Austin Peay Governors football

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.

Austin Peay Governors
2020 Austin Peay Governors football team
Austin Peay Athletics logo.svg
First season1930
Head coachMarquase Lovings(Interim)
StadiumFortera Stadium
(Capacity: 10,000)
Field surfaceAstroTurf
LocationClarksville, Tennessee
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferenceOhio Valley Conference
All-time record298–544–16 (.357)
Conference titles3
ColorsRed and White[1]



  • 1957–1972: NCAA College Division
  • 1973–1977: NCAA Division II
  • 1978–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS

Conference membershipsEdit


(Sgt. York Trophy)Edit

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.

Battle of the BoarderEdit

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 former playersEdit

Notable alumni include:

Retired numbersEdit

Austin Peay has retired two jersey numbers in program history.[2]

No. Player Position Tenure
30 John Ogles RB 1963–66
84 Harold Roberts WR 1967–70

Conference championshipsEdit

Austin Peay has won three conference championships, two outright, and one shared while having the head to head win over Southeast Missouri State[3]

Year Coach Conference Record Conference record
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


FCS playoffsEdit

The Governors have made one appearance in the FCS Playoffs. Their record is 2–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2019 First Round
Second Round
Sacramento State
Montana State
W 42–6
W 42–28
L 10–24


  1. ^ "APSU Athletics Digital & Local Style Guide". January 5, 2015. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
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