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.