Coming off a disappointing loss at Miles College, Kentucky State’s football faces another tough test this week.
The Thorobreds return home to take on Tuskegee Saturday at Alumni Stadium. Kickoff is 1 p.m.
The Golden Tigers are 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
TU has a balanced attack, with two quarterbacks and two running backs sharing the offensive load.
Junior quarterback Justin Mared has gone 45-88-2 for 711 yards and four touchdowns, while senior Rashard Burkette is 30-57-3 for 528 yards and five touchdowns.
Junior wide receiver Marquel Gardner has caught 20 passes for 438 yards and five touchdowns.
Freshman running back Hoderick Lowe leads the ground game with 317 yards and six touchdowns on 53 carries. Junior Michael Thornton has rushed for 260 yards and four touchdowns on 37 carries.
Tuskegee has outscored its opponents 207-99.
KSU is 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the SIAC after last week’s 40-17 loss to Miles.
Junior running back Jacquise Lockett has rushed for 826 yards and 12 touchdowns.
On the season junior quarterback Adam Robinson is 67-126-4 for 768 yards
and four touchdowns. Backup quarterback Alex Springs, a sophomore, played well against Miles, going 14-22-2 for 253 yards and two touchdowns. He was sacked five times.
The Thorobreds have two receivers with more than 200 yards — sophomore Derek Woodmore with 236 and one touchdown, and junior Clayton Patton with 207 and two touchdowns.
Junior linebacker Terry Horton leads KSU’s defense with 50 tackles, and freshman linebacker Travon Spencer has 44. Senior defensive tackle Deshawn Ross has a team-high 3½ tackles.
Saturday is Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day at KSU.