2018 Southeast Missouri State Redhawks Football Team
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2018 Southeast Missouri State Redhawks Football Team
2018 Southeast Missouri State Redhawks football
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FCS Playoffs Second Round, L 23-48 vs. Weber State
ConferenceOhio Valley Conference
Ranking
STATSNo. 15
FCS CoachesNo. 16
2018 record9-4 (6-2 OVC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJeromy McDowell (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorBryce Saia (5th season)
Home stadiumHouck Stadium
(Capacity: 11,015)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Ohio Valley Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 10 Jacksonville State $^   7 1         8 3  
No. 15 Southeast Missouri State ^   6 2         8 3  
Eastern Kentucky   5 2         7 4  
Murray State   5 3         5 6  
Tennessee State   3 4         4 5  
Eastern Illinois   3 5         3 8  
Austin Peay   3 5         5 6  
UT Martin   2 6         2 9  
Tennessee Tech   1 7         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll

The 2018 Southeast Missouri State Redhawks football team represented Southeast Missouri State University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by fifth-year head coach Tom Matukewicz and played their home games at Houck Stadium. They were a member of the Ohio Valley Conference. They finished the season 9-4, 6-2 in OVC play to finish in second place. They received an at-large bid to the FCS Playoffs, where they defeated Stony Brook in the first round before losing in the second round to Weber State.

Previous season

The Redhawks finished the 2017 season 3-8, 3-5 in OVC play to finish in a tie for fifth place.

Preseason

OVC media poll

On July 20, 2018, the media covering the OVC released their preseason poll with the Redhawks predicted to finish in eighth place.[1] On July 23, the OVC released their coaches poll with the Redhawks predicted to finish in seventh place.[2]

Media poll
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Jacksonville State 134 (14)
2 Austin Peay 114 (1)
3 UT Martin 96
4 Tennessee State 91
5 Eastern Illinois 83
6 Eastern Kentucky 64
7 Murray State 39
8 Southeast Missouri State 35
9 Tennessee Tech 19
Coaches poll
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Jacksonville State 126 (14)
2 Austin Peay 112 (4)
3 UT Martin 95
4 Eastern Illinois 73
5 Eastern Kentucky 69
6 Tennessee State 64
7 Southeast Missouri State 62
8 Murray State 24
9 Tennessee Tech 23

Preseason All-OVC team

The Redhawks had thee players selected to the preseason all-OVC team.[3] Running back Marquis Terry was also selected as the preseason offensive player of the year.

Award watch lists

Award Player Position Year
Walter Payton Award[4] Marquis Terry RB SR

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 p.m.at Arkansas State*ESPN+L 21-4820,184
September 81:00 p.m.Dayton*ESPN+W 40-214,273
September 156:00 p.m.at Southern Illinois*ESPN+W 48-448,592
September 223:00 p.m.at Eastern KentuckyESPN+L 14-237,720
October 66:00 p.m.at Tennessee TechESPN+W 70-384,404
October 131:00 p.m.Austin Peaydagger
  • Houck Stadium
  • Cape Girardeau, MO
ESPN+W 31-276,467
October 201:00 p.m.No. 5 Jacksonville State
  • Houck Stadium
  • Cape Girardeau, MO
ESPN+W 37-143,103
October 272:00 p.m.at UT MartinESPN+W 56-334,014
November 31:00 p.m.Tennessee StateNo. 25
  • Houck Stadium
  • Cape Girardeau, MO
ESPN+W 38-213,481
November 101:00 p.m.at Murray StateNo. 21ESPN+L 38-402,087
November 171:00 p.m.Eastern IllinoisNo. 23
  • Houck Stadium
  • Cape Girardeau, MO
ESPN+W 38-323,987
November 241:00 p.mNo. 15 Stony Brook*No. 20
ESPN3W 28-145,679
December 11:00 p.m.at No. 3 Weber State*No. 20
ESPN3L 23-488,838
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from STATS Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

* Source:[5]

Game summaries

at Arkansas State

1 2 3 4 Total
Redhawks 0 14 0 7 21
Red Wolves 7 14 27 0 48

Dayton

1 2 3 4 Total
Flyers 7 0 7 7 21
Redhawks 3 10 7 20 40

at Southern Illinois

1 2 3 4 Total
Redhawks 14 3 17 14 48
Salukis 10 10 7 17 44

at Eastern Kentucky

1 2 3 4 Total
Redhawks 7 0 0 7 14
Colonels 3 7 7 6 23

at Tennessee Tech

1 2 3 4 Total
Redhawks 21 28 14 7 70
Golden Eagles 3 14 7 14 38

Austin Peay

1 2 3 4 Total
Governors 6 7 0 14 27
Redhawks 3 0 7 21 31

Jacksonville State

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 5 Gamecocks 0 7 0 7 14
Redhawks 7 9 14 7 37

at UT Martin

1 2 3 4 Total
Redhawks 16 14 7 19 56
Skyhawks 7 10 3 13 33

Tennessee State

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0 14 7 0 21
No. 25 Redhawks 3 21 14 0 38

at Murray State

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 21 Redhawks 17 14 0 7 38
Racers 0 7 17 16 40

Eastern Illinois

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 7 0 10 15 32
No. 23 Redhawks 10 7 3 18 38

FCS Playoffs

Stony Brook-First Round

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 15 Seawolves 0 14 0 0 14
No. 20 Redhawks 0 0 28 0 28

at Weber State-Second Round

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 20 Redhawks 7 0 7 9 23
No. 3 Wildcats 0 27 7 14 48

Ranking movements

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ? = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final
STATS FCS NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV 25 21 23 20 15
Coaches NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV 24 19 23 20 16

Players drafted into the NFL

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
6 189 Drew Forbes OT Cleveland Browns

References

  1. ^ "Media Pollsters Tab Jacksonville State as 2018 OVC Football Preseason Favorites". Ohio Valley Conference. July 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "Jacksonville State Picked As 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Football Favorites". Ohio Valley Conference. July 23, 2018.
  3. ^ "SEMO's Terry, JSU's Bridges Named OVC Preseason Football Players of the Year". Ohio Valley Conference. July 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "FCS football: 2018 Walter Payton Award watch list". August 1, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "2018 Football Schedule". Southeast Missouri State University Department of Athletics. Retrieved 2018.

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