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Tennessee Tech holds off Tennessee State 20-13

Oct 31, 2009 - 11:20 PM COOKEVILLE, Tenn.(AP) -- Lee Sweeney threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Tim Benford with 3:08 to play, sending the Tennessee Tech to a 20-13 win over Tennessee State on Saturday.

Sweeney's game-winning touchdown pass for Tech came less than 5 minutes after Calvin McNairl's 12-yard scoring run pulled State even at 13.

Sweeney, who was 12-for-23 with 188 yards and two interceptions, also threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Colin Allen in the first quarter to give the Golden Eagles (5-3, 4-2 Ohio Valley Conference) a 13-0 lead. Benford finished with 122 yards receiving on five catches, including the game-winning score.

After getting within 13-6 on Sidney Tarver's 89-yard interception return in the first, the Tigers (3-5, 2-2) pulled even on McNairl's touchdown run with 7:56 to play.

With the win, the Golden Eagles have defeated each of the OVC's other in-state teams (Austin Peay, Tennessee-Martin).








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TENNESSEE ST 6 0 0 7 13
    TENNESSEE TECH 13 0 1 6 20 FINAL

    Tennessee State 13, Tennessee Tech 20  FinalOct 31 5:38 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TENNESSEE ST 6 0 0 6
    TENNESSEE TECH 13 0 1 14 END, 3RD QTR

    Tennessee State 6, Tennessee Tech 14  End of 3rdOct 31 4:47 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TENNESSEE ST 6 0 6
    TENNESSEE TECH 13 0 13 HALFTIME

    Oct 31 4:07 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TENNESSEE ST 6 6
    TENNESSEE TECH 13 13 END, 1ST QTR

    Tennessee State 6, Tennessee Tech 13  End of 1stOct 31 3:21 PM