Perhaps nobody’s “decade challenge” is more impressive than that of the Austin Peay football team. Between 2010 and 2016, the Governors won eight total games.
Austin Peay players knew after winning their first Ohio Valley Conference championship since 1977 Saturday, it would give them an automatic bid into their first ever FCS Playoffs.
The Southeastern Louisiana Lions led the Austin Peay State Governors for nearly 29 minutes on Saturday and even got their lead as high as 14 points in the first half.
After every Murray State touchdown, the Racers’ live mascot “Racer 1” and its jockey run a celebratory lap around the football field in support of the home team.
With wins over top OVC teams SEMO, Jacksonville State and Eastern Kentucky, the 4-1 Austin Peay State Governors hosted the 5-1 UT Martin Skyhawks on Saturday for sole possession of first place. They never trailed and won 38-24, putting them atop the conference.
For the first time since 2011, the Austin Peay State women’s basketball team has won their season opener. The Governors defeated Division II Kentucky Wesleyan 103-70 at the Dunn Center on Tuesday evening.
After an inexplicable loss to Tennessee State last weekend, the Austin Peay State Governors seemed set up for yet another dogfight with a beatable team on Saturday. They did, in fact, punt on their first drive before allowing the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles to score immediately after.
After winning two consecutive games over ranked opponents for the first time in school history, No. 19 Austin Peay lost to Tennessee State 26-24 last Saturday.
In a game that flipped from defensive struggle to offensive shootout in the matter of one half, it’s appropriate that the biggest play of the contest between Austin Peay and No. 20 Southeast Missouri was an interception returned for big yards.
The Austin Peay State Governors put up their second-most points in conference game ever on Saturday, beating the No. 12 Jacksonville State Gamecocks 52-33. It was their first win over JSU since 1979 and their first OVC win over the Gamecocks.