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Alabama A&M beats Tennessee State 24-7

Sep 15, 2009 - 9:37 PM NASHVILLE, Tenn.(AP) -- Kevin Atkins passed for 232 yards and three touchdowns to lead Alabama A&M to a 24-7 win over Tennessee State on Saturday in the 11th John Merritt Classic.

Atkins completed passes to seven different receivers. Thomas Harris, Rashad Johnson and Todd Leichtfuss each caught a touchdown pass. All the scoring happened in the first half.

Alabama A&M rolled up 409 yards in total offense while Tennessee State managed only 14 first downs and 191 total yards of offense. Tennessee State was held to 13 yards rushing on 22 attempts and quarterback Jeremy Perry was intercepted twice.

Tennessee State's only touchdown came on a 78-yard fumble return by Eugene Clifford.

The game, which drew a crowd of more than 23,000, honors the former Tennessee State coach. Merritt won four national HBCU championships between 1963 and 1983.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ALABAMA A&M 14 10 0 0 24
    TENNESSEE ST 7 0 0 0 7 FINAL

    Sep 5 10:52 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ALABAMA A&M 14 10 0 24
    TENNESSEE ST 7 0 0 7 END, 3RD QTR

    Sep 5 9:38 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ALABAMA A&M 14 10 24
    TENNESSEE ST 7 0 7 HALFTIME

    Alabama A&M 24, Tennessee State 7  HalfSep 5 8:32 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ALABAMA A&M 14 14
    TENNESSEE ST 7 7 END, 1ST QTR

    Alabama A&M 14, Tennessee State 7  End of 1stSep 5 7:52 PM