The Murray State Racers and the Austin Peay Governors have scheduled a 12-game, home-and-home soccer sequence that concludes in 2037, FBSchedules.com has realized.
Murray State and Austin Peay squared off on the gridiron final season on Oct. 15 in a non-conference matchup. Austin Peay defeated Murray State in that contest, 52-17, at Fortera Stadium in Clarksville, Tenn.
The competition in 2022 between the 2 arch-rivals was the primary of a 12-game, home-and-home sequence, in keeping with a duplicate of the contract that was executed final July and obtained from Murray State College through a state open data request.
Per the contract, the sequence will resume with the second recreation at Roy Stewart Stadium in Murray, Ky., throughout the second week of the 2027 season. If performed on a Saturday, the date of the sport could be Sept. 11.
The sequence will then prolong for an additional 10 years, with video games performed throughout Week 2 at Austin Peay in even seasons and at Murray State in odd seasons, in keeping with the contract. Right here is how the complete sequence will look, barring any future adjustments to the NCAA calendar:
- Oct. 15, 2022 – at Austin Peay (recreation performed)
- Sept. 11, 2027 – at Murray State
- Sept. 9, 2028 – at Austin Peay
- Sept. 8, 2029 – at Murray State
- Sept. 7, 2030 – at Austin Peay
- Sept. 6, 2031 – at Murray State
- Sept. 11, 2032 – at Austin Peay
- Sept. 10, 2033 – at Murray State
- Sept. 9, 2034 – at Austin Peay
- Sept. 8, 2035 – at Murray State
- Sept. 6, 2036 – at Austin Peay
- Sept. 12, 2037 – at Murray State
Murray State and Austin Peay are each former members of the Ohio Valley Convention and met yearly in convention matchups between 1963 and 1996 after which once more from 2007 by 2021. Murray State begins play within the Missouri Valley Soccer Convention this season, whereas Austin Peay is a member of the United Athletic Convention, which is the brand new title for the ASUN-WAC soccer alliance.
The 2 colleges, separated by solely about 66 miles, first met on the gridiron in 1953 and have performed 56 contests total in a sequence that’s at the moment led by Murray State, 36-20. Athletics competitions between the 2 colleges are at the moment dubbed Popeye’s Battle of the Border.