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2020 APSU Football Positional Previews – Defensive Line

 

APSU FootballClarksville, TN – At the dawn of 2019, Austin Peay State University (APSU) football’s Josephus Smith had two appearances as a Gov, John Wesley Whiteside was coming off a redshirt season, Matthew Gayle had three tackles for loss across two seasons as a Gov and Kwame Sutton was still looking for his first career sack.

What a difference a year makes.

Smith returns as an All-American candidate after a breakout junior campaign that saw him challenge for the program’s single-season tackles for loss record.

Austin Peay State University Football. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Football’s DeAngelo Wilson, Kordell Jackson sweep OVC preseason awards, 7 players named to Preseason All-OVC team

 

APSU FootballBrentwood, TN – After placing a record-setting 11 student-athletes on the 2019 All-Ohio Valley Conference squads, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team not only will have seven players on the league’s 2020 preseason team, but also swept the preseason player of the year awards, Monday, July 20th, 2020.

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Austin Peay State University names Marquase Lovings interim head football coach for 2020 season

 

APSU FootballClarksville, TN – On Tuesday, July 7th, 2020, Austin Peay State University (APSU) Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison named Marquase Lovings as the Governors’ interim head football coach for the upcoming 2020 season.

The move follows the resignation of Mark Hudspeth, Friday, for personal reasons.

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APSU Athletes continue success in classroom during Coronavirus pandemic

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) student-athletes continued their recent string of success in the classroom, the department announcing its 297 athletes combined to post a 3.292 grade-point average during the Spring 2020 semester.

It is the sixth consecutive semester the APSU athletics department has posted a 3.0 GPA or better and the eighth time in department history. In addition, each of the 15 varsity teams recorded a 3.0 GPA for the second consecutive semester.

“I must commend all of our student-athletes for their accomplishments in the classroom,” said APSU Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison.

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Outstanding 2019 Austin Peay State University Football season honored at Night of Champions

 

APSU FootballClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) football players, coaches, alumni and fans gathered Friday night to celebrate the historic 2019 season at the Night of Champions in the Dunn Center.

This event put the final bow on a campaign that yielded the program’s first Ohio Valley Conference title since 1977, its first-ever FCS Playoff appearance and resulting trip to the quarterfinals, as well as the program’s first consensus All-American since 2002 and myriad Coach of the Year accolades for the architect of the success, head coach Mark Hudspeth.

Austin Peay State University holds Night of Champions to honor the 2019 APSU Football team. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University holds Night of Champions to honor the 2019 APSU Football team. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Football crushes Furman 42-6 for first ever FCS Playoff Win

 

APSU FootballClarksville, TN – No matter how Saturday turned out at Fortera Stadium, it was destined to be a day of firsts for Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team. 

It turned the Govs aren’t done making history yet.

Austin Peay State University Football controls game from start to finish in 42-6 win over Furman Saturday at Fortera Stadium. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football controls game from start to finish in 42-6 win over Furman Saturday at Fortera Stadium. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Football looks to make history Saturday hosting Furman in first playoff appearance

 

#17 Austin Peay (9-3 | 7-1 OVC) vs. #16 Furman (8-4 | 6-2 SoCON)

Saturday, November 20th, 2019 | 12:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN | Fortera Stadium

APSU FootballClarksville, TN – It’s not often you can experience something that has never happened before. But if you show up to Fortera Stadium on Saturday, you’ll be able to do just that.

Austin Peay State University Football to appear in their first playoff game in history Saturday when the Governors play Furman Paladins at Fortera Stadium. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football to appear in their first playoff game in history Saturday when the Governors play Furman Paladins at Fortera Stadium. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Football’s Mark Hudspeth named OVC Coach of the Year, 11 Govs receive Honors

 

APSU FootballBrentwood, TN – A program-record 11 Austin Peay State University (APSU) football players earned postseason honors from the Ohio Valley Conference, befitting their status as league champions for 2019.

In addition, Mark Hudspeth became the second Austin Peay State University head coach in three seasons to earn Roy Kidd OVC Coach of the Year honors after the Govs won the league and earned the program’s first playoff berth in his first season at the helm.

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APSU Football beats UT Martin 38-24 for Homecoming, now sit atop the OVC

 

APSU FootballClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team showed up in a big way, holding UT Martin’s offense to minus-25 rushing yards as they claimed a 38-24 win in the season’s penultimate home game in one of the biggest contests in program history – Homecoming and a battle to stay atop the Ohio Valley Conference.

Austin Peay State University Football takes down UT Martin 38-24 to take command of the #1 spot in the OVC. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football takes down UT Martin 38-24 to take command of the #1 spot in the OVC. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Football beats Eastern Kentucky in Overtime, 28-21

 

APSU FootballRichmond, KY – In college football, winning a conference game on the road is never easy, and doing it in overtime is harder, but that’s exactly what the Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team did, knocking off Eastern Kentucky, 28-21, in overtime at Roy Kidd Stadium.

Austin Peay State University Football takes down Eastern Kentucky on the road, 28-21 in overtime, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football takes down Eastern Kentucky on the road, 28-21 in overtime, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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