Scores

Final

Jackson State 18

(1-2, 0-2 away)

Tennessee State 41

(3-0, 2-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 13, 2008

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN

1 2 3 4 T
JKST 10 0 0 818
TNST 0 28 10 341

Top Performers

Passing: A. Heffner (TNST) - 137 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: B. Dorzon (JKST) - 19 CAR, 99 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Belvin (TNST) - 4 REC, 56 YDS, 1 TD

Tennessee St. 41, Jackson St. 18

Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Antonio Heffner ran for one touchdown and threw for another, and Tennessee State returned two of three interceptions for touchdowns in a 41-18 rout of Jackson State on Saturday night.

It is Tennessee State's sixth consecutive victory over Jackson State (1-2).

Heffner ran for 48 yards, including a 1-yard sneak with 6:36 left in the first half that put the Tigers (3-0) in front for good at 14-10.

Heffner also hit 11-of-16 passes for 137 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown with 19 seconds left in the second quarter. His pass was tipped by a defender and was grabbed by Brandon Belvin for a touchdown to make it 28-10 at the half.

Eugene Clifford picked off Jackson State's Trae Rutland and returned it 43 yards for a second-quarter touchdown.

Rutland was replaced by Michael Mosley, who was picked off by Ty'Ron Johnson. He returned it 39 yards for a score early in the third quarter, making it 38-10.

Javarris Williams scored Tennessee State's first touchdown on a 28-yard run in the second quarter, and Eric Benson added second-half field goals of 27 and 43 yards.

Erik Pearl's 30-yard field goal, and a 5-yard touchdown pass from Rutland to Carlos Simpson put Jackson State up 10-0 with 2:27 left in the first quarter.

Bloi-Dei Dorzon scored on a 2-yard run early in the fourth quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JKST
TNST
1st Downs1615
Total Yards258285
Passing104137
Rushing154148
Penalties8-6810-85
3rd Down Conversions3-113-10
4th Down Conversions0-21-1
Turnovers31
Possession30:2029:40

Passing Leaders

Jackson StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rutland5/9576.312
Tennessee StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Heffner11/161378.610

Rushing Leaders

Jackson StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dorzon19995.2123
Rutland4307.5014
Tennessee StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Heffner12484.0121
Thomas8486.0023

Receiving Leaders

Jackson StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Simpson4338.3115
Everett12323.0023
Tennessee StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson45914.8020
Belvin45614.0132

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERJKSTTNST
FG04:19Eric Perri 30 Yd 30
TD02:27Carlos Simpson 5 Yd Pass From Trae Rutland (Eric Perri Kick) 100
SECOND QUARTERJKSTTNST
TD13:00Javarris Williams 1 Yd Run (Eric Benson Kick) 107
TD06:36Antonio Heffner 1 Yd Run (Eric Benson Kick) 1014
TD02:37Eugene Clifford 43 Yd Interception Return (Eric Benson Kick) 1021
TD00:19Brandon Belvin 18 Yd Pass From Antonio Heffner (Eric Benson Kick) 1028
THIRD QUARTERJKSTTNST
FG05:18Eric Benson 27 Yd 1031
TD04:06Ty'Ron Johnson 39 Yd Interception Return (Eric Benson Kick) 1038
FOURTH QUARTERJKSTTNST
TD10:33Bloi-Dei Dorzon 2 Yd Run (Michael Mosley Run For Two-Point Conversion) 1838
FG05:11Eric Benson 43 Yd 1841