Austin Peay 23, E. Kentucky 17
Jake Ryan and Devin Stark connected for three touchdowns and
Austin Peay defeated Eastern Kentucky 23-17 on Saturday, in the
Ohio Valley Conference opener for both teams.
The last time Eastern Kentucky came to Clarksville, the
Governors snapped a 22-game losing streak to the Colonels. This
time a 10-game skid dating to last season came to an end thanks to
the running of Ryan White and a strong defensive effort.
White had 132 yards on 27 carries, helping the Governors (1-2)
maintain possession for almost 13 more minutes than the Colonels
Meanwhile, the Governors’ defense kept pressure on the Eastern
Kentucky (1-3) quarterbacks, tallying four sacks.
Eastern Kentucky came in leading the Football Championship
Subdivision in tackles for loss per game (12), but it was Austin
Peay which dominated in that category, 7-4, with Darric Dillard
accounting for two tackles for loss.