2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
1-2, 7th in OVC
Eastern Kentucky vs Ball State Postgame Wrap-up (1:40)
Neal throws a dart for TD (0:41)

Eastern Kentucky beats NAIA Pikeville 55-14

Kiante Northington, Corey Glass and Luder Jean Louis each returned interceptions for touchdowns in the third quarter and Eastern Kentucky beat NAIA Pikeville 55-14 on Thursday night.

CFB: Hurdles of the day (1:32)
Eastern Kentucky-Purdue Postgame Breakdown (2:20)

Unusual formation leads to two points

Eastern Kentucky ran the swinging gate to perfection to get in the end zone for a 2-point conversion against Purdue. But the Boilermakers still lead 21-8 on ESPNews.


Trick play turned into Purdue pick six

Eastern Kentucky RB James Smith Jr. attempted to throw back to his quarterback, but Purdue's Gelen Robinson picked him off and took it 78 yards to the house. Purdue leads Eastern Kentucky 21-0 on ESPNews.

EKU gadget play goes terribly wrong for Purdue TD (1:08)
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EKU passing game will challenge Purdue

Former Missouri QB Maty Mauk has played in two SEC title games. Now, he might not even start at Eastern Kentucky. The Boilermakers should be prepared to face either Mauk or three-year veteran Bennie Coney on Saturday. Upset watch (Insider)

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Spence will make case for starting job

Rookie Noah Spence blew past veteran right tackle Gosder Cherilus in the first practice in training camp while lining up with the second-team defense. Spence affords the Bucs some flexibility with their fronts, writes Jenna Laine. Camp predictions

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Noah Spence didn't produce a great 40 time at the combine, but his game tape and Senior Bowl workouts tell the story. He can get off the ball. Multiple counter moves too. Solid edge rusher for the Bucs.


McShay scouting report: Noah Spence

Get to know the newest Buccaneer, No. 39 overall pick Noah Spence. Todd McShay breaks down the former Eastern Kentucky pass rusher.

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Pass rusher remains on Bucs' wish list

Tampa Bay got the cornerback it needed, taking Vernon Hargreaves III in the first round. Now the Bucs need someone who can get to the quarterback, like Eastern Kentucky OLB Noah Spence. John Clayton


Round 2: Spence best fit for Titans at 45

Our Insiders take a look at how tonight's Round 2 should play out if every team was drafting purely for best fit. They think Tennessee should draft OLB Noah Spence, who would have a chance to thrive within Dick LeBeau's exotic blitz packages. Round 2 best fits mock draft (Insider)

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153dAdam Schefter

LB Spence sends past 20 drug tests to teams

Noah Spence, who played at Eastern Kentucky, is attempting to prove to NFL teams that he has turned his life around since his past troubles.

Sport Science: Spence shows why he's an elite pass rusher (1:52)
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Nobody knows how Noah Spence will do

He wowed scouts at the Senior Bowl who were looking for something to impress them given the fact that Spence has been dominating FCS talent for the last year. There are questions, however, about if the former Buckeye can stay out of trouble in the NFL. NFL draft boom-or-bust

AP Photo/David Stephenson
164dDan Graziano

Noah Spence hoping NFL teams rip up red flags

The former five-star pass-rusher was suspended from the Big Ten for testing positive for Ecstasy. After a year at Eastern Kentucky, he's hoping an NFL team falls in love with his future.

2016 OVC Standings

Eastern Illinois1-03-1
Southeast Missouri State1-01-3
Tennessee Tech1-11-3
Murray State0-10-4
Austin Peay0-20-3
Tennessee State--3-0
Jacksonville State--3-1
Eastern Kentucky--1-2