More than three weeks into the season, and Kentucky State’s football team will finally play a home game.
The Thorobreds (2-1) open their home schedule against conference foe Stillman College at 7 p.m. Saturday at Alumni Stadium.
KSU cruised to victories in its first two games but hit a bump in the road last week, losing 41-0 at Virginia State.
Despite being held to 32 yards rushing against VSU, K-State has put up some impressive numbers with its running game.
Junior Jacquise Lockett is averaging 125 yards per game. In the Thorobreds’ first three games he’s rushed 43 times for 375 yards and six touchdowns.
Junior Justin Williams
has scored three touchdowns, carrying the ball 42 times for 178 yards.
Adam Robinson, a junior quarterback, has thrown for 333 yards and one touchdown. He’s thrown 60 passes, completing 34 with one interception.
His favorite target has been sophomore wide receiver Derek Woodmore, who has caught 10 passes for 122 yards.
Freshman linebacker Travon Spencer leads KSU’s defense with 22 tackles, and sophomore defensive back Jermaine Graham has 15 tackles.
Stillman (2-1) is also coming off a loss last week, falling 35-7 to St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, N.C.
The Tigers bring a 1-0 conference record into Saturday’s game after defeating Clark Atlanta 27-6 in their second game of the season.
Sophomore quarterback Josh Straughan has passed for 571 yards and three touchdowns, going 48-79-1. He averages 190.3 yards per game.
Three Stillman receivers have more than 100 yards in receptions, led by junior wide receiver Dondre Purnell with 12 catches for 150 yards and one touchdown.
Junior Rovonta Johnson is the Tigers’ leading rusher with 138 yards and one touchdown.
Marcus Matthews, a junior middle linebacker, has a team-high 33 interceptions, and Stillman’s defense has registered 16 sacks in its first three games.