(0-2, 0-1 away)
(1-1, 1-1 home)
7:00 PM ET, September 8, 2007
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN
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
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.