Scores

Final/OT

Tenn St 30

(5-1, 2-0 OVC)

UT Martin 27

(4-2, 2-1 OVC)

3:00 PM ET, October 4, 2008

Hardy M. Graham Stadium, Martin, TN

1 2 3 4 OT T
TNST 7 0 10 7 630
UTM 7 10 0 7 327

Top Performers

Passing: C. Thompson (UTM) - 146 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Williams (TNST) - 26 CAR, 163 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Hicks (UTM) - 4 REC, 59 YDS, 1 TD

Tennessee St. 30, Tenn.-Martin 27, OT

Associated Press

MARTIN, Tenn. -- Javarris Williams ran 11 yards for the game-winning touchdown in overtime to lift Tennessee State to a 30-27 victory over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday.

Williams had 26 carries for 169 yards and the winning score, and also caught two passes for 17 yards for the Tigers (5-1, 2-0 Ohio Valley Conference).

Cade Thompson completed 14 of 28 passes for 146 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions for the Skyhawks (4-2, 2-1), who had four turnovers.

The Skyhawks opened the scoring on Thompson's 21-yard pass to Mike Hicks with 12:22 left in the first quarter. It was matched on Dante' Thomas' 11-yard run to tie the score at 7-7 at the close of the quarter.

Dontrell Miller's 25-yard interception return, followed by Tom Hansen's 23-yard field goal, gave Tennessee-Martin a 17-7 lead at the half.

Antonio Heffner's 10-yard touchdown run with 9:27 left in the third, and Eric Benson's 20-yard field goal seven minutes later, helped the Tigers tie the score at 17-17 going into the final quarter.

In the fourth, Brandyn Young scored on a 2-yard run for the Skyhawks and Heffner matched that score with a 1-yard run with 4:04 left to send the game into overtime.

Hansen's field goal put the Skyhawks ahead at 27-24, before Williams won it with his run.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TNST
UTM
1st Downs1917
Total Yards332279
Passing155146
Rushing177133
Penalties7-483-16
3rd Down Conversions7-144-12
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers24
Possession32:2927:31

Passing Leaders

Tennessee StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Heffner10/211557.401
Tennessee-MartinC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thompson14/281465.212

Rushing Leaders

Tennessee StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams261636.3155
Thomas5336.6120
Tennessee-MartinCARYDSAVGTDLG
Young15453.0112
Barnes11444.009

Receiving Leaders

Tennessee StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Belvin48721.8046
Spillman33612.0016
Tennessee-MartinRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hicks45914.8121
Thomas4399.8012

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTNSTUTM
TD12:22Mike Hicks 21 Yd Pass From Cade Thompson (Tom Hansen Kick) 07
TD01:41Dante' Thomas 11 Yd Run (Eric Benson Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERTNSTUTM
TD10:48Dontrell Miller 25 Yd Interception Return (Tom Hansen Kick) 714
FG09:23Tom Hansen 23 Yd 717
THIRD QUARTERTNSTUTM
TD09:27Antonio Heffner 10 Yd Run (Eric Benson Kick) 1417
FG02:30Eric Benson 20 Yd 1717
FOURTH QUARTERTNSTUTM
TD11:06Brandyn Young 2 Yd Run (Tom Hansen Kick) 1724
TD04:04Antonio Heffner 1 Yd Run (Eric Benson Kick) 2424
OVERTIMETNSTUTM
FGTom Hansen 40 Yd 2427
TDJavarris Williams 11 Yd Run 3027