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Another cliffhanger? Golden Eagles host SEMO Saturday

Another cliffhanger? Golden Eagles host SEMO Saturday

Game Notes vs. Southeast Missouri (PDF)

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. --  Are you ready for a cliffhanger? If the recent history in this series holds true, Saturday's game between Tennessee Tech and Southeast Missouri will go down to the final seconds.

The Golden Eagles (3-3/2-2 OVC) host the Southeast Missouri Redhawks (1-5/0-4 OVC) Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Tucker Stadium. Tickets are available online, at the Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center or by calling (931) 372-3940.

A year ago Tech held on for a 29-27 victory on national television in a game in Cape Girardeau. Three years ago, Lee Sweeney set the school passing record in leading Tech to a thrilling 32-29 come-from-behind victory, also on SEMO’s home turf. Before that, it was a 31-24 Tech victory and the year before that, the Redhawks won by a field goal in overtime.
The Golden Eagles hold a 10-7 edge in the all-time series, but very few games have been by large margins. In fact, 10 of the 17 games have been decided by a touchdown or less, including each of the last six games.
The Golden Eagles host three of their final five games in Tucker Stadium as they look to return to the win column following a tough 23-15 loss at Eastern Illinois last weekend.
SEMO, meanwhile, had a week off to prepare for this game and the Redhawks are pointing at this contest as a chance to turn around the season after losing five consecutive games.
It’s the first visit to Cookeville for SEMO head coach Tony Samuel, who is 0-2 against the Golden Eagles with both contests coming in Houck Stadium.
Prior to the game, Tech pays tribute to Academic Excellence, with area Honor students on the field joining members of Tech’s Spring Semester Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.