October 23, 2008

Tech's next Sgt. York Trophy contest is Saturday night at Austin Peay

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The second of Tennessee Tech's three games in the battle for the annual Sgt. York Trophy is on tap Saturday at 6 p.m. in Clarksville when the Golden Eagles (3-5/1-3 OVC) meet the Austin Peay Governors (0-7/0-4 OVC).

It's the first meeting between the two in-state rivals on the Govs home field since 1997. After APSU left the OVC in football in 1998 and returned last year, the first meeting in the renewed rivalry took place in Cookeville. Austin Peay won that contest, 30-27, on a last-second field goal.

Tech owns a 25-16 advantage in the all-time series, including a convincing 15-5 record over the Govs in Clarksville. Tech won in Clarksville, 23-17 in 1996, and also claimed a road win over the Govs in 1997 by a 36-3 margin.

Coach Watson Brown's team brings a 3-5 overall record into the game, following a 35-7 loss last Thursday to UT Martin in Tech's first Sgt. York Trophy game. The Golden Eagles will finish the three-game challenge next week (Nov. 1) at Tennessee State.

Saturday's game can be heard live on the Golden Eagle Sports Network, and can also be heard via either the Internet or the telephone through Teamline. The game will also be seen live via OVCsports.TV web streaming.