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TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY 2011 FOOTBALL QUICK FACTS

GENERAL

Q U I C K FA C T S

Name of School:.......................Tennessee State University City/Zip:...................................Nashville, Tenn. 37209 Founded:.............................................................1912 Enrollment:........................................................8, 824 Nickname:......................................................... Tigers School Colors:........................... Royal (Reflex) Blue and White Stadium: ........................................................LP Field Capacity: .........................................................67,800 Surface: ................................................Natural Grass Affiliation: ...............................NCAA, Division I (FCS) Conference:....................................Ohio Valley (OVC)

KEY ADMINISTRATORS

Interim President:.................. Portia H. Shields, Ph.D. Alma Mater:.......District of Columbia Teachers College Athletic Director:...............................Teresa L. Phillips Alma Mater:................................................. Vanderbilt Athletics Phone:................................. (615) 963-5034 Athletics Fax:.......................................(615) 963-5911 Assoc. AD/SWA:................................ Valencia Jordan Asst. AD/Compliance:.................. Jennifer Bell-James Asst. AD/Academics:..................Dr. Johnnie C. Smith Director, Athletics Operations:.............................. TBA Faculty Athletic Representative: ...... Dr. Jesse James

ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS

Football Contact:.......................... Wallace Dooley, Jr. Email: ..................................tyger.prman@gmail.com Office:................................................. (615) 963-5674 Mobile:................................................ (615) 516-6858 AMR Email: ...................... tnstsportsinfo@gmail.com AMR Fax: .......................................... (615) 866-0086 LP Field Press Box:............................ (615) 565-4450

MARKETING / TICKETS

Marketing/Broadcast Contact: ..................... Barry Gresham Email: ................................... bgresham@tnstate.edu Office Phone: . ................................... (615) 963-2531 Office Fax: ......................................... (615) 963-2544 Mobile Phone: ................................... (615) 533-6384 Ticket Manager: . ........................ Taneisha Alexander Email: ...................................talexander@tnstate.edu Ticket Office Phone: .......................... (615) 963-5841 Ticket Office Fax: . ............................. (615) 963-7515

2010 FOOTBALL RESULTS 9/5 ALABAMA A&M W 27-14 9/11 JACKSON STATE L 26-33 L 23-26 9/18 AUSTIN PEAY STATE* 9/25 FLORIDA A&M W 29-18 10/2 NORTH CAROLINA A&T W 37-7 10/9 SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE* L 17-19 10/23 JACKSONVILLE STATE* L 0-24 11/6 EASTERN ILLINOIS* L (OT) 28-31 11/13 TENNESSEE MARTIN* L 0-37 11/20 MURRAY STATE* L 23-28

F O O T B A L L S TA F F

Head Coach: ..................................................................... Rod Reed Alma Mater/Yr: ............................Tennessee State University / 1988 Career Record (Yrs): ...................................................(3-8) 2nd Year Record at TSU (Yrs): ...................................................(3-8) 2nd Year Football Office Phone: ...............................................(615) 963-7572 Football Office Fax: ...................................................(615) 963-1360 Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers: ........................ Mike Jones Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Ends / Camp Coordinator............ .....................................................................................Justin Roberts Passing Game Coordinator / Quarterbacks: .................... Jeff Parker Offensive Line: ............................................................. Steven Smith Running Backs / Video Coordinator / Pro Liason:...... Kevin Mashack Tight Ends.........................................................................Kenny Ray Defenisve Tackles / Recruiting Coordinator / Co-Defensive Coordinator.. ....................................................................................... Osita Alaribe Linebackers: .............................................................. Jerrell Cogmon Defensive Backs (Corners) / Special Teams Coordinator:.................. ..................................................................................Anthony Blevins Defensive Backs (Safeties): ............................................Ed Sanders Graduate Assistant: .....................................................................TBA Speed, Strength & Conditioning: .....................................Alvin Futrell Equipment Manager: ................................................... Jeremy Taylor Head Trainer: . ............................................................Monroe Abram Associate Head Trainer: ................................................Patrice Elder

2 0 1 1 T E A M I N F O R M AT I O N

First Year of Football...................................................................1912 All-Time Record................................................................ 514-255-33 2010 Overall Record: ................................................................... 3-8 OVC Record (finish): ............................................................0-7 (9th) Basic Offense: ........................................................ Spread/Pro-Style Basic Defense: ............................................................................. 4-3 Letterwinners Returning / Lost:..................................................38/27 Starters Returning: Offense - 10 / Defense - 6 / Special Teams - 5 Starters Lost: Offense - 4 / Defense - 5 / Special Teams - 1

2011 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

9/3 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19

SOUTHERN

6:00 P.M.

JACKSON STATE

6:00 P.M.

@ MURRAY STATE* @ AIR FORCE @ AUSTIN PEAY STATE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE* @ TENNESSEE TECH* @ EASTERN KENTUCKY OPEN @ EASTERN ILLINOIS* TENNESSEE MARTIN*

6:00 P.M 2:00 P.M. 6:00 P.M. 6:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 2:00 P.M.

John Merritt Classic - Nashville, Tenn. Southern Heritage Classic - Memphis, Tenn.

Homecoming

JACKSONVILLE STATE*

1:30 P.M. 5:00 P.M. 2:00 P.M.

Senior Day

*DENOTES OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE GAMES

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COVERING THE TIGERS

TS U MED IA POLICIES

All requests for working media at home games in LP Field should be directed to Tennessee State University Athletic Media Relations on outlet letterhead or via facsimile by Wednesday of game week. No requests will be honored after Thursday of game week. Credentials will be screened to help ensure a working press box. Unless prior arrangements are made, credentials can be picked up two hours prior to kickoff at the media entrance adjacent to Gate 6. Credentials WILL NOT be mailed. Sideline and photo passes will be issued to working photographers from the respective teams’ outlets. In accordance to NCAA rules, photographers must stay out of the bench areas of the teams.The appropriate parking pass will be required to all stadium lots on game day. Television trucks that provide satellite or uplink functions will be located in Lot M near Gate 6. The media entrance is Gate 6. Parking passes are not left at Will Call. Credentials for “Classic” games must be made at least two weeks prior to the contest and are not guaranteed . Tennessee State University is the visiting team for one out-of-town “Classic” contest this year but must make its requests to the organizers.

TH E P RESS BOX

The Tigers home press box in LP Field is a state-of-the-art NFL facility. Wireless internet is available throughout the press box. Ample “pool” phones are available for members of the media. For a private line, contact LP Field at (615) 565-4441. The Athletic Media Relations Staff will provide game programs, game notes, and flip cards prior to the game. Statistical information will be available after each quarter, at halftime and a complete game book following the game. A light meal is provided for working media members, beginning one-hour prior to the game and soft drinks are available throughout the game.

I N TERV IEWS

When possible, interview requests for Head Coach Rod Reed and players will be directed through the Athletic Media Relations Office. On game day, Coach Reed and selected players will be available following the NCAA “cooling-off” period. Questions will be answers during the post-game press conference. On-field and locker room interviews will be held by request only.

R A D IO

Each team’s visiting radio station will have a courtesy line provided. The visiting radio booth will be the first auxiliary radio booth located in the broadcasting area of the press box. Radio arrangements for the “Classics” games must be made through the respective organizers. Tennessee State will broadcast all Tiger football games on the TSU Big Blue Sports Network. The network consists of Nashville’s WVOL, serving as the flagship station, WMRB (910 AM) and WOJG (94.7 FM). Broadcasts may be heard on the world-wide web at www.TSUTigers.com. Selected games may be webcast on www.OVCSports.TV.

TE AM V ID EO

An area is provided for visiting teams to video the contest for coach’s film. Each member of the video team must be credentialed. Contact the Athletic Media Relations staff for information.

TS U ATHL ETIC MEDIA RELATIO N S

Wallace Dooley, Jr. Director 615.963.5674 wdooley@tnstate.edu Football, M&W Tennis

Zena Lewis Zekeya Anderson Assistant Director Assistant Coordinator 615.963.5922 615.963.1867 zlewis@tnstate.edu zanderson01@tnstate.edu Men’s Basketball, M&W Track and Field, M&W Cross Country Volleyball, Women’s Basketball, Graphic Design, Publications, Web Content Softball, M&W Golf

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Yvon Morris Staff Assistant 615.963.5894 yvon.tsu@gmail.com Research and Archives Coordinator

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CAMPUS LIFE

Founded in 1912, Tennessee State University has grown dramatically from a small college to two campuses: the 500acre main campus and the downtown Avon Williams campus which is located in the heart of Nashville near the State capitol. The diverse student population of more than 8,000 represents 46 states and 45 countries. TSU has been listed for 11 consecutive years in the U.S. News & World Report “Guide to America’s Best Colleges.” Tennessee State University is a comprehensive, urban, coeducational land-grant university offering 45 bachelor degrees and 24 master’s degrees. Doctoral programs include biological sciences, psychology, public administration, computer information systems engineering, administration and supervision, and curriculum and instruction. When you think about Tennessee State University, many things come to mind – a rich heritage and legacy in athletics, academics, entertainment, research and service. Tennessee State University has long been a rising star among universities across the country. It is designated as one of the best public historically black colleges and universities in the nation, and it’s not by accident. Tennessee State University is among the few historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with a chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, the oldest and largest freshman honor society in the United States and a Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the most prestigious honor society comprising all academic disciplines. A great deal of focus has been given to improving the academic environment – strengthening our research reputation, attracting and retaining the best and brightest students, encouraging service-focused programs, engaging and supporting expert faculty in diverse fields, building on our student-centered philosophy and holding steadfast to our motto of “Think. Work. Serve.”

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THINK CAMPUS LIFE

Today, Tennessee State University’s student enrollment is more than 8,000.

WORK

There are more than 400 faculty and more than 1,200 staff who are part of the university’s team. Additionally, the university’s rich strength in embracing diversity is evident with 45 countries and 46 states representative of the student body. The beauty and accessibility of the university’s main campus is a plus with now 65 buildings on more than 450 acres. Complimenting the main campus is a newly renovated downtown campus that features a simulated stock-trading center, a student computer laboratory and continuing education, distance learning and multimedia services.

SERVE

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The university is arming students with the intellectual resources to compete in a global environment. In support of that, important partnerships have been established with leading global companies such as Boeing, Raytheon, Dell, IBM and others, in which both funding and service-learning opportunities are currently active.

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CAMPUS LIFE

The DAVIS BUILDING is topped by its landmark cupola and houses the Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy and the Thomas E. Poag Auditorium. The building, which once housed the administrative offices, is named after TSU’s second president Dr. Walter S. Davis.

KEAN HALL, a simplified Art Deco style gymnasium erected in 1951 at a cost of $1,500,000 was dedicated Wednesday, November 25, 1953. The structure is located on the south side of the campus at John Merritt Boulevard and 33rd Avenue, North and is named after former TSU Football head coach and Athletic Director, Henry A. Kean. The building contained at the time of its construction a gymnasium, health, physical education and recreation classrooms, laboratories, staff offices, and facilities for indoor intramural sports, staff and student recreation and physical therapy. The building was vacated in 1980 when the HPER moved to the new Gentry Center Complex. The 300,000 renovation approved in 1986-1987 connected the building to the Floyd-Payne campus center in 1991. The building became a recreational facility for the general campus population. It also serves as the headquarters for the Air Force ROTC, TSU Athletics and the academic and Hall of Fame.

The PERFORMING ARTS CENTER is located adjacent to the east side of the existing Strange Music Building. The facility houses the Theater, Television, Radio and Music Departments and includes a complete renovation of the Strange Music Building. A performance theater seating for 400 was constructed as part of the new building. Theater department spaces include classrooms, support spaces and offices. Rehearsal and production facilities are provided for television and radio departments, as well as offices and support areas. The music department has new laboratory facilities, practice rooms, classrooms and offices and an expanded band practice room and support facilities. The project included approximately 30,400 sq. ft. of renovated space (the Strange Music Building) and 43,000 sq. ft. of new construction.

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CAMPUS LIFE

The FLOYD-PAYNE CAMPUS CENTER contains various student and administrative offices, campus bookstore, post office, and dining services. The Center is named after former TSU student and fifth president, Otis L. Floyd, and long-time Dean of Students and Vice-President of Student Affairs, Joseph A. Payne. The BROWN-DANIEL LIBRARY was erected in 1976 and opened for service during the summer of 1977. This present structure has 82,000 square feet of space with special study and research facilities for faculty and graduate students, and a Special Collections Room which houses the University’s historical archives, theses, dissertations, and other special materials. The library is named in memory of Library Directors, Martha M. Brown and Lois H. Daniel.

The AVERITTE AMPHITHEATER located in the center of campus; landscaped and has permanent seating for 200. The structure is named after Laura M. Averitte, author of Tennessee State University’s alma mater.

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PORTIA H. SHIELDS, PH.D.

UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT

INTERIM PPRESIDENT

Dr. Portia Shields was appointed to the presidency of Tennessee State University effective January 2, 2011 – the first female to assume the role of President in the history of the institution. Shields assumed the executive post at Albany State University in 1996, becoming its first female president and retiring in 2005 after serving in the capacity for eight years. As the seventh president of the university, Shields inherited a campus recovering from the destructive flood waters of the Flint River, which had consumed nearly two-thirds of the 204-acre campus in 1994. Her leadership was critical to the university’s comeback, as she spearheaded a $153 million rebuilding program that revitalized the institution. Perhaps her most notable achievement was the success in raising funds and external support for the University. She was instrumental in securing an unprecedented $3-million donation from Georgia-born performing artist Ray Charles in 2002, and procured more than $25 million in external grant funds in the following academic year. Prior to her leadership at Albany State, Shields served as Dean of the School of Education, Howard Univer-

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sity, Washington, D.C. where she initiated the University’s first comprehensive early learning and pre-college preparation program in health science. She previously served as director of medical education and biomedical communications in the University’s College of Medicine where she led the design and build of state-of-the-art science and technology labs and enhanced the academic performance of medical students. Most recently, Shields served as chief executive officer and chief academic officer of Concordia College in Selma, Ala., from November 2007 to December 2009. At Concordia, she improved academic programs and institutional effectiveness, raised campus academic standards and enhanced the college’s financial operations. Shields also helped Concordia address accreditation concerns. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) initially placed Concordia on probation for issues concerning 17 different requirements and standards. In its most recent report, SACSCOC cited only two issues remaining for the college to address.

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She earned a Master of Arts degree in Education from George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the University of Maryland at College Park. She pursued advanced study completing a post-doctoral fellowship to study in West Africa, awarded by the African American Institute, New York, New York. Additional scholarly research and studies were completed at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Columbia University, New York, New York; American University, Washington, D.C.; and University of the District of Columbia. Named in 2004 as one of Georgia’s 50 Most Influential Women by the Georgia Informer, Shields is distinguished as one of the founding presidents of the American University of Ethiopia and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education.

UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT

Shields received her primary, secondary and college education in her native home, Washington, D.C. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the District of Columbia Teachers College, one of three institutions later merged to form the University of the District of Columbia.

