|Austin Peay Governors football|
|Head coach||Scotty Walden |
1st season, 0-0 (-)
|NCAA division||Division I FCS|
|Conference||Ohio Valley Conference|
|Colors||Red and White|
The Austin Peay Governors football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the Austin Peay State University located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Ohio Valley Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1930. They were previously a member of the Pioneer Football League from 2001 through 2005. The team plays its home games at the 10,000 seat Fortera Stadium.
The trophy goes to the team in Tennessee that has the best record against the other three teams. Austin Peay has won the trophy three times, in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
The battle of the boarder is a trophy awarded to the team with the most points based on wins between all the sporting events between Austin Peay and Murray State. Murray State leads the series 36-16.
Notable alumni include:
Austin Peay has retired two jersey numbers in program history.
|1948||David B. Aaron||Volunteer State Athletic Conference||8-2||2-0|
|1977||Boots Donnelly||Ohio Valley Conference||8-3||6-1|
|2019||Mark Hudspeth||Ohio Valley Conference||11-4||7-1|
The Governors have made one appearance in the FCS Playoffs. Their record is 2-1.
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