NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- — Draylen Ellis passed for two touchdowns, ran for another and Austin Peay blanked Tennessee State 36-7 on Saturday.
The Governors (5-5, 3-2 Ohio Valley Conference), who made six interceptions in a 42-26 win over Eastern Illinois last week and came into this game with an FCS-best 15 picks, had two more against the Tigers (5-5, 3-3).
Austin Peay was denied its first shutout since September 2018 when Chayil Garnett threw a 6-yard score to Zaire Thornton with six seconds left. However, the victory did avenge a 24-22 loss on Oct. 2 to the Tigers. The first game didn't count in the conference standings.
The Governors' first points came from the special teams when Drae McCray blocked and returned a punt 20 yards for a first-quarter score.
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