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Instant Peay Play: Despite season-opening loss, APSU’s Kirby Cannon sees promise in young Governors

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Austin Peay head football coach Kirby Cannon felt his team may have lost the battle, August 30th in their season-opener versus Memphis University, but despite the 63-0 final margin saw more than a few good things that they will build on as they move forward into the season.

APSU Coach Kirby Cannon see's promise in his Governors despite loss to Memphis (Bill Larson/Clarksville Online)

APSU Coach Kirby Cannon see’s promise in his Governors despite loss to Memphis (Bill Larson/Clarksville Online)

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Austin Peay State University Football no match for Memphis Tigers in 63-0 loss

 

APSU Sports Information Office

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUMemphis, TN – The Memphis Tigers scored on its first six offensive possessions, including five rushing touchdowns, as Austin Peay State University lost its season opener, 63-0, a contest played Saturday night at the Liberty Bowl.

It was APSU’s fourth straight season-opening loss—all to Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams. The Govs last season-opening win was a 38-6 home victory against Cumberland in the 2010 season.

Austin Peay Governors Football loses at Memphis, 63-0. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Football loses at Memphis, 63-0. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Football ready to open season at Memphis today

 

Austin Peay Sports Information Office

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – A much different Austin Peay State University football team will kick off Year 2 of the Kirby Cannon Era when the Governors travel to West Tennessee to face Memphis in a 6:00pm, Saturday contest at the Liberty Bowl.

The Governors, coming off a 0-12 2013, enter the season with a roster makeover that has 39 freshman dotting the list, with 18 spots on the two-deep held by first-year players.

Austin Peay Football opens the 2014 season at Memphis tonight. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football opens the 2014 season at Memphis tonight. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Football hits the road to face Memphis Tigers Saturday, August 30th

 

Austin Peay Governors (0-0) at Memphis Tigers (0-0)

Saturday, August 30th, 2014 | 6:00pm CDT
Memphis, TN | Liberty Bowl (61,008)

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – On Saturday, August 30th, 2014, the Austin Peay State University football team kicks off the 2014 season on the road against the Memphis Tigers at the Liberty Bowl. Kickoff is at 6:00pm.

This contest begins the second season of the Kirby Cannon Era. After the Govs went 0-12 in their first season under Cannon, APSU’s roster has undergone a huge makeover, with 38 freshmen or redshirt freshmen comprising the roster and making the Governors an extremely young team.

Austin Peay State University's football team to play first game of the year this Saturday at Memphis Tigers. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University’s football team to play first game of the year this Saturday at Memphis Tigers. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Football team enjoys first practice in New Governors Stadium

 

Austin Peay Sports Information Office

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s football team finally got to practice in New Governors Stadium.

After a preseason that saw them practicing on the soccer and intramural fields while doing walk throughs in the front lawn of the Dunn Center, the Governors finally got on the new FieldTurf XT at 3:00pm, Tuesday.

Austin Peay State University's football team finally got to practice in New Governors Stadium, Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University’s football team finally got to practice in New Governors Stadium, Tuesday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Football holds final Scrimmage

 

Austin Peay Sports Information Office

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – “Let youth be served” easily could have been Friday afternoon’s theme as Austin Peay State University’s football team ended contact work with its final scrimmage.

Freshmen wide receivers Malik Boynton, Jared Beard and Wesley Thomas particularly were impressive—Boynton made a one-handed 21-yard catch on one pass—while first-year tight end James Coleman also had large gain after a reception.

Austin Peay Junior Trey Taylor nailed down the starting quarterback spot in Friday's scrimmage. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Junior Trey Taylor nailed down the starting quarterback spot in Friday’s scrimmage. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Fall Sports Fan Day presented by Pepsi to be held Sunday, August 24th

 

Austin Peay Sports Information Office

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will host its annual Fall Sports Fan Day presented by Pepsi, from 3:00pm-5:00pm, Sunday, August 24th, at the new tailgate plaza located between the Indoor Tennis Center and Cheryl Holt Field on campus.

Due to possible inclement weather the event may be moved or rescheduled, please visit LetsGoPeay.com for up-to-date information.

Austin Peay State University Fall Sports Fan Day to be held this Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Fall Sports Fan Day to be held this Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU hosts Clarksville Chamber of Commerce’s “Business After Hours” Thursday night

 

Austin Peay Sports Information Office

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University athletics and the Governors Club served as host to the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce’s August “Business After Hours,” Thursday, at APSU’s Pace Alumni Center.

The monthly networking event for Chamber members also served as a kickoff for Austin Peay fans to celebrate the beginning of the 2014-15 competition season.

Clarksville Chamber of Commerce's "Business After Hours". (APSU Sports Information)

Clarksville Chamber of Commerce’s “Business After Hours”. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Football set for Friday afternoon scrimmage

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s football team will scrimmage for the final time in preparation for the 2014 football season, 4:00pm, Friday, at the APSU intramural field.

With the scrimmage Friday and classes starting Monday, it signals an  end to preseason camp as the Governors prepare to open the 2014 seasons, 6:00pm, Saturday, August 30th, against Memphis in the Liberty Bowl.

Austin Peay State University's football team will scrimmage for a second time Friday afternoon at the APSU Intramural Field. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University’s football team will scrimmage for a second time Friday afternoon at the APSU Intramural Field. (APSU Sports Information)

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Nick Honzik helps shape APSU’s fortunes

 

Austin Peay Sports Information Office

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University Governors strength and conditioning coordinator Nick Honzik has been hard at work helping the Governors football team build bodies equipped to handle the rigors of a collegiate football season.

Austin Peay Governors strength and conditioning coordinator Nick Honzik. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors strength and conditioning coordinator Nick Honzik. (APSU Sports Information)

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