Scores

Final

E Kentucky 20

(4-2, 2-1 OVC)

Tennessee State 23

(6-0, 2-0 OVC)

2:00 PM ET, October 6, 2012

LP Field, Nashville, TN

1 2 3 4 T
EKY 7 0 10 320
TNST 0 10 0 1323

Top Performers

Passing: M. German (TNST) - 228 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Denham (EKY) - 33 CAR, 114 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Goard (EKY) - 3 REC, 71 YDS

Tennessee St. 23, E. Kentucky 20

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Michael German ran for a 1-yard score with 8 seconds remaining in the game to keep Tennessee State unbeaten, propelling the Tigers to a 23-20 win over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday.

German, who threw for 228 yards with a score and an interception, capped a 68-yard Tigers (6-0, 2-0 Ohio Valley Conference) drive in less than three minutes with his only rushing score of the contest. On the ensuing possession, Harold Watson intercepted Eastern Kentucky's T.J. Pryor on the game's final play to seal the win.

The Colonels (4-2, 2-1) turned the ball over on downs inside the Tennessee State 35 to set up the game-winning drive, opting to go for it on fourth-and-9 rather than punt or attempt a field goal that would have put them ahead by a touchdown. Pryor's pass attempt to Tyrone Goard fell incomplete, turning the ball over to the Tigers for their final march.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EKY
TNST
1st Downs1917
Total Yards355366
Passing230228
Rushing125138
Penalties3-159-60
3rd Down Conversions6-145-14
4th Down Conversions2-33-3
Turnovers21
Possession32:4027:20

Passing Leaders

Eastern KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pryor12/2323010.001
Tennessee StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
German17/272288.411

Rushing Leaders

Eastern KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Denham331143.5117
McClain3206.707
Tennessee StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ward241134.7133
German7182.6110

Receiving Leaders

Eastern KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Goard37123.7055
Watts46315.8020
Tennessee StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bowens15858.0058
Ward24723.5031

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREKYTNST
TD04:21T.J. Pryor 1 Yd Run (Zack Burgy-Vanhoose Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTEREKYTNST
TD07:15A.C. Leonard 11 Yd Pass From Michael German (Jamin Godfrey Kick) 77
FG00:00Jamin Godfrey 46 Yd 710
THIRD QUARTEREKYTNST
TD10:46Matt Denham 4 Yd Run (Luke Pray Kick) 1410
FG03:44Luke Pray 21 Yd 1710
FOURTH QUARTEREKYTNST
FG13:49Luke Pray 30 Yd 2010
TD08:49Trabis Ward 3 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 2016
TD00:08Michael German 1 Yd Run (Jamin Godfrey Kick) 2023