Positives from the Will Healy campaign are already becoming apparent for APSU football.
On Saturday, Sept. 24, The Govs scored their totaled 35 points against Eastern Illinois University. That’s the most amount of points scored for Govs football since a 56-0 win over Culver-Stockton on Nov. 11, 2012.
Of the 35 points for APSU on Saturday, 6 came from return specialist Kyran Moore, who took the second half kickoff back 98 yards. This was the longest play for APSU in since the stadium was renovated, and longest since Enriques Perry’s return against SEMO in 2013. The play is Moore’s first touchdown for APSU.
Moore finished with 167 kick return yards, second highest by a Gov this decade.
“I was proud of our guys. I thought we competed until the very end,” Healy said to letsgopeay.com. “I think we made strides from two weeks ago until now. I think the thing our guys had to learn the hard way, when you play a really good football team, every mistake is magnified. We’ve got to stop learning the hard way and make plays where we can win these games instead of being excited that we played and had a chance.”
Govs football may still be winless under Healy, but his effects are becoming present. Through 3 games last year APSU had a total of 20 points, and 133 on the season. Now they have scored 59 points through Healy’s first three contests.
Healy has put a positive impact on APSU football with just three games played. Despite the 0-3 record, the same as APSU had last year, the performances are a step in the right direction.