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Austin Peay Governors Football host Tennessee Tech in last game of the season

 

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University football team hopes to end the season on a high note when it hosts Tennessee Tech in an 11:00am, Saturday contest at Governors Stadium.

The Govs won their last home game – a 56-0 spanking of Culver-Stockton – and look to make it two in a row in Clarksville. Saturday also represents Austin Peay’s last chance to earn an Ohio Valley Conference victory in 2012.

Austin Peay Governors Football.

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Austin Peay Governors Football play Non-OVC opponent Culver-Stockton Wildcats Saturday afternoon

 

Austin Peay vs. Culver-Stockton

November 3rd, 2012 • 1:00pm (CT)
Clarksville, TN • Governors Stadium (10,000)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay will step away from Ohio Valley Conference play in search of its first win when it plays host to Culver-Stockton, 1:00pm, Saturday, at Governors Stadium.

The Wildcats, an NAIA team located in Canton, MO, enter the contest with a 1-8 overall record, but are winless (0-8) in the Heart of American Athletic Conference. They are coming off a 29-9 loss to Baker, the 14th-ranked team in NAIA.

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors Football take on the passing attack of the Murray State Racers at Governors Stadium Saturday

 

Murray State vs. Austin Peay

October 6th, 2012 • 6:00pm
Clarksville, TN • Governors Stadium (10,000)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Picked third in the preseason Ohio Valley Conference race, Murray State got off to a slow start, winning just one game in its first four contests, including a heartbreaking overtime loss to Eastern Illinois.

The Racers took out their early-season frustrations on Tennessee Tech last Saturday, scoring 49 first-half points en route to a 70-35 drubbing of defending league champ Tennessee Tech.

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Austin Peay Governors Football takes on the Eastern Illinois Panthers Saturday

 

Austin Peay vs. Eastern Illinois

September 29th, 2012 • 1:30pm
Charleston, IL • O’Brien Field (10,000)
Austin Peay State University GovernorsCharleston, IL – After the past 25 years with legendary Bob Spoo leading the program, a new face is in charge of the Eastern Illinois program that will face Austin Peay, 1:30pm, Saturday. Not only is Dino Babers the new coach but he also has brought along a different offensive style.

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.

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors Football host UT Martin Skyhawks in first home game of the season

 

Austin Peay vs. UT Martin

Sept. 22nd, 2012 • 6:00pm • Clarksville, TN • Governors Stadium (10,000)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – After a trio of difficult road games to open the season, Austin Peay finally will play its first home contest when UT Martin comes to town, 6:00pm, Saturday, in Governors Stadium.

The 0-3 Govs are in desperate need of a victory. APSU is coming off a 34-14 loss at Tennessee State where the Govs held a lead at halftime. In fact, the Govs were outscored 20-0 in the final half of their first Ohio Valley Conference game.

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Austin Peay Governors Football heads to Nashville to take on the Tennessee Tigers in OVC Opener

 

Austin Peay vs. Tennessee State

September 15th, 2012 • 1:00pm • Nashville, TN • Hale Stadium (15,000)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Death, taxes, political flip flops are sure things….so is a close football contest between Austin Peay State University and Tennessee State University, at least since the Governors rejoined the Ohio Valley Conference in  2007.

APSU and TSU have played five times since the Governors returned to the Ohio Vally Conference. No game has been decided by more than three points, including last year’s 37-34 Govs win. APSU has outscored TSU 153-148 in those five games, with the Govs having won the last three meetings.

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Lois Jones/Austin Peay)

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Austin Peay Governors Football are on the road this weekend to face No. 15/18 Virginia Tech

 

Austin Peay vs. Virginia Tech

September 8th, 2012 • 12:30pm CT
Blacksburg, VA • Lane Stadium/Worshem Field (65,632)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsBlacksburg, VA – In the last three years Austin Peay has played Big 10 (Wisconsin) and Big East (Cincinnati) programs for the first time in University history. This weekend the Governors will play an Atlantic Coast Conference school for the first time when they travel to Blacksburg, VA, to face Virginia Tech.

Kickoff will occur 12:34pm, CDT from Lane Stadium, considered one of most difficult places in the country to play for visiting teams. For a second straight week, APSU will have a game broadcast by ESPN3. John Sadak and John Gregory will have the call while Rontina McCann will serve as sidelines reporter.

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors Football’s Antwaun has proven to be a Major pain to opponents

 

Written by Brad Kirtley
APSU Sports Information Director

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – The smallest man in Austin Peay’s secondary is also the most respected player on the Governors defense.

Little has come easy for senior safety Antwaun Majors, a 5-9, 170-pound fifth-year senior. Despite twice earning Region Defensive Player of the Year Award and the prestigious Nick Coutras Award while at Mt. Juliet High School, he came to Austin Peay as a walk-on.

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

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

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Austin Peay Governors Football’s Stephen Stansell hopes to get kicks out of Final Season

 

Written by Brad Kirtley
APSU Sports Information Director

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Stephen Stansell sits on the precipice of breaking almost all Austin Peay’s kicking records.

For instance, he just needs three field goals made to pass Tom McMillan as APSU’s all-time leader in that category.

But even Stansell would have to admit 2011 was an aberration in his superb APSU kicking career. He connected on just 10 of 19 field-goal attempts, missing three of his first four and then missed his last two.

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors Football’s Running game was impressive at first Scrimmage

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Wesley Kitts made an early statement and Reco Williams later delivered a punctuation mark in Austin Peay State University’s first scrimmage, a rain-delayed event Monday that was moved to late afternoon because of thunderstorms.

The day saw the offense gain the upper hand on the defense, thanks to a strong running game along with sharp passing from senior quarterback Jake Ryan.

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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