Shields has wide range of stellar experiences and accomplishments in the field of higher education with appointments and affiliations with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, National Association for Equal Opportunity In Higher Education, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Inc., American Council on Education, Association of American Colleges and Universities, and Communities in Schools of Georgia. Additional memberships include Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., National Council of Negro Women, and Phi Delta Kappa Honor Society. She is a published author and a well-known public speaker. She has conducted and participated in more than 100 workshops and seminars on higher education issues, teacher education issues, medical and health-care concerns, educational policy issues, international education and faculty development, academic collaborations, retention and high-stakes testing. She served as editor of and contributed two articles to Reflections on Albany State University and contributed to more than 70 publications focused on current issues in higher education, including USA Today (March 21, 2002) and Newsday (March 10, 2002). Other selected collaborative and independent works include contributions to the publication of a reference book entitled Tests and Teaching Quality, a report of the Committee on Assessment and Teacher Quality of the National Research Council, and collaborative and independent publications focusing on higher education administration, medical and health concerns, administrative issues at HBCUs, professional development schools, education, and parenting and teacher education. Authored chapter entitled, “An African American Woman’s Presidency at a Historically Black University: A Personal Journey,” with other University presidents (publication in process).

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TERESA PHILLIPS DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

AT H L E T I C S D I R E C T O R

Teresa Lawrence-Phillips became head of the Tennessee State University athletics department in April of 2002. As director, the athletic department has made tremendous strides on the playing field, campus, community and classroom.

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Some accomplishments under the Phillips’ administration include the launching of the first official website for TSU Athletics in August of 2002, the revitalization of the Big Blue Booster Club, the recognition of Ohio Valley Conference Scholar Athletes, and conference championships in volleyball, women’s track including a PGA minority national championship in men’s golf. Phillips also has the distinction of being the first woman ever to coach an NCAA Division I men’s basketball team en route to being named one of the “101 Most Influential Minorities in Sports” by Sports Illustrated in 2003. She was also named as the Second Most Influential Woman in Sports in Tennessee by The Tennessean newspaper. In addition, she was named USA Today’s National Coach of the Year in 1990 and was a three-time OVC Coach of the Year selection. No stranger to athletic success, she was head coach of the Lady Tigers basketball program at TSU for 11 seasons from 1989-2000. Phillips guided the 1993–94 squad to the program’s first-ever OVC regular season crown, the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship, and the team’s first appearance ever in the NCAA tournament.

Phillips and her staff enjoyed their most successful season in 1994–95 as the Lady Tigers (22–7, 12–4 OVC) shared the regular season title. TSU claimed its second consecutive tournament title and a trip to the NCAA tournament. She has been invited twice to serve as an assistant coach for USA Basketball (1995 and 1999) and was invited to serve as an assistant coach for the U.S. Olympic Festival North Squad. Prior to her stint at TSU, Phillips was head coach at Fisk University for four years. She guided the Bulldogs to WIAC League and Tournament Championships in 1987 and 1988 and was tabbed WIAC Coach of the Year twice (1987, 1988). She compiled a 68-34 overall record with the Bulldogs. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics before obtaining a Masters in Education from TSU in 1999. Phillips, who helped recruit six All-Americans and seven All-State players, served as an assistant coach with the Lady Commodores (1981-1984) winning the N.I.T. in 1983. Phillips earned several honors as a three-year letter winner at Vanderbilt. She was the first recipient of the Lady Commodore Athlete of the Year honor, given to the best all-around female athlete. In addition, she received the Nashville Civitan’s Sportsmanship Award in 1979 and 1980.

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Community oriented, Phillips has assisted with the National Youth Sports Drug Program and has been appointed to several boards and committees which include: NCAA Basketball Rules, NCAA Championship Cabinet, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Boys’ & Girls’ Club, the Vanderbilt Alumni Advisory Board and the Nashville Sports Council Executive Board. She has held memberships in several organizations, including the Black Coaches Association, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, the NCAA Championship and Competition Cabinet and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Current TSU Director of Athletics Teresa Phillips, as a coach, guided the Lady Tigers to their first OVC titles with back-to-back regular season and tournament championships. Phillips led TSU to their first ever NCAA women’s basketball tournament apearances from 1993-1995.

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She is an inaugural member of the Girls’ Preparatory School Sports Hall of Fame and a 2008 inductee of the Lookout Mountain Sports Hall of Fame. She lives in Nashville with her two sons, Micah and Kyle.

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SEASON OUTLOOK

DEFENSE

The Tigers finished last season with an overall record of 3-8 and went 0-7 in Ohio Valley Conference action finishing last in the final standings. Since joining the league in 1986, it was the first season TSU did not post a win in OVC play. Despite the number of losses, five games were decided by one touchdown or less. The 2010 season began the Rod Reed era of Tennessee State University Football. In Reed’s first game as head coach, the Tigers opened the year with a 27-14 win over Alabama A&M in the 12th Annual John Merritt Classic. Notably, TSU went on to snap an eight-game drought to long time rival, Florida A&M, winning 29-18 at the Atlanta Football Classic.

Moving through their transition phase under a new defensive coordinator last year, TSU also finished fourth in the OVC in scoring defense, giving up 23.5 points per game, rushing defense (153 yds/per game), pass defense (189 yds/per game) and interceptions (10). Only three defenders that tallied an interception enter the 2011 season recording one pick. TSU’s defense will be under new direction this year with the addition of defensive coordinator Justin Roberts. The Tigers lost five starters from last year, but will look to fill the void behind a group of seasoned reserves that combined for 41 tackles. 20 10 O HIO VALLEY CO N FERE NCE FINAL DEFENS IVE S TATS (ALL G A M E S)

The Tigers return 38 letterwinners, including 16 starters, on a roster of 95 that currently lists 12 seniors, 15 juniors, 19 sophomores, 17 redshirt freshmen and 32 incoming freshmen. Five players also return that started all 11 games last season including three on defense and two on the offensive end.

SCORING DEFENSE G TD FG XPT 2XP DXP Saf Pts Avg/G 4. Tennessee State 11 35 7 27 0 0 0 258 23.5

TSU returns six starters on DEFENSE after finishing with a league best when protecting the red zone.

RUSHING DEFENSE 4. Tennessee State

The Tigers were number one in the OVC when defending the goaline allowing 27 scores out of 37 attempts. The goaline stand resulted in six turnovers on downs, two fumble recoveries and an interception. In OVC play, the Tigers allowed only 19 scores on 28 attempts in seven league match-ups. Statistically, the defense finished second in the OVC in sacks (27) and opponent first downs allowed giving up an average

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of 17.4 per game. The unit improved their pass rush from a year ago recording seven more sacks in 2010.

TOTAL DEFENSE G Rush Pass Plys Yds Av/P TD A vg/G 3. Tennessee State 11 1683 2081 708 3764 5.3 34 342.2 G Att Yards Avg. TD Yards/G 11 400 1683 4.2 15 153.0

PASS DEFENSE G Comp Att Int P ct. Yards Avg. TD Avg/G 4. Tennessee State 11 165 308 10 53.6 2081 6.8 19 189.2 INTERCEPTIONS G 4. Tennessee State 11

No. Yards TD Avg. 10 134 0 13.4

SACKS BY G 2. Tennessee State 11

No. Yards 27 171

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OFFENSE

In other offensive tags, TSU was number one in the OVC in time of possession holding the ball for 32:12 per game. The Tigers also ranked fourth in sacks allowed (13) and first downs (19.2 per game).

The Tigers would suffer another hard loss without putting points on the board, falling 37-0 at Tennessee Martin. It was 48 years since the Tigers last recorded two losses without reaching the endzone in one season.

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TSU will look to improve on OFFENSE as a result of finishing in the middle or lower half in eight offensive categories in the OVC. In favor of the attack’s maturation, the Tigers did not finish last in any offensive statistics in the league. The Tigers on offense will led by 10 players that made five or more starts last year. All starters from the skill positions return in addition to four linemen. TSU lost five players whose offensive numbers achieved more than 60 percent of the total offense. The group totaled 2, 112 yards, including 1, 247 on the ground, 462 receiving and 334 through the air. In total offense, TSU fell in the middle of the pack ranking fifth posting 355.5 yards per game. TSU averaged 20 points per game through the season scoring a total of 220 points while scoring 28 touchdowns in the mix. Their ability to score points ranked them seventh in the league. However, five players return that accounted for 126 points which is more than 50 percent of the points tallied in 2010. Last season, under the direction of first-year offensive coordinator, Mike Jones, TSU posted 2, 090 rushing yards and 1, 820 yards passing to total 3, 910 yards. Among the rushing yards accumulated three players return that contributed 847 yards.

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SCORING OFFENSE G TD FG XPT 2XP DXP Saf Pts Avg/G 7. Tennessee State 11 28 9 23 0 0 1 220 20.0 TOTAL OFFENSE G Rush Pass Plays Yards Avg/P TD Avg/G 5. Tennessee State 11 2090 1820 738 3910 5.3 27 355.5 RUSHING OFFENSE G Att Yards Avg. TD Yards/G 2. Tennessee State 11 428 2090 4.9 17 190.0 PASS OFFENSE G Comp Att Int Pct. Yards Avg. TD Avg/G 7. Tennessee State 11 159 310 9 51.3 1820 5.9 10 165.5 PASS EFFICIENCY G Comp Att Int Pct. Yards TD Effic. 8. Tennessee State 11 159 310 9 51.3 1820 10 105.4 PUNTING G No. Yards Avg/P Ret. Avg. TB Net/P 6. Tennessee State 11 61 2443 40.0 321 5.3 4 33.5

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The Tigers’ attack spent much of their season finding their rhythm after battling season ending injuries to key players. In 2010, for the first time since 2005, TSU went scoreless in a game dropping a 24-0 decision at No. 3 Jacksonville State.

FIELD GOALS G Made-Att Pct. 8. Tennessee State 11 9-18 .500 SACKS AGAINST G 4. Tennessee State 11

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Yards 98

Red Zone TDs FGs Lost possession RED ZONE OFFENSE G SCR-ATT Pct. T Ds Rush-Pass Made-Att Fbl Int. Downs Otr 8. Tennessee State 11 31-44 70.5 23 15-8 8-13 1 2 4 1 TIME OF POSSESSION 1. Tennessee State

G Poss. Time 11 354:13

Avg/G 32:12

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LINEBACKERS

For a third consecutive season, the Tigers’ defensive corp will be spotlighted by the performance of senior middle linebacker, Rico Council. With the loss of three-year starting linebacker, Sidney Tarver, Council will continue to spearhead a defense that finished in the top three in the OVC the last three seasons. TSU finished witht the OVC’s best defensive unit in 2008. At the end of last year, Council finished second on the team in tackles with a career high of 79. He currently ranks second in career tackles at TSU with 209 behind head coach Rod Reed (406). He ended the season with a selection to the All Ohio Valley Conference Football Second Team Defense. Council is coming off his best season ever, he led the team in sacks on the year with four and was named OVC Defensive Player of the Week for his performances against Florida A&M (9/26/10) and at Southeast Missouri State (10/10/10). It was the first time he made weekly honors in the Conference.

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Notably in the both games he managed career highs. Against FAMU he recorded a career best two sacks and versus SEMO he finished with another career milestone with 15 tackles. To open the 2011 season, Council was voted OVC Co-Defensive Player of the Year. It is his first OVC preseason selection adding to the list of many for the upcoming year including Phil Steele’s FCS All OVC First Team. Council’s preseason selections include 2010 Consensus Draft Services HBCU and Phil Steele’s OVC Second Teams. During the 2009 preseason, he received the same CDS honor in addition to a FCS second team selection. In his first year with TSU, Council led the team in tackles as a freshman with 67 stops. He was named to the OVC Newcomer Team and was named to the CDS FCS All America and All HBCU teams.

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In 2009, Jones started 10-of-10 games played in his first season at TSU. He led the Tigers in tackles with 70 (41 solo) and was the co-leader in tackles for losses with 8.5. He registered a season high, 12 tackles, at home versus Tennessee Martin. At the end of the year, he garnered both an All Ohio Valley Conference Second Team and Necomer Team selection. At the start of the 2010 season, he received a preseason selection to the Consensus Draft Services All HBCU Second Team. Despite sitting out last year, Jones was selected to Phil Steele’s 2011 All OVC Second Team. He transferred from the University of Florida where he appeared in 19 games from 2007-08 collecting 28 tackles (17 solo).

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Much like the path of many TSU linebackers that have etched their name in the record books, sophomore and “SAM” linebacker Wilson Robinson enters the 2011 season after making six starts out of 11 games played as a true freshman. In 2010, Robinson finished with 24 tackles (12 solo), including 3.5 for a loss and two sacks. He was one -of-fo true freshmen in the league named to the All OVC Newcomer Team. His notable performance of the year was against Florida A&M when he finished with a season high, five tackles, with one sack and two tackles for a loss.

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Redshirt senior, John Jones, Jr., will rejoin the Tigers defense after sitting out the 2010 season. The team will look to him to fill the gap at the “WILL” linebacker position.

With the Tigers’ 2010 class, he was one-of-four to play the entire season and one-of-two on the defensive side. Among the talent at the linebacker position, Jarron Guthrie will add depth. Guthrie, a redshirt sophomore, finished last season with five tackles and one fumble recovery.

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DEFENSIVE LINE

A key to the Tigers’ success in the red zone is the ability to clog up the interior. For the last two years, redshirt senior Donte’e Nicholls has made his presence felt as a defensive tackle. After transferring in 2009 from the University of South Carolina, Nicholls finished his first campaign as a reserve with two starts. He registered 35 tackles, 5.5 for a loss, three pass break-ups with three pass deflections. He was selected to the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference Preseason Team moving up the depth chart and solidifying his role as a starter.

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Last year he finished with 25 tackles (11 solo) including six for a loss (-24) and 1.5 sacks. His efforts included a pass break-up, pass deflection and quarterback hurry. Despite his numbers decreasing from a year ago, Nicholls’ statistics represent nearly a quarter of the tackles accounted for from the defensive linemen returning this year. He also tied a career best with six tackles in a game at Southeast Missouri State. He is one-of-two starting lineman returning after losing starters Marcus Broxie and Malcolm Crawford

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He also added three sacks and a forced fumble with a recovery. He tied a season high with seven stops twice and tacked on his first multiple sack performance with two against North Carolina A&T in the Circle City Classic. He is also credited with blocking two field goals. As a result, Wallace received a honorable mention on the 2011 Consensus Draft Services FCS Preseason All America Team. Wallace’s impact has gone unnoticed after opening his career on the field at TSU in 2009. That year he finished with 20 tackles (10 solo), 2.5 for a loss and one sack. In one season, Wallace has doubled his numbers and has become an intricate part of the defense.

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For the 2011 season, redshirt sophomore and defensive end, Antonio Harper, will transition from playing the linebacker position a season ago. Last year, Harper posted 23 tackles (17 solo) and finished second on the squad in tackles for a loss, collecting nine (-28 yds). He added one sack in his first season with TSU after transferring from Troy where he received a redshirt. His first time on the field in collegiate football was with Hargrave Military Academy where he was ranked the 17th best prep school recruit in the nation.

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In 2010, redshirt junior and defensive end, Lamar Wallace, recorded a breakout season finishing fourth on the team in tackles with 47 (17 solo). His numbers listed him first at the position among the defensive front. In his first year as a starter, he finished as the team’s co-leader in quarterback hurries with four while tacking on 5.5 tackles for a loss of 24 yards.

The defensive line return a seasoned group in reserves Tyler Lusk, Lawrence Peterson, Brent Davis and Michael Murphy. Peterson tacked on two sacks to go with 15 tackles playing as a true freshman in 2010. Davis finshed with one sack and three tackles before suffering a season ending injury, Murphy notched 13 stops and Lusk added three tackles.

