2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
3-8, 8th in OVC
Credit is Brian Blalock/Sam Houston State University.
75d

Sam Houston St.'s Briscoe named FCS' top player

Sam Houston State junior quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe has been named the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision after throwing for 4,602 yards and an NCAA-leading 57 touchd

124d

Eastern Illinois blanks Eastern Kentucky 24-0

Jared Pilson, Devin Church and Darshon McCullough ran for scores and Eastern Illinois converted one of three turnovers into points to beat Eastern Kentucky 24-0 on Saturday in a regular-season fi

play
Neal throws a dart for TD (0:41)
195d

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.

play
CFB: Hurdles of the day (1:32)
play0:33

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.

play1:08

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.

play
EKU gadget play goes terribly wrong for Purdue TD (1:08)
Ed Zurga/Getty Images

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)

AP Photo/L.G. Patterson

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.

play1:00

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.

Chuck Cook/USA TODAY Sports

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

2016 OVC Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Jacksonville State7-010-2
UT Martin6-27-5
Tennessee Tech5-35-6
Tennessee State4-37-4
Murray State4-44-7
Eastern Illinois4-46-5
Southeast Missouri State3-53-8
Eastern Kentucky2-63-8
Austin Peay0-80-11