RICHMOND, Ky. – Battling offensive issues all night, Austin Peay State University’s football team opened Ohio Valley Conference play with a 38-3 loss to Eastern Kentucky, Saturday night, at Roy Kidd Stadium in front of 7,400 fans.
The Governors remained winless overall at 0-5 while Eastern Kentucky improves to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the OVC. It was APSU’s 21st straight road defeat.
It was a night of continuous offensive struggles for the Governors, who failed to gain a first down in the first quarter for a second straight contest and just 51 total yards in the opening half, 50 coming on the Govs’ last drive that ended with an interception.
The Governors finished with only 106 yards total offense, including just six rushing yards on 25 attempts. The Govs offensive line was unable to move the Eastern Kentucky defensive front all night long.
Offensively, EKU bounced back from its loss at Eastern Illinois by rolling up 427 yards total offense, 431 on the ground.
One of APSU’s offensive highlights was Darryl Clack catching three passes for 48 yards It’s other highlight was an Andrew Spivey 32-yard pass to Tim Phillips that set up the Govs’ lone score, a 30-yard Chase Dunlap fourth-quarter field goal.