MURRAY, Ky. -- Jaamal Berry rushed for 163 yards and three touchdowns and Murray State closed the game with a 29-0 run to stun Tennessee State 49-28 Saturday in an Ohio Valley Conference upset.
The Racers (4-5, 3-3) trailed 28-20 late in the third quarter but scored on three consecutive possessions over the next 5:44. Tennessee State (8-2, 4-2) was shut out in the fourth quarter while Murray State scored three touchdowns.
Michael German, the Tigers' quarterback, threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third. His last scoring pass, a 21-yarder to Joe Bowens, made it 28-20 with 3:44 left in the third quarter. But over the game's final 18:44, Murray State scored four times, twice on short runs by Berry.
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Nick Chubb continued to rehab is knee but is apparently ahead of schedule. Still, the staff is going to be very cautious with his return this fall.
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