Scores

Final

Tenn Tech 21

(3-4, 1-2 OVC)

Murray State 51

(3-4, 2-1 OVC)

4:00 PM ET, October 11, 2008

Roy Stewart Stadium, Murray, KY

1 2 3 4 T
TNTC 0 7 0 1421
MURR 7 14 16 1451

Top Performers

Passing: J. Ehrhardt (MURR) - 330 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: P. McKinnis (MURR) - 19 CAR, 170 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: D. Townsel (MURR) - 11 REC, 199 YDS, 1 TD

Murray St. 51, Tennessee Tech 21

Associated Press

MURRAY, Ky. -- Paul McKinnis rushed for 170 yards and three second-half touchdowns to lead Murray State to a 51-21 victory over Tennessee Tech on Saturday.

McKinnis scored on runs of 5, 36 and 50 yards as the Racers (3-4, 2-1 Ohio Valley Conference) held off the Golden Eagles (3-4, 1-2).

McKinnis' final score came with 43 seconds remaining in the game.

Murray State's Jeff Ehrhardt completed 22 of 29 passes for 330 yards and two touchdowns as the Racers had 645 yards of offense. He also rushed for 64 yards.

The Racers took a 7-0 lead when Ehrhardt found Derrick Townsel on a 59-yard touchdown pass with 5:25 left in the first quarter. Townsel caught 11 passes for 199 yards.

Murray State scored twice in the second quarter when Charlie Jordan scored on a 14-yard run and Ehrhardt hit Marcus Harris on an 11-yard touchdown pass for a 21-0 lead with 59 seconds left in the first half.

Tennessee Tech came back on Lee Sweeney's 23-yard touchdown pass to Tim Benson with 34 seconds left in the half to cut the lead to 21-7.

The Racers had three interceptions in the third quarter, leading to three scores and a 37-7 lead.

Jordan scored on a 1-yard run, Kienan Cullen kicked a 39-yard field goal and McKinnis scored his first touchdown on a 5-yard run.

Lee Sweeney completed 22 of 33 passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns for Tennessee Tech. He also scored on a 1-yard run.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TNTC
MURR
1st Downs2029
Total Yards342645
Passing280361
Rushing62284
Penalties4-305-31
3rd Down Conversions5-146-14
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers30
Possession30:0729:53

Passing Leaders

Tennessee TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sweeney22/331805.522
Murray StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ehrhardt22/2933011.420

Rushing Leaders

Tennessee TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sailes9364.009
Wilkerson8354.408
Murray StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
McKinnis191708.9350
Ehrhardt9647.1031

Receiving Leaders

Tennessee TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Benford56513.0123
Allen24321.5032
Murray StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Townsel1119918.1159
Nelson56713.4023

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTNTCMURR
TD05:25Derrick Townsel 59 Yd Pass From Jeff Ehrhardt (Kienan Cullen Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERTNTCMURR
TD11:54Charlie Jordan 14 Yd Run (Kienan Cullen Kick) 014
TD00:59Marcus Harris 11 Yd Pass From Jeff Ehrhardt (Kienan Cullen Kick) 021
TD00:34Tim Benford 23 Yd Pass From Lee Sweeney (Justin Kraemer Kick) 721
THIRD QUARTERTNTCMURR
TD08:35Charlie Jordan 1 Yd Run (Kienan Cullen Kick) 728
FG04:15Kienan Cullen 39 Yd 731
TD01:19Paul Mckinnis 5 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 737
FOURTH QUARTERTNTCMURR
TD10:22Paul Mckinnis 36 Yd Run (Kienan Cullen Kick) 744
TD07:38Henry Sailes 16 Yd Pass From Lee Sweeney (Justin Kraemer Kick) 1444
TD02:35Lee Sweeney 1 Yd Run (Justin Kraemer Kick) 2144
TD00:43Paul Mckinnis 50 Yd Run (Kienan Cullen Kick) 2151