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Skyhawks offense too much for Govs

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsMartin, TN – UT Martin reeled off 41 unanswered points as it defeated Austin Peay State University, 61-23, Saturday afternoon, in Ohio Valley Conference action, played at Hardy M. Graham Stadium.

The loss was the Govs first in OVC play, dropping them to 2-1 in the league and 2-3 overall. UT Martin, meanwhile, goes to 2-2 in the OVC and 3-2 overall.  APSU now is 1-1 in 2011 Sergeant York Trophy games, the same mark as the Skyhawks.

APSU Football. (Courtesy: Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

APSU Football. (Courtesy: Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

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Austin Peay Governors vs. UT Martin

 

October 8th, 2011 • 2:00pm CDT
Martin, TN • Hardy M. Graham Stadium (8,500)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Saturday’s victory against Tennessee State allowed Austin Peay to open 2-0 in the OVC for the first time since 1977, the same season the Govs opened 3-0 for the last time.

When APSU rallied from being down 27-6, that 21-point deficit was the largest overcome by the Governors in school history. The previous largest deficit was 17 points, October 28th, 1978, when the Governors rallied from a 17-0 deficit to defeat Middle Tennessee, 28-17.

Stansell kicking the game winning field goal against Tennessee State. APSU Football. (Courtesy: Mateen Sidiq/Austin Peay)

Stansell kicking the game winning field goal against Tennessee State. APSU Football. (Courtesy: Mateen Sidiq/Austin Peay)

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Ryan and Stansell earn OVC honors

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsNashville, TN – Jake Ryan, who recorded his first career 300-yard passing day in rallying Austin Peay State University from a 21-point deficit to defeat Tennessee State, Saturday night, has been named Ohio Valley Conference co-Offensive Player of the Week.

Meanwhile, placekicker Stephen Stansell, who nailed three field goals in the Govs’ 37-34 win against TSU, including the 35-yard game winner with 10.1 seconds left, has been selected OVC Specialist of the Week.

Jake Ryan and Stephen Stansell earn OVC honors

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Football Govs overcome 21-point deficit for OVC win against TSU

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Stephen Stansell  booted a 35-yard field goal with 10.1 seconds left to culminate Austin Peay State University’s rally from a 21-point deficit as it defeated Tennessee State, 37-34, in Ohio Valley Conference football action, Saturday night, at Governors Stadium.

The victory evened the Governors record at 2-2, but more importantly provided them a 2-0 OVC start for the first time since the 1977 season-the same season APSU won its only league title.

Stansell kicking the game winning field goal. APSU Football. (Courtesy: Mateen Sidiq/Austin Peay)

Stansell kicking the game winning field goal. APSU Football. (Courtesy: Mateen Sidiq/Austin Peay)

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Govs’ Newsome named semifinalist for Campbell Trophy

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsDallas, TX – Nick Newsome, a senior long snapper on the Austin Peay State University football team, has been selected as a semifinalist for the 2011 William V. Campbell Trophy, the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced Thursday.

Newsome is one of 127 semifinalists, with Eastern Kentucky’s Emory Attig and Eastern Illinois’ Cory Leman the only other Ohio Valley Conference representatives on the list. «Read the rest of this article»

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Apache helicopter pilot, father and football Gov, VanMater truly an exception

 

Written by Brad Kirtley
Sports Information Director

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – For every rule, an exception exists.

Isaac VanMeter embodies it. It is more than just the Henderson, KY, native playing college football for the first time at Austin Peay at age 32, an age most male involvement in such a physical sport is reserved to the Fantasy variety.

VanMeter also is an exception in being a fulltime college student for the first time at a point in many men’s lives they already are taking out a second mortgage on their house.

Isaac VanMeter attacks the blocking sled. APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Isaac VanMeter attacks the blocking sled. APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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APSU’s Annual Military Appreciation Night

 

Austin Peay Governors vs. Tennessee State

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay’s Annual Military Appreciation Night is this Saturday as the Austin Peay Governors host the Tennessee State Tigers. Admission is free with military ID for all military and their dependents. There are several special activities planned for Saturday’s game, including a special Army display in Tailgate Alley. The game starts at 6:00pm.

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Austin Peay Governors vs. Tennessee State

 

October 1st, 2011 • 6:00pm CDT
Clarksville, TN • Governors Stadium (10,000)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – A victory against Tennessee State, Saturday, would allow the Govs start 2-0 in the OVC for the first time since 1977.

The Govs-TSU match up will serve as each program’s first of the 2011 Sergeant York Trophy Series. In fact, Tennessee Tech is playing at UT Martin also in a Sgt. York Trophy game on Saturday.

After owning a school-record 26 seniors in 2009, the Govs had half that many (13) in 2010. This season the Govs have even fewer, eight.

Ryan White ran for 132 yards on 27 carries to help the Governors defeat Eastern Kentucky, 23-17 last Saturday.

Ryan White ran for 132 yards on 27 carries to help the Governors defeat Eastern Kentucky, 23-17 last Saturday.

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Majors named OVC Defensive Player of Week

 

Austin Peay State UniversityAntwaun MajorsNashville, TN – Antwaun Majors, who led Austin Peay State University’s defensive effort in limiting Eastern Kentucky to just 17 points, Saturday night, in the Govs’ 23-17 victory, has been named Ohio Valley Conference “Defensive Player of the Week.”

That was announced Sunday in a vote of the league’s sports information directors.

The Mt. Juliet native was credited with 11 tackles, including seven solo stops, in Saturday night’s victory. The 5-10, 179 pounder also helped thwart an Eastern Kentucky drive by intercepting a fourth-quarter pass at the Govs’ four-yard line. «Read the rest of this article»

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Governors stun Eastern Kentucky in OVC opener

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – 373 days. That was how many days since Austin Peay State University’s last football victory entering Saturday night.

That all changed when the Governors, using three Jake Ryan-to-Devin Stark touchdown passes, defeated Eastern Kentucky, 23-17, to snap an 11-game losing streak along with a seven-game Ohio Valley Conference losing streak.

Devin Stark catches the ball over the Eastern Kentucky defender. Jake Ryan connected with Stark for three touchdown strikes to help lead the Governors to victory. APSU Football. (Courtesy: Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

Devin Stark catches the ball over the Eastern Kentucky defender. Jake Ryan connected with Stark for three touchdown strikes to help lead the Governors to victory. APSU Football. (Courtesy: Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

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