DT Howard Stidham, LB 1976 Ed Burns, OT Joe Jachimowicz, DT Craig Rolle, WR Johnny Tucker, DB 1977 Wayne Anderson, K Greg Bauer, CB Cecil Fore, RB Lance House, OT Dean Ratledge, DE Craig Rolle, WR Joe Ware, TE

1978 Wayne Anderson, K Steve Davis, P Ken Dew, OT Cecil Fore, RB Craig Rolle, WR 1979 Steve Davis, P Ken Dew, OT Fred Rockymore, OG 1980 Wayne Anderson, K 1981 Brad Millice, TE 1982 Billy Blaylock, DB 1983 Scott Meadows, P 1985 Willie Thompson, DB 1987 Jimmy Isom, FS Ken Gilstrap, WR Thomas Squires, LB Lorenza Rivers, RB 1989 Felix Parham, DB Ryan Weeks, PK 1990 Jerry Jared, C 1992 Maurice Draine, LB Mike Stewart, CB 1993 Mike Jones, QB Shane Queen, DE Chris Reid, OG Craig Long, DT Maurice Draine, LB 1994 Chris Reid, OG Tracy Russell, C Brian Pankey, DT 1995 Gerald Bentley, WR Scott Trent, TE 1997 Sammy Sanders, LB Branon Vaughn, DE 1998 Branon Vaughn, DE Josh Harris, DL Joshua Symonette, DB

Andy Dorsey, P 1999 Branon Vaughn, DE Chad Evitts, LB Joshua Symonette, DB Wes Gallagher, OT David Collett, PK 2000 Joey Bishop, OC D.J. Bleisath, DL Chad Evitts, LB Troy Grant, CB Andrew McGraw, OL 2001 Joey Bishop, OC D.J. Bleisath, DE Jameel Brown, DB 2002 D.J. Bleisath, DL 2003 Burt Shurette, OG Daniel Wentzel, LB 2005 Larry Shipp, WR 2006 Larry Shipp, WR Geoffrey Woods, DT 2007 Larry Shipp, WR/RS Maurice Smith, DB 2009 Tim Benford, WR 2010 Tim Benford, WR 2011 Tim Benford, WR Scott Schweitzer, OG Marcus Edwards, DL Richmond Tooley, DB 2012 Chad Zinchini, P 2013 Wesley Sherrill, OL Chad Zinchini, P 2014 Marty Jones, FS 2015 Tra’Darius Goff, LB Ladarius Vanlier, KR/PR

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SECOND TEAM ALL-OVC 1965 Jerry Cantrell, LB 1971 Jim Waddell, QB Jim Bishop, TE 1998 1989 John Webb, FB Marlon Placide, LB Gerald Dossett, LB Tracy Graham, P 1991 Daniel Gipson, PK Ricky Sanders, DL 1999 Shane Queen, DL Maurice Draine, LB 1992 Shane Queen, DL 2000 Tracy Russell, OC Michael Penix, RB 2001 1993 Tracy Russell, OC Michael Penix, RB Brian Pankey, DL 2002 1994 Scott Trent, TE Michael Penix, RB 2003 Kevin Jackson, DL 1995 Chris Reid, OC 2004 Michael Penix, RB 2005 Robert Taylor, DB 1996 Mike Lytle, OL Gary McVicar, DL 1997 Wes Gallagher, OL 2006 OVC ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM 2005 Cameron Kirnes, RB Greg Rolfes, LB Maurice Smith, DB 2006 Lee Sweeney, QB 2007 Henry Sailes, RB/RS 2008 Tim Benford, WR 2009 Slade Adams, OG Caleb Mitchell, DB 2010 Jocques Crawford, RB 2011 Austin Tallant, DB 2012 Da’Rick Rogers, WR Ladarus Vanlier, RET/RB

2014 2016

Walter Hill, WR Josh Symonette,, DB Wes Gallagher, OL Mark Williams, OL David Collett, PK Eddie Arnell, DL Jerry Turner, DL Chad Evitts, LB Mark Williams, OL Jerry Turner, DL Troy Grant, DB David Collett, PK Andy Dorsey, P Grant Swallows, QB Derek Lee, WR David Collett, PK Daniel Wentzel, LB John Ruff, DL Jason Ballard, RB Frank Omiyale, LT Brett Vavra, LB Brandon Fields, DB Josh Foster, K John Jackson, DL Shaun Sherrill, OG Lee Sweeney, QB

