The Colonels haven't been able to bring home a win through the first two stops of season-long three game road swing.

And they've only been able to get into the end zone once.

In losses to Louisville and Indiana State, EKU (1-2) was out-scored 61-7.

It's been a difficult couple of weeks.

"We've got to win games. That's all it comes down to," EKU coach Mark Elder said. "We've got to out and be ready to roll and have the best performance we can have this weekend."

This weekend, the schedule presents the Colonels with a great opportunity to bounce back and get a road victory.

EKU is set to take on Presbyterian College (0-2) today in Clinton, S.C.

Game time is set for 1 p.m.

"I have a feeling that we are going to be able to go out and do what we need to do to get ready for conference play," EKU sophomore running back Alonzo Booth said.

After the final trip of the road swing, EKU will open Ohio Valley Conference play with a pair of  games — Tennessee State (Sept. 28) and UT-Martin (Oct. 5).

The Colonels would certainly like to carry some momentum into those important match-ups, though.

An easy win over a winless team on the road would be nice.

"We don't take any team lightly," Booth said. "We don't care about the record. We take every team seriously. We are going to do the same amount of preparation we always do."

The Blue Hose have lost nine-straight games.

Their last victory was almost a year ago against Lindsey Wilson College — an NAIA school.

Presbyterian's last victory over an NCAA Division I program was in 2017.

The Colonels, however, have concerns of their own, on both sides of the ball.

Through three games, EKU has one of the least effective passing attacks in the nation.

The Colonels are averaging just 83.7 yards a game through the air, which is 112th out of 116 Football Championship Subdivision schools. EKU hasn't had a pass play of more than 24 yards all season.

In last week's 19-7 loss to Indiana State, the Colonels longest reception was only 17 yards.

"We need to be better in the passing game," Elder said. "We have not thrown for as many yards as we would like."

The Colonels averaging more than 200 yards a game on the ground, but that lack of balance has hampered the offense's ability to move the chains consistently.

"I think we just need to get a rhythm," Booth said. "We scored a lot of points in the first game. We are down right now, but we know we are a great offense we just need to get back on track."

The Colonels had six offensive touchdowns in a season-opening blowout win over Valpo.

They've only been in the red zone twice in the past two games.

The offense hasn't been very productive, but it has taken care of the ball.

EKU didn't have a turnover against Louisville or Indiana State and has a +1 turnover margin for the season — which is tied for best in the OVC.

The Colonels are banged up on defense.

Junior defensive lineman Leonard Humphrey and senior Leodis Moore III have not played at all this season.

Senior defensive back T.J. Comstock suffered a serious knee injury against Louisville and senior defensive lineman Elijah Taylor also did not play against Indiana State.

"It was a great opportunity for some young guys to step up, put in some and show what they can do," senior defensive back Ben Bascom said.

Presbyterian had its season-opener with Stetson canceled because of weather.

The Blue Hoes then lost two-straight home games — Mercer (45-7) and Jacksonville University (30-20).

The game marks the first-ever meeting between EKU and Presbyterian.

The Blue Hoes play in the Big South Conference, but the program is set to join the non-scholarship Pioneer League next season.

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