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APSU Governors Football falls to Southeast Missouri Redhawks Saturday afternoon

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUCape Girardeau, MO – Kyle Snyder threw five touchdown passes, including two of 70 or more yards, as Southeast Missouri defeated Austin Peay State University, 42-7, Saturday afternoon, in Ohio Valley Conference action at Houck Stadium.

Austin Peay defensive tackle Malcolm Goines makes a first-half defensive stop against Southeast Missouri. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay defensive tackle Malcolm Goines makes a first-half defensive stop against Southeast Missouri. (APSU Sports Information)

It was the 31st straight road loss for the Governors—the nation’s longest road losing streak.

The loss dropped the Govs to 1-10 overall, 1-7 in the OVC, while SEMO snapped a four-game losing streak to improve to 5-6 overall and 3-4 in league play.

Like the Governors, SEMO played several freshmen, Saturday—because of injury. But Snyder was not one of them. The fifth-year senior quarterback, who missed the previous two seasons with injury, finished 19 of 27 passes for 334 yards. He also rushed for 35 yards.

APSU's Trey TaylorAfter a week that saw the Govs defense play superbly in the first half against Tennessee State, it was just the opposite against Southeast Missouri. Big plays negated the Governors large time-of-possession advantage (18:28 to 11:32). Already up 7-0 in the first quarter, Snyder completed a short pass across the middle to Spencer Davis that was turned into a 71-yard TD pass to give the Redhawks a 14-point advantage.

Just before half, when SEMO took over at their own two-yard line after an interception, APSU had the Redhawks in a third-and-two situation from the 11. But DeMichael Jackson found a hole on the left side and raced 58 yards deep into Govs territory. As a result, SEMO was able to score again just before half for a 21-0 advantage.

It literally took one offensive play in the second half for SEMO to all but put it out of reach. Snyder found McRoberts, who missed five earlier games with a foot injury, with a perfect pass down the middle and the 70-yard score made it 28-0. It was the first of two TD receptions for McRoberts, who finished with six catches for 117 yards.

Austin Peay’s only touchdown was produced by the defense when Damion Whitfield intercepted an errant Snyder pass in the right flat and returned it 12 yards. It cut the deficit to 28-7 and gave APSU some hope.

APSU's Antonio TurnerBut APSU’s offense could not finding any consistency, especially when it crossed midfield. APSU twice reached the red zone, the first on the game’s first possession. But that drive ended with a missed field goal. The other time came late in the first half when again the Govs moved to the SEMO 5-yard line, only to watch that drive end with an interception at the 2-yard line.

The Govs finished with 284 yards total offense compared to 531 for Southeast Missouri. Trey Taylor, making his first start since the season opener at Memphis, completed 14 of 28 passes for 156 yards. Freshman Malik Boynton and sophomore Rashaan Coleman each had five catches.

Justin Roberson led the Govs’ rushing effort with 65 yards on 14 attempts.

Johnathan Shuler led the defense with 10 tackles while Damien Whitfield and Antonio Turner added eight apiece.

Box Score

Southeast Missouri (5-6 , 3-4) vs. Austin Peay (1-10 , 1-7)

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Austin Peay 0 0 7 0 7
Southeast Missouri 14 7 7 14 42

 


 

Qtr Time Scoring Play APSU SEMO
1st 08:31 SEMO – JACKSON, D. 11 yd pass from SNYDER, Kyle (McCRUM, Ryan kick ) 8 plays, 80 yards, TOP 3:28
0
7
1st 04:33 SEMO – DAVIS, Spencer 71 yd pass from SNYDER, Kyle (McCRUM, Ryan kick ) 3 plays, 77 yards, TOP 1:14
0
14
2nd 01:49 SEMO – JACKSON, D. 2 yd run (McCRUM, Ryan kick ), 9 plays, 98 yards, TOP 3:34
0
21
3rd 14:43 SEMO – McROBERTS, Paul 70 yd pass from SNYDER, Kyle (McCRUM, Ryan kick ) 1 plays, 70 yards, TOP 0:11
0
28
3rd 10:29 APSU – WHITFIELD, Dami 12 yd interception (VINCIL, Dakota kick )
7
28
4th 10:50 SEMO – DAVIS, Adrian 13 yd pass from SNYDER, Kyle (McCRUM, Ryan kick ) 11 plays, 66 yards, TOP 4:14
7
35
4th 05:41 SEMO – McROBERTS, Paul 15 yd pass from SNYDER, Kyle (McCRUM, Ryan kick ) 8 plays, 52 yards, TOP 3:22
7
42

 

 

APSU SEMO
FIRST DOWNS 17 24
Rushing 5 10
Passing 9 11
Penalty 3 3
NET YARDS RUSHING 128 197
Rushing Attempts 40 41
Average Per Rush 3.2 4.8
Rushing Touchdowns 0 1
Yards Gained Rushing 156 214
Yards Lost Rushing 28 17
NET YARDS PASSING 156 334
Completions-Attempts-Int 14-29-2 19-27-1
Average Per Attempt 5.4 12.4
Average Per Completion 11.1 17.6
Passing Touchdowns 0 5
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 284 531
Total offense plays 69 68
Average Gain Per Play 4.1 7.8
Fumbles: Number-Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties: Number-Yards 7-73 5-48
PUNTS-YARDS 5-171 3-114
Average Yards Per Punt 34.2 38.0
Inside 20 3 1
50+ Yards 0 0
Touchbacks 0 0
Fair catch 2 1
KICKOFFS-YARDS 2 – 115 7 – 436
Average Yards Per Kickoff 57.5 62.3
Touchbacks 0 3
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 2-1-0 2–2-0
Average Per Return 0.5 -1.0
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 4-87-0 2-44-0
Average Per Return 21.8 22.0
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 1-12-1 2-0-0
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0
Miscellaneous Yards 0 0
Possession Time 31:05 28:55
Third-Down Conversions 4 of 17 11 of 16
Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 2 0 of 0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 0-2 4-4
Sacks By: Number-Yards 1 – 12 2 – 17
PAT Kicks 1-1 6-6
Field Goals 0-1 0-1

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