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DEFENSIVE BACKS

With the loss of key defensive backs, Eugene Clifford (Three-time All OVC) and Marquez Hall, redshirt junior, Justin Bather, will enter 2011 unquestionably as the leader of the Tigers’ secondary. With his versatility, Bather has played both safety and cornerback positions. In 2010, he made all 11 starts finishing with 35 tackles (29 solo) including three tackles for a loss (-10). In addition, he tied for second on the team at the end of the year with nine pass break-ups and 10 pass deflections. He also opened last year with a career best seven tackles against Alabama A&M in the John Merritt Classic.

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Bather returns posting more tackles, pass break-ups and deflections last year than any other defensive back on TSU’s current roster. He is one of three defensive backs returning that recorded an interception and the only starter in the secondary with a pick in 2010. Last year, the secondary registered all of TSU’s interceptions with 10. Bather added more than half the total number of tackles from the previous season when he made five starts in 2009. That year, he totaled 17 tackles (16 solo) and pulled in an interception to seal the Tigers’ victory over Jackson State in the Southern Heritage Classic.

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Last year, he tallied 33 tackles (20 solo) while recording two tor a loss (-20), including one sack. In addition, Wylie recorded a pair of pass break-ups, pass deflections, and quarterback hurries each. He posted a season and career high with eight tackles against Jackson State in the Southern Heritage Classic. It was the first time he led TSU in the category at the end of a game. Wylie has shown evidence of improvements on the field, joining TSU in 2010 after transferring from the University of Miami (FL). In his first year with the Tigers he recorded 14 stops (8 solo).

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The Tigers are confident with last year’s reserves filling the slots in the secondary for the upcoming season. Redshirt sophomore Andrew Taylor made an immediate impact after transferring from Colorado State last year.Taylor served as one of the top reserves and TSU’s primary nickleback in his first season. In 2010, he saw action in all 11 games finishing the year with 21 tackles (14 solo), 4.5 for a loss (-20) and a sack. In addition, he tallied four pass break-ups, five pass deflections, one interception and recovered and forced a fumble.

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In 2011, senior free safety, Joe Wylie, returns as one of the solid veterans in the secondary making seven starts in 10 games last season.

Taylor’s best performance in 2010 was against North Carolina A&T in the Circle City Classic when he finished with seven tackles (6 solo) and one sack. At the end of the year, he posted numbers in every defensive category with the exception to a quarterback hurry, blocked kick and safety. Taylor joins last year’s reserves Harold Watson and David VanDyke for players with a legitimate chance of starting in this year’s defensive secondary

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Q U A RT E R B A C K S

The Tigers will have their starting quarterback for a consecutive season for the first time since 2008. Senior (Graduate) quarterback Jeremy Perry returns after coming off his best year at the helm of the Tigers’ offense. Perry started nine games played, only sitting out two games due to injury, with last year’s senior quarterback, Dominic Grooms, handling the play calls in his absence. In 2010, he threw for 1, 469 yards and nine touchdowns. He completed 131 passes from 244 attempts while throwing six interceptions. He finished out the year averaging 163.2 yds/game with a pass efficiency of 111.5 while completing 53.7 percent of his throws. He also completed his longest pass of 84 yards for a touchdown versus Tennessee Tech. As the starter in 2010, Perry put up career numbers. He threw for more than 100 yards in 8-of-9 games including tossing for 200-plus yards in three contests.

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He capped the season with a career high performance in completions, attempts, yards and touchdowns at Murray State. Against MSU, he connected 23-of-41 for 289 yards and three touchdowns through the air. Perry racked up a number of accolades last year including an honorable mention in the final game of the season from the College Football Performance Awards. In the 12th Annual John Merritt Classic versus Alabama A&M and the Circle City Classic versus North Carolina A&T, he was named the offense MVP of the game. Perry joined TSU in 2009 after transferring from Middle Tennessee State where he played as a linebacker after being recruited for the quarterback position. In his first season with the Tigers and back under center, Perry finished with 142 yards through the air from 12of-36 passing. Academically, he has received TSU Athletics Academic Award and has made the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll twice.

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Highly regarded as one of the top recruits of the 2010 incoming freshman class, German stayed on the sideline in every game charting and signaling plays. With the headset on during the game, he has taken advantage of his redshirt year listening to key plays during critical situations. With a year to mature while learning the system, he joined the team in the summer of 2010 spending much of his time watching film and studying the offense.

His only numbers last year comes courtesy of the 2011 Blue and White spring game. In the game, German tossed 8-of-19 with two interceptions for 116 yards completing his longest throw of 30 yards.

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The only other player returning at the quarterback position from last year’s roster is redshirt freshman Michael German.

For the upcoming season, German enters as the reserve qurterback. It will not be a surprise if he takes a few snaps during the game to get adjusted to the speed of the college ranks. His role will also include mentoring and guiding two incoming quarterbacks in freshman, Immoni Carswell, and Alabama State redshirt freshman transfer, Clayborne Holt.

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RUNNING BACKS

Dante Thomas returns as the top rusher from a season ago for the second time in his career after entering 2009 in the same fashion. For the past three years, he returns as the Tigers’ leader in yards per carry averaging 5.1 last season. In 2010, he moved into the starting role after senior running back Preston Brown (2010 All OVC Second Team) was sidelined for the entire season after going down with a knee injury in week five. Thomas shared the starting role with Terrance Wright, making five starts in 11 games played. He rushed for a team best, 793 yards, on 155 carries for six touchdowns. In addition, he tallied two receptions for 22 yards and 815 all-purpose yards averaging 74.1 yds/game. On the year, he finished with more than 100 all-purpose yards three times. He averaged 72.1 yds/game on the ground tying for fourth in the OVC.

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This fall, he will be the league’s second leading rusher at the running back position returning from last season. Last year, he rushed for over 100 yards twice breaking the century mark for the first time in his career in the win over North Carolina A&T in the Circle City Classic. He recorded a career high, 186 yards on 24 attempts, recording 7.8 yds/carry, finishing with 202 all purpose yards. As a result from his performance, he was tagged with an honorable mention by the College Football Performance Awards that week. Credited with his major impact on the field last year, Thomas was recognized by the Conference garnering a 2011 All OVC Preseason selection. In his first two seasons, he rushed for a combined 697 yards. He finished with 348 yards in his first year and concluded 2009 with 349.

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Redshirt junior, fullback, Johntae Gleaves returns as the team’s legitimate starter at the position after making only two starts in 2009. In 2010, Gleaves chipped his way into the season stats finishing with more receptions out the backfield than any other running back. He hauled in eight catches for 70 yards for an 8.8 yds/rec. average. Last year, he scored his first career and only touchdown of the season in the victory over North Carolina A&T in the Circle City Classic. At the end of the year, he also registered one carry and caught his longest reception for 15 yards. He returns as the fifth leading receiver while tacking on 71 all purpose yards for a 7.1 average a year ago.

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After redshirting and sitting out 2010, Trabis Ward makes his way back into the line up after posting numbers as a true freshman in 2009. The redshirt sophomore running back made one start in eight games played finishing with 182 yards on the ground. He averaged 2.9 yards/carry averaging 25.1 offensive yds/game. His debut season numbers included 198 all purpose yards for a 24.8 per game average, two receptions for 16 yards (8 yds/rec.), and a completion of his only pass thrown. He was tagged that year with a 259.60 pass efficiency after completing the 19-yard strike.

SEASON OUTLOOK

Last year, the Tigers have shown evidence of implementing the fullback into their game plan.

Ward will battle for the starting role after posting the best numbers during the spring game with 11 carries for 69 yards with a long of 12 yards. Ward and Ryan Berry enter 2011 as the only reserve running backs with game experience.

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RECEIVERS

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After accounting for 51 percent of the Tigers’ offense from the quarterback position in 2009, Calvin McNairl made a smooth transition to the wide receiver postion last year. In his first year as a receiver, he finished 2010 second on the team in receptions. With the loss of Joesph Hills, he enters 2011 with more receptions among the wideouts that hauled in a catch last season. He accounted for over a quarter of the Tigers 159 total receptions and 1, 820 receiving yards.

For his performance against MSU, he received the CFPA honorable mention for the receiver postion in the last week of the regular season. In five starts and 11 games played, he amassed 426 all purpose yards averaging 38.7 per game. Last year, he made a few appearances under center in the Wild Tiger formation connecting 3-of-7 for 17 yards and a long of 11. He rushed four times but only tallied six yards.

At the end of last year, McNairl hauled in 34 receptions for 429 yards averaging 39 yards/game and 12.6 yards/rec. He caught a season long of 84 yards on his way to one of four touchdowns.

Highly noted as an athlete, McNairl has made 17 starts in his career at TSU. He is the only player in TSU Football history to throw, run, and catch for more than 100 yards in three seperate games.

McNairl tallied a season high with nine receptions for 131 yards at home against Tennessee Tech. He would surpass the 100-yard receiving mark again and tie his career high in recptions posting nine catches and 116 yards at Murray State.

In 2009, he was named offensive MVP at the conclusion of the Southern Heritage Classic and Atlanta Football Classic.

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Despite the drop in numbers a from a year ago, junior wide receiver Travis James will begin 2011 as one of the Tigers seasoned veteran at the position. He finished 2010 with 16 catches for 211 yards (13.2 yds/ avg) averaging 23.4 yards/game.

Last year, TSU incorporated more plays to the tight end than the last three years. After transferring from Illinois at the beginning of the 2010 campaign, London Davis was the only tight end to record a reception last year. He hauled in seven receptions for 102 yards

Last season, Pryor averaged 10.7 yds/rec and 26.2 yds/game recording a career high with 121 receiving yards against Eastern Illinois. Early last year, he posted a career high in receptions at home against Austin Peay State with seven.

Performing double duty as a kick and punt return specialist, he finished with 479 all purpose yards for a 53.2 per game average. He enters this year as the second leader in all purpose yardage from 2010.

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Redshirt junior wide receiver, Jeremy Pryor, finished last season third in receptions with 27 totaling 288 yards. He enters 2011 with the most starts among the returning receivers from 2010.

averaging 14.6 yards/rec. and 10.2 yards/game. He also accounted for 114 all purpose yards averaging 11.4 per game. For his immediate role in the offense, he was recognized as a Phil Steele Preseason All OVC selection.

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OFFENSIVE LINE

Returning for the 2011 season to anchor an offensive line that lost second team All OVC selections, Gershom Jordan and Alex Davis, is five-year veteran, redshirt senior, Justin Ridgeway. Ridgeway saw action as a true freshman in 2007 but redshirted when he was sidelined for the entire 2009 season when he suffered an injury during the preseason. He is the last offensive lineman on the Tigers roster that has blocked for a 1, 000 yard rusher. In his tenure in the trenches, he has helped TSU stay in the top half in sacks allowed after leading the league in 2009. In

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addition, the offense has also accumualted an average of over 3, 000 yards with Ridgeway on board. He has seen all positions on the front five but has nestled into the starting role of right tackle in 2010 making all 11 starts. Last year, he help contribute to the improvement of the offense as the Tigers amassed 3, 910 yards while averaging 355.5 per game. In 2010, His leadership and experience helped the Tigers gain majority of their yardage on the right side of the line and a first place ranking in time of possession per game with 32:12.

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Carter will enter 2011 as the returning starter at the center position after playing much of his first year on the field as a guard in 2009. He made five starts in first season of play but made all 11 starts in 2010. Carter has been labled the nucleus of the line which did not give up a sack up the middle. Carter will become the main catalyst in the productivity of TSU’s offense.

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The future of the Tigers offensive line rests in the hands of sophomore Kadeem Edwards. He helped the Tigers improve their attack through the course of the 2010 season making six starts while playing in all 11 games.

SEASON OUTLOOK

Three returning starters from last year’s offensive line will include redshirt junior, Sherman Carter.

His maturation last year helped him receive a 2011 All Ohio Valley Conference Preseason and Phil Steele Preseason All OVC selection. Off the field, he was recognized for his academic achievements when he was selected to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. He is the first TSU offensive lineman to receive an OVC preseason selection since 2008.

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SEASON OUTLOOK

Last year, in his first season on the football roster, senior return specialist, Julian Mallory, also a member of the Flying Tigers (men’s track and field), broke the TSU Football record in punt returns in a game. He managed a record, five returns, against Florida A&M in the Atlanta Football Classic.

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For the season, he finished second on the team in the punt return category with 13 returns for 106 yards averaging 8.2 yds/return. Mallory is one-of-three specialists to pull kick/punt return duty in 2010. He led the Tigers with 15 kickoff returns for 314 yards, posting a 20.9 yds/return average. In nine games played, Mallory closed out the season with 416 all-purpose yards averaging 46.2 per game. He was selected to begin the 2011 season on the College Football Performance Awards Punt Returner Award List. In 2010, Ryan Berry battled injuries in the early part of the season but managed to assist in the special teams game plan late in the year. He is one-of-three specialists that recorded a return on the kickoff and punt return teams. In 2010, he finished with 14 punt returns, totaling 129 yards while averaging 9.2 yds/return. On the punt receiving unit, he recorded his longest return of 31 yards while leading the team in returns, yardage and average. Berry tacked on one kickoff return for 19 yards while also playing running back. Out the backfield in seven games played, he rushed for 35 yards on 10 carries adding his longest run of 15 yards. He closed out the season with 183 all purpose yards averaging 26.1 per game and was named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Redshirt junior, kick returner and defensive back, Rayshawn Weatherspoon, sparked Rod Reed’s first season as head coach returning the opening kickoff of the 2010 season for a touchdown. He scored an 89-yard touchdown in the win over Alabama A&M in the John Merritt Classic. Weatherspoon received OVC Special Teams Player of the Week and was tapped with an honorable mention by the College Football Performance Awards. For the 2010 season, he is credited with 347 all purrpose yards averaging 38.6 per game. In his reserve role in the secondary, he tacked on eight tackles (four solo) and five pass break-ups. As a kickoff returner, he finished second on the team with 14 returns for 347 yards averaging 24.8 yards/return.

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In 2010, Godfrey was one-of-four freshman to play the entire season leading the Tigers in scoring on the year with 48 points. He connected 9-of-18 field goals (50 percent) recording his longest last year of 42 yards. His best performance was against Florida A&M in the Atlanta Football Classic when he hit 3-of4 on the day. In 2011, he will also be challenged to take dual roles as a punter with the loss of Taylor Cisneros (TSU Football record holder in longest punt in a game). Last season, Godfrey punted once for 34 yards which ended the play as a touchback. As the primary kickoff specialist he tallied 45 kickoffs for 2, 503 yards averaging 55.6 yards/kick.

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One of the major components of the kicking game is the long snapper position. Junior long snapper and tight end, Hunter Howard, will enter 2011 as the Tigers long snapper for a third consecutive season. With the departure of field goal long snapper G.R. Pulley, Howard will now assume both roles as the field goal and punt unit’s long snapper. With his efforts on the field Howard will see some action at tight end. He has played in 20 games since hitting the field as true freshman in 2009.

SEASON OUTLOOK

The kicking game has been the Tigers achilles heel for the last two seasons, but, improvements have been made with the addition of sophomore Jamin Godfrey.

Last season, he posted two assisted tackles on the punt unit.

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POSITION BREAKDOWN

OFFENSE

SEASON OUTLOOK

Returning Starters (10)

* With the Pro-Style formations, the Tigers substitute a fullback for a tight end or receiver.