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

John Jackson, DL Geoffrey Woods, DL Scott Eller, OG Maurice Smith, DB Slade Adams, OL Justin Hilliard, DL Dontey Gay, RB Travis Adkins, DL Will Johnson, DB Nick Campbell, P Ladarius Vanlier, RET Tra’Darius Goff, LB Malcolm Mitchell, DL Marty Jones, DB Austin Tallant, SS Jonathan King, P Ladarius Vanlier, RS Maleek Hall, CB Brock McCoin, WR/QB Charles Mouton, OG Dontez Byrd, WR Nick Madonia, K Josh Poplar, LB

Chad Zinchini, P Jonathan King, P Brock McCoin, W Yeedee Thaenrat, RB Michael Birdsong, QB Dontez Byrd, WR

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GOLDEN EAGLE/TECH PRIDE AWARD Presented to the player who best exemplifies the “Pride” in Tech Pride: 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990

James Coney, WR Jimmy Isom, FS Sam Brooks, WR John Webb, FB Sam Brooks, WR

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998

Shane Queen, DE Mike Stewart, CB Maurice Draine, LB Willie Queen, TB Chris Madewell, FB Robert Taylor, CB Andre Caballero, QB Brad Taylor, TE T.J. Christian, FB

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

Jeff Hunnicutt, LB D.J. Bleisath, DE D.J. Bleisath, DE Burt Shurette, OC Danny Wentzel, LB Anton Thomison, WR Brett Vavra, LB John Jackson, DL Anthony Ash, TB

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Larry Shipp, WR/RS Derrian Waters, RB Derrian Waters, RB/LB Kelechi Ordu, LB Corey Watson, LB Taylor Hennigan, DB Seth McDonald, LB Marty Jones, FS

SONNY ALLEN LEADERSHIP AWARD Presented to the most inspirational member of the team: 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990

Kevin Sharpe, DE Bruce Hatfield, LB Jon Barksdale, DE Gerald Dossett, LB Jerry Jared, C Travis Wilson, DT

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998

Ricky Sanders, DT Marrio Thomas, LB Maurice Draine, LB Tracy Russell, C Michael Penix, TB Adam Wright, DT Josh Symonette, ROV Branon Vaughn, DE Josh Harris, DT

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Branon Vaughn, DE Nick Solomon, TB Grant Swallows, QB Ben Mebane, LB Burt Shurette, OG Tommy Harrison, LB Shaun Sherrill, OL Anthony Ash, TB Brandon Barnes, OT

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Scott Eller, OL Taron Ryce, DB Tre Lamb, QB Tre Lamb, QB Matt Moran, LB James Normand, OL Austin Tallant, SS

Marshall Hale, WR Shane Queen, DE Mike Jones, QB Michael Penix, TB Michael Penix, TB Robert Taylor, CB Jeff Norman, LB Branon Vaughn, DE Branon Vaughn, DE

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Chad Evitts, LB Grant Swallows, QB D.J. Bleisath, DL Derek Lee, WR Jason Ballard, RB Perry Kyles, CB Larry Shipp, WR Larry Shipp, WR Larry Shipp, WE

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Lee Sweeney, QB Henry Sailes, RB Lee Sweney, QB Tim Benford, WE Dontey Gay, RB Tre Lamb, QB Marty Jones, FS Marty Jones, FS

T.J. Christian, FB Sant. McKeever, FS Zach Reed, DL Tommy McDaniel, FS Tony Gomez, DT Marcus Stone, DL Tommy Harrison, LB Drew Hixon, WR Curt Williams, S Curt Williams, S

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Curt Williams, S Curt Williams, FB Derrian Waters Brendon Fisher, DL Cass Barnes, QB Zack Ziegler, RB Jordan Adams, LS Blake Adams, LB Ben Viaene, LS Stephen Bush, RB

HEADLINER AWARD Presented to the player most exciting to cover and accessible by the media: 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990

Nate Hooks, WR Lorenza Rivers, RB Sam Brooks, WR Thomas DeBow, QB Bert Browne, QB

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

TEAM PLAYER/UNSUNG HERO AWARD Presented to the non-starter, redshirt or player who doesn’t receive many headlines, yet has made a major contribution to the team through daily effort: 1986 1987 1988

Eddie Hayward, RB Mike Thornton, DB Terry Goodloe, WR James Hird, FB

1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997

John Webb, FB Mark Wattenbarger, TE Jerry Boyd, DB Norman Drake, DE Gerald Bentley, WR Troy Petersen, LB Willie Queen, TB Gerald Bentley, WR David Clem, C Al Bohannon, DE

1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

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ACADEMIC AWARD Presented to the player with the highest cumulative GPA:

