OVC, Sgt. York races begin Saturday as Golden Eagles host Tennessee State

OVC, Sgt. York races begin Saturday as Golden Eagles host Tennessee State


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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Tech football team begins its quest for the OVC and Sgt. York Trophies Saturday night against in-state conference rival Tennessee State, and the Golden Eagles are hoping their fans can recapture the emotion, enthusiasm and excitement that rocked the 98.5 Kiss FM Tailgate Park and packed Tucker Stadium three weeks ago at their home opener.

"Our crowd was fantastic, and they really gave a lift to our players," said seventh-year Golden Eagle head coach Watson Brown. "It was a big crowd, they were enthusiastic. It really makes a big difference, and we'll need as much support as we can get Saturday night. This is a good TSU football team coming in here. We better be ready to play."

There will not be any local TV coverage of the game, since it is being shown on the Internet on ESPN3. The Tailgate Park opens at 4 p.m., and the Golden Eagle Walk, a new tradition that was started three weeks ago, takes place at 4:45 p.m. Kickoff is set for 7:04 p.m.

The game is also Football Legends Night, with former Golden Eagle players invited back. They will be recognized on the field, including a special nod to the 1953 and 1958 OVC Championship squads. (more preview below the video)

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