Scores

Final

Austin Peay 14

(0-3, 0-1 OVC)

Tennessee State 34

(3-0, 1-0 OVC)

2:00 PM ET, September 15, 2012

LP Field, Nashville, TN

1 2 3 4 T
PEAY 7 7 0 014
TNST 3 6 8 1734

Top Performers

Passing: M. German (TNST) - 318 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: W. Kitts (PEAY) - 16 CAR, 91 YDS

Receiving: D. Stark (PEAY) - 9 REC, 124 YDS, 2 TD

Tennessee St. 34, Austin Peay 14

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee State rallied twice in the first half and scored 17 fourth-quarter points to put away Austin Peay 34-14 on Saturday.

Michael German dominated the game, passing for 318 yards and three touchdowns for Tennessee State, which is 3-0 for the first time since 2008. He completed 27-of-36 passes.

Travis Ward caught nine passes for 109 yards and a touchdown, and A.C. Leonard caught five for 82 yards and a score.

German threw 51 yards to A.C. Leonard with 2:12 left for the final score of the game.

Jake Ryan led Austin Peay (0-3), completing 25-of-48 passes for 271 yards and two touchdowns, but he also threw two interceptions. Both of Ryan's scoring passes went to Devin Stark, who accumulated 124 yards receiving.

The Tigers outgained the Governors only 434 yards to 365 but dominated time of possession 34:35 to 25:35.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PEAY
TNST
1st Downs2225
Total Yards365434
Passing271322
Rushing94112
Penalties10-12010-96
3rd Down Conversions6-168-16
4th Down Conversions1-20-1
Turnovers20
Possession25:3534:25

Passing Leaders

Austin PeayC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ryan25/482715.622
Tennessee StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
German27/363188.830

Rushing Leaders

Austin PeayCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kitts16915.7044
Oliver5173.4018
Tennessee StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hooks14664.7016
Ward21492.3111

Receiving Leaders

Austin PeayRECYDSAVGTDLG
Stark912413.8226
Lemon44711.8020
Tennessee StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
James910912.1127
Leonard58216.4151

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERPEAYTNST
TD05:12Devin Stark 20 Yd Pass From Jake Ryan (Stephen Stansell Kick) 70
FG00:50Jamin Godfrey 43 Yd 73
SECOND QUARTERPEAYTNST
TD08:43Travis James 27 Yd Pass From Michael German (Pat Failed) 79
TD03:32Devin Stark 8 Yd Pass From Jake Ryan (Stephen Stansell Kick) 149
THIRD QUARTERPEAYTNST
TD08:46Trabis Ward 2 Yd Run (Michael German Pass To Weldon Garlington For Two-Point Conversion) 1417
FOURTH QUARTERPEAYTNST
TD13:23Johntae Gleaves 4 Yd Pass From Michael German (Jamin Godfrey Kick) 1424
FG07:06Jamin Godfrey 39 Yd 1427
TD02:12A.C. Leonard 51 Yd Pass From Michael German (Jamin Godfrey Kick) 1434