2007 2008 2009

John Jackson, DT Bradley Thompson, DE Taylor Askew, DE

2010 2011

Corey Watson, DB Ben Davis, OL Corey Watson, DB

2012 2013 2014

Brett Dillard, OL James Normand, OL Steve Wilson, WR

2013 2014

Darian Stone, QB Darian Stone, QB

Brock McCoin, W

2012 2013

Howard Griffin, LB Tra’Darius Goff, LB

2014

Austin Tallant, SS

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2009 2010

Tim Benford, WR Jocques Crawford, RB

2011 2012

Tre Lamb, QB Tre Lamb, QB

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2009 2010

Dustin Dillehay, DB Dustin Dillehay, DB

2011

Kelechi Ordu, LB Corey Watson, LB

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2009 2010

Josh Paz, DB Henry Sailes, WR/RS

2011 2012

Nick Campbell, P/HO Chad Zinchini, P

2013 2014

Chad Zinchini, P Ladarius Vanlier, RS

MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS 2010 Slade Adams, OG, O-Line Justin Hilliart, DT, D-line 2011 Jamere Hogue, DL, D-line Scott Schweitzer, OG, O-line Jake McIntosh, LB, linebacker Dontey Gay, RB, offensive back Richmond Tooley, DB, Tony Stone Bumble Bee

2012 2013

Tim Benford, WR, receiver Michael Baker, offensive line Da’Rick Rogers, WR, receiver Cody Matthews, WR, receiver Tra’Darius Goff, LB, linebacker Zach Ziegler, WR, receiver Bud Golden, RB, offensive back

Stephen Bush, RB, offensive back Tra’Darius Goff, LB, linebacker 2014 Cody Matthews, WR, receiver Ladarius Vanlier, RB, offensive back Jay Rudwall, LB, linebacker Jibrin Linge, OC, offensive line Kevin Robinson-White, DE, defensive line

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uarterback Michael Birdsong was named the recipient of the 2016 Robert Hill Johnson Award. Robert Hill Johnson, a native of Sparta, Tenn., was a student and assistant football coach at Tennessee Polytechnic Institute when he was killed in an auto accident on January 14, 1952, at the age of 22. The son of Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Johnson, he attended White County High School and was a standout in football for one year. He then transferred to The Baylor School in Chattanooga where he earned three football letters. He enrolled at the University of Alabama, but a shoulder injury ended his playing career. In the fall of 1951 Johnson became a student at TPI, where he also coached offensive and defensive ends. After just one season at TPI, Johnson was killed instantly when his car crashed into a concrete bridge railing at Cripple Creek, about seven miles east of Murfreesboro, on U.S. Highway 70. The Jan. 25, 1952, edition of the Tennessee Tech Oracle said Johnson “exemplified all that is fine and good in the great game of football,” and urged that the university do something to honor his memory. Since then, Tech’s highest football honor has been called the Robert Hill Johnson Award. It is presented annually to the player who makes the largest contribution to Tech during the season and is selected by members of the football team. The first winner, based on his play during the 1951 season under Coach Johnson, was end Flavious Smith, now in the Golden Eagle Sports Hall of Fame. Among the other winners of the award have been all-Americans Tommy Hackler, Jim Youngblood, Larry Schreiber, Robert Taylor and Chad Evitts. In 2007, Larry Shipp captured a share of the award for the third consecutive year. Schreiber captured the honor in 1967, 1968 and 1969.

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Flavious Smith, E Tom Fann, T Ken Broyles, HB James Passions, T Johnny Clark, RB William Robinson, QB Kenneth Wright, FB Richard Mann, QB W.J. Shumaker, HB Tommy Hackler, E Lowell Smith, C Jackie Corbin, HB Jim Ragland, QB Bob Borkowski, OG Ron Reeves, FB Sherold Walker, T Larry Schreiber, RB Larry Schreiber, RB Larry Schreiber, RB

1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987

John Tanner, LB Jim Waddell, QB Jim Youngblood, LB Dana Winningham, LB Elois Grooms, DE Ronnie Fain, DE Joe Jachimowicz, DT Lamar Mike, RB and Mark Shrum, LB Craig Rolle, WR Steve Davis, P Wayne Anderson, K Brad Millice, TE Billy Blaylock, DB Danny Templin, OT Jeff Daughtry, LB Barry Wilmore, LB Nate Hooks, WR Lorenza Rivers, RB

1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

Mike Thornton, ROV Fred Edgington, LB John Webb, FB Ricky Sanders, DT Marrio Thomas, LB Maurice Draine, LB Brian Pankey, DT Michael Penix, TB Robert Taylor, CB Sammy Sanders, LB Josh Harris, DL Branon Vaughn, DL Chad Evitts, LB Grant Swallows, QB Daniel Wentzel, LB Jason Ballard, RB Tommy Harrison, LB Larry Shipp, WR Anthony Ash, RB

