Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Streaks On The Line In Tech Game

A host of streaks surround Saturday night's game when Tennessee Tech entertains the Eastern Illinois Panthers at 7 p.m. in Tucker Stadium. The Golden Eagles are hoping to begin a winning streak, following a 34-21 win at Austin Peay last weekend. Tech is looking to post back-to-back wins and launch a successful second half of the 2010 season. The Golden Eagles are 2-4 overall and 1-2 in conference action. Eastern Illinois, meanwhile, is eyeing the game as a chance to snap an eight-game losing streak, the team’s longest since 1977. The Panthers come to Tech winless with an 0-6 overall record, including an 0-4 mark against OVC foes with losses to UT Martin, Jacksonville State, Southeast Missouri and Eastern Kentucky. But they have won five years in a row over the Golden Eagles, including a 23-15 victory last October in Charleston in which the Golden Eagles had a chance to win late in the game but couldn’t connect in the end zone for a deciding score.