Golden Eagles falter on APSU's Homecoming

Golden Eagles falter on APSU's Homecoming

By Thomas Corhern, TTU Sports Information

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – With Austin Peay coming off of an open date after a frustrating Ohio Valley Conference loss at Southeast Missouri, the Tennessee Tech football team ran into a determined Governors squad looking to rebound on their Homecoming.

While Tech did put together solid offensive numbers, APSU still put plenty of points on the board, taking a 41-10 victory over the Golden Eagles on Saturday.

Bailey Fisher threw a 23-yard touchdown strike to David Gist and Nick Madonia kicked a 24-yard field goal and a PAT to complete Tech's scoring.

Tech (0-8, 0-5 OVC) pulled together 298 yards of offense, including 97 yards passing for Fisher, while Luke Ward passed for 34 yards and rushed for a team-high 65 yards. Gist ended the game with a team-high 47 yards on two catches, while Andrew Goldsmith hauled in three.

The Golden Eagles, however, had trouble holding up Govs quarterback Jeremiah Oatsvall, who completed 15 of his 19 passes for 279 yards and a career-high five touchdowns, tying an Austin Peay record for passing touchdowns. Three of those TDs went to D.J. Montgomery, who caught four passes for 111 yards, while Baniko Harley caught two scored among his three catches for 86 yards.

Prince Momodu also ran for a score for the Govs (4-4, 2-3 OVC).

Shannon Fayne led the Golden Eagles with 14 tackles, while Josh Poplar had 13 stops.

Tech returns to action on Saturday as it hosts Murray State for Homecoming. Kickoff at Tucker Stadium is at 1:30 p.m.

Photo by Tony Marable