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

and Larry Shipp, WR Larry Shipp, WR and Derek White, RB Tim Benford, WR Lee Sweeney, QB Tim Benford, WR Tim Benford, WR Tre Lamb, QB Jordan Johnson, DT Darian Stone, QB Brock McCoin, WR/QB Michael Birdsong, QB

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Listed below are members of the Golden Eagle football team who have been named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll at least one semester. To achieve the Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn at least a 3.0 GPA for the semester. The numbers in parenthesis indicate the total number of semesters that each player has been named. The Athletic Director’s Honor Roll was established in 1989. Cy Ables (2) Blake Adams (3) James Adams Jordan Adams (2) Slade Adams Chris Abrams (2) Dami Adekunjo (2) Anthony Akers (4) James Akers (3) Blake Alberts Alfonso Alexander (3) Hayden Alexander Andrew Alford Aveory Allen (2) Colin Allen (5) James Allen Sammie Allen (2) Chris Anderson William Andrews Radir Annoor (8) Christopher Ariks John Arnold (5) Jason Arrington (2) Anthony Ash (7) Taylor Askew (8) Tim Atcher (2) Colton Baker (3) Joey Bailey (1) Kyle Bailey (1) Dontrell Baines Dominick Baker Michael Baker (3) Justin Banks Keith Baldwin (4) Jason Ballard Matthew Barker (2) Mike Barnard (2) Brandon Barnes (2) Billy Bates (8) Randy Beaman (4) Aaron Beckwith (2) Ronquez Beech (4)

Hunter Beedle (2) Colton Belew Eric Belew Tim Benford (3) Gerald Bentley (2) Kyle Berglund (9) Joe Biache Brant Billen Michael Birdsong Joey Bishop (4) Scott Blankenship D.J. Bleisath (5) Bobby Blevins (2) Al Bohannon (2) Oscar Bonds (1) Gevar Bonham (1) Trey Bonner (1) Jon Borum (4) Justin Borum (6) Brady Bose (2) Michael Bowen Jerry Boyd Quintavious Boyd Stepfon Boyd-Davis (2) Gary Boykin Jason Brewington Robert Bright Lee Brock John Bronson Robert Hill Bronson Sam Brooks Chris Brown (3) Colby Brown (3) Cole Brown DeJuan Brown Greg Brown Matthew Brown (5) Steven Brown (2) Brandon Bruce (2) Chad Brummitt (2) Jeff Bryant (3) Matt Buckner (2)

Trey Burks (2) Michael Burton (6) Nathan Bush (2) Stephen Bush (9) Zach Bush Matthew Butler Scott Butler Jacob Buttram (3) Dontez Byrd (2) William Byrge Andre Caballero (4) Mike Cain Marc Campbell Nick Campbell (5) Tommy Campbell Anthony Carano (2) Alex Carling Peter Carlson (5) Jordan Carroll (2) Dorin Carter (1) Kelvin Carter K.J. Carter Ryan Casey Kevin Casler (6) Charles Cassidy (5) Krys Cates Brett Cavender (2) Corey Chamblin Rusty Chapman (5) William Chatmon (3) Bradley Cheatham (5) Matt Childs Matt Christian (3) T.J. Christian (8) David Clem David Clepper Charles Cline (2) Tyler Coen (3) Hunter Coleman Raymond Coleman (2) Tim Collins (4) Matt Cook

Miles Corpening Robert Craft (4) Ethan Crum (2) Carter Crutchfield (2) Chris Cummings (2) Riley Darden (2) Alvin Davie Ben Davis (6) Brian Davis (3) C.J. Davis Clay Davis (2) Jared Davis (6) David Daughtery Corey DeBoe (4) Brett Dillard (8) William Dillard (2) Dustin Dillehay (6) John Dockery (2) Tim Donegan (2) Demario Donnell (2) Andy Dorsey (8) Jarred Dorton Myles Douglas Norman Drake Blade Durbin Bryan Duncan Leslie Dunford Travis Dungee Curtis Dunn (8) Heath Dyer Kevin Eakes Collin Earnhardt Fred Edgington (3) Senquay Eichelberger Scott Eller Carl Ellis Jason Eskridge Aaron Evans Dwight Evans (2) Jacob Evans (2) James Evans (1) J.P. Evans (2)

