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APSU Governors Football falls to Eastern Kentucky Colonels 38-3

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSURichmond, KY – Battling offensive issues all night, Austin Peay State University’s football team opened Ohio Valley Conference play with a 38-3 loss to Eastern Kentucky, Saturday night, at Roy Kidd Stadium in front of 7,400 fans.

The Governors remained winless overall at 0-5 while Eastern Kentucky improves to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the OVC. It was APSU’s 21st straight road defeat.

Austin Peay Football. (Brittney Sparn-APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football. (Brittney Sparn-APSU Sports Information)

It was a night of continuous offensive struggles for the Governors, who failed to gain a first down in the first quarter for a second straight contest and just 51 total yards in the opening half, 50 coming on the Govs’ last drive that ended with an interception.

The Governors finished with only 106 yards total offense, including just six rushing yards on 25 attempts. The Govs offensive line was unable to move the Eastern Kentucky defensive front all night long.

Offensively, EKU bounced back from its loss at Eastern Illinois by rolling up 427 yards total offense, 431 on the ground.

One of APSU’s offensive highlights was Darryl Clack catching three passes for 48 yards It’s other highlight was an Andrew Spivey 32-yard pass to Tim Phillips that set up the Govs’ lone score, a 30-yard Chase Dunlap fourth-quarter field goal.

The Austin Peay Governors next game is against the Eastern Illinois Panthers in Clarksville, TN, Thursday, October 10th at Governors Stadium. The game kicks off at 7:00pm.

Box Score

Austin Peay (0-5,0-1) vs. Eastern Kentucky (3-3,1-1)
October 5th, 2013 |  Richmond, KY | Roy Kidd Stadium | Attendance: 7400

1 2 3 4 Score
Austin Peay 0 0 0 3 3
Eastern Kentucky 7 10 14 7 38

 

SCORING SUMMARY APSU -EKU
1st 04:17 EKU McCLAIN, Jared 10 yd run (MINOR, Josh kick)
7 plays, 65 yards, TOP 2:28 0 – 7
2nd 12:45 EKU WATKINS, Caleb 3 yd run (MINOR, Josh kick)
10 plays, 65 yards, TOP 4:35 0 – 14
04:26 EKU MINOR, Josh 23 yd field goal
12 plays, 41 yards, TOP 6:29 0 – 17
3rd 12:07 EKU LAWSON, Roman 4 yd pass from McCLAIN, Jared (MINOR, Josh kick)
5 plays, 29 yards, TOP 1:34 0 – 24
03:57 EKU WATKINS, Caleb 2 yd run (MINOR, Josh kick)
6 plays, 70 yards, TOP 3:04 0 – 31
4th 13:36 APSU DUNLAP, Chase 30 yd field goal
10 plays, 56 yards, TOP 5:21 3 – 31
13:15 EKU DE LA CRUZ, Ben 79 yd run (MINOR, Josh kick)
1 play, 79 yards, TOP 0:21 3 – 38

 

 

Kickoff time: 6:00 pm • End of Game: 8:35 pm • Total elapsed time: 2:35
Referee: Jeremy Parker • Umpire: Brian Davis • Linesman: Neil Hughes • Line judge: Phillip DeWitt • Back judge: Tom Hahs • Field judge: Brandon Harris • Side judge: Chip Shields • Alternate: www.WLStats.net
Temperature: 82-83 • Wind: 7 S • Weather: cloudy 52% humidity
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Team Statistics

Team Totals APSU EKU
FIRST DOWNS 7 20
Rushing 1 12
Passing 3 6
Penalty 3 2
NET YARDS RUSHING 6 321
Rushing Attempts 25 46
Average Per Rush 0.2 7.0
Rushing Touchdowns 0 4
Yards Gained Rushing 28 336
Yards Lost Rushing 22 15
NET YARDS PASSING 102 106
Completions-Attempts-Int 12-22-2 12-19-0
Average Per Attempt 4.6 5.6
Average Per Completion 8.5 8.8
Passing Touchdowns 0 1
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 108 427
Total offense plays 47 65
Average Gain Per Play 2.3 6.6
Fumbles: Number-Lost 2-1 3-1
Penalties: Number-Yards 5-46 10-82
PUNTS-YARDS 8-352 3-146
Average Yards Per Punt 44.0 48.7
Net Yards Per Punt 38.0 48.7
Inside 20 2 3
50+ Yards 1 1
Touchbacks 0 0
Fair catch 2 0
KICKOFFS-YARDS 2-130 7-428
Average Yards Per Kickoff 65.0 61.1
Net Yards Per Kickoff 42.0 38.6
Touchbacks 1 2
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 0-0-0 4-48-0
Average Per Return 0.0 12.0
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 5-108-0 1-21-0
Average Per Return 21.6 21.0
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 2-26-0
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 1-6-0
Miscellaneous Yards 0 0
Possession Time 28:05 31:55
1st Quarter 5:53 9:07
2nd Quarter 5:59 9:01
3rd Quarter 9:14 5:46
4th Quarter 6:59 8:01
Third-Down Conversions 2 of 13 6 of 13
Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 0 0 of 2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 1-2 5-6
Touchdowns 0-2 4-6
Field goals 1-2 1-6
Sacks By: Number-Yards 0-0 1-5
PAT Kicks 0-0 5-5
Field Goals 1-1 1-1

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