No more fall ball: CFB team calls it a season at 0-3 after 11-win year in 2019
The B1G won’t kick off for another month, and yet there’s one college football team who’s season is already over. It wasn’t quite the ending they had hoped for, either.
Austin Peay, an FCS program that competes in the Ohio Valley Conference, scheduled three games this fall, deciding to squeeze in a few games until the FCS season kicks off in spring 2021. Unfortunately for the Governors, the fall campaign did not end well.
Austin Peay finished with an 0-3 record, dropping games to Central Arkansas, Pitt and Cincinnati. The Governors were outscored 134-37 in those three contests.
- vs. Central Arkansas: L 24-17
- vs. Pitt: L 55-0
- vs. Cincinnati: L 55-20
The season got off to a decent start, as Austin Peay played in the first game of the college football season, taking on Central Arkansas in the opener. That game came down to the final minutes, but CAU squeaked out a 24-17 victory.
Life got a little rougher for the Governors after that.
In their next game against Pitt, a lopsided first half led to the two teams agreeing to slash five minutes off both the third and fourth quarters, meaning the second half time was reduced by 10 total minutes. The Panthers cruised to a 55-0 victory.
Austin Peay allowed that same point in its season finale against Cincinnati on Saturday, falling 55-20 to the Bearcats.
On a positive note, Austin Peay did get some cash for games against Pitt and Cincinnati. And, when the FCS season rolls around in the spring, the Governors should have a step up on some of their OVC competition.
That should count for something, right?