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Saturday, October 4th, 2015 | 4:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN – At long last, Austin Peay State University football team returns home to the friendly confines of Governors Stadium for a 4:00pm, Saturday, contest against Eastern Illinois.
After a three-game road swing—where Austin Peay has not won since 2010—the Govs are back in front of the home fans against a winless Eastern Illinois squad facing its first 2015 Ohio Valley Conference opponent.
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University, playing in its first home game of the 2013 season October 10th at Governors Stadium, saw Ohio Valley Conference opponent Eastern Illinois University score touchdowns on each of its first four drives to help propel the Panthers to a 63-7 victory.
Eastern Illinois (5-1, 2-0 OVC) struck quickly to start the night’s scoring, needing only 80 seconds and five plays to go the 70 yards –with Taylor Duncan taking it the in from 27 yards out for the touchdown and the 7-0 lead.
#5/#4 Eastern Illinois Panthers vs. Austin Peay Governors
October 10th, 2013 | 7:00pm CDT
Clarksville, TN – After five straight games on the road—plus a bye week, Austin Peay State University Football finally plays a home game in Week 6 of the 2013 season.
The Govs are the last FCS or FBS to play a home game this season.
Nashville, TN – Senior offensive tackle Ben Stansfield was a preseason all-conference selection and Austin Peay State University was picked ninth in the Ohio Valley Conference at by a vote of the conference coaches and sports information directors announced July 22nd at the annual OVC Media Day.
Nashville, TN – For the first time since the 2007 season Eastern Illinois has been picked the favorite in the Ohio Valley Conference football race.
The defending champion Panthers picked up 12 of the 18 first-place votes in the 2013 poll which is a vote of league head coaches and sports information directors.
APSU Sports: Austin Peay Football
Charleston, IL – Jimmy Garoppolo threw five touchdown passes, all longer than 50 yards, to lead Eastern Illinois to a 65-15 victory against Austin Peay State University, Saturday afternoon, in Ohio Valley Conference action at O’Brien Field.
The loss left the Govs 0-5 on the season, 0-3 in OVC play.
Austin Peay vs. Eastern Illinois
September 29th, 2012 • 1:30pm
Historically, Eastern Illinois has had superb quarterbacks, like former Walter Payton Award recipient and current Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. But Babers brought an offense with him from Baylor that is reminiscent of the one run by 2011 Heisman Trophy recipient Robert Griffin III.
October 30th, 2010 • 1:30pm CDT • Charleston, IL • O’Brien Field (10,000)
Clarksville, TN – Since rejoining the Ohio Valley Conference the Governors own a 1-1 record against Eastern Illinois. The Govs won 15-13 in Charleston two years ago but lost at home 30-20 last season.
Austin Peay enters the contest on a four-game losing streak. The Govs have endured at least a four-game losing streak in seven of the last eight seasons.
Austin Peay comes into the game ranked 111th (out of 117 teams) or higher in four defensive categories–rushing defense (117th/260.00 ypg), total defense (113th/455.43 ypg), scoring defense (116th/40.86 ppg) and sacks (115th/.71). The Governors have permitted five teams to rush for more than 200 single-game yards, including Jacksonville State, which finished with 307 yards rushing. «Read the rest of this article»
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