2018 Austin Peay Governors Football Team
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2018 Austin Peay Governors Football Team
2018 Austin Peay Governors football
Austin Peay Athletics logo.svg
ConferenceOhio Valley Conference
2018 record5-6 (3-5 OVC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorWesley Satterfield (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorBrandon Cooper (2nd season)
Home stadiumFortera Stadium
(Capacity: 10,000)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Ohio Valley Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 10 Jacksonville State $^   7 1         8 3  
No. 15 Southeast Missouri State ^   6 2         8 3  
Eastern Kentucky   5 2         7 4  
Murray State   5 3         5 6  
Tennessee State   3 4         4 5  
Eastern Illinois   3 5         3 8  
Austin Peay   3 5         5 6  
UT Martin   2 6         2 9  
Tennessee Tech   1 7         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll

The 2018 Austin Peay Governors football team represented Austin Peay State University during the 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Governors, led by third-year head coach Will Healy, played their home games at Fortera Stadium as members of the Ohio Valley Conference. They finished the season 5-6, 3-5 in OVC play to finish in a tie for sixth place.

On December 5, head coach Will Healy resigned to become the head coach at Charlotte.[1] He finished at Austin Peay with a three-year record of 13-21.

Previous season

The Governors finished the 2017 season 8-4, 7-1 in OVC play to finish in second place.

Preseason

OVC media poll

On July 20, 2018, the media covering the OVC released their preseason poll with the Governors predicted to finish in second place.[2] On July 23, the OVC released their coaches poll with the Governors also predicted to finish in second place.[3]

Media poll
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Jacksonville State 134 (14)
2 Austin Peay 114 (1)
3 UT Martin 96
4 Tennessee State 91
5 Eastern Illinois 83
6 Eastern Kentucky 64
7 Murray State 39
8 Southeast Missouri State 35
9 Tennessee Tech 19
Coaches poll
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Jacksonville State 126 (14)
2 Austin Peay 112 (4)
3 UT Martin 95
4 Eastern Illinois 73
5 Eastern Kentucky 69
6 Tennessee State 64
7 Southeast Missouri State 62
8 Murray State 24
9 Tennessee Tech 23

Preseason All-OVC team

The Governors had five players selected to the preseason all-OVC team.[4]

Award watch lists

Award Player Position Year
Buck Buchanan Award[5] Jaison Williams DE JR

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 12:30 p.m.at No. 3 (FBS) Georgia*No. 22ESPNL 0-4592,746
September 86:00 p.m.Presbyterian*ESPN+W 24-05,166
September 155:00 p.m.at Morehead State*ESPN+W 78-405,955
September 222:00 p.m.at UT MartinNo. 24ESPN+L 7-371,497
September 293:00 p.m.at No. 8 Jacksonville StateESPN3L 32-4819,388
October 66:00 p.m.Tennessee State
  • Fortera Stadium
  • Clarksville, TN (Sgt. York Trophy)
ESPN3W 49-3412,201
October 131:00 p.m.at Southeast Missouri StateESPN+L 27-316,467
October 274:00 p.m.Tennessee Techdagger
  • Fortera Stadium
  • Clarksville, TN (Sgt. York Trophy)
ESPN+W 41-107,236
November 34:00 p.m.Eastern Kentucky
  • Fortera Stadium
  • Clarksville, TN
ESPN+L 13-176,094
November 101:00 p.m.at Eastern IllinoisESPN+L 21-522,149
November 174:00 p.m.Murray State
  • Fortera Stadium
  • Clarksville, TN
ESPN+W 48-237,113
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from STATS Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Game summaries

at Georgia

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 22 Governors 0 0 0 0 0
No. 3 (FBS) Bulldogs 17 21 7 0 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Presbyterian

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Hose 0 0 0 0 0
Governors 0 10 7 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
0-1 1955 PRES, 13-7

at Morehead State

1 2 3 4 Total
Governors 22 21 14 21 78
Eagles 14 12 14 0 40
Overall record Last meeting Result
18-26 2017 APSU, 69-13

at UT Martin

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 24 Governors 7 0 0 0 7
Skyhawks 6 0 17 14 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
18-34 2017 APSU, 7-0

at Jacksonville State

1 2 3 4 Total
Governors 9 3 14 6 32
No. 8 Gamecocks 0 14 14 20 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
6-19-3 2017 JSU, 34-14

Tennessee State

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 7 14 6 7 34
Governors 7 21 14 7 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
7-13 2017 APSU, 21-17

at Southeast Missouri State

1 2 3 4 Total
Governors 6 7 0 14 27
Redhawks 3 0 7 21 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
7-15 2017 APSU, 38-31

Tennessee Tech

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Eagles 0 3 7 0 10
Governors 6 14 21 0 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
19-32 2017 APSU, 35-28

Eastern Kentucky

1 2 3 4 Total
Colonels 3 0 7 7 17
Governors 7 6 0 0 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
5-45 2017 APSU, 31-24

at Eastern Illinois

1 2 3 4 Total
Governors 0 7 7 7 21
Panthers 14 21 3 14 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
4-14 2017 APSU, 28-13

Murray State

1 2 3 4 Total
Racers 10 7 0 6 23
Governors 14 7 7 20 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
15-36 2017 APSU, 27-7

Ranking movements

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ? = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final
STATS FCS 22 RV RV 24 RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Coaches 23 24 23 21 RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-12-06. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.ovcsports.com/news/2018/7/10/media-pollsters-tab-jacksonville-state-as-2018-ovc-football-preseason-favorites.aspx
  3. ^ http://www.ovcsports.com/news/2018/7/10/jacksonville-state-picked-as-2018-ohio-valley-conference-football-favorites.aspx?path=football
  4. ^ http://www.ovcsports.com/news/2018/7/10/semos-terry-jsus-bridges-named-ovc-preseason-football-players-of-the-year.aspx?path=football
  5. ^ "FCS football: 2018 Buck Buchanan Award watch list announced". August 2, 2018. Retrieved 2018.

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