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APSU Football’s fall 2021 Schedule released


APSU FootballClarksville, TN – In conjunction with the Ohio Valley Conference’s release of the fall 2021 football schedule, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) athletics department announced its slate of 11 football games for the fall, including five games at Fortera Stadium.

Austin Peay State University Football travels to Chattanooga to begin 2021 Fall Schedule. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football travels to Chattanooga to begin 2021 Fall Schedule. (APSU Sports Information)

The Governors open the fall in Week 1 with a Thursday, September 2nd game at Chattanooga in Finley Stadium – the first of five nonconference games.

After an extended week to prepare, Austin Peay State University meets Ole Miss in its lone Power Five game of the season, Saturday, September 11th in Oxford, Mississippi.

It will be the APSU Govs fourth-ever trip to the state of Mississippi, and first since a 2015 trip to Southern Miss

Back-to-back games against former OVC football members awaits in Weeks 3 and 4 with Morehead State visiting Fortera Stadium for the APSU home opener, September 18th. Austin Peay State University then travels to Eastern Kentucky for a September 25th nonconference tilt.

The most recent addition to the Govs slate is an October 2nd home game against Tennessee State that will not count in the OVC standings. The Govs and Tigers played before a record crowd in their 2018 matchup – a 49-34 APSU victory – and the fall 2021 contest promises to be just as exciting.

Ohio Valley Conference play begins the following weekend with Southeast Missouri traveling to Fortera Stadium, October. 9th. The six-game OVC slate will see both Eastern Illinois (November 6th) and Tennessee Tech (November 20th) visit Clarksville, the Golden Eagles doing so to end the regular season.

Austin Peay State University’s road OVC schedule begins October 23rd at Murray State. The Govs also travel to UT Martin (October 30th) and Tennessee State (November 13th) during conference play.

“This scheduling effort epitomized the spirit of cooperation and collaboration that exists among the OVC members,” said OVC Commissioner Beth DeBauche. “As a by-product of this effort, we believe we will enhance the sense of rivalry in the Conference and provide us with opportunities to showcase our outstanding level of competition.”

Season-ticket information and a promotions schedule for the fall 2021 schedule will be available following the conclusion of the spring 2021 slate.


APSU Football Fall 2021 Schedule

Date Opponent Notably
Sept. 2 at Chattanooga Last meeting in 2014; Govs seeking 1st win in Chattanooga
Sept. 11 at Ole Miss 4th trip to Mississippi in program history; 1st meeting vs. Ole Miss
Sept. 18 Morehead State Govs have won 3 straight, scored 147 points in last two meetings
Sept. 25 at Eastern Kentucky Nonconference Game; Govs have won last 2 games in Richmond
Oct. 2 Tennessee State Govs seek revenge for 2019 loss at TSU
Oct. 9 Southeast Missouri * OVC Opener; Govs have won last two games vs. Redhawks
Oct. 23 at Murray State * Entering the spring, Govs have won 3 straight against rival
Oct. 30 at UT Martin * Govs seeking first win at Martin since 1985
Nov. 6 Eastern Illinois * Govs clinched 2019 OVC title with season-ending win vs. Panthers
Nov. 13 at Tennessee State * Govs are 7-5 against Tigers in Clarksville, winning last two games
Nov. 20 Tennessee Tech * APSU has won last 4 games against the Golden Eagles
* – games counting toward OVC championship


OVC Notably

  • Every current OVC team has been ranked in the Top 25 polls over the past five years.
  • The OVC has placed multiple teams in the FCS Playoffs seven times in the past 10 years.
  • OVC teams have 11 playoff wins since 2013, including four Quarterfinal appearances and one National Championship game appearance.
  • Since 2013, the OVC has produced one Walter Payton Award Winner, two Buck Buchanan Award Winners and a Eddie Robinson Award Winner. In addition, the league has had two Doris Robinson Award Winners, as the National Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
  • The OVC has produced at least NFL Draft Pick in 10 of the past 13 years.




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