Sophomore Frank Catrine led all receivers in receptions with eight for 70 yards. Freshman Joey Diaz-Martinez picked off two passes before Scott Staal recorded his first career touchdown toss on a 16-yard shovel pass to Jake Hutson. However, Stanley Absanon and the Colonels were too much for the Brown and Gold as #17 Eastern Kentucky recorded a 52-10 win in front of 12,800 at Roy Kidd Stadium.
The 95th edition of Valpo football begins Thursday night in the Bluegrass State when the Crusaders take on the Eastern Kentucky Colonels. 2015 represents the third straight year that the Brown and Gold have opened against an FCS scholarship program. EKU welcomes the Crusaders into Roy Kidd Stadium, where the Colonels own a 191-43-1 record since the facility opened in 1969.
Head football coach Dave Cecchini spoke with broadcaster Todd Ickow on Monday afternoon ahead of Thursday's season opener at Eastern Kentucky. Cecchini addressed the team's defensive improvements, discussed the quarterback competition, and previewed the Colonels of EKU.
As the Valparaiso football team prepares for its season opener at Eastern Kentucky Sept. 3, catch a glimpse of a Crusader practice with coordinators Jason Miran, and Ernest Moore as they get Mic'd Up for Valpo All-Access.