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APSU Governors Football falls to Murray State Racers 31-3

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUMurray, KY – Austin Peay State University’s offensive woes continued as it fell to Murray State, 31-3, Saturday, in Ohio Valley Conference action played at Roy Stewart Stadium.

The loss drops APSU to 0-7 overall and 0-3 in the OVC. Meanwhile, the Racers improved to 5-3 overall and 3-1 in OVC play.

Austin Peay Football loses to Murray State 31-3. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football loses to Murray State 31-3. (APSU Sports Information)

For the fifth time in seven games this season the Governors failed to score a touchdown. Their only score was a second-quarter 37-yard Chase Dunlap field goal. It was one of only two times the Governors reached the red zone all day, the other time ending in a fumble. The Governors now have scored only 26 points on the season.

The Governors were forced to go with the reserve quarterbacks Jacob Sexton, who started, and walk on Timarious Mitchell as starter Andrew Spivey missed the contest with a shoulder injury. Between the two they completed 10 of 22 passes for 60 yards, most of those coming from Mitchell.

Running back Tim Phillips was the Govs’ lone offensive highlight, carrying the ball 26 times for 123 yards while also leading the team with four catches for 28 yards.

Although the final tally doesn’t reflect it, the Governors’ defense shined for much of the day. It forced Murray State to go three-and-out on its first two possessions before Jamaal Berry broke free for a 40-yard touchdown run on a third-and-long. In fact, the Govs forced the Racers to punt on four of its first five possessions, but the offense could not take advantage of the situation.

The Racers finished the day with 384 yards total offensive, doubling the Governors total.

Junior safety Johnathan Shuler led the defense with 10 total stops while also forcing two fumbles while senior linebacker Craig Salley along with two freshmen, linebacker Antonio Turner and safety Jalen Miller, each had eight.

Box Score

Austin Peay (0-7,0-3) vs. Murray St. (5-3,3-1)
October 18th, 2013
Murray, KY | Stewart Stadium | Attendance: 6847

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score
Austin Peay 0 3 0 0 3
Murray State 7 7 3 14 31

 

SCORING SUMMARY APSU -MUR
1st 04:02 MUR BERRY, Jaamal 40 yd run (BENTON, Jordan kick)
3 plays, 46 yards, TOP 0:56 0 – 7
2nd 06:50 MUR BERRY, Jaamal 3 yd run (BENTON, Jordan kick)
7 plays, 41 yards, TOP 2:25 0 – 14
00:20 APSU DUNLAP, Chase 37 yd field goal
7 plays, 38 yards, TOP 3:22 3 – 14
3rd 09:02 MUR BENTON, Jordan 28 yd field goal
8 plays, 23 yards, TOP 2:33 3 – 17
4th 09:46 MUR POWELL, Walter 21 yd pass from MILLER, Maikhai (BENTON, Jordan kick)
8 plays, 53 yards, TOP 3:04 3 – 24
01:58 MUR HOLLIDAY, Marcu 1 yd run (BENTON, Jordan kick)
8 plays, 64 yards, TOP 4:55 3 – 31

 

Kickoff time: 3:04 PM • End of Game: 5:50 • Total elapsed time: 2:46
Referee: Jeremy Parker • Umpire: Brian Davis • Linesman: Nei Hughes • Line judge: Phillip DeWitt • Back judge: Tom Hahs • Field judge: Bandon Harris • Side judge: Chip Shields •
Temperature: 51 F • Wind: NW 5 • Weather: Partly Cloudy

 

Team Totals APSU MUR
FIRST DOWNS 11 18
Rushing 7 10
Passing 3 8
Penalty 1 0
NET YARDS RUSHING 136 224
Rushing Attempts 40 44
Average Per Rush 3.4 5.1
Rushing Touchdowns 0 3
Yards Gained Rushing 167 240
Yards Lost Rushing 31 16
NET YARDS PASSING 60 160
Completions-Attempts-Int 10-22-1 19-22-1
Average Per Attempt 2.7 7.3
Average Per Completion 6.0 8.4
Passing Touchdowns 0 1
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 196 384
Total offense plays 62 66
Average Gain Per Play 3.2 5.8
Fumbles: Number-Lost 2-2 2-1
Penalties: Number-Yards 7-67 5-50
PUNTS-YARDS 9-338 5-209
Average Yards Per Punt 37.6 41.8
Net Yards Per Punt 32.9 41.8
Inside 20 0 4
50+ Yards 0 1
Touchbacks 0 0
Fair catch 4 1
KICKOFFS-YARDS 2-87 6-336
Average Yards Per Kickoff 43.5 56.0
Net Yards Per Kickoff 27.5 39.7
Touchbacks 0 2
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 0-0-0 3-42-0
Average Per Return 0.0 14.0
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 4-48-0 2-32-0
Average Per Return 12.0 16.0
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 1-0-0 1-0-0
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0
Miscellaneous Yards 0 0
Possession Time 33:21 26:39
1st Quarter 9:37 5:23
2nd Quarter 9:45 5:15
3rd Quarter 9:18 5:42
4th Quarter 4:41 10:19
Third-Down Conversions 3 of 16 5 of 12
Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 1 0 of 0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 1-2 3-4
Touchdowns 0-2 2-4
Field goals 1-2 1-4
Sacks By: Number-Yards 2-10 3-18
PAT Kicks 0-0 4-4
Field Goals 1-1 1-1

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