The Eastern Kentucky Colonels (0-2) hit the road to square off against the Western Carolina Catamounts (1-1) at Roy Kidd Stadium on Saturday, September 16, 2023.

Eastern Kentucky sports the 88th-ranked scoring offense this year (15 points per game), and has been worse defensively, ranking 16th-worst with 47 points allowed per game. With 21.5 points per game on the offensive side of the ball, Western Carolina ranks 61st in the FCS. Defensively, it ranks 65th, allowing 31.5 points per contest.

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Eastern Kentucky vs. Western Carolina Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • City: Richmond, Kentucky
  • Venue: Roy Kidd Stadium

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Eastern Kentucky vs. Western Carolina Key Statistics

Eastern Kentucky Western Carolina
306.5 (81st) Off. Yards Avg. (Rank) 418.5 (30th)
540.5 (110th) Def. Yards Avg. (Rank) 370 (61st)
108.5 (84th) Rush Yards Avg. (Rank) 174 (35th)
198 (54th) Pass Yards Avg. (Rank) 244.5 (24th)
5 (119th) Turnovers (Rank) 5 (119th)
2 (14th) Takeaways (Rank) 0 (53rd)

Eastern Kentucky Stats Leaders

  • Parker McKinney has thrown for 396 yards (198 ypg) to lead Eastern Kentucky, completing 60.4% of his passes and collecting two touchdown passes compared to three interceptions this season.
  • Joshua Carter has carried the ball 19 times for a team-high 98 yards on the ground. He's also tacked on two catches for 48 yards (24 per game).
  • Braedon Sloan has 60 yards (30 per game) on 11 carries, while also hauling in 49 yards in the passing game (on four catches), finding the end zone one time through the air.
  • Jaden Smith has hauled in 12 receptions for 117 yards (58.5 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. .
  • Bryant Johnson has caught two passes for 53 yards (26.5 yards per game) this year.

Western Carolina Stats Leaders

  • Cole Gonzales has compiled 380 yards (190 yards per game) while completing 77.6% of his passes and collecting two touchdown passes with one interception this season. He's also run for 55 yards .
  • Desmond Reid is his team's leading rusher with 38 carries for 181 yards, or 90.5 per game. He's found paydirt two times on the ground, as well. Reid has also chipped in with five catches for 48 yards.
  • Branson Adams has run for 89 yards across 11 carries. He's chipped in with five catches for 33 yards.
  • AJ Colombo's 79 receiving yards (39.5 yards per game) are a team high. He has five catches on two targets with one touchdown.
  • Censere Lee has eight receptions (on six targets) for a total of 77 yards (38.5 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
  • Ajay Belanger's six catches (on three targets) have netted him 60 yards (30 ypg).

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