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Key Stats Jeremy Perry QB 6-2 215 Gr. Passed for 163.2 yds per game - fourth in OVC - Named John Merritt & Circle City Classic MVP Dante’ Thomas RB 5-10 200 R-Sr. Led team with 793 yards rushing, avg 5.1 yds/carry - Named to 2011 All-OVC Preseason Team Returning as the OVC second leading rusher at the position from last year Johntae Gleaves FB 6-0 260 R-Jr. Three-year starter at position - posted first career touchdown last season Jeremy Pryor WR 6-2 175 R-So. Started 10 games - finished third in receptions with 27 in first season as a starter Sherman Carter OL 6-3 310 R-Jo. Moved from guard to start at center last season - started all 11 games Kadeem Edwards OL 6-5 330 So. Named to 2011 All-OVC Preseason Team - started six games - shared role at left guard Anthony Woods OL 6-3 330 R-Jr. Coming off first season as a starter - started five games - shared role at left guard Justin Ridgeway OL 6-3 275 Sr. Last lineman on roster to block for a 1,000-yard rusher - started all 11 games London Davis TE 6-3 245 R-Jr. Only player at the position to record a reception finishing with seven last year Calvin McNairl WR 6-0 190 R-Sr. Currently only player to throw, run, and catch for over 100 yds. in seperate games Finished second on the team with 34 receptions in first season at receiver

Lost (4)

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Key Stats Preston Brown RB 5-10 190 Sr. Rushed for 200-plus yards on two occasions breaking the SHC and AFC rushing records Suffered a season ending injury after week five and was named 2010 All-OVC Second Team Alex Davis OL 6-3 350 Sr. Four-year starter and was named 2010 All-OVC Second Team Gershom Jordan OL 6-6 325 Sr. Named to 2010 All-OVC Second Team in his first season on the offensive line Joe Hills WR 6-4 210 Sr. Led team in receptions (40) and receiving yards (462) starting in all 11 games last year

DEFENSE

Returning Starters (6)

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Key Stats Rico Council LB 6-1 256 Sr. Second on the team in tackles (79) - Currently second all time in career tackles with 209 Led team in sacks (4) - Named 2011 OVC Co-Defensive Player of the Year - Named 2010 All-OVC Second Team Wilson Robinson LB 6-2 220 So. Started as a true freshman - Named 2010 All-OVC Newcomer Team Justin Bather DB 6-0 175 R-Jr. Started all 11 games - Finished second on the team in pass break-ups (9) and pass deflections (10) Joe Wylie DB 6-2 215 Sr. Started seven games last year Lamar Wallace DE 6-3 280 Jr. Led defensive lineman in sacks (3) and tackles (47) - Started all 11 games - co-leader in QB hurries (4) Donte’e Nichols DT 6-2 315 R-Sr. Two-year starter at the position - Named 2010 OVC Preseason Team

Lost (5)

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Key Stats Eugene Clifford DB 6-1 195 Sr. Named All-OVC First Team receiving several All America selections Led team in tackles (83) and INTs (4) Sidney Tarver LB 6-3 215 Sr. Finished third on the team in tackles (63), tackles for a loss (7.5) and second in sacks (3.5) Marquez Hall DB 6-3 225 Sr. Started all 11 games - Signed with BC Lions (CFL) Malcolm Crawford DT 6-1 256 Sr. Started all 11 games finished with 36 tackles and a blocked kicked Marcus Broxie DE 6-4 270 Sr. Started all 11 games - Led team in tackles for a loss (10.5) - co-leader in QB hurries (4)

SPECIAL TEAMS Returning (5)

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Jamin Godfrey K 6-0 180 Hunter Howard LS 6-3 230 Ryan Berry PR 5-6 175 Rayshawn Weatherspoon KR 6-1 177 Travis James KR/PR 6-0 175 Julian Mallory KR/PR 5-9 150

Cl. Key Stats So. Finished season as team leading scorer with 48 points, 9-of-18 in FGs and 21-of-24 in PATs Jr. Three-year starter as long snapper for field goal unit R-Jr. Led team in punt returns (14), punt return yardage (129) and punt return avg (9.2 ypg) R-Jr. Led team in kick return yardage (347) and return average (24.8) Jr. One-of-two return specialist to handle punt and kick return duties Sr. One-of-two return specialist to handle punt and kick return duties - Led team with 15 kick returns Captured TSU record in punt returns in a game with five

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Name Taylor Cisneros George Pulley

Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Key Stats P 6-0 206 Sr. Four-year starter and program’s record holder in longest punt in a game - 62 yards LS 5-10 198 So Started as long snapper for punt unit

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Returning Starters

Players Returning

Starters Lost

Newcomers

Position Total

QB

1

2

0

2

4

RB

1

4

2

4

8

FB

1

3

0

0

3

WR

2

7

1

4

11

TE

1

3

0

2

5

OL

3

11

3

6

17

DB

2

9

2

4

13

DL

2

9

2

8

17

LB

2

5

1

6

11

K

1

1

0

1

2

P

0

1

1

1

2

LS

1

1

1

1

2

RS

4

4

0

3

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Blue Downs White in Spring Game With over 3,500 fans, the Tennessee State University “Blue” Team (offense) defeated the “White” Team (defense), 61-37, in the 2011 Spring Game at Hale Stadium. Utilizing a point system that rewarded the defense points for interceptions, fumbles and third down stops, the defense took a 25-21 lead into halftime. The defense gained 15 points on three interceptions alone as they stifle the offensive attack. In the second half, the offense came alive scoring 30 points on two touchdowns, a field goal, including scoring points on several plays over 20 yards. Contributing to the 20-plus yard plays were long pass receptions by Brandon Brown (49 yds) and Travis James (30 yds). Quarterback duties were split between senior Jeremy Perry and redshirt freshman Michael German, combining for 270 yards in passing. Perry’s worksheet ended with three touchdowns from nine completions on 14 attempts with one interception. Perry passed for a total of 154 yards including his longest completion of 46 yards. German tossed 8-of-19 with two interceptions for 116 yards, completing his longest throw of 30 yards. Several running backs had good performances with the top performance coming from redshirt sophomore Trabis Ward. Ward posted 11 carries for 69 yards with a long of 12 yards. Sophomore DeMarco Thomas had a good performance gaining 66 yards on three carries with a long of 40. Five receivers showed promise snaring 17 of the 33 passes thrown in their direction. The game’s top receiver was redshirt freshman Brandon Brown who caught five passes for 115 yards hauling in receptions of 49 and 46 yards.

2011 SCHEDULE 9/3

SOUTHERN

JOHN MERRITT CLASSIC - LP FIELD

NASHVILLE, TENN. - 6:00 P.M.

9/10

JACKSON STATE

SOUTHERN HERITAGE CLASSIC - LIBERTY BOWL

MEMPHIS, TENN. - 6:00 P.M.

9/17

MURRAY STATE*

9/24

AIR FORCE

STEWART STADIUM MURRAY, KY. - 6:00 P.M.

FALCON STADIUM COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - 2:00 P.M.

10/1

AUSTIN PEAY STATE GOVERNORS STADIUM CLARKSVILLE, TENN. - 6:00 P.M.

10/8 SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE*

TIGERFEST - LP FIELD

NASHVILLE, TENN. - 6:00 P.M.

10/15 TENNESSEE TECH* TUCKER STADIUM COOKEVILLE, TENN. - 7:00 P.M.

10/22 EASTERN KENTUCKY*

KIDD STADIUM RICHMOND, KY. - 2:00 P.M.

10/29

OPEN

11/5 EASTERN ILLINOIS*

O’BRIEN STADIUM CHARLESTON, ILL. - 1:30 P.M.

11/12 TENNESSEE MARTIN* HOMECOMING - LP FIELD

NASHVILLE, TENN. - 5:00 P.M.

11/19 JACKSONVILLE STATE*

SENIOR & FAN APPRECIATION DAY - LP FIELD

NASHVILLE, TENN. - 2:00 P.M.

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Position

- ALL TIMES CENTRAL

* DENOTES OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE GAMES

Jamal Ramsey, Johntae Gleaves and Devin Wilson recorded touchdown receptions. Ramsey hauled in a score from 28 yards out, Gleaves a 16 yarder, and Wilson snagged one in from eight yards.

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First Name

Last Name

Pos

Class

Ht

Wt

Hometown

Last School

1

Calvin

McNairl

WR

R-Sr

5-10

185

Paris, TN

2

Trabis

Ward

RB

R-So

5-9

200

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

3

Immoni

Carswell

QB

Fr

6-1

180

Hollywood, FL

4

Rayshawn

Weatherspoon

DB

R-Jr

6-1

177

S. Pittsburgh, TN

South Pittsburgh HS

5

Hakeem

Parker

WR

Fr

6-4

180

New Orleans, LA

Clark HS

6

Travis

James

WR

Jr

6-0

175

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

7

Jeremy

Perry

QB

Sr

6-2

215

Memphis, TN

8

Wilson

Robinson

LB

So

6-2

220

Birmingham, AL

9

Martavius

Foster

TE

Fr

6-4

240

Starkville, MS

Henry County HS Dillard HS Plantation, HS

Boyd Anderson HS Middle Tennessee State Spain Park HS Starkville HS

10a

London

Davis

TE

R-Jr

6-3

245

Cahokie, IL

Illinois

10b

John

Jones

LB

R-Sr

6-2

215

Sarasota, FL

Florida Pope John Paul HS

11

Devin

Wilson

WR

Jr

6-3

195

Nashville, TN

12

Mike

German

QB

R-Fr

6-2

215

Pompano Beach, FL

Blanche Ely HS

13

Julian

Mallory

WR

Sr

5-9

150

Birmingham, AL

West Alabama

14

Antonio

Harper

DE

R-So

6-3

240

Memphis, TN

15

Weldon

Garlington

DB

Fr

5-10

160

Antioch, TN

Troy Brentwood Academy

16

Wesley

Samuels

WR

Soph

6-4

210

Birmingham, AL

17

Jamal

Ramsey

WR

R-So

6-1

185

Antioch, TN

Minor HS

18

Telvin

Hooks

RB

Fr

5-10

190

Edgewater, FL

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Joseph

Wylie

DB

Sr

6-2

215

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

20

Dare

Ayoola

DB

R-Fr

5-10

175

Plantation, FL

21

Andrew

Taylor

DB

R-So

5-10

170

Dallas, TX

22

Steven

Godbolt

DB

R-Fr

6-0

170

Cross City, FL

23

Bryce

Wilson

DB

R-Fr

5-11

190

St. Petersburg,FL

Canterbury School

24

Bernell

Brooks

ATH

Fr

6-0

170

New Orleans, LA

Clark HS

25

Kaylen

Pearson

RB

Fr

5-11

175

Lenoir, NC

Hibriten HS

26

Antwan

Brown

DB

Fr

6-2

170

Mayo, FL

Lafayette HS

27

Harold

Watson

DB

R-Fr

6-1

205

Brownsville, TN

Haywood County HS

28

David

Vandyke

DB

R-So

6-0

180

Miami, FL

B.T. Washington HS

Middle Tennessee State New Smyrna HS Miami North Broward Prep Colorado State Dixie County HS

29

Ryan

Berry

RB

R-Jr

5-4

175

Nashville, TN

Father Ryan HS

30

Ryan

Mitchell

WR

Fr

5-11

170

Johnson City, TN

Science Hill HS

31

Detorrius

Shipley

LB

Fr

6-3

230

Birmingham, AL

32

Dante’

Thomas

RB

R-Sr

5-10

200

Dallas, TX

33

Elvzels

Vil

LB

Soph

6-0

230

Delray Beach, FL

Huffman HS D.T. White HS Independence CC

34

Senquay

Eichelberger

DB

Fr

6-0

180

Tupelo, MS

35

Jeremy

Coffey

RB

R-Fr

5-11

210

Brentwood, TN

Tupelo HS

RB

Soph

5-8

170

Detroit, MI

LB/FB

R-Fr

5-11

245

Jackson, TN

Liberty Tech HS

Brentwood HS

36

Martine

Stevenson

37

Stephen

Brooks

Martin Luther King HS

38

Jason

Wallace

RB

Jr

5-10

205

Newark, NJ

Valley Forge Prep

39

Matt

Mosely

P/K

Fr

5-11

170

Franklin, TN

Franklin HS Hunters Lane HS

40

Jarron

Guthrie

LB

R-So

6-1

205

Nashville, TN

41

Vernon

Frett

FB

Soph

5-10

250

Orlando, FL

Mars Hill, NC

42

Nick

Thrasher

LB

Fr

6-2

240

Morrow, GA

Mt. Zion HS

43

Jamin

Godfrey

P/K

Soph

6-0

180

Englewood, TN

McMinn Central HS

44

Mike

West

LB

Fr

6-0

245

Cross City, FL

Dixie County HS

45

Justin

Bather

DB

R-Jr

6-0

175

LaVergne, TN

LaVernge HS

46

Daniel

Fitzpatrick

DB

R-Fr

6-0

190

Ft. Wayne, IN

Concordia Lutheran

47

Rico

Council

LB

Sr

6-0

256

Chattanooga, TN

Howard HS

TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY


NUMERICAL ROSTER PRESEASON ROSTER (7/18/11) # 48

First Name

Last Name

Pos

Class

Ht

Wt

Hometown

Last School

John

Williams

FB

R-So

6-2

230

Chattanooga, TN

Central HS

49

Johntae

Gleaves

FB

R-Jr

6-0

260

Gallatin, TN

Gallatin HS

51

Samquan

Evans

DL

Fr

6-0

280

Winston Salem, NC

Carver HS

52

Tyler

Lusk

DE

Sr

6-2

240

Murfreesboro, TN

54

Jack

Ndem

DE

Fr

6-2

245

Riverdale, GA

Anthony

Bass

DL

Fr

6-2

230

Clarksville, TN

Aaron

Woods

LS

Fr

6-1

230

Knoxville, TN

Northeast HS Knoxville Central HS

57

Clarence

Jordan

LB

Fr

6-0

225

Clarksdale, MS

59

Kevin

Dossett

LB

Fr

6-1

215

Chattanooga, TN

Coahoma CC

60

Sherman

Carter

OL

R-Jr

6-3

310

LaVergne, TN

LaVergne HS

Tyner HS

61

John

Currie

OL

Fr

6-2

330

Nashville, TN

Hunters Lane HS

62

Jhaquelle

Love

OL

Fr

6-2

300

Nashville, TN

Overton HS

63

Anthony

Woods

OL

R-Jr

6-3

330

Detroit, MI

64

Troy

Jones

OL

Soph

6-3

305

Memphis, TN

Michigan State Arlington HS

65

DeMardre

Dean

OL

R-Sr

6-4

380

Memphis, TN

Coahoma CC

66

Patrick

Lukan

OL

Fr

6-2

265

Nashville, TN

Overton HS

68

Shaquille

Bass

OL

Fr

6-2

300

Gallatin, TN

69

Derek

Sibley

OL

R-Fr

6-6

310

Stone Mtn. GA

Stone Mountain HS

70

Robert

Myers

OL

R-Fr

6-5

310

LaVergne, TN

LaVergne HS

71

Brent

Davis

DL

Sr

6-3

310

Memphis, TN

72

Brandon

Rogers

OL

R-Fr

6-3

320

Jacksonville, FL

Gallatin HS

Overton HS Trinity Christian HS

73

Kadeem

Edwards

OL

Soph

6-5

330

Sanford, FL

Seminole HS

74

Darien

Brewer

OL

R-Fr

6-5

250

Chattanooga, TN

Chattanooga

75

Rogers

Gaines

OL

R-Jr

6-7

345

Goodlettsville, TN

White House HS

76

Brandon

Haskin

OL

Jr

6-3

315

New Orleans, LA

Independence CC

77

Anthony

Morris

OL

R-Fr

6-6

290

Memphis, TN

78

Justin

Ridgeway

OL

Sr

6-3

316

Pleasant Grove, AL

79

Donte’e

Nicholls

DL

R-Sr

6-1

315

Pompano Beach, FL

80

JeMarc

Sears

TE

R-Fr

6-2

230

New Smyrna, FL

81

Robert

Savage

WR

Jr

6-0

185

Nashville, TN

Germanton HS Minor HS South Carolina New Smyrna HS Whites Creek, HS

82

Joshawn

Bowens

WR

Fr

6-5

190

Greenville, SC

Greenville HS

83

Jeremy

Pryor

WR

R-So

6-3

175

Memphis, TN

Whitehaven HS

84

Chris

Deloney

WR

R-Fr

6-1

170

Chattanooga, TN

Howard HS

86

Lawrence

Peterson

DL

Soph

6-2

240

Memphis, TN

Melrose HS

87

Billy

Davis

TE

Fr

6-4

230

Carmel, IN

88

Timothy

Pruitt

DE

R-So

6-2

240

Huntsville, AL

89

Andrew

Bather

WR

Fr

6-0

170

LaVergne, TN

90

Dinsdale

Jackson

DL

Fr

6-3

285

Miami Gardens, FL

92

Hunter

Howard

LS

Jr

6-3

215

Franklin, TN

Carmel HS Arkansas State LaVergne HS American Heritage HS Franklin HS

93

Jeremy

Knight

DE

Fr

6-2

240

Nashville, TN

Pearl Cohn HS

94

Alex

Payne

DE

Fr

6-1

240

Johnson City, TN

Science Hill HS

95

Lamar

Wallace

DL

Jr

6-3

270

Baton Rouge, LA

96

Derek

Platt

DL

Fr

6-4

236

Luray, TN

Chester County HS

97

Mike

Murphy

DL

Jr

6-3

320

Lewisburg, TN

Marshall County HS

98

Austin

Taylor

DE

Fr

6-4

225

Huntsville, AL

J.O. Johnson HS

99

Capitol PCA

D.J.

