Scores

Final

Tennessee State 21

(8-3, 5-2 OVC)

Jacksonville St 26

(8-3, 6-2 OVC)

3:00 PM ET, November 15, 2008

Burgess-Snow Field, Jacksonville, AL

1 2 3 4 T
TNST 7 7 0 721
JVST 7 10 3 626

Top Performers

Passing: A. Heffner (TNST) - 170 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: D. Jackson (JVST) - 17 CAR, 105 YDS

Receiving: J. Spillman (TNST) - 6 REC, 104 YDS, 1 TD

Jacksonville St. 26, Tennessee St. 21

Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Calvin Middleton's 3-yard run with 13 seconds left to play sealed a 26-21 comeback victory for Jacksonville State over Tennessee State on Saturday.

Middleton's touchdown run capped an 84-yard possession in the game's waning minutes that propelled the Gamecocks (8-3, 6-2 Ohio Valley Conference) to victory.

Daniel Jackson rushed for 105 yards on 17 carries, marking the third-straight game in which he's accomplished the feat for the Gamecocks. Ryan Perrilloux completed 13 of 21 passes for 119 yards with one interception, adding 50 yards on 11 carries.

Antonio Heffner completed 11 of 23 passes for 170 yards with one touchdown, and added 55 yards on the ground for the Tigers (8-3, 5-2).

Heffner's 63-yard pass to JaJuan Spillman opened the scoring, but Jacksonville State returned a field goal block for a touchdown to tie the game at 7 after the first.

Tennessee State's Dante' Thomas scored from one yard out to open the second, and Middleton did the same to tie the game at 14 before Gavin Hallford's 48-yard kick as time expired gave the Gamecocks a 17-10 lead at the half.

Hallford's 36-yard field goal was the only score of the third quarter, extending the Gamecocks' lead to 20-14.

Brandon Belvin recovered a fumble in the end zone for a 21-20 Tennessee State lead to start the fourth, a lead which was washed away by the late Jacksonville State comeback.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TNST
JVST
1st Downs2016
Total Yards347293
Passing170119
Rushing177174
Penalties7-464-30
3rd Down Conversions7-176-13
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers03
Possession35:3924:21

Passing Leaders

Tennessee StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Heffner11/231707.410
Jacksonville StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Perrilloux13/211195.701

Rushing Leaders

Tennessee StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Heffner17553.2022
Spillman55310.6027
Jacksonville StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson171056.2016
Perrilloux11504.5023

Receiving Leaders

Tennessee StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Spillman610417.3163
Johnson35518.3023
Jacksonville StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cameron5469.2015
Wilkerson13939.0039

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTNSTJVST
TD05:42JaJuan Spillman 63 Yd Pass From Antonio Heffner (Eric Benson Kick) 70
TD01:25Andrew Ridgeway 72 Yd Return Of Blocked Field Goal (Gavin Hallford Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERTNSTJVST
TD12:41Dante' Thomas 1 Yd Run (Eric Benson Kick) 147
TD01:31Calvin Middleton 1 Yd Run (Gavin Hallford Kick) 1414
FG00:00Gavin Hallford 48 Yd 1417
THIRD QUARTERTNSTJVST
FG08:58Gavin Hallford 36 Yd 1420
FOURTH QUARTERTNSTJVST
TD11:35Brandon Belvin Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Eric Benson Kick) 2120
TD00:13Calvin Middleton 3 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2126