Despite losing to Troy University 57-17, APSU has a lot to look forward to in the remainder of the season.
APSU earned their highest score against a Football Bowl Subdivision team since scoring 33 points against Middle Tennessee State University in 2010.
Another takeaway from the game is junior James Coleman scoring two touchdowns.
This was the first time an APSU player has scored two or more touchdowns since 2014, when then freshman Jared Beard had three touchdown receptions against Murray State.
This is also the first time APSU put up at least 17 points in a season opener since 2010, when they scored 38 points against Cumberland University.
Last season, the Govs struggled with extra points and field goals. During the season opener, senior kicker Nick Guana went 3 for 3 on kicks with 2 extra points and one 33-yard field goal.
APSU also had a lot of big additions to the team in the offseason, including two former SEC players.
Four-star defensive end Lloyd Tubman came from the University of Kentucky.
Along with Tubman, long snapper Alex Harrelson and Nick Gauna rolled into the Govs’ 2016 roster with one year of eligibility left.
The Govs also added the fourth FBS player, Tyree Harris. Harris was a wide receiver at Wake Forrest.
With all things in consideration, APSU has talent and coaching to earn success in the 2016 season.