McCellion

DL

R-Fr

5-11

300

Delray Beach, FL

Atlantic HS

123

Garreous

Lisenbee

LB

Soph

5-10

220

Smyrna, TN

Smyrna HS

133

Holt

Clayborne

QB

R-Fr

6-2

180

Huntsville, AL

2011 FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE

SEASON OUTLOOK

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Riverdale HS North Clayton HS

Alabama State

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ALPHABETICAL ROSTER

SEASON OUTLOOK

PRESEASON ROSTER (7/18/11)

33

L_Name

F_Name

#

Pos

Class

Ht

Wt

Hometown

Ayoola

Dare

20

DB

R-Fr

5-10

175

Plantation, FL

North Broward Prep Northeast HS

Bass

Anthony

55

DL

Fr

6-2

230

Clarksville, TN

Bass

Shaquille

68

OL

Fr

6-2

300

Gallatin, TN

Last School

Gallatin HS

Bather

Andrew

89

WR

Fr

6-0

170

LaVergne, TN

Bather

Justin

45

DB

R-Jr

6-0

175

LaVergne, TN

LaVernge HS

Berry

Ryan

29

RB

R-Jr

5-4

175

Nashville, TN

Father Ryan HS

Bowens

Joshawn

82

WR

Fr

6-5

190

Greenville, SC

Brewer

Darien

74

OL

R-Fr

6-5

250

Chattanooga, TN

Brooks

Bernell

24

ATH

Fr

6-0

170

New Orleans, LA

Brooks

Stephen

37

LB/FB

R-Fr

5-11

245

Jackson, TN

Brown

Antwan

26

DB

Fr

6-2

170

Mayo, FL

LaVergne HS

Greenville HS UTChattanooga Clark HS Liberty Tech HS Lafayette HS

Carswell

Immoni

3

QB

Fr

6-1

180

Hollywood, FL

Plantation, HS

Carter

Sherman

60

OL

R-Jr

6-3

310

LaVergne, TN

LaVergne HS

Clayborne

Holt

133

QB

R-Fr

6-2

180

Huntsville, AL

Alabama State

Coffey

Jeremy

35

RB

R-Fr

5-11

210

Brentwood, TN

Brentwood HS

Council

Rico

47

LB

Sr

6-0

256

Chattanooga, TN

Currie

John

61

OL

Fr

6-2

330

Nashville, TN

Davis

Billy

87

TE

Fr

6-4

230

Carmel, IN

Carmel HS

Davis

Brent

71

DL

Sr

6-3

310

Memphis, TN

Overton HS

Howard HS Hunters Lane HS

Davis

London

10a

TE

R-Jr

6-3

245

Cahokie, IL

Dean

DeMardre

65

OL

R-Sr

6-4

380

Memphis, TN

Illinois

Deloney

Chris

84

WR

R-Fr

6-1

170

Chattanooga, TN

Dossett

Kevin

59

LB

Fr

6-1

215

Chattanooga, TN

Edwards

Kadeem

73

OL

Soph

6-5

330

Sanford, FL

Seminole HS

Eichelberger

Senquay

34

DB

Fr

6-0

180

Tupelo, MS

Tupelo HS

Evans

Samquan

51

DL

Fr

6-0

280

Winston Salem, NC

Fitzpatrick

Daniel

46

DB

R-FR

6-0

190

Ft. Wayne, IN

Coahoma CC Howard HS Tyner HS

Carver HS Concordia Lutheran

Foster

Martavius

9

TE

Fr

6-4

240

Starkville, MS

Starkville HS

Frett

Vernon

41

FB

Soph

5-10

250

Orlando, FL

Mars Hill, NC

Gaines

Rogers

75

OL

R-Jr

6-7

345

Goodlettsville, TN

White House HS

Garlington

Weldon

15

DB

Fr

5-10

160

Antioch, TN

Brentwood Acad

German

Mike

12

QB

R-Fr

6-2

215

Pompano Beach, FL

Blanche Ely HS

Gleaves

Johntae

49

FB

R-Jr

6-0

260

Gallatin, TN

Godbolt

Steven

22

DB

R-Fr

6-0

170

Cross City, FL

Dixie County HS

Gallatin HS McMinn Central HS

Godfrey

Jamin

43

P/K

Soph

6-0

180

Englewood, TN

Guthrie

Jarron

40

LB

R-Soph

6-1

205

Nashville, TN

Hunters Lane HS

Harper

Antonio

14

DE

R-Soph

6-3

240

Memphis, TN

Troy

Haskin

Brandon

76

OL

Jr

6-3

315

New Orleans, LA

Hooks

Telvin

18

RB

Fr

5-10

190

Edgewater, FL

Howard

Hunter

92

LS

Jr

6-3

215

Franklin, TN

Jackson

Dinsdale

90

DL

Fr

6-3

285

Miami Gardens, FL

American Heritage HS

James

Travis

6

WR

Jr

6-0

175

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Boyd Anderson HS

Jones

John

10b

LB

R-Sr

6-2

215

Sarasota, FL

Univ. of Florida

Jones

Troy

64

OL

Soph

6-3

305

Memphis, TN

Arlington HS

Jordan

Clarence

57

LB

Fr

6-0

225

Clarksdale, MS

Coahoma CC

Knight

Jeremy

93

DE

Fr

6-2

240

Nashville, TN

Pearl Cohn HS

Lisenbee

Garreous

123

LB

Soph

5-10

220

Smyrna, TN

Smyrna HS

Love

Jhaquelle

62

OL

Fr

6-2

300

Nashville, TN

Overton HS

Independence CC New Smyrna HS Franklin HS

TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY


ALPHABETICAL ROSTER PRESEASON ROSTER (7/18/11) Last Name

First Name

#

Pos

Class

Ht

Wt

Hometown

Lukan

Patrick

66

OL

Fr

6-2

265

Nashville, TN

Last School

Lusk

Tyler

52

DE

Sr

6-2

240

Murfreesboro, TN

Riverdale HS

Mallory

Julian

13

WR

Sr

5-9

150

Birmingham, AL

West Alabama

McCellion

D.J.

99

DL

R-Fr

5-11

300

Delray Beach, FL

McNairl

Calvin

1

WR

R-Sr

5-10

185

Paris, TN

Mitchell

Ryan

30

WR

Fr

5-11

170

Johnson City, TN

Science Hill HS

Morris

Anthony

77

OL

R-Fr

6-6

290

Memphis, TN

Germanton HS

Mosely

Matt

39

P/K

Fr

5-11

170

Franklin, TN

Franklin HS

Murphy

Mike

97

DL

Jr

6-3

320

Lewisburg, TN

Myers

Robert

70

OL

R-Fr

6-5

310

LaVergne, TN

LaVergne HS

Ndem

Jack

54

DE

Fr

6-2

245

Riverdale, GA

North Clayton HS

Nicholls

Donte’e

79

DL

R-Sr

6-1

315

Pompano Beach, FL

Parker

Hakeem

5

WR

Fr

6-4

180

New Orleans, LA

Clark HS

Payne

Alex

94

DE

Fr

6-1

240

Johnson City, TN

Science Hill HS

Pearson

Kaylen

25

RB

Fr

5-11

175

Lenoir, NC

Perry

Jeremy

7

QB

Sr

6-2

215

Memphis, TN

Overton HS

Atlantic HS Henry County HS

South Carolina

Hibriten HS Middle Tenn. State

Peterson

Lawrence

86

DL

Soph

6-2

240

Memphis, TN

Platt

Derek

96

DL

Fr

6-4

236

Luray, TN

Melrose HS

Pruitt

Timothy

88

DE

R-Soph

6-2

240

Huntsville, AL

Arkansas State

Pryor

Jeremy

83

WR

R-Soph

6-3

175

Memphis, TN

Whitehaven HS

Ramsey

Jamal

17

WR

R-Soph

6-1

185

Antioch, TN

Ridgeway

Justin

78

OL

Sr

6-3

316

Pleasant Grove, AL

Robinson

Wilson

8

LB

Soph

6-2

220

Birmingham, AL

Spain Park HS

Rogers

Brandon

72

OL

R-Fr

6-3

320

Jacksonville, FL

Trinity Christian HS

Samuels

Wesley

16

WR

Soph

6-4

210

Birmingham, AL

Savage

Robert

81

WR

Jr

6-0

185

Nashville, TN

Whites Creek, HS

Chester County HS

Middle Tenn. State Minor HS

Minor HS

Sears

JeMarc

80

TE

R-Fr

6-2

230

New Smyrna, FL

New Smyrna HS

Shipley

Detorrius

31

LB

Fr

6-3

230

Birmingham, AL

Huffman HS

Sibley

Derek

69

OL

R-Fr

6-6

310

Stone Mtn. GA

Stevenson

Martine

36

RB

Soph

5-8

170

Detroit, MI

Martin Luther King HS

Taylor

Andrew

21

DB

R-Soph

5-10

170

Dallas, TX

Colorado State

Taylor

Austin

98

DE

Fr

6-4

225

Huntsville, AL

Thomas

Dante’

32

RB

R-Sr

5-10

200

Dallas, TX

Stone Mtn HS

J.O. Johnson HS D.T. White HS

Thrasher

Nick

42

LB

Fr

6-2

240

Morrow, GA

Vandyke

David

28

DB

R-Soph

6-0

180

Miami, FL

Vil

Elvzels

33

LB

Soph

6-0

230

Delray Beach, FL

Independence CC Valley Forge Prep

Wallace

Jason

38

RB

Jr

5-10

205

Newark, NJ

Wallace

Lamar

95

DL

Jr

6-3

270

Baton Rouge, LA

Mt. Zion HS B.T. Washington HS

Capitol PCA

Ward

Trabis

2

RB

R-Soph

5-9

200

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Watson

Harold

27

DB

R-Fr

6-1

205

Brownsville, TN

Haywood County HS

Weatherspoon

Rayshawn

4

DB

R-Jr

6-1

177

S. Pittsburgh, TN

South Pittsburgh HS

West

Mike

44

LB

Fr

6-0

245

Cross City, FL

Williams

John

48

FB

R-Soph

6-2

230

Chattanooga, TN

Wilson

Bryce

23

DB

R-Fr

5-11

190

St. Petersburg,FL

Canterbury School

Wilson

Devin

11

WR

Jr

6-3

195

Nashville, TN

Pope John Paul HS

Woods

Aaron

56

LS

Fr

6-1

230

Knoxville, TN

Knoxville Central HS

Woods

Anthony

63

OL

R-Jr

6-3

330

Detroit, MI

Wylie

Joseph

19

DB

Sr

6-2

215

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2011 FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE

Dillard HS

SEASON OUTLOOK

Marshall County HS

Dixie County HS Central HS

Michigan State Miami

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O H I O VA L L E Y C O N F E R E N C E

EST. 1941

SEASON OUTLOOK

Tennessee State University has been a member of the Ohio Valley Conference since 1986. The OVC is entering its 63rd year and continues to build upon the success that has made it the nation’s eigth oldest NCAA Division I conference.

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The conference consists of 11 institutions, of which nine field football teams who compete for the Ohio Valley Conference Championship. The TSU Tigers won back-to-back OVC football titles in 1998 and 1999 and has represented the conference in two NCAA Playoffs.

OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE STAFF Beth DeBauche................................ Commissioner Brad Walker.............Associate Commissioner for Operations/COO Jennifer Gibbs.......... Assistant Commissioner for Championships Kyle Schwartz........... Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Brian Pulley.............. Assistant Commissioner for External Affairs Matt Banker.............Assistant Commisioner for Institutional Services Heather Brown.......................... Director of Media Relations Jon Kuka........................... Director of OVC Sports Properties Jenny Kulchar.................................Administrative Assistant

OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE 215 CENTERVIEW Suite 115 BRENTWOOD, TN 37027 Telephone: (615) 371-1698 Fax: (615) 371-1788 Website: www.ovcsports.com

Entering its 64th year, the Ohio Valley Conference continues to build on the success that has made it the nation’s eighth-oldest NCAA Division I conference. In 2008, for only the second time in the past decade, the Conference expanded by adding Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as the league’s 11th member. The move expanded the OVC’s geographical footprint to the St. Louis market and marked the first change in membership since expanding to the state of Alabama (Jacksonville State, Samford) in 2003. The OVC’s proud past dates back to 1948, but seeds for the new league were actually planted in 1941. It was then that Roy Stewart, the athletics director at Murray State, Charles (Turkey) Hughes, the athletics director at Eastern Kentucky, and Kelly Thompson, the public relations director at Western Kentucky, first broached the idea of forming a new conference. Discussions were put on hold by World War II, but reemerged Feb. 27-28, 1948 at the Kentucky Hotel in Louisville as the three original institutions combined with Morehead State, Louisville and Evansville to form the OVC. In the 1950s, the OVC became a pioneer on a much more significant scale socially. During times of racial segregation, league member Morehead State became one of the first non-traditionally black mid-southern institutions to accept a black student. In 1958, Marshall Banks earned athletically-related aid at Morehead, which signed a second black athlete, Howard Murphy, a year later. In 1961, Murphy earned all-conference recognition as a halfback in football. With racial barriers broken, the rest of the institutions in the league began to provide educational and athletic opportunities to African-Americans. A first in the OVC occurred in 2008, when the league had a first round draft pick in both the NFL (Tennessee State’s Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie) and Major League Baseball (Eastern Kentucky’s Christian Friedrich) Drafts in the same school year. The playing field isn’t the only place where OVC athletes are working hard. The league also recognizes excellence in the classroom. Six Scholar-Athlete Awards are presented yearly to male and female athletes, while others are commended for their academic success by being Medal of Honor recipients or earning a spot on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Additionally, the league annually presents one institutional Academic achievement Award, as well as separate team awards in each Conference-sponsored sport. The vision of leadership demonstrated by the Founding Fathers in 1948 remains alive today as the OVC prepares for the future. One example is in regard to the current trend in collegiate athletics administration for increased involvement of university presidents in setting policies and making rules. The presidents of OVC institutions, however, have always governed the Conference, long before presidential governance became a national theme. The OVC sponsors the following sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis and track for men, and basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and volleyball for women. In addition, the OVC also sponsors the combined men’s and women’s sport of rifle. Now in its sixth decade of competition, the Ohio Valley Conference has grown significantly from its humble beginnings while increasing the number of athletics opportunities it provides for students. Current league representatives include charter members Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University and Murray State University, along with Austin Peay State University, Eastern Illinois University, Jacksonville State University, Southeast Missouri State University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University and the University of Tennessee at Martin.

TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY


O H I O VA L L E Y C O N F E R E N C E

PRESEASON

OVC FOOTBALL MEDIA DAY: TIGERS PREDICTED TO FINISH 8TH

COUNCIL VOTED CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR THOMAS

AND

EDWARDS ALSO NAMED TO PRESEASON TEAM

Nashville, Tenn. - For the upcoming 2011 football season, Tennessee State University was predicted to finish eighth in the Ohio Valley Conference team standings with three players voted to the All Preseason Team and one sharing the Defensive Preseason Player of the Year honor. Linebacker, Rico Council, runningback, Dante Thomas and offensive lineman, Kadeem Edwards, received their first Conference preseason selections. The last time the Tigers had more than two make the preseason list was in 2008. The announcement was made during the 2011 OVC Football Media Day at the Holiday Inn on July 25. In the predicted order of finish, the Tigers received an overall count of 33 after finishing last in the final standings at the end of the 2010. Council highlights TSU, sharing the Co-Defensive Preseason Player of the Year with Jacksonville State’s defensive lineman, Monte Lewis. Council is coming off his best season in 2010. Last year, he finished second on the team in tackles with a career season high of 79. He currently ranks second in career tackles at TSU with 209 behind head coach Rod Reed (406). He ended the season as a selection on the All Ohio Valley Conference Football Second Team Defense. Last year, he led the team in sacks (4) and was named OVC Defensive Player of the Week twice It was the first time he made weekly honors in the Conference. To open 2011, Council was selected to Phil Steele’s FCS All OVC First Team. His other career preseason selections includes selections to the 2010 Consensus Draft Services HBCU and Phil Steele’s OVC Second Teams. In the 2009 preseason, he received the same CDS honor in addition to a FCS second team selection.

In his first year with TSU, Council led the team in tackles as a freshman with 67 stops. He was named to the OVC Newcomer Team and was named to the CDS FCS All America Second and All HBCU First Team. In 2010, Thomas moved into the starting role after last year’s senior running back Preston Brown (2010 All OVC Second Team) was sidelined for the entire season after going down with a knee injury in week five. He recorded five starts in 11 games playe rushing for a team best, 793 yards, on 155 carries, and six touchdowns. In addition, he tallied two receptions for 22 yards and 815 all-purpose yards averaging 74.1 yds/ game. On the year, he finished with more than 100 all-purpose yards three times. He averaged 72.1 yds/game on the ground, tying for fourth in the OVC, and is the league’s second leading rusher at the running back position returning this season. Thomas recorded a career high, 186 yards on 24 attempts, recording 7.8 yds/carry, finishing with 202 all purpose yards. As a result from his performance, he was tagged with an honorable mention by the College Football Performance Awards that week. Edwards joins his teammates after starting in six games last year sharing the duties at left guard. He helped the Tigers improve on offense finishing second in the OVC in rushing with 2, 090 total yards averaging 190 yds/game. As a member of the offensive line, Edwards made an impact on the line of scrimmage helping the Tigers amass 3, 910 yards while averaging 355.5 per game. His maturation last year helped TSU rank fourth in sacks allowed in the league with 13 and first in time of possession per game with 32:12.

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OFFENSIVE PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Casey Brockman, QB Murray State

CO - DEFENSIVE PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Rico Council, LB Tennessee State Monte Lewis, DL Jacksonville State

QB – QB – RB – RB – RB – WR – WR – TE – C – OG – OG – OG – OT – OT –

Matt Scheible, Southeast Missouri Casey Brockman, Murray State Mike Harris, Murray State Ryan White, Austin Peay Dante’ Thomas, Tennessee State Tim Bedford, Tennessee Tech Orlandus Harris, Eastern Kentucky Kenny Jones, Tennessee Martin Tim Schmid, Austin Peay Eric Zink, Eastern Illinois Kadeem Edwards, Tennessee State Scott Schweitzer, Tennessee Tech Evan Conrad, Southeast Missouri Odie Rush, Jacksonville State

DL – DL – DL – DL – DL – LB – LB – LB – DB – DB – DB – DB – DB – DB –

Monte Lewis, Jacksonville State Emory Attig, Eastern Kentucky Jamison Wadley, Jacksonville State Artavious Dowdell, Eastern Illinois Anthony Brown, Eastern Kentucky Rico Council, Tennessee State Tyson Patrick, Eastern Kentucky Rodney Garrott, Jacksonville State Jeremy Caldwell, Eastern Kentucky Keginald Harris, Jacksonville State Tylor Brock, Southeast Missouri Patrick McClellan, Eastern Kentucky Dontrell Johnson, Murray State Kendal Harper, UT Martin

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2011 PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH

1. Jacksonville State (13)..................................123 2. Murray State (4)............................................106 3. Eastern Kentucky............................................93 4. Southeast Missouri (1)....................................81 5. Tennessee Tech...............................................73 6. UT Martin.........................................................64 7. Eastern Illinois.................................................57 8. Tennessee State..............................................33 9. Austin Peay.....................................................18

K – Kienan Cullen, Murray State P – Jordan Berry, Eastern Kentucky RS – Dontrell Johnson, Murray State

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YEAR-BY-YEAR PRESEASON ALL OVC

SEASON OUTLOOK

Anthony Pleasant

Jim Lackey

There has been a Tennessee State University Football player on every Ohio Valley Conference pre and post-season squad since the Tigers became eligible for a championship in the league. Anthony Pleasant highlights the list becoming the first preseason and post season All-OVC pick for the Tigers.

1989 DL – Anthony Pleasant DB – Joe Stone DB – Tony Stargell 1990 WR – Anthony Owens DL – Arbutus Price LB - Simon Shanks 1991 QB – James Wade WR – Marcus Dowdell P – Colin Godfrey 1992 OT – Robert Moorman QB – James Wade WR – Patrick Robinson P – Colin Godfrey HM: Randy Fuller, DB; Brent Alexander, DB 1993 C – Marshun Middleton G – Royce McGowan DL – Jim Lackey, TSU LB – Thomas Jackson, LB DB – Brent Alexander DB – Randy Fuller 1994 WR – Lawrence Segree DL – Jim Lackey HM: Clarence Jones, WR Thomas Jackson, LB Cedric Davis, DB

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Tyrone Butterfield

Leon Murray

Jim Lackey was the first Tiger selected to three preseason squads while gaining post season honors twice. The list of TSU All-OVC standouts continued when Tyrone Butterfield was selected to the first team in 1997 for two positions, wide receiver and return specialist. That season, he became the Tigers’ first OVC Offensive Player of the Year.

1995 QB – Daryl Williams WR – Lawrence Segree T – Royce MGowan DL – Jim Lackey DB – Darrell Williams HM: Dan Pride, OT; Michael Holcey, LB 1996 WR – Jereme Hurd HM: Jarrick Hillery, RB Ryan Falker, LB 1997 WR – Juan Hall OG – Shawn Thompson DL – Lamar Carter DB – Darrell Hinton HM: Todd Valentine, QB Bennie Anderson, OT 1998 QB – Leon Murray WR – Tyrone Butterfield OG – Deshawn Thompson LB – Armand Williams P – Ashley Johnson HM: Bennie Anderson, OG 1999 QB – Leon Murray WR – Corey Sullivan OG – Bennie Anderson OT – Michael Thompson DL – Lamar Carter LB – LaBrent Sterling HM: Avion Black, Jr. WR; Ike Boone, C; Ligarius Jennings, DB

Charles Anthony

Lamar Carter

Javarris Williams

Eugene Clifford

Leon Murray would follow winning the OVC Player of the Year Award in 1998. The next season, Lamar Carter accomplished a similar feat. becoming TSU Football’s first ever OVC Defensive Player of the Year in 1999.

In 2005, Williams became one of three OVC players to make either the first or second team in addition to the all newcomer squad. That season, the OVC began recognizing first-year players with post season honors.

Runningbacks Charles Anthony (2004) and Javarris Williams (2008) garnered OVC Offensive Player of the Year after receiving first team selections. They bring TSU’s Player of the Year total to five.

In 2008, Eugene Clifford became the first TSU defender named to both the All-OVC Second and Newcomer Teams at the end of the season.

2000 RB – Amariah Robb WR – Julius Hull OL – Lawrence Smith DL – Danny Robertson DB Ligarius Jennings HM: Ed Sanders, DB; Orlando Dotson, DL

2006 DB – Aaron Strong 2007 QB - Antonio Heffner RB - Javarris Williams DL - Shaun Richardson DB - Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

2001 WR - C.J. Johnson OL - Lawrence Smith OL - Benedict Ibisi RET - Carlos Wright DL - Curley Grayson LB - Walter Reese HM: Marquis Stephens, Sr., DB,

2008 RB - Javarris Williams WR - Chris Johnson OT - Cornelius Lewis LB - Remond Willis

2002 WR - C.J. Johnson TE - Steve Farmer DL - Desmond Scantling LB - Jermaine Beale DB - Dion Giddens HM: Charles Anthony, RB 2003 WR - C.J. Johnson PK - Joey Hudak DB - Scott Cunningham DB - Deon Giddens

2010 DB - Eugene Clifford

2009 DB - Eugene Clifford

DL- Donte’e Nicholls 2011 LB - Rico Council Co-Defensive Player of the Year RB - Dante’ Thomas OL- Kadeem Edwards

2004 RB - Charles Anthony DL - Paul Thomas LB - James Dumervil 2005 DL - Almonte Duncan, Jr.

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YEAR-BY-YEAR POSTSEASON ALL OVC 1993

1998

2002

2007

DL - Anthony Pleasant

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

DB - Ben Robinson

WR - Lawrence Segree

OT - Bennie Anderson

LB - Jermaine Beale

DL - Shaun Richardson

HONORABLE MENTION

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

WR - Tyrone Butterfield

DB - Scott Cunningham

DB - D. Rodgers-Cromartie

LB - Roderick Reed

DL - Gerome Gardner

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

DB - Deon Giddens

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

DB - Brent Alexander

LB - Lamar Carter

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

OT - Cornelius Lewis

1989

DB - Randy Fuller

DB - Jarrick Hillery

TE - Steve Farmer

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

WR - C.J. Johnson

2008

DL - Anthony Pleasant

OT - Royce McGowan

RB - DeJuan Marshall

K - Joey Hudak

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

LB - Simon Shanks

QB - Daryl Williams

WR - Corey Sullivan

RS - Carlos Wright

RB - Javarris Williams

DB - Tony Stargell

WR - Clarence Jones

RET - Avion Black

DB - Joe Stone

C - Cecil Newton

SEASON OUTLOOK

1988

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

2003

OT - Cornelius Lewis

DB - Darrell Hinton

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

RB - Charles Anthony

OT - Dumaka Atkins

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

1994

OT - Gerald Hall

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

OG - Michael Tharpe

WR - Lawrence Segree

1999

WR - C.J. Johnson

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

TE - Al Griffin

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

DL - Maurice Davis

WR - Anthony Owens

DE - David Bell

OT - Michael Thompson

DL - Paul Thomas

DB - Eugene Clifford

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

DB - Cedric Davis

OG - Bennie Anderson

DB - Scott Cunningham

DB - Larry Williford

DL - Arbutus Price

DB - Darrell Williams

WR - Corey Sullivan

LB - James Dumervil

ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

RS - Avion Black

DB - Deon Giddens

DL - Marcus Broxie

1990

OG - Royce McGowan

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

DB - Ahmed Safeullah

DB - Eugene Clifford

OFFENSE

RB - Darron Davis

DL - Lamar Carter

TE - Anthony Owens

WR - Clarence Jones

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

2004

WR - Marcus Dowdell

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

C - Ike Boone

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

K - J.J. Flournoy

DL - Jim Lackey

QB - Leon Murray

RB - Charles Anthony

2009

RB - Amariah Robb

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

LB - Rico Council WR/KR - JaJuan Spillman

1991

1995

WR - Avion Black

DL - Paul Thomas

DB - Eugene Clifford

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

C - John Macon

OT - Royce McGowan

LB - Brent Sterling

DL - Almonte Duncan

DL - Kellen Woodard,

QB - James Wade

WR - Jerome Hurd

DB - Ligarius Jennings

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

DB - Ed Sanders

LB - Elliot Pilton

DL - Jim Lackey

P - Colin Godfrey

LB - Ryan Falker

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

DB - Victor Bonds

LB - John Jones, Jr. 2005

DB - Anthony Levine

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM

2000

LB - Wesley Holmes

LB - John Jones, Jr.

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

DB - Jamar Landrom

RS - Carlos Wright

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

2010

WR - Patrick Robinson

1996

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

RB - Javarris Williams

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

WR - Marcus Dowdell

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

DL - Walter Reese

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

DB - Eugene Clifford

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

DL - Lamar Carter

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

DL - Ernest Jones

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

DB - Sheldrick Hawkins

DB - Clifford Green

OT - Lawrence Smith

ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM

RB - Preston Brown

OG - Shawn Thompson

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

RB - Javarris Williams

OL - Alex Davis

1992

WR - Juan Hall

DL - Curley Grayson

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

DB - Ligarius Jennings

WR - Patrick Robinson

DB - Darrell Hinton

OT - Larry Tharpe

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

OL - Gershom Jordan 2006

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

LB - Rico Council

2001

QB - Antonio Heffner

ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM LB - Wilson Robinson

P - Colin Godfrey

1997

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

TE - Steve Farmer

DL - Leonard Davis

OT - Robert Moorman

WR - Tyrone Butterfield

WR - C.J. Johnson

DB - D. Rodgers-Cromartie

OG - Gerod Duff

RET - Tyrone Butterfield

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

DB - Nikkieda Rutland

TE - Charles Hunter

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

LB - Walter Reese

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

QB - James Wade

OT - Bennie Anderson

DB - Marquis Stephens

RB - Javarris Williams

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

OG - Shawn Thompson

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

OG - Cecil Newton

DB - Brent Alexander

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

OG - Lawrence Smith

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

DB - Randy Fuller

LB - Armand Williams

WR - Patrick Jenkin

DB - Aaron Strong

DB - Darrell Hinton

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM

P - Ashley Johnson

DL - Desmond Scantling

QB - Antonio Heffner

LB - Jermaine Beale

DL - Shaun Richardson

DB - Eric Joyce

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O H I O VA L L E Y C O N F E R E N C E

COMPOSITE SCHEDULE Thursday, September 1

Saturday, October 22

Murray State at Louisville, 6:00 p.m. (ESPNU) *UT Martin at Jacksonville State, 6:00 p.m. Illinois State at Eastern Illinois, 6:30 p.m. (CSN Chicago)

*Austin Peay at Southeast Missouri, 1:00 p.m. *UT Martin at Eastern Illinois, 1:30 p.m. *Tennessee State at Eastern Kentucky, 2:00 p.m. Jacksonville State at Kentucky, TBA

SEASON OUTLOOK

Saturday, September 3

Tennessee Tech at Iowa, 11:00 a.m. (BTN) Southern Illinois at Southeast Missouri, 6:00 p.m. Southern at Tennessee State, 6:00 p.m. Austin Peay at Cincinnati, 6:00 p.m. Eastern Kentucky at Kansas State, TBA

Saturday, October 29

Thursday, September 8

Saturday, November 5

*Eastern Kentucky at Murray State, 1:00 p.m. *Tennessee Tech at Jacksonville State, 3:00 p.m. *Eastern Illinois at Austin Peay, 4:00 p.m. *Southeast Missouri at UT Martin, TBA

Maryville at Tennessee Tech, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 10

Eastern Illinois at Northwestern, 2:30 p.m. (BTN) Murray State at Mississippi Valley State, 4:00 p.m. Jacksonville State at Chattanooga, 5:00 p.m. Missouri State at Eastern Kentucky, 5:00 p.m. Tennessee State vs. Jackson State, 6:00 p.m. (Memphis, Tenn.)

