Freshman CJ Evans, who scored on a 75-yard touchdown on his first collegiate touch last fall against Pittsburgh, had a 7-yard TD run for Austin Peay (1-4, 1-1 Ohio Valley Conference) in the third quarter that proved to be the difference. The Govs played three road games in the fall, losing all, before falling at Tennessee Tech 27-21 last weekend in their spring opener.
Tennessee State (0-1, 0-1) was playing its first game since 2019. The Tigers were the only team to beat Austin Peay during the regular season of 2019.
Isaiah Green and Deveon Bryant both threw a touchdown pass, and on Tennessee State’s final possession Green converted a fourth-and-14 from his 10. Green added completions of 20 and 31 yards before a final pass from the Austin Peay 24 was knocked down short of the end zone.
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