Scores

Final

Austin Peay 34

(0-7, 0-4 OVC)

Tenn St 37

(6-1, 3-0 OVC)

6:00 PM ET, October 18, 2008

LP Field, NASHVILLE, TN

1 2 3 4 T
PEAY 12 0 15 734
TNST 14 13 7 337

Top Performers

Passing: T. Jennings (PEAY) - 167 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Williams (TNST) - 30 CAR, 195 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: A. Mines (PEAY) - 6 REC, 97 YDS, 1 TD

Tennessee St. 37, Austin Peay 34

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Eric Benson kicked a 29-yard field goal with two seconds remaining to lift Tennessee State to a 37-34 victory over Austin Peay on Saturday night.

Benson's field goal helped hold off an upset bid from Austin Peay (0-7, 0-4 Ohio Valley Conference), which rallied from a 27-12 halftime deficit to tie the game at 34 on P.R. Morris' 11-yard interception return with 11:18 remaining in the game.

Javarris Williams rushed for 195 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries to lead Tennessee State (6-1, 3-0). His 3-yard touchdown run gave the Tigers a 34-20 lead with 9:15 remaining in the third quarter.

Theo Townsend, who had 27 carries for 150 yards, scored on a 1-yard touchdown run to pull the Governors to 34-27 with 3:20 left in the third before Morris' interception return tied it.

Austin Peay's T.C. Jennings was 12-for-17 for 167 yards and two touchdown passes. He threw a 53-yard scoring pass to Adrian Mines and a 3-yard touchdown pass to Jon Sanders.

Mines finished with six catches for 97 yards.

Tennessee State's Antonio Heffner had seven carries for 72 yards and was 7 of 12 for 108 yards.

Benson also kicked field goals of 26 and 31 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PEAY
TNST
1st Downs2124
Total Yards340485
Passing167108
Rushing173377
Penalties5-2915-125
3rd Down Conversions8-123-10
4th Down Conversions0-20-1
Turnovers22
Possession29:0130:59

Passing Leaders

Austin PeayC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jennings12/171679.821
Tennessee StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Heffner7/121089.002

Rushing Leaders

Austin PeayCARYDSAVGTDLG
Townsend271505.6140
White5214.2110
Tennessee StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams301956.5340
Heffner77210.3021

Receiving Leaders

Austin PeayRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mines69716.2153
Frederick24623.0027
Tennessee StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Belvin23919.5029
Williams22110.5011

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERPEAYTNST
TD10:53Preston Brown 1 Yd Run (Eric Benson Kick) 07
TD02:14Jon Sanders 3 Yd Pass From T.C. Jennings (Pat Failed) 67
TD00:27Javarris Williams 23 Yd Run (Eric Benson Kick) 614
TD00:09Adrian Mines 53 Yd Pass From T.C. Jennings (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1214
SECOND QUARTERPEAYTNST
FG10:06Eric Benson 26 Yd 1217
TD04:25Javarris Williams 40 Yd Run (Eric Benson Kick) 1224
FG00:10Eric Benson 31 Yd 1227
THIRD QUARTERPEAYTNST
TD11:56Ryan White 3 Yd Run (T.C. Jennings Run For Two-Point Conversion) 2027
TD09:15Javarris Williams 3 Yd Run (Eric Benson Kick) 2034
TD03:20Theo Townsend 1 Yd Run (John Bell Kick) 2734
FOURTH QUARTERPEAYTNST
TD11:18P.R. Morris 11 Yd Interception Return (John Bell Kick) 3434
FG00:02Eric Benson 29 Yd 3437