Thursday, September 15

Union College at UT Martin, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 17

Southeast Missouri at Purdue, 11:00 a.m. (BTN) Georgia State at Jacksonville State, 2:30 p.m. Chattanooga at Eastern Kentucky, 5:00 p.m. *Tennessee State at Murray State, 6:00 p.m. *Tennessee Tech at Eastern Illinois, 6:30 p.m. Austin Peay at Memphis, TBA

Central State at Austin Peay, 1:00 p.m. Central Methodist at Southeast Missouri, 1:00 p.m. *Murray State at Tennessee Tech, 1:30 p.m. *Tennessee State at Eastern Illinois, 1:30 p.m. *Eastern Kentucky at Jacksonville State, 3:00 p.m. UT Martin at Mississippi State, TBA

Saturday, November 12

*Tennessee Tech at Eastern Kentucky, 12:00 p.m. *Austin Peay at Murray State, 1:00 p.m. *Jacksonville State at Southeast Missouri, 1:00 p.m. Eastern Illinois at Southern Illinois, 2:00 p.m. * UT Martin at Tennessee State, 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 19

*UT Martin at Eastern Kentucky, 12:00 p.m. *Murray State at Southeast Missouri, 1:00 p.m. *Austin Peay at Tennessee Tech, 1:30 p.m. *Jacksonville State at Tennessee State, 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 22

Saturday, November 26

Saturday, September 24

Saturday, December 3

*Murray State at UT Martin, 6:00 p.m.

Tennessee State at Air Force, 2:00 p.m. (The Mtn.) *Eastern Illinois at Jacksonville State, 6:00 p.m. *Eastern Kentucky at Austin Peay, 6:00 p.m. *Southeast Missouri at Tennessee Tech, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 1

*Jacksonville State at Murray State, 6:00 p.m. *Eastern Illinois at Southeast Missouri, 6:00 p.m. *Tennessee State at Austin Peay, 6:00 p.m. *Tennessee Tech at UT Martin, TBA

Saturday, October 8

*Eastern Kentucky at Eastern Illinois, 1:30 p.m. *Austin Peay at UT Martin, 2:00 p.m. *Southeast Missouri at Tennessee State, 6:00 p.m. Murray State at Georgia State, TBA

FCS Playoffs First Round (campus sites)

FCS Playoffs Second Round (campus sites)

Friday, December 9/Saturday, December 10 FCS Playoffs Quarterfinals (campus sites)

Friday, December 16/Saturday, December 17 FCS Playoffs Semifinals (campus sites)

Friday, January 6 OR Saturday, January 7 FCS National Championship (Frisco, Texas)

* - Denotes OVC contest All Times CENTRAL; dates and times subject to change All Conference games and home non-conference games featuring OVC schools will be available live and on-demand at OVCSports.TV

Saturday, October 15

*Eastern Illinois at Murray State, 3:00 p.m. UT Martin at South Alabama, 4:00 p.m. *Southeast Missouri at Eastern Kentucky, 5:00 p.m. *Jacksonville State at Austin Peay, 6:00 p.m. *Tennessee State at Tennessee Tech, 7:00 p.m.

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ROD REED

C O A C H E S & S TA F F

HEAD COACH

Rod Reed was named the 22nd TSU Football head coach on December 18, 2009. He served as the associate head coach and defensive coordinator during the 2009 season. He began coaching at TSU in 2003 and served as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. At the conclusion of the season in which Reed returned to the TSU sideline, the Tigers led the OVC in total defense for the first time in school history. The defense accomplished the same feat in 2008 finishing at the top of the OVC in total defense. Reed spent five of his seven years in his assistant role as defensive coordinator. A keen recruiter, Reed is responsible for bringing several notable key players into the TSU program.

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Reed is noted for recruiting Javarris Williams (2009 seventh-round draft pick, Kansas City Chiefs), Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (2008 first-round draft pick, Arizona Cardinals), Shaun Richardson, Lamar Divens (Baltimore Ravens, 2008) and All-American Corneilus Lewis. He has also coached All-America and professional player, Jamal Landrom (Jacksonville Jaguars). Reed was a four-year letter winner for the TSU Tigers from 1984 - 1988. He capped off his career by being named Sheridan All-America his senior season. He set the Tiger record for career tackles from his linebacker slot and in 1987, he set the single season record for tackles with 197.

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the 2000 season. The 2002 East Texas Baptist defense ranked second in their conference in scoring defense and third in rushing defense.

Following completion of his bachelor’s degree, Reed entered the coaching profession. He held positions at Prairie View A&M, Bethune-Cookman University (formerly Bethune-Cookman College), and Seabreeze High School in Daytona Beach, Fla. He has coached a total of five first-team all-conference linebackers and a pair of All-Americans.

The team did not allow points in the first or third periods through the first eight games in 2002.

A veteran of the collegiate coaching ranks, Reed previously coached at East Texas Baptist College in his hometown of Marshall, Texas.

Reed is the University’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes representative and in 2009 he participated in the NCAA Football Coaches Academy.

He served as defensive coordinator for East Texas Baptist, which launched its football program during

He and his wife, Tamika, are the parents of four children, Terry, Takara, Briah, and Marcel.

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C O A C H E S & S TA F F

He helped lead the Tigers to the second round of the 1986 Division I-AA playoffs and was selected as Defensive MVP in 1987 and 1988.

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C O A C H E S & S TA F F

COACHING CAREER TENNESSEE STATE Head Coach 2009 - Present

TENNESSEE STATE Defensive Coordinator Linebackers 2003-09

P L AY E R P R O F I L E - Tennessee State University Football 1984-88

EAST TEXAS BAPTIST Defensive Coordinator 2000-03

- Sheridan All-America Linebacker at TSU in 1988

SEABREEZE HS

- Ohio Valley Conference Honorable Mention in 1988

Defensive Coordinator 1996-2000

- Holds TSU career tackle record with 406 - Set season record in 1988 with 197 tackles - Named Tigers’ Defensive MVP in 1987 and 1988

BETHUNE-COOKMAN Linebackers 1992-96

PRARIE VIEW A&M Linebackers 1991

- Helped lead TSU to two winning seasons 7-4 (1985) and 10-2 (1986)

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THE REED FILE vs. OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE OVC: 0-7 vs. SOUTHWEST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SWAC: 1-1 vs. MIDEASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE MEAC: 2-0 vs. ANTHONY JONES (AAMU): 1-0 vs. RICK COMEGY (JSU): 0-1 vs. RICK CHRISTOPHEL (APSU): 0-1 vs. JOE TAYLOR (FAMU): 1-0 vs. ALONZO TAYLOR (NCA&T): 1-0 vs. TONY SAMUEL (SEMO): 0-1 vs. JACK CROWE (JAXST): 0-1 vs. WATSON BROWN (TTU): 0-1 vs. BOB SPOO (EIU): 0-1 vs. JASON SIMPSON (UTM): 0-1 vs. CHRIS HATCHER (MUR): 0-1

T H E R E E D FA M I LY Rod Reed, wife Tamika, daughter Takara; daughter, Briah; son, Marcel, not pictured Terry.

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OVERALL RECORD: 3-8 CONFERENCE RECORD: 0-8 HOME RECORD: 1-3 AWAY RECORD: 2-4 NEUTRAL RECORD: 2-1 HBCU RECORD: 2-1 HBCU CLASSIC RECORD: 2-1 FIRST CAREER WIN: vs. ALABAMA A&M 27-14 (9/4/2010) vs. ALABAMA A&M: 1-0 vs. AUSTIN PEAY STATE: 0-1 vs. EASTERN ILLINOIS: 0-1 vs. FLORIDA A&M: 1-0 vs. JACKSON STATE: 0-1 vs. JACKSONVILLE STATE: 0-1 vs. MURRAY STATE: 0-1 vs. NORTH CAROLINA A&T: 1-0 vs. SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE: 0-1 vs. TENNESSEE MARTIN: 0-1 vs. TENNESSEE TECH: 0-1

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MIKE JONES

C O A C H E S & S TA F F

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR WIDE RECIEVERS

COACHING CAREER TENNESSEE STATE Mike Jones joins the Big Blue coaching staff as offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach in 2010. A product of Tennessee State, he was twice named All-American (1981-82) and still holds many of the TSU’s receiving records. Jones played six seasons in the NFL. In 1983, Jones was a sixth-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 1983 playing three seasons (1983-85). He was traded to New Orleans where he played from 1986-87 and 1989. In his NFL career, Jones caught 165 passes for 2, 372 yards and 11 touchdowns. Mike Jones’ pedigree as an NFL receiver laid the groundwork for him to prosper as a coach. Nine years after his last game as a player he joined the Rhein Fire (NFL Europe) as a receivers coach for his first job in professional sports. From there, he coached in four World Bowl games in six seasons and by year seven, he was named Head Coach of the Frankfurt Galaxy (2004-07). Jones’ aptitude for winning didn’t waiver in four years as a head coach as his teams appeared in three championship games, winning one in 2006. The same season he was named NFL Europe Coach of the Year. In all, he holds three European championship rings.

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As a head coach, Jones was practically unbeatable. In his first season, the Galaxy dashed to a 7-3 record and a World Bowl appearance. Two seasons later, Jones’ Galaxy returned to the championship and defeated Bart Andrus’ Amsterdam Admirals. The Galaxy revisited the big game one season later but lost to the Hamburg Sea Devils in the last-ever World Bowl game. The 2006 Coach of the Year compiled a 24-16 NFLE regular season record as a head coach. Jones also held offensive positions for the Rhein Fire. First, he was named receivers coach (1998-00) and later returned as the club’s offensive coordinator (2002-03). He coached in four World Bowl games with Rhein (1998, 2000, 2002-03), winning two in 1998 & 2000. In 2001, he accepted a position as the receivers coach for the XFL’s Orlando Rage. His receivers super-charged the offense and the Rage finished in first place which led to a playoff berth. Jones was also the receivers coach at Liberty University for a brief period in the same year. Mike Jones is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He and his wife Minerva have twin daughters named Brittany and Bridgette, and a son named Chandler.

Offensive Coordinator Wide Receivers 2010-Present

TORONTO ARGONAUTS (CANADIEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE) Wide Receivers 2008-09

FRANKFURT GALAXY (NFL EUROPE) Head Coach 2004-07

RHEIN FIRE (NFL EUROPE) Offensive Coordinator 2002-03

LIBERTY UNIVERSITY Wide Receivers 2001

ORLANDO RAGE Wide Receivers 2001

RHEIN FIRE (NFL EUROPE) Wide Receivers 1998-2000

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JUSTIN ROBERTS DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR DEFENSIVE ENDS

TENNESSEE STATE Defensive Coordinator Defensive Ends 2011-Present

WESTERN CAROLINA Defensive Line / Linebackers 2008-10

TENNESSEE STATE Defensive Line 2006-09

TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE Defensive Line 2005-06

OKLAHOMA STATE Assistant Strength & Conditioning 2004-05 Graduate Assistant 2000-02

NORTH CAROLINA Graduate Assistant 2002-04 NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA A&M Defensive Line Head Strength & Conditioning 1997-99 HiICKMAN HS Offensive Line 1997-99

Justin Roberts rejoined the Tennessee State University Football staff in spring of 2011 as the defensive coordinator and defensive end coach. He originally served as the defensive line coach for the Big Blue from 2006-09. In 2009, TSU’s defense was ranked first in the Ohio Valley Conference. He enters after spending two seasons at Western Caroilna joining the staff in spring 2009. He served as the defensive line coach before taking over coaching responsibilities of the linebacking corp. Prior to his three years in Nashville, Roberts spent a year at Texas A&MCommerce from 2005-06, where he served as the defensive line coach, leading the Lone Star Conference in total defense. His first coaching position came in 1997 at Columbia, Missouri’s Hickman HS where he was an assistant strength and conditioning coach and the assistant offensive line coach.

backers and the defensive line as a graduate assistant for the Cowboys. In 2002, he moved on to the University of North Carolina and worked as a graduate assistant. In his two seasons with the Tar Heels, he assisted with the defensive line and the secondary. In 2003, he worked as a defensive coach for the Blue-Gray All-Star Classic. Roberts returned to Oklahoma State for one year and worked as the assistant strength and conditioning coach. He coordinated the position specific summer 7-on-7 and pass rush programs for the Cowboys. The Hannibal, Mo. native played his collegiate career as a center at Missouri Southern State. He was a twoyear letterman and was a part of the 1993 MIAA Conference Champions. In 1996, Roberts was named to the National Strength & Conditioning AllAmerica Team.

After two years at Hickman, Roberts entered the college ranks as the defensive line and head strength and conditioning coach at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M from 1997-99.

Roberts graduated from Missouri Southern in 1996 with a degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He earned a teaching certificate in Social Studies from Lincoln University in 1999.

He then moved to Oklahoma State in 2000 for his first of two stints in Stillwater. Roberts worked with the line-

During the summer of 2009, Roberts was married to the former Jessica Hayes of Chapel Hill, N.C.

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ASSISTANT COACHES

C O A C H E S & S TA F F

OFFENSE

J E F F PA R K E R

KEVIN MASHACK RUNNING BACKS V I D E O C O O R D I N AT O R

Q U A RT E R B A C K S PA S S I N G G A M E C O O R D I N AT O R

Kevin Mashack joined the Tennessee State football staff in 2003 as a student assistant.

Jeff Parker joined the Tennessee State Football staff in spring of 2010 as the quarterback coach. Before TSU, Parker spent five seasons serving as wide receivers, quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator at Norfolk State.

He was named video coordinator in his first season with the Tigers and was primarily responsible for filming practices and games for the coaching staff. After serving as the tight end coach during the 2010 season, Mashack was elevated to running back coach at the beginning of the spring training in 2011. In 2005, he became a student assistant on offense working primarily with the running backs. After graduating in 2007, he spent the 2008-09 seasons working with the wide receivers while continuing to oversee all video efforts. In spring of 2010, Mashack was promoted to tight ends coach and will add the day-to-day development of the position to his continuous role as video coordinator. In addition to heading video analysis of opponents, he serves as one of the most dependable recruiters for TSU. Mashack keeps an extensive library of high school football games for recruiting purposes and serves as team liason to professional scouts when game footage of prospects are requested. Mayshack, a native of Miami, Fla. areas of recruitment include the South Florida counties of Palm Beach, Broward and Dade. He is a gradute of Tennessee State University in Arts and Sciences and currently holds a Masters degree in Sports Administration.

