Scores

Final

Jackson State 13

(0-2, 0-1 away)

Tennessee State 16

(1-1, 1-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 8, 2007

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN

1 2 3 4 T
JKST 7 3 3 013
TNST 6 0 0 1016

Top Performers

Passing: A. Heffner (TNST) - 232 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Williams (TNST) - 21 CAR, 94 YDS

Receiving: C. Johnson (TNST) - 8 REC, 103 YDS

Tennessee St. 16, Jackson St. 13

Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Eric Benson kicked a 35-yard field goal as time expired Saturday night that lifted Tennessee State to a 16-13 victory over Jackson State in the Southern Heritage Classic.

Tennessee State (1-1) trailed 10-6 at halftime and a 50-yard field goal by Eric Perri in the third put Jackson State (0-2) ahead 13-6.

Terrence Wright caught an 11-yard pass from Antonio Heffner for a touchdown in the fourth, and Benson kicked in the extra point to tie it 13-13.

But they drove 80 yards over nine plays in a drive kept alive when Jackson State was flagged for too many men on the field when Tennessee State was punting.

Heffner completed a 30-yard pass to Antonio Graham on the next play, which helped set up Benson's field goal.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JKST
TNST
1st Downs2016
Total Yards385280
Passing23282
Rushing153198
Penalties7-7211-67
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers30
Possession31:1828:42

Passing Leaders

Jackson StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Heffner18/312327.512
Tennessee StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rutland5/14543.900

Rushing Leaders

Jackson StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams21944.500
Heffner12544.500
Tennessee StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Haw17824.800
Giles47418.500

Receiving Leaders

Jackson StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson810312.900
Smith24924.500
Tennessee StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson36020.000
Simpson11111.000

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERJKSTTNST
TD10:45Trae Rutland 1 Yd Run (Eric Perri Kick) 07
TD00:44Terrence Wright 5 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 67
SECOND QUARTERJKSTTNST
FG00:32Eric Perri 44 Yd 610
THIRD QUARTERJKSTTNST
FG13:27Eric Perri 50 Yd 613
FOURTH QUARTERJKSTTNST
TD08:03Terrence Wright 11 Yd Pass From Antonio Heffner (Eric Benson Kick) 1313
FG00:00Eric Benson 35 Yd 1613