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Southern rallies past Tennessee State 21-17

Sep 20, 2009 - 3:51 AM BATON ROUGE La.(AP) -- Brian Threat's 9-yard touchdown run with 3:47 to play lifted Southern to a 21-17 win over Tennessee State on Saturday night.

Threat was the workhorse for Southern (2-1), handling 22 of the Jaguars' 37 carries for 44 yards.

Bryant Lee, who was 23-of-32 for 250 yards, helped Southern build a 14-3 lead with two touchdown passes. Juamorris Stewart caught 10 passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns.

Tennessee State (1-2) responded with two straight touchdowns to reclaim the lead 17-14.

Terrance Wright scored on a 1-yard run in the third quarter to pull Tennessee State to within 14-10. The Tigers took the lead early in the fourth quarter on a 24-yard pass from Calvin McNairl to Joseph Hills.

McNairl completed only 9-of-25 passes for 86 yards with two interceptions.






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    Tennessee State 17, Southern 21  FinalSep 20 2:10 AM


  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    TENNESSEE ST 0 3 7 7 17
    SOUTHERN 0 7 7 7 21 FINAL

    Tennessee State 17, Southern 21  FinalSep 19 9:57 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    TENNESSEE ST 0 3 7 10
    SOUTHERN 0 7 7 14 END, 3RD QTR

    Tennessee State 10, Southern 14  End of 3rdSep 19 9:11 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    TENNESSEE ST 0 3 3
    SOUTHERN 0 7 7 HALFTIME

    Tennessee State 3, Southern 7  HalfSep 19 8:31 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    TENNESSEE ST 0 0
    SOUTHERN 0 0 END, 1ST QTR

    Sep 19 7:50 PM