Scores

Final

Tenn St 34

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Alabama A&M 13

(0-1, 0-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, August 30, 2008

Louis Crews Stadium, Huntsville, AL

1 2 3 4 T
TNST 3 17 7 734
AAMU 7 3 0 313

Top Performers

Passing: A. Heffner (TNST) - 292 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Williams (TNST) - 18 CAR, 70 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Johnson (TNST) - 6 REC, 127 YDS

Tennessee St. 34, Alabama A&,M 13

Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Antonio Heffner passed for 292 yards and a touchdown to help Tennessee State beat Alabama A&M 34-13 on Saturday night.

Heffner, who completed 16-of-30 passes, threw a 65-yard score to JaJaun Spillman to give the Tigers (1-0) a 10-7 lead in the second quarter. The quarterback also had two interceptions.

After the Bulldogs (0-1) scored on a field goal, Spillman responded with a 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the second to put Tennessee State ahead 17-10. Javarris Williams, who ran for 70 yards on 18 carries, scored on a 12-yard run to give the Tigers a 17-point lead in the third.

Chris Johnson caught six passes for 127 yards for Tennessee State.

Kevin Atkins led the Bulldogs with 185 yards passing, 65 yards on the ground and a rushing touchdown. Thomas Harris had 105 yards on seven catches.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TNST
AAMU
1st Downs00
Total Yards399285
Passing292185
Rushing107100
Penalties10-716-49
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers33
Possession32:4027:20

Passing Leaders

Tennessee StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Heffner16/302929.712
Alabama A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Atkins16/311856.000

Rushing Leaders

Tennessee StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams18703.910
Brown5193.800
Alabama A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Atkins11555.010
Green10444.400

Receiving Leaders

Tennessee StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson612721.200
Spillman16565.010
Alabama A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris710515.000
Green33311.000

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTNSTAAMU
FG08:41Eric Benson 31 Yd 30
TD01:21Kevin Atkins 1 Yd Run (Jeremy Licea Kick) 37
SECOND QUARTERTNSTAAMU
TD14:14JaJuan Spillman 65 Yd Pass From Antonio Heffner (Eric Benson Kick) 107
FG07:56Jeremy Licea 24 Yd 1010
TD07:43JaJuan Spillman 94 Yd Kickoff Return (Eric Benson Kick) 1710
FG00:00Eric Benson 29 Yd 2010
THIRD QUARTERTNSTAAMU
TD06:38Javarris Williams 12 Yd Run (Eric Benson Kick) 2710
FOURTH QUARTERTNSTAAMU
FG12:02Jeremy Licea 43 Yd 2713
TD08:50Rodney Fritz 50 Yd Fumble Return (Eric Benson Kick) 3413