Marc Evans (10) Robert Evans (2) Eriq Fadahunsi Shannon Fayne (2) Ty Fields (2) Brendon Fisher (5) Jamie Fitzpatrick (3) Nick Fletcher Taylor Fletcher Cody Forbes (6) R.D. Ford Scott Ford (3) Tim Ford (2) Johnathan Forrest Joel Forrester Aaron Foster Jason Foster (4) Josh Foster (5) Kewon Foster (2) Shade Foster Tony Fragale Beau Fullerton (2) Lowell Furlow Robert Gaines Wes Gallagher (10) Greg Gallatin Neil Gannaway (8) Brandon Garner Michael Gatson (2) Dontey Gay (2) Loftin Gerberding (3) Tra’Darius Goff Julian Goins Bud Golden Tony Gomez Nick Goodwin Tracy Graham (4) James Grantham (2) Kevin Graves Derrick Gray Jason Green (2) Howard Griffin

Arkee Grooms John Guice Jackson Guy Maleek Hall (2) Matt Hamby (3) James Hampton Brian Hamrick Norman Hand (2) Troy Hangen Jason Hardy (2) Gerel Harlan (2) Brandon Harris Chris Harris (7) Josh Harris Maurice Harris Tommy Harrison Kyron Hart (3) Alec Haston (3) Robert Hazelwood Bruce Heady John Hendrix Jahi Henly (2) Michael Henningan (2) Taylor Hennigan (8) Austin Hicks (2) Jason Hiett (2) John Hiett (3) Andrew Higgins (3) Justin Hilliard (5) Alan Hire (2) Spencer Hissam (4) Nick Hodges (4) Jamere Hogue Jordan Holbrook (4) Jacob Hoot (4) Jamere Houge Jared Houston Kip Hubbert (2) Andres Huerta John Ross Hudson (3) Kevin Huggins (2) William Hughes

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James Huguely (2) Greg Hunnicut (2) Jeff Hunnicut (4) Adam Hunter (2) Jimmy Hull (2) Seth Huner (2) Justin Ivory (1) Cooper Jackson Daniel Jackson John Jackson (7) Jordan Jackson Carlos James (4) Ty Jobe Andy Johnson (8) Brian Johnson James Johnson Jordan Johnson (2) Nate Johnson (2) Will Johnson (1) Zach Johnson (1) Ben Jones (1) Corey Jones (3) John Jones (2) Malcolm Jones (2) Martin Jones (6) Marty Jones (5) Seth Jones Charles Karlovsky (2) Danny Kava (3) Bryan Kaylor (2) Travis Keeton (2) Nick Kelly (4) Ryan Kelly (6) Jerry King (7) Jonathan King (1) Virgil Kirkland (2) Jake Kiser (4) Reggie Knighten (2) Richie Koons Justin Kraemer (2) Bob Kyslinger Trey Lamb (5) William Lamberth (4) Skyler Lane Tory Lane Antonio Lansdon (2) Jimmy Laughlin (4)

Jim Ledford (5) Derek Lee Matthew Leifheit (2) Jason Lennartz (5) Randy Lewis Stephen Lillard (2) Leon Lindsey Jibrin Linge Ted Lockerby (6) Matt Lollar (7) Joseph London (2) D’Juan Love (2) Allen Lovelace (2) Daniel Lovette Fred Lowery (2) Blake Luevano (3) Blake Lynn (2) Mike Lytle (4) Chris Madewell Nick Madonia (2) Jon Mahan (8) Conor Maitland (2) Robin Maitland Corey Malone Cory Malone (7) Zach Malone (5) Matt Martin (2) Thomas Martin (1) Brent Masingale Andrew Mathis Cody Matthews (9) Tommie McBride (2) Trey McCalla Brannon McCoin (3) Brock McCoin (2) Deosha McColley (3) Conner McChurch Tommy McDaniel (6) Tevin McDermott (3) Cory McDonald (8) Jeremy McDonald Seth McDonald (9) Chris McElderry Andrew McGraw (5) Jake McIntosh (2) Dewayne McIntyre (2) Santravius McKeever

Chris McKinley (3) Isaiah McKinney (5) David McMahan (4) Daniel McMillin Cody McMurtry (2) Brent McNeal (4) Gary McVicar Jon Mebane Craig Melton (9) Matthew Mercy (2) David Mikel (2) Corbin Miles (2) Dedrick Miley Daniel Miller Michael Miller Samuel Miller (2) Caleb Mitchell (5) Malik Mitchell Malcolm Mitchell Nicholas Mittel Dan Money (2) John Montgomery Tony Montiel Aderick Moore Bryan Moore Lamar Moore (9) Jeff Moran (4) Matthew Moran Josh Morgan (7) Charles Mouton Ryan Muench (4) Chris Mullins Chip Nanney Jonathan Nash (3) Chandler Nelson (3) Jim Nelson Marc Nelson (5) Sherman Nolen (2) Jeff Norman (3) Elliot Normand (6) James Normand (6) Adam November (8) Adam Nunley (2) Ryan Ogletree Midoho Okpokowuruk (3) Kelechi Ordu (6) Justin O’Toole

