When you're a heavy, heavy underdog like Austin Peay, you don't exactly have lofty goals when you line up against Tennessee. Said tackle Gavin Willison,"So you can just go out there and leave it all on the field. There's nothing to worry about. If you screw up, that's what they expect you to do."
While the Governors respect the Volunteers, they're not exactly familiar with the Big Orange. Said linebacker Craig Salley,"The only thing I know about Tennessee right now is that Butch Jones came from Cincinnati. That's all I know about them." Added running back Tim Phillips,"The only thing I know is Peyton Manning of course, and Arian Foster when he was there playing running back. That's the only thing I know."
Austin Peay may not have much stature with an SEC team like Tennessee, but Coach Jones says that shouldn't matter. "You can never take for granted running out through the "T". You can never take those things for granted." Said Vols offensive lineman Antonio Richardson,"We are not going to take any opponent lightly, Austin Peay or whoever it may be. We're just going to go out there with aspirations of winning."
To prepare for the crowd noise at Neyland, Austin Peay has been blasting music in practice, including some 'Super Freak'. Said Governors head coach Kirby Cannon,"The reason the bad music is playing today. I think it's good music because it's of my era. You can get distracted so easily, and you can kind of not be concentrating at all."
Coach Jones is anxious to see how his team focuses too in his first ever game on Rocky Top. "And really Saturday night, we'll put our resume on film, and what type of players are we going to be."