Scores

Final

Tenn St 26

(8-3, 4-3 OVC)

UT Martin 35

(8-3, 6-2 OVC)

3:00 PM ET, November 17, 2012

Hardy M. Graham Stadium, Martin, TN

1 2 3 4 T
TNST 3 3 0 2026
UTM 14 7 7 735

Top Performers

Passing: M. German (TNST) - 355 YDS, 3 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: T. Ward (TNST) - 24 CAR, 106 YDS

Receiving: Q. Sims (UTM) - 8 REC, 176 YDS, 3 TD

UT-Martin 35, Tennessee St. 26

Associated Press

MARTIN, Tenn. -- Derek Carr threw for three touchdowns and Tennessee-Martin overcame a late rally attempt by Tennessee State in a 35-26 win on Saturday.

Tennessee-Martin (8-3, 6-2 Ohio Valley Conference) had a 28-6 lead with 2:47 left in the third quarter, but the Tigers had a scoring surge in the fourth quarter, scoring three touchdowns.

Tennessee State cut the lead to 28-26 after Michael German connected with A.C. Leonard on an 18-yard touchdown, threw a 4-yard passing score to Joe Bowens and another 18-yard score to Leonard.

Bowens' last touchdown pass to Leonard occurred with 1:55 left in game. But Tennessee-Martin put the game away, answering with a 33-yard touchdown pass from Carr to Quentin Sims.

Carr went 21-of-40 passing for 276 yards and threw one interception.

German threw for 355 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions for the Tigers (8-3, 4-3). Trabis Ward finished with 106 yards rushing.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TNST
UTM
1st Downs2319
Total Yards477375
Passing355276
Rushing12299
Penalties11-8111-130
3rd Down Conversions5-165-14
4th Down Conversions1-22-4
Turnovers41
Possession30:4429:16

Passing Leaders

Tennessee StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
German28/443558.132
Tennessee-MartinC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carr21/402766.931

Rushing Leaders

Tennessee StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ward241064.4020
German4133.3017
Tennessee-MartinCARYDSAVGTDLG
McNair15604.0010
McNeil7243.4112

Receiving Leaders

Tennessee StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
James913915.4068
Leonard79012.9222
Tennessee-MartinRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sims817622.0350
Butler35418.0032

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTNSTUTM
TD10:58Quentin Sims 32 Yd Pass From Derek Carr (Cody Sandlin Kick) 07
TD07:34Quentin Sims 50 Yd Pass From Derek Carr (Cody Sandlin Kick) 014
FG01:51Jamin Godfrey 29 Yd 314
SECOND QUARTERTNSTUTM
TD08:01Jason McNair 75 Yd Punt Return (Cody Sandlin Kick) 321
FG00:38Jamin Godfrey 22 Yd 621
THIRD QUARTERTNSTUTM
TD02:47DJ McNeil 1 Yd Run (Cody Sandlin Kick) 628
FOURTH QUARTERTNSTUTM
TD12:52A.C. Leonard 18 Yd Pass From Michael German (Jamin Godfrey Kick) 1328
TD06:42Joe Bowens 4 Yd Pass From Michael German (Jamin Godfrey Kick) 2028
TD01:55A.C. Leonard 18 Yd Pass From Michael German (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 2628
TD01:10Quentin Sims 33 Yd Pass From Derek Carr (Cody Sandlin Kick) 2635