Bryon Ottrix (2) Tamario Padgett Christian Padrnos (2) Doug Page Brian Pankey Aidan Panni Price Patrick (2) Marcus Patton Riley Patton (4) Jonathan Paz (3) Josh Paz (5) Burlin Peace Michael Peeples (6) Anthony Pelham (2) Josh Perez (2) Brad Perry (5) Trey Perry (8) Rasohn Perry (2) Troy Peterson (3) Jamie Pettit (3) Daniel Pierce Taylor Plemons Josh Poplar (6) Shaun Potter Patrick Prewitt (7) Colby Prichard Wayne Pruett Xavier Purdy Glen Puryear Justin Qualls (2) Shane Queen (4) Ted Quinn Trey Ralph Marcie Ramsey J.T. Rankin (9) Corey Rathbone (5) John Raulston (2) Jamison Real Corey Reed (2) Preston Reed Zach Reed (4) Jason Reel John Reeves Randall Reeves (6) Chris Reid (5) Harrison Reid Kyle Rivers (4)

Richard Roark Casey Roberts Jon Roberts Joe Robertson (5) Antonio Robinson Kevin Robinson-White (1) Mike Rogers (2) Travis Rogers Zane Rogers Terrell Rollins (6) Mark Romero Terrence Ross Jordan Roundtree (1) Jay Rudwall (4) Dakota Rushing Tracy Russell (4) Charles Rutledge (2) Zach Salada (6) Andre Sale (2) Darren Sanders (2) David Satterfield Brent Sayles (2) Andrew Saylors Xavier Schlueter (2) Scott Schweitzer Charlie Scott (1) Tedarrell Scott Charlie Seivers (6) Billy Shackelford Keith Shackleford Yusuf Sharif (7) Zach Sharp (4) Austin Sherman Shaun Sherrill Wes Sherrill (3) Larry Shipp Burt Shurette (5) Shawn Sickler Ron Sidler (2) Robbie Sills Stevland Sills (4) Reggie Simmons (4) Craig Simonton (5) Tim Singleton Matt Sitton Mark Skiles (3) Jacob Sluder (4)

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Calvin Smith Jordan Smith (9) Josh Smith (5) Kevin Smith (2) Matthew Smith (4) William Smith Blake Smotherman Chris Smotherman Matt Solima (3) Nick Solomon (8) John Sons (2) Josh Sons (5) Steve Souder (2) Conor Sparkman (7) Hunter Spencer Cody Spivey (3) Darrius Stafford Charlie Stevens (4) William Stevens (6) Craig Stewart Sage Stockton (4) Darian Stone (4) Demond Stone (3) Marcus Stone Wesley Stripling Chris Stubbs Jerime Studer (6) Deven Sullivan (2) Dylan Sullivan Grant Swallows (11) Adam Swayze Lee Sweeney (2) Andrew Swicegood (3) Keith Swift Joshua Symonette (2) Austin Tallant (3) Brad Taylor (5) Deon Taylor (2) Derrick Taylor James Taylor Peter Taylor (4) Robert Taylor (3) Gabe Teeple (7) Joseph Teeter Parker Teeter (4) Gage Terry (2) Yeedee Thanerat (2)

Kevin Thomas Marrio Thomas (2) Anton Thomison Bradley Thompson (8) James Thompson Trent Thompson (2) Ryan Tilghman (5) Michael Tomlinson Andrew Tompkins (2) Richmond Tooley Kedrick Towles (2) Scott Trent (5) Greg Triplett (7) Jerry Turner (2) Taylor Underwood Adam Urbano Tyler Vaden Justin Vann Brett Vavra (8) Benjamin Viaene (3) Gabe Villarreal (3) Nick Vinson Paul Wade Rob Walters Luke Ward Will Warner (2) Jake Warwick (3) Brandon Waters (7) Derrian Waters (4) Corey Watson (7) Demetris Watson (3) Mark Wattenbarger (5) George Weaver John Webb (2) Cory Webber (3) Ryan Weeks (2) Bryson Welch Daniel Wentzel (3) Kayson Wharton Luke White Nick White (4) Tyler Whitlock Cedric Wilkerson Logan Wilks (4) Curt Williams (3) Jacques Williams (2) Mark Williams (5)

