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Tennessee St. tops Alabama A&M 27-14 in Reed debut

Sep 5, 2010 - 3:33 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.(AP) -- Rayshawn Weatherspoon ran the opening kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown to spark Tennessee State's 27-14 win over Alabama A&M on Saturday night and give coach Rod Reed his first win.

Reed, who was an All-America linebacker for the Tigers from 1984-88, saw his team take a 27-0 halftime lead.

Although Alabama A&M outgained Tennessee State 276-234 in total offense, the Tigers scored three second-quarter touchdowns, two on drives of 36 seconds or less.

Starting at the Bulldogs 35, Jeremy Perry threw a 15-yard touchdown pass two plays later to Joseph Hills.

Preston Brown capped a 92-yard, 17-play drive with a 4-yard scoring run. On the Tigers' next possession, Perry hit Hills for a 17-yard score on a three-play drive.

Alabama A&M scored twice in the fourth quarter. Deaunte Mason threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Rashad Johnson, then scored on a 1-yard run with 2:52 left.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ALABAMA A&M 0 0 0 14 14
    TENNESSEE ST 6 21 0 0 27 FINAL

    Alabama A&M 14, Tennessee State 27  FinalSep 4 10:04 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ALABAMA A&M 0 0 0 0
    TENNESSEE ST 6 21 0 27 END, 3RD QTR

    Sep 4 9:29 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ALABAMA A&M 0 0 0
    TENNESSEE ST 6 21 27 HALFTIME

    Alabama A&M 0, Tennessee State 27  HalfSep 4 8:24 PM


  • NCAAF
    ALABAMA A&M 0
    TENNESSEE ST 13 12:01 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Alabama A&M 0, Tennessee State 13  2nd - 12:01Sep 4 7:38 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ALABAMA A&M 0 0
    TENNESSEE ST 6 6 END, 1ST QTR

    Sep 4 7:38 PM


  • NCAAF
    ALABAMA A&M 0
    TENNESSEE ST 6 12:57 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Alabama A&M 0, Tennessee State 6  1st - 12:57Sep 4 7:13 PM