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2017-18 Top-10: Giant-killing APSU Govs take down Top Foes

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – It’s not often that the little school with the funny name gets its chance to go toe-to-toe with one of the big boys.

If we’re lucky, APSU might get a dozen or so chances in a given year to take down a top-25 foe.

The 2017-18 year saw a trio of Governor squads topple a team considered to be among the nation’s best.

Austin Peay Football beats UT Martin Skyhawks at Fortera Stadium Saturday, September 30th. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football beats UT Martin Skyhawks at Fortera Stadium Saturday, September 30th. (APSU Sports Information)

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Sixty-four APSU Govs cross the stage at 2018 Spring Commencement

 

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APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Sixty-four Austin Peay State University student-athletes and athletics staff participated in APSU Spring Commencement ceremonies, Friday, at the Dunn Center.

Austin Peay State University has 64student-athletes and athletics staff take part in May 2018 Commencement. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University has 64student-athletes and athletics staff take part in May 2018 Commencement. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Football hosts Southeast Missouri for Homecoming

 

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APSU FootballClarksville, TN – Coming off a thrilling 21-17 victory over Tennessee State, the Austin Peay State University football team returns to action 4:00pm, Saturday, as the Govs welcome Southeast Missouri to Fortera Stadium for Homecoming.

The Governors walked away from Music City with a victory last week for just the second time in program history.

Austin Peay Football plays Southeast Missouri Saturday at Forteara Stadium for Homecoming.

Austin Peay Football plays Southeast Missouri Saturday at Forteara Stadium for Homecoming.

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APSU Football faces Jacksonville State at Fortera Stadium Satuday

 

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APSU FootballClarksville, TN – Riding the momentum of the program’s first three-game winning streak since 1986, the Austin Peay State University football team is set for a showdown with one of the nation’s best, when Ohio Valley Conference foe Jacksonville State brings their 25-game conference winning streak to Clarksville 4:00pm, Saturday at Fortera Stadium.

Austin Peay Governors Football hosts Jacksonville State Gamecocks Saturday afternoon.

Austin Peay Governors Football hosts Jacksonville State Gamecocks Saturday afternoon.

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APSU Football’s Defense holds ranked UT Martin Scoreless in 7-0 Win

 

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APSU FootballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University football’s first two victories of the 2017 season featured high-octane offenses obliterating everything in its path. Saturday’s win against 18th-ranked UT Martin was a little different.

A stifling Governor defense swarmed the Skyhawks, pressuring preseason All-OVC quarterback Troy Cook and shutting out one of the league’s most potent offenses in a 7-0 win at Fortera Stadium.

Austin Peay Football beats UT Martin Skyhawks at Fortera Stadium Saturday night. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football beats UT Martin Skyhawks at Fortera Stadium Saturday night. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Football takes on Morehead State at home Saturday

 

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APSU FootballClarksville, TN – After hanging tough with back-to-back FBS opponents, the Austin Peay State University football team returns home to take on Morehead State. Kickoff is slated for 6:00pm, Saturday at Fortera Stadium.

Despite falling just short in their two opening contests, the Govs’ defense has positioned itself as one of the top units in all of FCS.

Austin Peay Football kicks off home schedule Saturday against Morehead State. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football kicks off home schedule Saturday against Morehead State. (APSU Sports Information)

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180 APSU Athletes earn Fall Semester Academic Honors

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – For the fourth consecutive semester, more than half of Austin Peay State University’s athletes received academic recognition following the recently concluded spring semester.

The department saw 180 athletes named to the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll, each earning a minimum 3.0 grade-point average during the semester. That amounted to more than 53 percent of the department’s near-record 335 athletes earning academic recognition from the department.

It is the fourth consecutive semester the department has seen more than 50 percent of its athletes post a 3.0 or better GPA.

180 Austin Peay Athletes earn Fall Semester Academic Honors. (APSU Sports Information)

180 Austin Peay Athletes earn Fall Semester Academic Honors. (APSU Sports Information)

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Kentucky Wildcats outlasts APSU Governors Saturday

 

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APSU Football - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Freshman running back Kentel Williams nabbed his second straight 200 plus all-purpose yard game and his fourth out of the last five games with a rushing touchdown – his score Saturday sparked a 13-0 lead for the Govs – in Austin Peay State’s 49-13 loss on the road at Southeastern Conference opponent Kentucky Saturday in Commonwealth Stadium.  

Austin Peay Governors wide receiver Kentel Williams (5) runs the ball against Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Charles Walker (88) in the first half at Commonwealth Stadium. (Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports)

Austin Peay Governors wide receiver Kentel Williams (5) runs the ball against Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Charles Walker (88) in the first half at Commonwealth Stadium. (Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports)

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170 APSU Student-Athletes earn Spring Semester Academic Honors

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Over half of Austin Peay State University’s student-athletes received academic recognition following the recently concluded spring semester with the department announcing its student-athletes posted a 2.91 grade-point average.

The department saw 170 student-athletes named to the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll, each earning a minimum 3.0 GPA during the semester. The athletics department saw 84 student-athletes named to Austin Peay’s Dean’s List and 34 of those were recognized on the President’s list, each posting an unblemished 4.0 GPA.

170 Austin Peay State University's student-athletes received aSpring Semester Academic Recognition. APSU Women's Golf's Jessica Cathey pictured above made the President's list. (APSU Sports Information)

170 Austin Peay State University’s student-athletes received aSpring Semester Academic Recognition. APSU Women’s Golf’s Jessica Cathey pictured above made the President’s list. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Football’s Offensive highlights Govs Spring Game at Fortera Stadium

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TNWill Healy was brought in to provide direction to Austin Peay State University football team, but part of his appeal was his experience coaching the offensive side of the ball.

If Saturday’s Red-and-White Spring Game was any indication, Healy (and new Governors offensive coordinator Wes Satterfield) have got the Midas Touch.

Austin Peay Football holds annual Red and White Game Saturday at Fortera Stadium. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football holds annual Red and White Game Saturday at Fortera Stadium. (APSU Sports Information)

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