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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 plays Eastern Illinois at Fortera Stadium Saturday with OVC Title in reach

 

#19 Austin Peay (8-3 | 6-1 OVC) vs. Eastern Illinois (1-10 | 1-6 OVC)

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 | 2:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN | Fortera Stadium

APSU FootballClarksville, TN – One game remains between the Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team and a 2019 Ohio Valley Conference Football Championship with Eastern Illinois providing the opposition in a 2:00pm, Saturday, November 23rd matchup at Fortera Stadium.

Austin Peay State University Football hosts Eastern Illinois Saturday at Fortera Stadium. A win makes the Govenrors the 2019 Ohio Valley Conference Football Champions. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football hosts Eastern Illinois Saturday at Fortera Stadium. A win makes the Govenrors the 2019 Ohio Valley Conference Football Champions. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Football runs down Murray State Racers, 42-7

 

APSU FootballMurray, KY – In the penultimate game of the regular season, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team went on the road and throttled arch-rival Murray State. Led by Prince Momodu the Governors rushed for 295 yards while holding the Racers to 39 rushing yards in a 42-7 Ohio Valley Conference win, Saturday, at Roy Stewart Stadium. 

Austin Peay State University Football running back Prince Momodu had 93 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns in win over Murray State, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football running back Prince Momodu had 93 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns in win over Murray State, Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Football’s Josephus Smith named OVC Defensive Player of the Week

 

APSU FootballBrentwood, TN –  Austin Peay State University (APSU) football defensive lineman Josephus Smith had two sacks and led the Governors defensive front that held UT Martin to minus-25 yards rushing, earning the Ohio Valley Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week honor, Sunday.

Austin Peay State University Football's Josephus Smith effort during the Governors win over UT Martin earns Smith the  OVC Defensive Player of the Week honor. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football’s Josephus Smith effort during the Governors win over UT Martin earns Smith the OVC Defensive Player of the Week honor. (APSU Sports Information)

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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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APSU Football dominates #11 Jacksonville State, Saturday

 

APSU FootballClarksville, TN – [blank screen]

Your humble narrator spent a lot of time sitting and staring at the flashing cursor after the dateline in the Word document before trying vainly to describe what we collectively witnessed Saturday afternoon at Fortera Stadium.

The Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team didn’t just beat Jacksonville State. The Govs took the perennial Ohio Valley Conference favorite to the woodshed in a game that was never in doubt after the first half.

Austin Peay State University Football quarterback JaVaughn Craig completed 15-of-21 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns against #11 Jacksonville State, Saturday afternoon. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football quarterback JaVaughn Craig completed 15-of-21 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns against #11 Jacksonville State, Saturday afternoon. (APSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Football’s defense continues to stifle opponents run game

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team continues to be one of the best run-stopping defenses in the nation, as this past weekend in Macon, GA, the Governors held the Mercer Bears rushing attack to less than 50 yards from scrimmage.

In giving up just 43 net yards from scrimmage on the ground to Mercer, it marks the third straight week the Govs run defense has allowed their opponents less than 60 total rushing yards net in a contest, with APSU giving up 53 yards to North Carolina Central in the season opener on August 29th and 32 yards to Central Arkansas on September 7th.

Austin Peay State University Football's defense held the Mercer Bears to 43 rushing yards. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Football’s defense held the Mercer Bears to 43 rushing yards. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors student-athletes set department record with 3.15 GPA in Fall 2018

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) student-athletes set a department record with a 3.15 grade-point average for the Fall 2018 semester.

For the first time, Austin Peay student-athletes have posted a department-wide GPA of 3.0 or greater in three consecutive semesters. A record 209 student-athletes received academic recognition for the Fall 2018 semester, including 107 recognized on the dean’s list. It’s the third time 100 or more student athletes have been named to the dean’s list.

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