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Redhawks Head to Jacksonville State for Season Finale Saturday
Southeast Missouri closes out its 2013 campaign with a trip to Jacksonville State Saturday

Redhawks Head to Jacksonville State for Season Finale Saturday

Southeast Missouri (3-8, 2-5 OVC) at Jacksonville State (8-3, 4-3 OVC)

Game Information
Date: Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013
Kickoff: 3 p.m., CT
Location: Jacksonville, Ala.
Site: Burgess-Snow Field (24,000)
Surface: Pro Grass Artificial
Series History: Jacksonville State leads, 12-5
Weather Forecast: Showers, 57 degrees
Head Coaches: Tony Samuel (65-116 overall; 31-59 at Southeast Missouri; 19-43 OVC, Eighth Season). Bill Clark (8-3 overall; 8-3 at JSU; 4-3 OVC, First Season).

Coverage Information
Radio: ESPN 92.9 FM; K103 (102.9 FM). Frankie Casteel (PBP); Jeff Wix (Analyst)
Live Stats: JSUGamecockSports.com
Video: OVC Digital Network
Game Notes: Southeast Missouri
Twitter Updates: @GoSoutheast

Redhawks Conclude Season Saturday
Southeast Missouri (3-8, 2-5) concludes its 2013 season with trip to No. 22 Jacksonville State (8-3, 4-3) Saturday. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m., CT, at Burgess-Snow Field.

Series History
Saturday marks the 18th meeting between Southeast and Jacksonville State. JSU holds a 12-5 lead in the all-time series. The Redhawks have lost five-straight against the Gamecocks. Southeast dropped last year's contest, 31-16, in Jacksonville on Sept. 29, 2012. The Redhawks are 1-7 all-time in Jacksonville, last winning there on Oct. 10, 1954 (24-0).

Redhawks Beat Austin Peay
Southeast posted its second win in three games when it hung on for a 36-34 victory at Austin Peay (Nov. 16). The Redhawks escaped after the clock ran out on the Governors who were in Southeast territory at the 33-yardline. The win was the Redhawks fourth-straight in their series against APSU.

Coleman Comes Up Big
Fullback Ron Coleman scored a career-high four rushing touchdowns to lead Southeast in its recent 36-34 win at Austin Peay (Nov. 16). A native of Omaha, Neb., Coleman scored all of his touchdowns from five or less yards out. He scored on a 5-yard run with 7:56 left in the first quarter and hit paydirt on a 1-yard plunge to give the Redhawks a 21-10 halftime lead. Coleman then added two fourth-quarter touchdowns to secure Southeast's third win of the season. He carried the ball 11 times for 21 yards against the Governors.

Kudos to Coleman
Ron Coleman became just the fourth player in the Ohio Valley Conference to score four or more rushing touchdowns in a game this season. Coleman was the first Southeast player score three or more rushing touchdowns in a game since quarterback Matt Scheible did it vs. Murray State on Nov. 19, 2011. Jacksonville State's DaMarcus James (5 TD at Austin Peay, Nov. 2), Murray State's Duane Brady (4 TD vs. Campbellsville, Sept. 7) and Eastern Kentucky's JJ Jude (4 TD at Morehead State, Sept. 21) are the other OVC players who had four or more rushing touchdowns in a game this year.

Redhawks Establish Season-High in Rushing        
Southeast finished with a season-high 315 rushing yards at Austin Peay (Nov. 16). The Redhawks, who had just seven rushing touchdowns in 10 games prior to Saturday, nearly matched that total with five against the Governors. It marked the fourth time where Southeast ran for over 200 yards this season.

Jackson Does It Again
RB DeMichael Jackson ran for over 100 yards  in his third-straight game and fourth time in five starts at Austin Peay (Nov. 16). Jackson gained a career-high 140 yards on 16 carries, averaging 8.8 yards per rush. He also ran for 104 yards on 17 carries vs. Tennessee Tech (Nov. 9), 112 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries vs. Urbana (Nov. 2), and 126 yards and a touchdown on 14 attempts at Eastern Illinois (Oct. 19). Jackson leads the Redhawks with 794 yards and two touchdows on 151 carries through 11 games this year. He ranks sixth in the Ohio Valley Conference in rushing with 72.2 yards per game.

Foster Strong in Win Over Austin Peay
D.J. Foster caught a team-high four passes for 56 yards and made a 31-yard reception in his first start of the season at Austin Peay (Nov. 16). Foster is Southeast's third-leading receiver with 32 receptions for 362 yards and three touchdowns this year. Saturday's game marked his first start since the Murray State game on Nov. 17, 2012.

Moore Paves the Way
Redshirt-freshman safety Eriq Moore posted double-digit tackles for the first time in his career when he finished with a game-high 10 at Austin Peay (Nov. 16). Moore had four solo stops and assisted on six others in that game. He became the Redhawks fifth player to reach double figure tackles this season.

Lathrop Surpasses 1,000 Passing Yards
Quarterback Scott Lathrop surpassed 1,000 passing yards this season when he completed 6-of-11 passes for 79 yards at Austin Peay (Nov. 16). Lathrop currently has 1,021 yards and 11 touchdowns on 94-of-167 passes (56.3 percent). He ranks eighth in the Ohio Valley Conference in passing average (92.8 ypg) and sixth in pass efficiency (121.0 rating). He is the sixth quarterback in the OVC to throw for over 1,000 yards this season.

About Jacksonville State 
Jacksonville State is the second-straight opponent with a first-year head coach that Southeast faces. The Gamecocks enter Saturday's matchup with an 8-3 overall record and 4-3 conference mark under Bill Clark. JSU is currently fourth in the league standings after losing, 52-14, at No. 2 Eastern Illinois, this year's Ohio Valley Conference regular-season champion. The Gamecocks were ranked 22nd in the nation prior to their game against EIU. JSU boasts the OVC's top scorer in DaMarcus James. James has 20 touchdowns for a total of 120 points and is averaging 10.9 points a game. Thomas Griffin also leads the league in scoring from a kicking standpoint. Griffin has accounted for 102 points on 42-of-43 PATs and 20-of-24 field goals.
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