Storm Williams (2) Josh Wilson Steve Wilson (2) James Witt Jason Wolf Adam Wood (2) Britton Woodall David Woodall (3) Luke Woodason (4) Geoffrey Woods (2) Adam Wright (6) Bryant Wyatt Nate Xanders (7) Stephen York (3) Tyler York (2) Haidar Zaidan (2) Clint Zierke (3) Chad Zinchini

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Running back Larry Schreiber was an Associated Press all-America selection in 1969, three-times named all-OVC, and was selected the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year as a senior. He won Tech’s prestigious Robert Hill Johnson Award three times and is still the all-time leader in total offense and rushing in Golden Eagle history. He had three 1,000-yard rushing seasons, then went on to a professional career in the National Football League with the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears. He’s a member of the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame.

Linebacker Jim Youngblood was a two-time all-America, two-time all-OVC selection, and was twice named the league’s Player of the Year on defense. He holds the Tech record for career tackles and was the Robert Hill Johnson Award winner in 1972. Jim played 12 years in the NFL with the L.A. Rams, Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins. He is a member of the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame as well as the College Football Hall of Fame.

Defensive end Elois Grooms was named first-team all-America in 1974 and was twice named to the allOVC squad. He was also the recipient of the 1974 Robert Hill Johnson Award, before embarking on a successful professional career that spanned more than a decade with the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and St. Louis Cardinals. Elois is a member of the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame.

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Tech has had 30 players named All-America a total of 55times by the Associated Press (AP), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Walter Camp (WC),The Football News (FN), Kodak (K), The Sports Network (TSN), Don Hansen's Football Gazette (DHFG), Phil Steele’s Football (PS), Teamlink.com (TLC) and Beyond Sports Network (BSN): 1939 1939 1952 1959 1960 1961 1969 1971 1972 1974 1976 1979 1980 1987 1989 1996 1998 1999 1999 1999 1999 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2001 2001 2004 2004 2007 2010 2011 2011 2012 2013 2014

Holmes Neal, T (AP) Creed McClure, G (AP) Tom Fann, T (AP) Tommy Hackler, E (AP) Tommy Hackler, E (AP) Dave Baxter, T (AP) Larry Schreiber, RB (AP) Jim Youngblood, LB (AP/AFCA) Jim Youngblood, LB (AP/AFCA) Elois Grooms, DE (AFCA) Ed Burns, OT (AP/AFCA) Steve Davis, P (FN) Wayne Anderson, PK (AFCA) Thomas Squires, LB (FN) Ryan Weeks, PK (AP/K/TSN) Robert Taylor, CB (AP/WC/TSN) Branon Vaughn, DE (TSN/DHFG) Branon Vaughn, DE (TLC) David Collett, PK (TLC/AP) Wes Gallagher, OG (AP) Joshua Symonette, DB (AP/TLC) Joey Bishop, OC (DHFG) D.J. Bleisath, DE (DHFG) Chad Evitts, LB (DHFG/AP/TSN) Troy Grant, DB (DHFG) Andrew McGraw, OG (DHFG) Joey Bishop, OC (DHFG) D.J. Bleisath, DE (AP/TSN/DHFG/WC) Frank Omiyale, OT (DHFG) Brandon Shelby, DB (DHFG) Larry Shipp, WR/RS (AP/TSN) Tim Benford (TSN/PS) Scott Schweitzer (AP, TSN) Tim Benford (PS/TSN) Chad Zinchini (CSM) Chad Zinchini (CSM/BSN) Ladarius Vanlier (BSN)

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Holmes Neal - Neal was one of two Golden Eagle players to earn All-America honors in 1939, becoming the program’s first to earn the distinction. Neal played tackle on both sides of the line of scrimmage.

Creed McClure - McClure joined Holmes Neal as the first Golden Eagle players to earn All-America honors, receiving the recognition as a guard during the 1939 season. They helped coach Putty Overall’s team to a 6-3-1 record.

Tom Fann - Fann was a two-way tackle for coach Putty Overall, and earned All-America honors in Tech’s OVC Championship season in 1952, helping the Golden Eagles post a 9-2 overall record and advance to the Tangerine bowl.

Tommy Hackler - Hackler was Tech’s first two-time All-American, winning honors in 1959 and 1960 as he led coach Wilburn Tucker’s team to back-toback OVC titles. He was a sure-handed, fleet-footed wide receiver.

Dave Baxter - Baxter anchored the offensive and defensive lines as a two-way tackle for the 1961 OVC Championship team under coach Wilburn Tucker.

Larry Schreiber - Schreiber received Associated Press All-America honors in 1969, the first to win the honor under coach Don Wade. Schreiber set school records with 1,522 rushing yards and 78 points scored.

