Scores

Final

Tennessee State 31

(10-3, 6-1 away)

Butler 0

(9-4, 5-2 home)

1:00 PM ET, November 30, 2013

Butler Bowl, Indianapolis, IN

1 2 3 4 T
TNST 7 10 14 031
BUT 0 0 0 00

Top Performers

Passing: M. German (TNST) - 201 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: M. Lancaster (BUT) - 14 CAR, 74 YDS

Receiving: R. Mitchell (TNST) - 3 REC, 70 YDS, 2 TD

Tennessee St. routs Butler 31-0 in FCS playoffs

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Michael German tossed two touchdown passes and Ryan Mitchell had two touchdown receptions as Tennessee State routed Butler 31-0 in the first round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday.

German connected with Mitchell for a 25-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and with Wesley Samuels for a 17-yard score in the second as Tennessee State (10-3) built a 17-0 halftime lead.

The Tigers extended their lead to 31-0 in the third quarter with a 26-yard interception return for a score by Daniel Fitzpatrick and a 21-yard touchdown pass from Ronald Butler to Mitchell.

Tennessee State advances to face conference foe and No. 2-seeded Eastern Illinois on Dec. 7, which beat the Tigers 34-16 earlier this season.

Butler gained just 257 total yards in its first FCS playoff game in program history. The Bulldogs were the first-ever team from the Pioneer Football League to make the playoffs.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TNST
BUT
1st Downs2114
Total Yards415257
Passing263122
Rushing152135
Penalties7-504-45
3rd Down Conversions9-164-14
4th Down Conversions1-10-4
Turnovers33
Possession34:2225:38

Passing Leaders

Tennessee StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
German14/242018.420
ButlerC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lancaster15/391223.103

Rushing Leaders

Tennessee StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Broughton9748.2045
Davenport10404.0011
ButlerCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lancaster14745.3030
Heeter12645.3013

Receiving Leaders

Tennessee StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mitchell37023.3225
Samuels34314.3119
ButlerRECYDSAVGTDLG
Shannon56312.6024
Wolfe23015.0025

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTNSTBUT
TD01:38Ryan Mitchell 25 Yd Pass From Michael German (Jamin Godfrey Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERTNSTBUT
FG09:10Jamin Godfrey 45 Yd 100
TD00:41Wesley Samuels 17 Yd Pass From Michael German (Jamin Godfrey Kick) 170
THIRD QUARTERTNSTBUT
TD10:35Daniel Fitzpatrick 26 Yd Interception Return (Jamin Godfrey Kick) 240
TD05:07Ryan Mitchell 21 Yd Pass From Ronald Butler (Jamin Godfrey Kick) 310