Miami-Eastern Kentucky preview

Who: Eastern Kentucky (1-0) at Miami (0-1)

When: 3:30 p.m.

Where: Yager Stadium, Oxford (24,286)

Series history: Miami leads, 2-0.

Stat pack: Eastern Kentucky QB Jared McClain 11-17-0, 134 yards, 0 TD; RB Dy’Shawn Mobley, 25 carries, 142 yards; FB Channing Fugate, 3 catches, 58 yards, 1 TD; LB Tyrelle Johnson, 8 tackles; Miami QB Andrew Hendrix 24-49-1, 318 yards, 3 TDs; RB Spencer Treadwell 10 carries, 47 yards; WR David Frazier 6 catches, 47 yards; LB Kent Kern 13 tackles.

Local flavor: OL Chris Johnson, R-Jr., Centerville High School; LB Trey Thomas, R-Jr., Wayne; DB Jordan Whitfield, Fr., Wayne.

Worth noting: Miami is trying to snap a 17-game losing streak, the longest current Football Bowl Subdivision slump … The RedHawks are opening the season with back-to-back home games for the first time since playing Dayton and Bowling Green at Miami Field in 1972 … The “41” worn by all-time Miami leading rusher Travis Prentice will be retired at halftime, joining John Pont’s “42,” Bob Hitchens’ “40” and Ben Roethlisberger’s “7” … The RedHawks and Colonels haven’t played since 1934 and 1935 and never in Oxford.

Upset minded: Then-junior quarterback Jared McClain threw for 129 yards and three touchdowns and the EKU defense forced four turnovers as the Colonels routed Tennessee State, ranked 23rd in the Football Championship Subdivision poll, last Nov. 2.

Rare visit: Miami has not played an FCS program since beating Southern Illinois, 30-14, in the second game and home opener of the 2012 season.

The right foot: EKU place-kicker Andrew Lloyd was named the Ohio Valley Conference Specialist of the Week after connecting on field goals of 34, 25 and 25 yards in the Colonels’ 29-10 win at Robert Morris on Aug. 28. All seven of his kickoffs were downed for touchbacks and, dating back to last season, he has made nine consecutive field goals.

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