Scores

Final

E Kentucky 17

(1-3, 0-1 OVC)

Austin Peay 23

(1-2, 1-0 OVC)

Coverage: NeuLion Webcast

7:00 PM ET, September 24, 2011

Governors Stadium, CLARKSVILLE, TN

1 2 3 4 T
EKY 0 10 0 717
PEAY 9 7 7 023

Top Performers

Passing: J. Ryan (PEAY) - 133 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: R. White (PEAY) - 27 CAR, 132 YDS

Receiving: T. Goard (EKY) - 7 REC, 133 YDS, 2 TD

Austin Peay 23, E. Kentucky 17

Associated Press

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- 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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EKY
PEAY
1st Downs2018
Total Yards383334
Passing250133
Rushing133201
Penalties10-8713-78
3rd Down Conversions3-164-16
4th Down Conversions1-11-1
Turnovers31
Possession23:4336:17

Passing Leaders

Eastern KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pryor15/302317.722
Austin PeayC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ryan13/271334.931

Rushing Leaders

Eastern KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Denham8546.8018
Williams14523.7011
Austin PeayCARYDSAVGTDLG
White271324.9017
Kitts10515.1013

Receiving Leaders

Eastern KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Goard713319.0252
Williams34816.0029
Austin PeayRECYDSAVGTDLG
Stark67913.2326
Thomas33511.7017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREKYPEAY
TD07:11Devin Stark 16 Yd Pass From Jake Ryan (Stephen Stansell Kick) 07
SF07:05Jeremiah Williams Tackled By Amius Smith In End Zone 09
SECOND QUARTEREKYPEAY
FG13:13Luke Pray 36 Yd 39
TD06:59Tyrone Goard 52 Yd Pass From T.J. Pryor (Luke Pray Kick) 109
TD01:46Devin Stark 5 Yd Pass From Jake Ryan (Stephen Stansell Kick) 1016
THIRD QUARTEREKYPEAY
TD09:49Devin Stark 11 Yd Pass From Jake Ryan (Devin Stark Kick) 1023
FOURTH QUARTEREKYPEAY
TD01:47Tyrone Goard 12 Yd Pass From T.J. Pryor (Luke Pray Kick) 1723