Tenn.-Martin 21, Austin Peay 20

Updated: August 29, 2003, 12:57 AM ET

MARTIN, Tenn. -- Tennessee Martin knocked off Austin Peay 21-20 Thursday night when Justin Deardorff a missed an extra point with 36 seconds left in the season opener for both teams.

Yuri Howard scored a touchdown for Austin Peay (0-1, 0-1 Ohio Valley Conference) on a 21-yard pass from Jesse Kellogg with 1:27 left to pull the Governors to within 21-14. Austin Peay recovered the ensuing onside kick, and Kellogg found Pat Curran with a 47-yard scoring pass for the apparent tying touchdown.

UT-Martin (1-0, 1-0 Ohio Valley) rushed for 227 yards to just 53 for the Governors.

Andrew Staten carried 19 times for 99 yards and a touchdown for UT-Martin.

Justin Henry had 14 rushes for 50 for Austin Peay.

Curran had nine catches for 138 yards and the score.

Kellogg was 20-of-38 passing for 233 yards and two touchdowns.

UT-Martin quarterback Brady Wahlberg was 23-of-28 for 176 yards and one touchdown.

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