Austin Peay Governors (0-0) at Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (0-0)
College Football: Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 2:30 pm (Tucker Stadium)
The Line: Tennessee Tech +7.5 -- Over/Under: 66 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Austin Peay Governors and Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles meet Saturday in week 2 FCS college football action at Tucker Stadium.
The Austin Peay Governors had a three-game fall season and ended up losing all three contests. Jerem Oatsvall is completing 49.4 percent of his passes for 479 yards, zero touchdowns and threee interceptions. Oatsvall has to be better for the Governors to have success this spring. Baniko Harley and Geordo Pollard have combined for 320 receiving yards on 18 catches while Deangel Wilson has seven receptions. The Austin Peay Governors ground game is averaging 97.7 yards per contest, and CJ Evans JR leads the way with 190 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Austin Peay is allowing 44.6 points and 480.3 yards per game. Kordel Jackson leads the Austin Peay Governors with 18 tackles, Kwame Sutton has 1.5 sacks and Jack McDonald has one interception.
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are coming off a 6-6 record that included a 3-3 record at home. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles averaged 29 points and 380.1 yards while allowing 25.4 points and 344.8 yards. Bailey Fisher returns at quarterback after throwing for 2,643 yards and 21 touchdowns on a 61.6 completion percentage. Metrius Fleming and David Gist return, a duo that combined for more than 1,000 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Gist also led the Golden Eagles with 548 rushing yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Seth Carlisle returns after 88 tackles, Chris Tucker had 5.5 sacks and Tai Carter had one interception. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles have to like their chances at an improved season with so much returning production, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Tennessee Tech has a real chance to be explosive on offense this season.
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles have a lot of returning production and could be good this season. However, the Austin Peay Governors have an advantage given that they played three fall games, and they held their own against a good Central Arkansas squad while scoring 20 points against a ranked Cincinnati squad. Playing games this fall gives Austin Peay a huge edge, as Tennessee Tech hasn't played an actual game since November of 2019.
I'll lay the points with Austin Peay.