Scores

Final

Tenn St 17

(1-2, 1-1 away)

Southern 21

(2-1, 2-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 19, 2009

A.W. Mumford Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA

1 2 3 4 T
TNST 0 3 7 717
SOU 0 7 7 721

Top Performers

Passing: B. Lee (SOU) - 250 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: C. McNairl (TNST) - 11 CAR, 86 YDS

Receiving: J. Stewart (SOU) - 10 REC, 75 YDS, 2 TD

Southern U. 21, Tennessee St. 17

Associated Press

BATON ROUGE La. -- Brian Threat's 9-yard touchdown run with 3:47 to play lifted Southern to a 21-17 win over Tennessee State on Saturday night.

Threat was the workhorse for Southern (2-1), handling 22 of the Jaguars' 37 carries for 44 yards.

Bryant Lee, who was 23-of-32 for 250 yards, helped Southern build a 14-3 lead with two touchdown passes. Juamorris Stewart caught 10 passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns.

Tennessee State (1-2) responded with two straight touchdowns to reclaim the lead 17-14.

Terrance Wright scored on a 1-yard run in the third quarter to pull Tennessee State to within 14-10. The Tigers took the lead early in the fourth quarter on a 24-yard pass from Calvin McNairl to Joseph Hills.

McNairl completed only 9-of-25 passes for 86 yards with two interceptions.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TNST
SOU
1st Downs1016
Total Yards255357
Passing86250
Rushing169107
Penalties15-1015-46
3rd Down Conversions6-176-16
4th Down Conversions0-10-2
Turnovers22
Possession30:5029:10

Passing Leaders

Tennessee StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McNairl9/25863.412
Southern UniversityC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lee23/322507.820

Rushing Leaders

Tennessee StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
McNairl11867.8016
Brown17553.2022
Southern UniversityCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hollimon15050.0050
Threat22442.019

Receiving Leaders

Tennessee StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hills45614.0124
James4184.5013
Southern UniversityRECYDSAVGTDLG
Stewart10757.5215
Matthews46917.3028

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERTNSTSOU
FG03:57John Lopez 23 Yd 30
TD00:45Juamorris Stewart 2 Yd Pass From Bryant Lee (Josh Duran Kick) 37
THIRD QUARTERTNSTSOU
TD11:57Juamorris Stewart 15 Yd Pass From Bryant Lee (Josh Duran Kick) 314
TD02:58Terrence Wright 1 Yd Run (John Lopez Kick) 1014
FOURTH QUARTERTNSTSOU
TD11:49Joseph Hills 24 Yd Pass From Calvin McNairl (John Lopez Kick) 1714
TD03:47Brian Threat 9 Yd Run (Josh Duran Kick) 1721