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Austin Peay Governors Football at Tennessee Tech

 

November 19th, 2011 • 1:30pm CST
Cookeville, TN • Tucker Stadium / Overall Field (16,500)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsCookeville, TN – In its season finale, Austin Peay’s football team still has something to play for – the coveted Sgt. York Trophy.

The Govs remain in contention for the in-state trophy, needing a win against Tennessee Tech, 1:00pm, Saturday, in order to bring the trophy to Clarksville for the first time.

The Golden Eagles, meanwhile, are in a similar situation. Heading into the final regular-season weekend,  Tennessee Tech is on the verge of their first Ohio Valley Conference football championship since 1975.

Austin Peay Governors Football. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Governors Football. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay Governors vs. Murray State

 

November 12th, 2011 • 1:00pm CST
Murray, KY • Roy Stewart Stadium (16,800)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Last Saturday’s game with Central State was Senior Day. It marked 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 J.P. Washington, center Tim Schmid and long snapper Nick Newsome. After owning a school-record 26 seniors in 2009, the Govs had half that many (13) in 2010.

Devin Stark makes a spectacular catch for a touchdown. APSU Football.

Devin Stark makes a spectacular catch for a touchdown. APSU Football.

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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. Jacksonville State

 

October 15th, 2011 • 6:00pm CDT
Clarksville, TN • Governors (10,000)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – When Austin Peay defeated Tennessee State, 37-34, it allowed the Govs to open 2-0 in the OVC for the first time since 1977.

When APSU rallied from being down 27-6 to be at Tennessee State, October 1st, that 21-point deficit was the largest overcome by the Governors in school history. The previous largest deficit was 17 points, October 28th, 1978, when the Governors rallied from a 17-0 deficit to defeat Middle Tennessee, 28-17.

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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Austin Peay Governors vs. UT Martin

 

October 8th, 2011 • 2:00pm CDT
Martin, TN • Hardy M. Graham Stadium (8,500)

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Saturday’s victory against Tennessee State allowed Austin Peay to open 2-0 in the OVC for the first time since 1977, the same season the Govs opened 3-0 for the last time.

When APSU rallied from being down 27-6, that 21-point deficit was the largest overcome by the Governors in school history. The previous largest deficit was 17 points, October 28th, 1978, when the Governors rallied from a 17-0 deficit to defeat Middle Tennessee, 28-17.

Stansell kicking the game winning field goal against Tennessee State. APSU Football. (Courtesy: Mateen Sidiq/Austin Peay)

Stansell kicking the game winning field goal against Tennessee State. APSU Football. (Courtesy: Mateen Sidiq/Austin Peay)

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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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Football Govs add three wide receivers

 

APSU Men’s Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s football team has added depth to its wide receiver corps with the most recent announced signings.

In fact, all three signees also will add size and speed to an area that lost a trio (Adrian Mines, T.C. Jennings and Darryl Miller) of experienced senior receivers. They are 6-3, 190-pound Hunter Branch, of Fairview; Anthony Woodard, a  6-5, 190-pound receiver from Gallatin, and Darryl Clack, a 6-6, 210-pound wideout from Maplewood.

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

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

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Football Govs set to begin spring practice Tuesday

 

APSU Men’s Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Fueled with an experienced roster, Austin Peay State University’s football team will begin spring practice, 3:45pm, Tuesday, in Governors Stadium.

The Governors return 48 lettermen from a team that finished 2-9 a year ago. With so many lettermen returning it translates into 16 starters—eight offense and eight defense—back to provide experience.

“I am excited about what we have coming back,” APSU coach Rick Christophel said. “We have more going this spring (than last year), except for one position, that is quarterback.

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

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

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Football Governors fill needs with 16 signees

 

APSU Men’s Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Filling areas of need, Austin Peay State University football team announced the signing of 16 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent, Wednesday, to attend the University next fall.

Wednesday was the first day that potential recruits could sign national letters of intent.

“We recruited needs as we always do,” APSU coach Rick Christophel said. “We pinpointed some areas, in particular, and we felt like we did well recruiting those areas. We still would like to find a linebacker and another offensive lineman—we signed one (Julian Virgo, of Pope John Paul II in Hendersonville), but we really feel good about this recruiting class so far.

APSU Governors Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Governors Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Governors offense comes up short at Eastern Kentucky

 

APSU Men’s Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsRichmond, KY – Jeremy Caldwell returned a third-quarter punt 69 yards to break a tie and lifted Eastern Kentucky to a 17-3 Ohio Valley Conference decision against Austin Peay State University, Saturday, at Roy Kidd Stadium in the season finale for both clubs.

The loss was the Govs’ eighth straight, ending the APSU season at 2-9, 1-7 in the OVC. The eight straight losses are the most by a Governors team since 2004.

APSU Governors Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Governors Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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