COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Michael German passed for 204 yards and three touchdowns as Tennessee State stormed past Tennessee Tech 41-21 on Saturday night.
German replaced the starter Ronald Butler in the second half and threw three touchdowns, including a 43-yard pass to Lavatiae Kelly and an 80-yarder to A.C. Leonard. Butler was 12 of 19 for 139 yards and one touchdown, a 47-yard pass to Ryan Mitchell. Leonard had 5 receptions for 122 yards and two touchdowns.
The Tigers (3-1, 1-0 Ohio Valley Conference) forced three turnovers, including two fumbles and one interception.
The Golden Eagles (2-2, 0-1) scored first when offensive lineman James Normand recovered a Tennessee State fumble in the end zone. The Tigers scored the next 34 points to put the game out of reach.
Jared Davis threw a 6-yard touchdown and ran for another, to give Tennessee Tech's two offensive TDs in the fourth quarter.