Scores

Final

Tennessee State 22

(3-5, 2-3 OVC)

E Kentucky 33

(4-3, 3-1 OVC)

3:00 PM ET, October 22, 2011

Roy Kidd Stadium, Richmond, KY

1 2 3 4 T
TNST 3 3 10 622
EKY 7 7 13 633

Top Performers

Passing: J. Perry (TNST) - 194 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: M. Denham (EKY) - 35 CAR, 226 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. McNairl (TNST) - 6 REC, 146 YDS, 1 TD

E. Kentucky 33, Tennessee St. 22

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Ky. -- Matt Denham ran for two touchdowns and Eastern Kentucky defeated Tennessee State 33-22 on Saturday.

Denham had 226 yards on 35 carries, and has now tallied 584 yards over the last three games, all wins for the Colonels.

The Colonels (4-3, 3-1 Ohio Valley Conference) limited the Tigers (3-5, 2-3) to just 65 yards rushing, while tallying 375 yards on the ground.

Eastern Kentucky continued its run as the only OVC team to keep all its opponents to under 30 points. The Colonels' defense has forced at least one turnover in eight straight games, causing three against the Tigers.

Two of those turnovers were interceptions of Tennessee State's Michael German, ending his streak of 131 attempts without an interception.

German had 149 yards on 12 of 26 passing. Calvin McNairl caught six passes for 146 yards and an 89-yard touchdown for the Tigers, who had a two-game winning streak snapped.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TNST
EKY
1st Downs1719
Total Yards408430
Passing34355
Rushing65375
Penalties3-125-45
3rd Down Conversions4-168-16
4th Down Conversions2-30-0
Turnovers31
Possession26:2733:33

Passing Leaders

Tennessee StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Perry9/1719411.410
Eastern KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pryor5/14553.910

Rushing Leaders

Tennessee StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ward12363.0011
Thomas9252.8111
Eastern KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Denham352266.5229
Banjoman45814.5146

Receiving Leaders

Tennessee StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
McNairl614624.3189
Wilson56913.8023
Eastern KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Goard33812.7119
Bailey199.009

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTNSTEKY
FG12:06Jamin Godfrey 48 Yd 30
TD01:41Justin Bell 79 Yd Interception Return (Luke Pray Kick) 37
SECOND QUARTERTNSTEKY
FG07:11Jamin Godfrey 39 Yd 67
TD00:34Tyrone Goard 19 Yd Pass From T.J. Pryor (Luke Pray Kick) 614
THIRD QUARTERTNSTEKY
TD08:04Dante' Thomas 2 Yd Run (Jamin Godfrey Kick) 1314
TD04:54Matt Denham 4 Yd Run (Luke Pray Kick) 1321
TD03:20H.B. Banjoman 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1327
FG00:56Jamin Godfrey 20 Yd 1627
FOURTH QUARTERTNSTEKY
TD07:56Calvin McNairl 89 Yd Pass From Jeremy Perry (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2227
TD04:53Matt Denham 29 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 2233