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One coach is struggling to count to two, I again make fun of one of my favorite writers, and one newspaper’s headline writing staff is having their best week ever.

IS IT REALLY A TWO QUARTERBACK SYSTEM WHEN THE SECOND QB THROWS JUST ONE PASS? — UT Martin plans to keep their comical “two-quarterback” system, even though we all know there’s really only one.

SOMETIMES, SMALLER IS BETTER — Cool profile on EKU’s 5’7 5’9 running back, J.J. Jude.

ONE’S GOT A CHANCE TO WIN — Three OVC football players remain on the updated Walter Payton award watch list.

SUPERSTAR! – Former Morehead State forward Kenneth Faried will appear on a Disney XD show this month.

SHOOOEEEEESSSSS! — Former Murray State standout Isaiah Canaan signs with And1 Basketball.

BACK IN THE LEAGUE — The Utah Jazz sign former UT Martin basketball star Lester Hudson.

DOES IT HAVE TO DO WITH ALL THE SENIOR QUARTERBACKS THAT GRADUATED LAST YEAR? — Luke Thompson of the Leaf Chronicle is a great guy, and honestly a really good writer. But for the second week in a row, I simply look at one of his articles and say, “you think?” This is that article.

EVEN SO, THE OVC IS BETTER THIS YEAR — Kind of funny how that works out. The quarterback numbers are down, but the conference is better.

THE GRIDIRON POWER INDEX AGREES – I did not know this existed until this week…

HEADLINE OF THE WEEK CANDIDATE — After EIU’s 42-7 win over EKU, the Journal Gazette and Times Courier proclaims “This is what I call a blowout.” Even better is the first line. “This is one of those reporter-knows-more-than-the-coach-who-doesn’t-know-what-he’s-talking-about columns.” We have a lot of those here at OVC Ball…

ANOTHER HEADLINE OF THE WEEK CANDIDATE — Once again, we go to the JG-TC, about the same game. “After getting the wind, Panthers blow away Colonels.”

WORDPLAY IS FUN — “Tech comes back to chop down Sycamores”

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OVC Ball
Compiling all OVC non-conference games

2016 Football Standings

OVC Overall
Jacksonville State 7-0 10-2
UT Martin 6-2 7-5
Tennessee Tech 5-3 5-6
Tennessee State 4-3 7-4
Eastern Illinois 4-4 6-5
Murray State 4-4 4-7
SEMO 3-5 3-8
Eastern Kentucky 2-6 3-8
Austin Peay 0-8 0-11

2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVC Overall


Belmont 15-1 23-7
Morehead State 10-6 14-16
Jacksonville State 9-7 20-15
Tennessee State 8-8 17-13
Tennessee Tech 8-8 12-20
Eastern Kentucky 5-11 12-19


UT Martin 10-6 22-13
SEMO 9-7 15-18
Murray State 8-8 16-17
Austin Peay 7-9 11-19
Eastern Illinois 6-10 14-15
SIUE 1-15 6-24