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

(36:17-23:43).

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.