Scores

Final

Jacksonville St 30

(5-3, 3-2 OVC)

UT Martin 31

(7-2, 5-1 OVC)

Coverage: ESPNU

7:30 PM ET, October 23, 2008

Hardy M. Graham Stadium, Martin, TN

1 2 3 4 T
JVST 10 0 14 630
UTM 7 9 8 731

Top Performers

Passing: C. Thompson (UTM) - 275 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: M. Barnes (UTM) - 23 CAR, 117 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Hicks (UTM) - 5 REC, 112 YDS, 2 TD

Tenn.-Martin 31, Jacksonville St. 30

Associated Press

MARTIN, Tenn. -- Cade Thompson threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns, and Tennessee Martin hung on to win 31-30 after Jacksonville State missed a fourth-quarter extra point Thursday night.

The Skyhawks (7-2, 5-1 Ohio Valley) took the lead for good when Thompson threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Mike Hicks in the first minute of the fourth quarter to break a 24-24 tie. Thompson was 15-of-24, while Hicks led the Skyhawks with 112 receiving yards on five catches.

Jacksonville State (5-3, 3-2) pulled within a point when Ryan Perrilloux threw a 66-yard touchdown pass to James Wilkerson with 4:38 left in the game. However, Gavin Hallford missed the extra point.

The Gamecocks held a 24-16 lead after scoring twice in the first five minutes of the third quarter. But the Skyhawks tied the game with 7:29 left in the third quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run by Miguel Barnes and a pass from Thompson to Roren Thomas on the two-point conversion. Barnes finished with117 yards.

Perrilloux threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns for Jacksonville State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JVST
UTM
1st Downs1821
Total Yards440493
Passing261275
Rushing179218
Penalties4-323-25
3rd Down Conversions4-135-13
4th Down Conversions1-30-1
Turnovers00
Possession28:0531:55

Passing Leaders

Jacksonville StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Perrilloux14/292619.020
Tennessee-MartinC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thompson15/2427511.520

Rushing Leaders

Jacksonville StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson13987.5055
Perrilloux10535.3029
Tennessee-MartinCARYDSAVGTDLG
Barnes231175.1128
Thomas48421.0185

Receiving Leaders

Jacksonville StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dupree49624.0054
Wilkerson16666.0166
Tennessee-MartinRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hicks511222.4240
Patterson26432.0033

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERJVSTUTM
TD14:07Roren Thomas 85 Yd Run (Tom Hansen Kick) 07
TD08:56Ronald Murray 2 Yd Run (Gavin Hallford Kick) 77
FG02:09Gavin Hallford 31 Yd 107
SECOND QUARTERJVSTUTM
SF13:26Ball Through End Zone 109
TD02:07Mike Hicks 40 Yd Pass From Cade Thompson (Tom Hansen Kick) 1016
THIRD QUARTERJVSTUTM
TD13:40Alphonso Freeney 4 Yd Run (Gavin Hallford Kick) 1716
TD09:57Eric Johns 12 Yd Pass From Ryan Perrilloux (Gavin Hallford Kick) 2416
TD07:29Miguel Barnes 1 Yd Run (Cade Thompson Pass To Roren Thomas For Two-Point Conversion) 2424
FOURTH QUARTERJVSTUTM
TD11:44Mike Hicks 4 Yd Pass From Roren Thomas (Tom Hansen Kick) 2431
TD04:38James Wilkerson 66 Yd Pass From Ryan Perrilloux (Pat Failed) 3031