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Instant Peay Play: Despite season-opening loss, APSU’s Kirby Cannon sees promise in young Governors

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – Austin Peay head football coach Kirby Cannon felt his team may have lost the battle, August 30th in their season-opener versus Memphis University, but despite the 63-0 final margin saw more than a few good things that they will build on as they move forward into the season.

APSU Coach Kirby Cannon see's promise in his Governors despite loss to Memphis (Bill Larson/Clarksville Online)

APSU Coach Kirby Cannon see’s promise in his Governors despite loss to Memphis (Bill Larson/Clarksville Online)

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Austin Peay State University Football no match for Memphis Tigers in 63-0 loss

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUMemphis, TN – The Memphis Tigers scored on its first six offensive possessions, including five rushing touchdowns, as Austin Peay State University lost its season opener, 63-0, a contest played Saturday night at the Liberty Bowl.

It was APSU’s fourth straight season-opening loss—all to Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams. The Govs last season-opening win was a 38-6 home victory against Cumberland in the 2010 season.

Austin Peay Governors Football loses at Memphis, 63-0. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Football loses at Memphis, 63-0. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Governors Football hits the road to face Memphis Tigers Saturday, August 30th

 

Austin Peay Governors (0-0) at Memphis Tigers (0-0)

Saturday, August 30th, 2014 | 6:00pm CDT
Memphis, TN | Liberty Bowl (61,008)

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – On Saturday, August 30th, 2014, the Austin Peay State University football team kicks off the 2014 season on the road against the Memphis Tigers at the Liberty Bowl. Kickoff is at 6:00pm.

This contest begins the second season of the Kirby Cannon Era. After the Govs went 0-12 in their first season under Cannon, APSU’s roster has undergone a huge makeover, with 38 freshmen or redshirt freshmen comprising the roster and making the Governors an extremely young team.

Austin Peay State University's football team to play first game of the year this Saturday at Memphis Tigers. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University’s football team to play first game of the year this Saturday at Memphis Tigers. (APSU Sports Information)

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13th Ranked Memphis defeats Austin Peay 95-69

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUMemphis, TN – Ball-handling and perimeter defense conspired to doom Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team in its Thursday night tilt at Memphis. The Govs fell to Memphis, 95-69, in the road opener at FedExForum.

APSU drops game to Memphis 96-69. (APSU Sports Information)

APSU drops game to Memphis 96-69. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors Basketball hit the road Saturday to take on the Memphis Tigers

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Men’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsMemphis, TN – Expectations sometime are hard to live up to, especially at season’s start.

Teeth were gnashing, the talk show phone lines were lighting up after Memphis, a preseason Top 20 team, got off to a 2-2 start.

APSU Men's Basketball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

APSU Men’s Basketball. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors Baseball lose to the Memphis Tigers

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Baseball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsMemphis, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team led for six innings but could not hold on as the Memphis Tigers won in walk-off fashion, 3-2, Tuesday night at FedEx Park.

Memphis (6-10) rallied from a 2-0 deficit, tying the game in the sixth, before piecing together the game-winning rally in the ninth.

Catcher P.J. Torres' fourth-inning sacrifice fly gave the Govs a two-run lead, but they could not hold on in Tuesday's loss at Memphis. Austin Peay Men's Baseball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Catcher P.J. Torres' fourth-inning sacrifice fly gave the Govs a two-run lead, but they could not hold on in Tuesday's loss at Memphis. Austin Peay Men's Baseball. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors vs. Memphis

 

APSU Sports Information: APSU Football

September 17th, 2011 • 6:00pm CDT
Memphis, TN • Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (61,000)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – This is Austin Peay’s 75th season of college football, including nine non-scholarship seasons (1997-2005). They enter the contest with a 271-468-16 record.

Austin Peay has enjoyed only 18 winning seasons in 74 years of football and only two winning seasons since the turn of the century–a 7-5 mark in 2002 as a non-scholarship program and a 7-4 record in 2007 in Rick Christophel’s first season.

After owning a school-record 26 seniors in 2009, the Govs had half that many (13) in 2010. This season the Govs have even fewer, eight.

APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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