Head Coach: Rick Christophel (1st season)
Stadium: Governors Stadium, Clarksville, TN
|9/8||@ Indiana State||W||32-17||2-0|
|10/6||@ Tennessee Tech||W||30-27||4-2|
|10/11 (Thu)||Jacksonville State||L||9-42||4-3|
|11/3||@ Southeast Missouri||W||34-31||6-3|
|11/17||@ Murray State||W||23-17||7-4|
This was Austin Peay's first season back as a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, which they left following the 1996 season. Last year the Governors played as an NCAA FCS independent.