Scores

Final

Tenn Tech 14

(3-7, 1-5 OVC)

Tenn St 41

(7-2, 4-1 OVC)

6:00 PM ET, November 1, 2008

LP Field, Nashville, TN

1 2 3 4 T
TNTC 7 0 0 714
TNST 7 14 7 1341

Top Performers

Passing: D. Grooms (TNST) - 138 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: C. Wilkerson (TNTC) - 14 CAR, 23 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Johnson (TNST) - 5 REC, 60 YDS, 1 TD

Tennessee St. 41, Tennessee Tech 14

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Javarris Williams rushed for 125 yards and two touchdowns to lead Tennessee State to a 41-14 victory over Tennessee Tech on Saturday night.

Williams has 117 rushing yards or more in five of his past six games, and has scored at least one touchdown in every game this season for the Tigers (7-2, 4-1 Ohio Valley Conference).

He scored on a 4-yard run for a 7-0 lead and added a 5-yard run to increase Tennessee State's lead to 21-7 with 2:57 left in the second quarter.

Tennessee Tech (3-7, 1-5) was hampered by a Tigers defense that notched three sacks and two interceptions.

Tennessee State's Dominic Grooms was 15 of 19 for 138 yards and two touchdown passes, and also scored on a 1-yard run in his first start of the season at quarterback.

He threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Jajuan Spillman and a 6-yarder to Chris Johnson, who had five catches for 60 yards.

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Team Stat Comparison

 
TNTC
TNST
1st Downs1723
Total Yards258350
Passing104138
Rushing154212
Penalties6-5610-67
3rd Down Conversions5-125-12
4th Down Conversions1-13-3
Turnovers30
Possession24:3435:26

Passing Leaders

Tennessee TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sweeney8/19834.402
Tennessee StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Grooms15/191387.320

Rushing Leaders

Tennessee TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gay11494.5011
Hudson5479.4017
Tennessee StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams241255.2218
Spillman5306.0019

Receiving Leaders

Tennessee TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson24824.0025
Benford23115.5121
Tennessee StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson56012.0125
Belvin34515.0016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTNTCTNST
TD10:32Javarris Williams 4 Yd Run (Taylor Cisneros Kick) 07
TD00:08Cedric Wilkerson 1 Yd Run (Justin Kraemer Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERTNTCTNST
TD11:03Dominic Grooms 1 Yd Run (Taylor Cisneros Kick) 714
TD02:57Javarris Williams 5 Yd Run (Eric Benson Kick) 721
THIRD QUARTERTNTCTNST
TD04:36Jajuan Spillman 9 Yd Pass From Dominic Grooms (Eric Benson Kick) 728
FOURTH QUARTERTNTCTNST
TD06:11Chris Johnson 6 Yd Pass From Dominic Grooms (Eric Benson Kick) 735
TD02:18Preston Brown 12 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 741
TD00:53Tim Benford 21 Yd Pass From Josh Lowery (Justin Kraemer Kick) 1441