Jim Youngblood - A future College Football Hall of Fame inductee and NFL Pro Bowler, Youngblood was twice voted All-America by both the Associated Press and the American Football Coaches Association, the first to be selected by two organizations.

Elois Grooms - Grooms was a 1974 All-America pick by the American Football Coaches Association. He set the school record with five quarterback sacks in Tech’s win over Murray State that season. He also went on to a successful career in the NFL.

Ed Burns - Burns was such a standout as an offensive tackle that both the Associated Press and the American Football Coaches Association named him All-America in 1976. He is also in the Tech Sports Hall of Fame.

Steve Davis - The league’s top punter, Davis was tabbed All-American in 1976 by The Football News. He set a school record for most yards punting which still stands today, and was the first of a long line of great TTU punters.

Wayne Anderson - A future TTU Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Anderson earned All-America honors in 1980 from the American Football Coaches Association. He set the school record with 11 consecutive field goals.

Thomas Squires - Squires was chosen by The Football News after his 136-tackle effort at linebacker in 1987. He was the leader on a team that went from 0-10 in 1986 to a 5-6 mark under coach Jim Ragland.

Ryan Weeks - Weeks earned All-American nods from all three organizations in 1989 (AP, Kodak and The Sporting News). His 65 points was the second-most by a Tech kicker in a season. He was inducted into the TTU Hall of Fame.

Robert Taylor - Taylor was the first All-American under coach Mike Hennigan, earning the award from AP, Walter Cap and The Sporting News in 1996. He led Tech and the OVC with nine interceptions.

Brandon Shelby- Shelby led Tech in interceptions in both 2003 and 2004, including five as a senior, and was rewarded with All-America distinction by The Football Gazette.

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Branon Vaughn - Vaughn earned All-America honors in both 1998 and 1999. He was a three-time first-team all-OVC defensive end, and was signed by the San Fransisco 49ers after earning the OVC Defensive Player of the Year award in 1998.

David Collett - The 1999 season produced four All-Americans for the Golden Eagles, including placekicker David Collett, who led Tech in scoring all four years and was signed by the Indianapolis Colts. He was a first-team all-OVC selection.

Wes Gallagher - One of four All-Americans for the Golden Eagles in 1999, Gallagher was the leader in an offensive line. He was the first football player in school history to earn All-America as well as Academic All-America, an award he received three times.

Josh Symonette - A three-time allOVC selection, including back-to-back first-team honors, Symonette was an All-America pick in 1999 prior to an NFL career with Washington, Green Bay and Miami.

Joey Bishop - Bishop was part of a record season for the Golden Eagles, who placed five different players on the All-America lists in 2000. An offensive center, Bishop was a first-team all-OVC pick on a team that went 8-3, and repeated as All-American in 2001.

D.J. Bleisath - A two-time All-America selection, Bleisath received the honor in both 2000 and 2001. A three-time firstteam all-OVC pick, he was a national finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award. His 2001 All-America selections came from four different organizations.

Chad Evitts - One of five All-America picks in Tech’s 8-3 season of 2000, Evitts was also named the OVC Defensive Player of the Year. A first-team all-OVC pick, he topped Tech twice in tackles, including 118 stops in 2000. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Troy Grant - The team leader in interceptions in 1999, it took another year for Grant to receive national honors with his 2000 All-America pick. He signed with the San Diego Chargers after two all-OVC selections.

Andrew McGraw - A first-team all-OVC selecton in the offensive line, McGraw was one of five Golden Eagles to capture All-America honors in 2000 when the Golden Eagles posted an 8-3 mark.

Frank Omiyale- Before being drafted by the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, Omiyale distinguished himself as an outstanding offensive tackle with his 2004 All-America selection by The Football Gazette.

Larry Shipp - A first-team all-OVC selection in three consecutive seasons, Shipp capped his record career in 2007 with All-America honors from AP and The Sports Network.

Tim Benford - The OVC Offensive Player of the Year in 2011, Tim earned All-America honors in 2010 and 2011. He finished his career ranked second alltime in the OVC in receptions and yards.

Scott Schweitzer - Scott was chosen to three All-America teams following the 2011 championship season, including Associated Press, College Sports Madness and Phil Steele’s College Football.

Chad Zinchini - A two-time all-OVC punter, Zinchini was listed on the College Sports Madness All-America team following his junior season and two All-America teams after his record-setting senior season.

Ladarius Vanlier - Following a fantastic junior campaign that saw him score three return touchdowns, Vanlier captured his first two career All-American nods from Beyond Sports Network and TonySoftli.com.

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