Scores

Final

E Kentucky 20

(1-3, 0-1 OVC)

Tenn St 34

(4-0, 1-0 OVC)

6:00 PM ET, September 20, 2008

LP Field, Nashville, TN

1 2 3 4 T
EKY 3 10 7 020
TNST 10 10 7 734

Top Performers

Passing: A. Heffner (TNST) - 312 YDS, 3 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Williams (TNST) - 17 CAR, 117 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Belvin (TNST) - 6 REC, 120 YDS, 2 TD

Tennessee St. 34, E. Kentucky 20

Associated Press

Nashville, Tenn. -- Antonio Heffner threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns to lead Tennessee State in a 34-20 win against Eastern Kentucky on Saturday night.

Heffner, who completed 20 of 28 passes and two interceptions, ran for 48 yards on nine carries for the Tigers (4-0, 1-0 Ohio Valley Conference). Brandon Belvin caught six passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns, while Javarris Williams added 117 yards rushing and a touchdown on 17 carries for Tennessee State.

The Tigers outgained Eastern Kentucky (1-3, 0-1 OVC) 541-253.

Tennessee State took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on Williams' 48-yard touchdown run. Heffner later threw a 62-yard touchdown to Brandon Belvin to put the Tigers ahead 20-13 in the second, despite a Colonels 6-yard touchdown pass from Allan Holland to Cody Watts.

Heffner hooked up again with Belvin on a 19-yard touchdown pass that gave the Tigers a 27-13 lead to begin the third quarter, which Holland matched with a 1-yard passing score to C.J. Walker with 2:05 to go in the frame.

But Heffner's final 3-yard touchdown pass to Ronald Evans at 12:19 in the fourth quarter would seal the victory for Tennessee State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EKY
TNST
1st Downs1522
Total Yards253541
Passing244312
Rushing9229
Penalties3-2011-103
3rd Down Conversions3-128-15
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers13
Possession27:3032:30

Passing Leaders

Eastern KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Holland21/372446.620
Tennessee StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Heffner20/2831211.132

Rushing Leaders

Eastern KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Walker13151.209
Banjoman2105.006
Tennessee StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams171176.9148
Heffner9485.3015

Receiving Leaders

Eastern KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fuqua36120.3037
Davis36020.0023
Tennessee StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Belvin612020.0262
Johnson411228.0046

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREKYTNST
TD10:16Javarris Williams 48 Yd Run (Eric Benson Kick) 07
FG06:06Taylor Long 36 Yd 37
FG03:04Eric Benson 35 Yd 310
SECOND QUARTEREKYTNST
FG12:36Taylor Long 30 Yd 610
TD05:31Brandon Belvin 62 Yd Pass From Antonio Heffner (Eric Benson Kick) 617
TD02:46Cody Watts 6 Yd Pass From Allan Holland (Taylor Long Kick) 1317
FG00:00Eric Benson 21 Yd 1320
THIRD QUARTEREKYTNST
TD04:55Brandon Belvin 19 Yd Pass From Antonio Heffner (Eric Benson Kick) 1327
TD02:05C.J. Walker 1 Yd Pass From Allan Holland (Taylor Long Kick) 2027
FOURTH QUARTEREKYTNST
TD12:19Ronald Evans 3 Yd Pass From Antonio Heffner (Eric Benson Kick) 2034