Clarksville, TN (Sports Network) - Austin Peay has moved up its home-opening
football game against Eastern Illinois by two days to Thursday, Oct. 10.
Kickoff is 7 p.m. ET
The change to the Ohio Valley Conference game was made because Austin Peay will
have fall break during the Oct. 12 weekend.
The Governors, who have a new head coach in Kirby Cannon, open the season with
five straight road games, with a bye week after the fourth game.
"Eastern Illinois did us a favor by agreeing to move our game to Thursday,"
Cannon said. "It creates a situation where we play short on practice going into
that game. But felt like we needed a home game that our students could easily
attend. With the (fall break) holiday on that Friday from school, the Thursday
night matchup has a great chance to be well-attended and give us the support
that we will want and need after being on the road for five straight (games)."
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