This past Saturday, Oct. 20 was a break for Govs fans as the football team enjoyed a bye week. The Govs last loss came on Oct. 13 against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, 45-14.
The Govs are 0-7 on the season and 0–5 in the OVC.
The Colonels Quarterback T.J. Pryor had a decent night completing 8 of 13 for 232 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Colonels leading runningback Matt Denham had 20 carries for 114 yards and two touchdowns.
Denham’s longest run came in the first quarter for 18 yards and a touchdown making the score 14-0. Wide receiver Cameron Bailey scored the Colonels first touchdown on an 84-yard reception.
Bailey would end the game with three catches for 125 yards. Tyron Goard only had one catch on the night, but it was for 28 yards and a touchdown in the second quarter.
The Colonels seemed to score at will against the Govs’ defense, but it wasn’t just the Colonels offense doing all the scoring. Cornerback Justin Bell returned a 16-yard interception for a touchdown early in the third quarter.
Gov’s quarterback Jake Ryan is still struggling with accuracy issues as he went 19 for 32 and 172 yards with two interceptions.
Ryan was able to connect with wide receiver Darryl Clack for a four-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, and he also hit Mikhail Creech in the third quarter for a 38-yard touchdown pass.
Nonetheless, it was another long night for the Govs as they seem to have no answers for the teams they face.
It was another game without senior runningback Wesley Kitts. Kitts was suspended for breaking team policy shortly after Cody Tucker was arrested for allegedly selling steroids.
There is no confirmation that the two incidences are connected, but it is clear the APSU football program is not heading in a positive direction. APSU looks to turn it around and get their first win on homecoming, Saturday, Oct. 27, against Southeast Missouri.