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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 opens the season at Western Kentucky

 

Austin Peay Governors vs. Western Kentucky
September 1st, 2012 • 6:00pm CDT
Bowling Green, Ky. • Houchens Industries-Smith Stadium (22,113)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsBowling Green, KY – A pair of former rivals will open the 2012 season, 6:00pm, Saturday, when Austin Peay travels to Bowling Green, KY, to play Western Kentucky.

Western Kentucky was a charter member of the Ohio Valley Conference from 1948-81 before becoming a football independent. They rejoined the OVC briefly as an associate member before moving to the Gateway Football Conference-that run included the 2002 I-AA National Championship.

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 to begin Spring Practice

 

APSU Sports: Austin Peay Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – With spring break behind it, Austin Peay State University’s football team, buoyed by a veteran group returning, will hit the football field for spring football practice. Practice will commence 3:45pm, Tuesday, in Governors Stadium.

The Govs will practice two days—Tuesday and Wednesday—in shorts before putting on the pads this weekend.

APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors vs. Central State

 

November 5th, 2011 • 1:00pm CDT
Clarksville, TN • Governors Stadium (10,000)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – This Saturday’s game with Central State will be Senior Day. It marks the last home performance for eight Govs’ seniors: safety Amius Smith, running back Ryan White, wide receiver Scott Thomas, offensive lineman Devon McVea, offensive tackle James Barker, offensive tackle James Washington, center Tim Schmid and long snapper Nick Newsome.

The 19-10 loss to Eastern Illinois was APSU’s fourth straight loss. Austin Peay is amidst its fourth straight season in which it has lost three or more games.

APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors vs. Cincinnati Bearcats

 

September 3rd, 2011 • 6:00pm CDT
Cincinnati, Ohio • Nippert Stadium (35,000)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsCincinnati, OH – This is Austin Peay’s 75th season of college football, including nine non-scholarship seasons (1997-2005). They enter the season with a 271-467-16 record.

Austin Peay is 27-45-2 in openers in its previous 74 years of football, including last season’s 38-6 home victory against Cumberland. The Govs have won the season opener five times in the last 16 seasons.

This is the third time Austin Peay has opened the season with Cincinnati, the previous two being in 1985 and 1993.

APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Stansell getting his kicks for Governors

 

APSU Sports: Men’s Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – In two seasons Stephen Stansell literally has booted himself up the Austin Peay kicking records chart.

Stansell has kicked 21 field goals in his two seasons, tying him for third all time in career field goals made (Tom McMillan holds the career mark with 33 field goals from 1986-89). The junior from Athens also is tied for career field-goal percentage (63.6 percent).

APSU Men's Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Men's Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Football Governors set to scrimmage for first time Monday

 

APSU Sports: Men’s Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – With a week-full of practices behind it, Austin Peay State University’s football team will scrimmage for the first time, 9:00am, Monday, in Governors Stadium.

The scrimmage will be a culmination of seven practices days, including full pads both Friday and Saturday. The Governors coaching staff backed off contact work Sunday in preparation for Monday’s question-answering scrimmage.

The young Governors are coming off a 2-9 2011 record, but return 46 letterwinners, including seven starters on offense and nine on defense. After watching his team’s intense work in the offseason and the first practice week, head coach Rick Christophel is anxious to see not only how his returnees have progressed but how much he can count on his young players as well. 

APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Govs second football scrimmage to be held on Morgan Brothers Soccer Field

 

APSU Men’s Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s football team will scrimmage approximately 9:20am, Saturday.

However, if interested fans show up at Governors Stadium, they will be watching APSU’s track meet.

If they want to find the football scrimmage, they will have to venture out to Morgan Brothers Soccer Field.

For the first time since the former Austin Peay football practice field was converted into the home of the Lady Govs soccer team will APSU’s football team scrimmage on grass—APSU has used it for occasional practices in the past. The Tennessee Titans did use the soccer field for scrimmages when they were in Clarksville for training camp in 2006.

APSU Men's Football (Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

APSU Men's Football (Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

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Slow start hampers Govs in 56-33 loss at MTSU

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsMurfreesboro, TN – Despite scoring a school-record 33 points against a Football Bowl Subdivision program, Austin Peay State University was unable to overcome a 28-3 first-half deficit as it fell to Middle Tennessee, 56-33, Saturday night in Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium.

The loss drops Austin Peay to 1-1 on the season, the same mark of the Blue Raiders.

It was a game that saw Middle Tennessee own the start and end of the contest with Austin Peay owning in between. The Governors offensively and defensively got off to a slow start. Middle Tennessee took the opening kickoff and drove it 78 yards in 13 plays to get off to an early 7-0 barely three minutes into the game.

After the ensuing kickoff, the Govs took over at its 32-yard line and on the second play from scrimmage MTSU’s Darin Davis grabbed a Jake Ryan errant pass and raced 59 yards for the score to give the Blue Raiders a quick 14-0 lead.

Jeremy Ross returns a fumble for a touchdown. ( Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography )

Jeremy Ross returns a fumble for a touchdown. ( Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography )

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Austin Peay Governors take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

 

September 9th, 2010 • 6:00pm CDT
Murfreesboro, Tennessee • Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium

Austin Peay State University GovernorsAustin Peay Governors Football travels to Murfreesboro Tennessee this friday to take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.

Austin Peay has not played Middle Tennessee since November 8th, 1997, when the Govs dropped a 59-10 decision in Murfreesboro. That was APSU’s first year transitioning to non-scholarship football after announcing their intent in December. 1996.

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