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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels football program represents Eastern Kentucky University in college football as a member of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC), and competes at the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level.wikipedia
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Much of the success came during the long tenure of head coach Roy Kidd from 1964 to 2002.
Kidd's Eastern Kentucky Colonels won NCAA Division I-AA Football Championships in 1979 and 1982 and were runners-up in 1980 and 1981.
In 1990, Eastern honored Kidd by naming the school's football stadium Roy Kidd Stadium.
The stadium is home to the EKU Colonels football team, located on campus.
He is currently the offensive line coach for the Eastern Kentucky Colonels football team.
1979ChampionshipDecember 15, 1979
The 1979 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game was a postseason college football game between the Eastern Kentucky Colonels and the Lehigh Engineers (now the Lehigh Mountain Hawks).
Idaho StateIdaho State BengalsIdaho State University
Following two playoff victories at home, the Bengals defeated Eastern Kentucky 34–23 in the Pioneer Bowl at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls, Texas.
1980ChampionshipDecember 20, 1980
The 1980 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game was a postseason college football game between the Eastern Kentucky Colonels and the Boise State Broncos.
1981ChampionshipDecember 19, 1981
The 1981 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game was a postseason college football game between the Eastern Kentucky Colonels and the Idaho State Bengals.
19791979 seasonI-AA playoffs
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels won their first I-AA championship, defeating the Lehigh Engineers by a final score of 30−7.
1982ChampionshipDecember 18, 1982
The 1982 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game was a postseason college football game between the Eastern Kentucky Colonels and the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens.
1982Division I-AA playoffs1982 season
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels won their second I-AA championship, defeating the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens in the Pioneer Bowl, 17−14.
19811981 season(I-AA quarterfinals)
The Idaho State Bengals won their first I-AA championship, defeating the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in the Pioneer Bowl, 34−23.
Ball StateBall State CardinalsBall State University
In a game with multiple lead changes, the Boise State Broncos won their first (and only) I-AA championship, defeating the defending national champion Eastern Kentucky Colonels, 31−29.
FCSFCS playoffsNCAA Division I-AA Football Championship
The school has traditionally had much success on the football field, having won 21 OVC conference titles and two Division I FCS National Championships (then called Division I-AA) in 1979 and 1982, and reaching the finals in 1980 and 1981.
Camellia BowlCamelliaCamelia Bowl
19831983 season1983 college football season
Western KentuckyWestern Kentucky HilltoppersHilltoppers
J.L. Arthur then took over the program for three years from 1914 to 1916, coaching a total of 14 games, 6 of which were against Eastern Kentucky.
19911991 FCS Playoffs1991 season
19871987 season(Division I-AA)
19881988 seasonI-AA semifinals
19841984 seasonFirst Round — Division I-AA Playoffs
The Battle of the Bluegrass is the name of the rivalry between the Eastern Kentucky Colonels and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.