The Hokies' oppenent on this short week (THANKX WEAVER) are the Governors of Austin Peay State University. For those asking, "Peay" is pronouced with a long 'e.' This has led the student body to adopt one of the more grandiose cheers in intercollegiate sports.
Last season the Governors played two FBS opponents, losing by a combined score of 99-16. Why is this significant? Memphis - widely regarded as the worse team in college footbal in 2011, was one of those two teams. Could this perhaps be the signs of bigger things to come for APSU?
The Governors are currently riding a three-game losing streak. There last victory came against Central State (Wilberforce, Ohio) in early November of last year, an impressive 40-0 win. Unfortunately, it was the lowest attended home game for the Governors all season.
Cheerleading and football are almost inseperable and DID YOU KNOW that the Governor cheerleading squad placed fifth at this year's National Cheerleaders Association Division I championships in Florida? In fact, this may have been the first time the Governor himself - who bears a striking resemblence to Colonel Sanders - laid eyes upon the deep blue sea.
Don't forget to wear white to the game for the Herma's Reader fundraiser! We've even got special helmets!!!!!! I'm always excited for new uniforms, how 'bout the rest of y'all?