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SEMO picked seventh; Peiffer nabs honorPosted Monday, July 23, 2012, at 9:45 AM
The SEMO football team has been picked to finish seventh in the nine-team OVC based on voting by the league's coaches and sports information directors.
SEMO All-American senior linebacker Blake Peiffer was named the OVC's preseason defensive player of the year. He was Southeast's lone representative on the preseason all-OVC squad.
Preseason OVC favorite Eastern Kentucky received 12 of 18 first-place votes after tying for the title last year along with Jacksonville State and Tennessee Tech.
Jacksonville State nabbed the remaining six first-place votes and was picked second.
Murray State was picked third, followed by Tennessee Tech, Tennessee State, Tennessee-Martin, SEMO, Eastern Illinois and Austin Peay.
SEMO players report for fall camp Aug. 1, with the first practice scheduled for Aug. 3. The Redhawks open the season Aug. 30 at Central Michigan
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