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Austin Peay State University Football loses at home to Eastern Kentucky Colonels, 31-0

Posted By Clarksville Online News Staff On Saturday, October 4, 2014 @ 11:28 pm In Sports | No Comments

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Bennie Coney connected with Jeff Glover on a 42-yard Hail Mary pass to end the first half and Eastern Kentucky carried that momentum into the second half as the No. 18/19 Colonels defeated Austin Peay State University, 31-0, Saturday night, in Ohio Valley Conference action in Governors Stadium.

Austin Peay Football loses 31-0 to Eastern Kentucky Saturday night at Governors Stadium.

Austin Peay Football loses 31-0 to Eastern Kentucky Saturday night at Governors Stadium.

The loss left the Governors winless (0-5), including 0-2 in league play. It also was their 17th straight loss dating back to 2013 season’s start. EKU improved to 5-0 and 2-0 in OVC play.

After EKU forced an APSU punt and took over the ball with 30 seconds left, the Colonels were forced to down the ball with 5.8 seconds left at APSU’s 42, time enough for one final play. And Coney found the 6-4 Glover, who took the ball away from APSU defenders, The TD and extra point gave the Colonels a 17-0 lead as the half ended.

In addition to the score a personal foul penalty was whistled against the Govs and it was assessed on the kickoff, forcing Evan Toby [1] to kick from his own 20 to the start the second half. Deno Montgomery then returned the second-half kickoff 66 yards to the APSU 11. Before APSU fans could get back to their seats from halftime, Dy’Shawn Mobley charged in for a 24-0 advantage.

From there, EKU controlled momentum for the game’s remainder, although APSU had one late third-quarter/early-fourth quarter drive that ended on the Colonel one on a fourth-down fumble.

APSU wide receiver Javier Booker caught 5 passes for 29 yards against Eastern Kentucky.

APSU wide receiver Javier Booker caught 5 passes for 29 yards against Eastern Kentucky.

The Hail Mary pass literally wiped out a stout Govs’ first-half defensive effort. APSU forced EKU into six punts. The only other Colonel points came as a result of an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and an interception deep in Govs territory. In fact, APSU limited the Colonels to 144 offensive yards before that pass.

The Govs finished with 190 offensive yards, 87 on that one drive that ended on the EKU one. The Govs finished with only 85 yards passing combined from Mickey Macius [2] and Darrien Boone [3] while Julian Franklin [4] gave APSU a spurt offensive, especially on the near-scoring drive, finishing with 39 yards rushing on nine carries.

APSU finished with only five first downs. As a result, Ben Campbell [6] punted 11 times, the most in his four-year APSU career.

Defensively, the Govs held Dy’Shawn Mobley, the OVC’s top rusher, to 55 yards on 10 carries…the 5.5 yards per carry well below his 8.6 average that ranked third nationally.

Sophomores Antonio Turner [7], a linebacker, and Damien Whitfield [8], a safety, led the Govs with 10 tackles. The Governors, however, were unable to force a turnover for a third straight game.

Coney completed 15 of 24 passes for 146 yards for EKU, with Devin Borders leading the way with five catches for 45 yards.

Linebacker Chris Kelly led EKU’s defensive effort with 10 stops, including two for loss.

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Box Score

Austin Peay (0-5 , 0-2) vs. Eastern Kentucky (5-0 , 2-0)

Score by Quarters 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Eastern Kentucky 10 7 14 0 31
Austin Peay 0 0 0 0 0

 


 

EKU APSU
FIRST DOWNS 20 11
Rushing 10 5
Passing 8 4
Penalty 2 2
NET YARDS RUSHING 180 105
Rushing Attempts 47 34
Average Per Rush 3.8 3.1
Rushing Touchdowns 3 0
Yards Gained Rushing 204 136
Yards Lost Rushing 24 31
NET YARDS PASSING 174 85
Completions-Attempts-Int 19-29-0 14-26-2
Average Per Attempt 6.0 3.3
Average Per Completion 9.2 6.1
Passing Touchdowns 1 0
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 354 190
Total offense plays 76 60
Average Gain Per Play 4.7 3.2
Fumbles: Number-Lost 2-0 2-0
Penalties: Number-Yards 10-67 9-81
PUNTS-YARDS 8-280 11-423
Average Yards Per Punt 35.0 38.5
Inside 20 6 1
50+ Yards 1 1
Touchbacks 0 0
Fair catch 5 2
KICKOFFS-YARDS 5 – 288 1 – 57
Average Yards Per Kickoff 57.6 57.0
Touchbacks 1 0
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 8-53-0 0-0-0
Average Per Return 6.6 0
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 1-66-0 4-63-0
Average Per Return 66.0 15.8
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 2-43-0 0-0-0
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0
Miscellaneous Yards 0 0
Possession Time 31:17 28:43
Third-Down Conversions 6 of 17 2 of 13
Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 0 0 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 4-5 0-1
Sacks By: Number-Yards 1 – 10 1 – 5
PAT Kicks 4-4 0-0
Field Goals 1-2 0-0

 

 

Qtr Time Scoring Play EKU APSU
1st 05:16 EKU – LLOYD, Andrew 35 yd field goal 6 plays, 33 yards, TOP 2:07
3
0
1st 00:13 EKU – FUGATE, C. 11 yd run (LLOYD, Andrew kick ), 2 plays, 15 yards, TOP 0:26
10
0
2nd 00:00 EKU – GLOVER, Jeff 42 yd pass from CONEY, Bennie (LLOYD, Andrew kick ) 3 plays, 51 yards, TOP 0:30
17
0
3rd 14:16 EKU – McCLAIN, Jared 1 yd run (LLOYD, Andrew kick ), 2 plays, 11 yards, TOP 0:34
24
0
3rd 10:15 EKU – MOBLEY, D. 6 yd run (LLOYD, Andrew kick ), 9 plays, 69 yards, TOP 2:40
31
0

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