Austin Peay kicks off with FBS pair
Clarksville, TN (Sports Network) - Austin Peay football will make season- opening trips to a pair of Football Bowl Subdivision opponents, Cincinnati and Memphis, and play five home games as part of its 2011 schedule.
The Governors, who were 2-9 last season, will begin the season on Sept. 3 at Big East member Cincinnati. After a week off, they will remain in-state and visit Memphis of Conference USA on Sept. 17.
Austin Peay's home games are against fellow Ohio Valley Conference members Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 24), Tennessee State (Oct. 1), Jacksonville State (Oct. 15) and Eastern Illinois (Oct. 29) on Homecoming Day, as well as NCAA Division II member Central State (Nov. 5).
"It's an aggressive schedule," Austin Peay coach Rick Christophel said. "I am proud of it in that way. We have to get through the first part of it because of who we are playing."
2011 Austin Peay Schedule
Sept. 3, at Cincinnati, Cincinnati, TBA
Sept. 17, at Memphis, Memphis, Tenn., TBA
Sept. 24, Eastern Kentucky*, Clarksville, Tenn., TBA
Oct. 1, Tennessee State*, Clarksville, Tenn., 7 p.m. ET
Oct. 8, at UT Martin*, Martin, Tenn., TBA
Oct. 15, Jacksonville State*, Clarksville, Tenn., TBA
Oct. 22, at Southeast Missouri State*, Cape Girardeau, Mo., TBA
Oct. 29, Eastern Illinois* (Homecoming), Clarksville, Tenn., TBA
Nov. 5, Central State, Clarksville, Tenn., TBA
Nov. 12, at Murray State*, Murray, Ky., TBA
Nov. 19, at Tennessee Tech*, Cookeville, Tenn., TBA
*-Ohio Valley Conference game
03/24 15:55:34 ET