Scores

Final

Tenn St 29

(7-1, 4-0 OVC)

UT Martin 15

(4-3, 2-2 OVC)

2:00 PM ET, October 19, 2013

Hardy M. Graham Stadium, Martin, TN

1 2 3 4 T
TNST 7 16 3 329
UTM 0 0 7 815

Top Performers

Passing: J. Neal (UTM) - 242 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Broughton (TNST) - 22 CAR, 86 YDS

Receiving: J. Butler (UTM) - 10 REC, 129 YDS, 1 TD

Defense leads Tennessee State over UT-Martin 29-15

Associated Press

MARTIN, Tenn. -- De'Ante Saunders returned a blocked field goal 54 yards for a touchdown and Daniel Fitzpatrick had a 20-yard interception return for a TD as the defense carried Tennessee State to a victory over Tennessee-Martin 29-15 Saturday.

Tennessee St. (7-1, 4-0 Ohio Valley) also recorded a safety as the Tigers jumped out to a 23-0 first-half lead. TSU has recorded at least one takeaway in the past 21 contests dating back to 2011. Ronald Butler connected with Ryan Mitchell for a 51-yard TD pass for the only offensive score in the first half.

Jamin Godfrey made field goals of 44 and 20 yards to give the Tigers a 29-7 lead with 11:04 remaining.

UTM (4-3, 2-2) was able to muster 327 yards of offensive against a Tiger defense that averages 253.1 yards per game. Jarod Neal was 24 of 55 for 242 yards with one touchdown pass to lead the Skyhawks.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TNST
UTM
1st Downs1122
Total Yards229327
Passing160242
Rushing6985
Penalties13-10919-146
3rd Down Conversions2-134-15
4th Down Conversions0-13-4
Turnovers03
Possession29:3130:29

Passing Leaders

Tennessee StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Butler11/191608.410
Tennessee-MartinC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Neal24/452425.411

Rushing Leaders

Tennessee StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Broughton22863.9023
Davenport2115.507
Tennessee-MartinCARYDSAVGTDLG
McNeil17543.2012
Satterfield12121.0021

Receiving Leaders

Tennessee StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mitchell58416.8151
Kelly13333.0033
Tennessee-MartinRECYDSAVGTDLG
Butler1012912.9127
Davis5479.4020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTNSTUTM
TD02:09Ryan Mitchell 51 Yd Pass From Ronald Butler (Jamin Godfrey Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERTNSTUTM
TD10:12De'Ante Saunders 54 Yd Return Of Blocked Field Goal (Jamin Godfrey Kick) 140
TD09:25Daniel Fitzpatrick 20 Yd Interception Return (Jamin Godfrey Kick) 210
SF08:10DJ McNeil Tackled By Anthony Bass In End Zone 230
THIRD QUARTERTNSTUTM
TD09:04Jeremy Butler 11 Yd Pass From Jarod Neal (Jackson Redditt Kick) 237
FG03:53Jamin Godfrey 44 Yd 267
FOURTH QUARTERTNSTUTM
FG11:04Jamin Godfrey 20 Yd 297
TD01:33Trent Garland 2 Yd Run (Trent Garland Run For Two-Point Conversion) 2915