Under Parker’s guidance, two Spartan quarterbacks threw for more than 2, 000 yards in a single season. All-MEAC players, quarterback Casey Hansen (Philadelphia Eagles) and wide receiver Chris Bell (New Orleans Saints) went on to sign free agent contracts in the NFL. Parker has extensive experience coaching the offense. He served as an assistant and offensive coordinator alongside current TSU head coach Rod Reed at Seabreeze HS (Fla.) from 1993-2001. His offense went on to set Florida high school’s all-time record for passing yards completions and touchdowns. Parker followed with a short stint as head coach at Spruce Creek HS (Fla.) in the spring and summer of 2002, before joining the staff at then Bethune-Cookman College. As a player, Parker played two seasons at TSU before finishing his eligibility at Bethune-Cookman College. In just two seasons with the Wildcats, Parker caught 125 passes for 1,765 yards, and earned a share of the Wildcats all-time reception record (125). Parker led the conference in receptions in 1990 with 58 and broke the Wildcats single season school record with 67 catches in 1991. He received first-team All-MEAC honors in each of those seasons. He capped his career by receiving first-team All-American honors in 1991. After college, Parker played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL (1992), the Charlotte Rage (1994) and Orlando Predators (1995-98) of the Arena Football League, and the Rhine Fire of the World Football League (1995). In 2008, he was selected to participate in the NCAA’s Coaches Academy, which is designed to identify and nurture minority coaches. Parker, a native of Daytona Beach, Fla. earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education and recreation from Bethune-Cookman in 1994. He and his wife, Onya, have one daughter, Jai, and one sone J.D.

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K E N N Y R AY

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Steven Smith entered Tennessee State University as the offensive line coach in the spring of 2011. He joins the staff after serving as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Albany State from 2009-10.

Kenneth Ray joined Tennessee State Football as the tight ends coach in 2011. Ray comes to TSU from Howard University where he served as the offensive line coach in 2010.

During his stint with the Golden Rams, he implemented and coined the “Gold Rush” offense while help leading the team to a 19-4 record in two seasons. Smith led the Rams’ offense to some of its best marks in school history. He helped guide two quarterbacks under his system, A.J. McKenna (2009) and Stanley Jennings (2010). Both went on to win SIAC Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year honors. The Rams’ offense was ranked in the top 10 in several categories in the NCAA Division II rankings and was number one overall in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). ASU won the SIAC championship title in 2009, finishing 10-0 in the regular season and was named the SBN Black College National Champions. From 2007-08, Smith coached at Delta State, and in both seasons, the Statesman won the Gulf South Conference titles reaching the national quarterfinals in 2008. While at DSU, he helped coach the attack which ranked first in total offense (2007). Smith has more than six years of coaching experience in the NFL and the former NFL Europe. He was an offseason intern assistant offensive line coach for the Miami Dolphins (2008), Dallas Cowboys (2003-06), and New Orleans Saints (2002). In 2005, he was the running backs coach for Frankfort Galaxy under current TSU offensive coordinator Mike Jones. The following year in 2006, he became the offensive line coach for the Rhein Fire. Prior to his NFL Europe terms, he spent 2003-04 as an offensive/defensive line coach for the Arena Football League’s Detroit Fury. He began his collegiate career as the quarterbacks coach at Virginia State in 2001-02.

He began his college career as the tight ends coach at Samford University for two seasons, helping guide the Bulldogs to back-to-back winning seasons. In 1999, Ray served as the tight ends and tackles coach at LouisianaMonroe through the 2003 season. Afterwards he spent the following two years as offensive line/offensive coordinator at Graceland University. During his tenure at Graceland the team recorded two winning seasons, captured a conference championship and played in the NAIA national playoffs for the first time in school history. After Graceland, he spent the 2006–08 season at North Carolina A&T. There he served as Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line/Offensive Coordinator and helped Michael Ferguson become A&T’s first 1000 yard rusher since the 90’s. In 2009, he was the offensive line coach at Alabama State where he had two offensive linemen participate in the inaugural HBCU senior bowl. Ray was a three-year starter at center for Southern Mississippi from 1990-1994, which included playing one season with legendary quarterback Brett Favre. He is a 1995 graduate of USM with a degree in Business Administration.

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A native of Birmingham, Ala., Ray is married to the former Kashanda Smith of Mobile, Ala. and the couple has two sons, Keenan (8) and Kendall (2).

As a player, he was a fullback at Southern Illinois where he earned his Bachelor of Science in University Studies/Pre- Med with a Minor in Black American Studies.

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ANTHONY BLEVINS

D E F E N S I V E TA C K L E S RECRUITING & CO-DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR

DEFENSIVE BACKS - CORNERS S P E C I A L T E A M S C O O R D I N AT O R

In 2009, Osita Alaribe (Ala - Ree - Bay) joined TSU Football after a three-year term as the defensive line and outside linebackers coach with Ouachita Baptist University.

Anthony Blevins entered as the defensive backs coach in early 2009 after spending one year at Tennessee Martin as the cornerbacks coach.

In 2011, Alaribe will also assume duties as the co-defensive and recruiting coordinator. His role as the recruiting coordinator will be to monitor and strategically plan the program’s recruiting efforts. In his first season with the Tigers, the defensive front-four led the team with 15 of the defense’s 20 sacks. The top four sack leaders for TSU were all defensive lineman. Two of Alaribe’s defensive lineman, Rodney Fritz and Kellen Woodard , were TSU’s co-sack leaders with a team-high, five sacks each. Once a walk-on, Woodard was named to his first OVC team making the second team selection. Before Ouachita Baptist, he spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Dudley High School in Greensboro, N.C. He helped win the Eastern North Carolina Division title which led to the North Carolina 3AA State Championship.

His primary duties will consist of coaching the cornerback position while serving as the special teams coordinator. During the summer of 2008, he was part of the NFL Minority Summer Coaching Internship with the Chicago Bears. From 2005-2007, he served as a graduate assistant at Mississippi State. He coached the wide receivers and defensive backs for the Bulldogs while working in all aspects of special teams play. Before his term with MSU, Blevins coached the secondary and was the team’s community liaison at Meadowcreek High School in Atlanta, Ga. from 2003 and 2004. In 1999, he assisted the defensive back’s coach at Alabama State, teaching techniques and assessing player development. Blevins was a three-year letterwinner at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) playing cornerback for the Blazers.

Alaribe played collegiately at North Carolina A&T as a defensive lineman and was a team captain. He helped lead the Aggies to two MEAC Championship titles (1999 and 2003) and one HBCU National Championship (1999).

After the collegiate ranks, he played defensive back professionally for the Birmingham Thunderbolts (XFL) from 2000-2001, Birmingham Steeldogs (AFL2 - 2000) and Mobile Admirals (RFL-1999).

Alaribe graduated from NCA&T in 2004 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communication before receiving a M.S. in Sports Administration from Henderson State in 2008.

A native of Birmingham, Ala., Blevins graduated in 1998 with a B.S. in Sociology from UAB. He holds a M.S. in Instructional Technology and is currently pursuing a doctorate from Mississippi State.

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ED SANDERS

LINEBACKERS

DEFENSIVE BACKS - SAFETIES

Jerrell Cogmon joined the TSU Football staff in 2010 after spending a season at North Dakota State College of Science.

Ed Sanders, a native of Nashville, Tennessee and Maplewood High School, joins the Tennessee State coaching staff after four years at Delaware State of the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).

At NDSC, Cogmon coached the linebackers while coordinating special teams in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference. In his stint, North Dakota State led the conference in total defense and was awarded a bid to the 2009 Graphic Edge Bowl in Ceder Falls, Iowa. He played his collegiate career at Bethune Cookman University (94-96) and was a three-year starter. He was selected All-MEAC three times and was named Defensive MVP of the 1994 Florida Classic. In 1996 he became a Sporting News All-American Candidate while leading the Wildcats in tackles, sacks and was voted a Team Captain and Defensive MVP. He left his career at Bethune-Cookman as 6th all-time in tackles and is ranked top ten in seven other statistical categories. Professionally, he played one season with the Florida Bobcats of the Arena Football League in 1998. He began his coaching career in 2000 as a defensive coordinator at Tampa Bay Technical HS. He later spent spent one season at Freedom HS (2003) before landing his first head coaching position at Leto HS (2003).He led a struggling program to its first win in six seasons. He also coached five college athletes including Crosby Baptiste of Tennessee State and Arando Jamison of Howard University. For his contributions, he was a two-time recipient of Reader’s Digest Most Influential Person In a Student’s Life Award in 2002 & 2003. Cogmon, a native of Tampa, Fla. has a Bachelors of Science degree in Specific Learning Disabilities and a Minor in Varying Exceptionalities from Bethune Cookman University. He also holds a Master’s Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Management and Education Administration. Cogmon is a Member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and is married to Ramona Woods Cogmon. They have two children Jayla and Janae Cogmon.

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In his return to TSU, Sanders help develop All American and three-time All-OVC defensive back Eugene Clifford in his final season. A four-year letterwinner at Tennessee State, he helped lead the Tigers to back-to-back Ohio Valley Conference championships in 1998 and ’99. During the 1999 season, TSU posted an 11-0 regular season record and No. 1 Division I-AA and Black College final regular season national rankings. That season, Sanders was an All-Ohio Valley Conference Second Team selection and All-America candidate. He also earned the Alvin “Cat” Coleman Award as the team’s Most Outstanding Defensive Back. During the 1999 season, Sanders led the team in tackles with 100 which is third-best in TSU history (since 1987). In 2008, at Delaware State, his unit helped lead the Hornets to a No. 2 MEAC ranking in pass efficiency defense (79.5 rating). The ’08 Hornets were also third in the league in pass defense, allowing 144.1 yards-per-game. During DSU’s 2007 MEAC championship season, his unit helped the Hornets earn a No. 9 national ranking in pass efficiency defense with a 105.33 rating. DSU was 13th in the country in scoring defense (18.4 ppg) in 2007. His ’07 secondary also featured AllMEAC First Team selection Akeem Green, among the league leaders in interceptions and defended passes.

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Before joining the Hornets, Sanders was an assistant coach at two Dekalb County (Ga.) high schools. In 2002, he was a member of the Canadian Football League Saskatchewan Rough Riders. Sanders began his coaching career as a graduate assistant (secondary) at Tennessee State University in 2000. Sanders earned a bachelor’s in criminal justice from Tennessee State in 2000. He and his wife, Wajehah, have two daughters, Khalia and Kaden, and a son, Omarii.

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INTERNAL & EXTERNAL OPERATIONS

N ATA S H A P L A N T

TOM OPDENBROUW

S E N I O R O F F I C E A S S I S TA N T

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS

Natasha Plant has been a part of the Athletic staff since December 2004 after serving as a temporary employee for the program since September of that year.

Tom Opdenbrouw joined Tennessee State University in 2008 as an assistant softball coach prior to transferring over to the football staff in 2010 as Director of Operations. His responsibilities include overseeing all day-to-day operations for the football program, arranging camps, clinics, pro day and the daily schedule.

Mrs. Plant spearheads all internal workings and administrative services of the football office while serving as a secondary administrative contact for Tennessee State University’s Department of Athletics. In addition, she coordinates communications between coaches, alumni, sponsors and professional scouts. She also assists in the delegation of fundraising events and activities, providing fulfillment of team benefits, processing fiscal forms and reports, and serving as recording secretary at staff meetings. Her broad range of responsibilities also include: overseeing team travel, on-campus recruiting, roster maintenance and ensuring the team meets compliance while serving as the head coach’s liaison to the Department of Athletics’ Compliance Director. Her administrative duties also include: monitoring summer camps and clinics, golf tournaments, while requesting coaches and player tickets. She also records players’ academic progress, assist in preparing banquets, tracking the walk-on programs while playing an intricate role in other game-day duties. A native of Mississippi, Natasha and her husband Calvin have one daughter, Nakayla.

He also serves as the football liaison with the athletic department and handles all issues pertaining to incoming student-athletes which includes monitoring transcripts, applications, and housing. Other duties include working with alumni-player relations and securing team travel. Before joining TSU, Opdenbrouw was the head coach at perennial NAIA power, Lindsey Wilson College. Opdenbrouw left the Blue Raiders after posting over 200 wins, the most in the program’s history. He guided LWC to three consecutive 30-plus win seasons in a three year span. Under his tutelage, the Blue Raiders won two Mid-South Conference Championships in addition to two runner-up finishes. LWC earned three bids to the Regional phase of the NAIA National Championships. Prior to his post with Lindsey Wilson, Opdenbrouw served as an assistant coach for the NCAA III SUNY Utica/ Rome softball team in Utica, N.Y. Opdenbrouw helped the Wildcats set their school record for wins. His first collegiate coaching experience was garnered at SUNY Oneonta in Oneonta, NY. He was an assistant for six years as the Red Dragons became one of the NCAA’s most successful programs of the 1990’s. His passion for the game earned him a coaching position representing the United States in a good will tour against the top teams of Australia in 1996. Opdenbrouw is originally from Hyde Park, New York. He earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a speech communication concentration from SUNY Oneonta in 1996. He is also a member of the national honor society for leadership, Omicron Delta Kappa. Prior to college, Opdenbrouw served in the US Army where his performance was highly decorated. His experience includes tours in Desert Shield, Desert Storm, as well as the unification of Germany. Opdenbrouw and his wife, Jenny, currently in the Nashville area.

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EARLY PRESEASON SELECTIONS LAMAR WALLACE LANDS PRESEASON ALL AMERICA SELECTION Nashville, Tenn. - Tennessee State University Football’s defensive end, Lamar Wallace, broke ice for the Tigers’ 2011 preseason selections when the Consensus Draft Services (CDS) placed him on their Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Preseason All America Team. Wallace received an honorable mention and becomes the eighth member of TSU Football named to either a CDSFCS or HBCU, preseason or post season squad. Last year, Wallace (6’3, 255 lbs) started all 11 contests in his first season as a starter while leading the defensive line in tackles with 47 (17 solo, 30 assists). He finished fourth on the team in the category.

ing a fumble. He joins Eugene Clifford (2008-2010), JuJuan Spillman (2008), Brandon Jackson (2008), Marcus Broxie (2008), Roger Morris (2008), and current teammates John Jones, Jr. (2009) and Rico Council (2008-2009) on the list of TSU’s CDS All Americans. At the start of the 2010 campaign, Council, Broxie, Jones, and Clifford were named to the CDS preseason HBCU squad with Clifford also picking up a selection to the FCS team early last year.Wallace picks up this year’s honor with eight other football players in the Ohio Valley Conference with six receiving a honorable mention.

The junior Baton Rouge, La. native also closed out 2010 with 5.5 tackles for a loss, totaling 24 yards, including three sacks for minus 20 yards. He recorded four quarterback hurries, two blocked kicks while forcing and recover-

FOUR RECEIVE PHIL STEELE PRESEASON SELECTIONS Nashville, Tenn. - For a consecutive season, four players from the Tennessee State University football team was selected to the 2011 Phll Steele’s Magazine Preseason All Ohio Valley Conference Team. Rico Council was named to the first team defense while John Jones Jr. was selected to the second team. With their first preseason honors, London Davis and Kadeem Edwards were selected to the second team offense. Council receives his first preseason selection of 2011 after being named to the 2010 Phil Steele All OVC Preseason Second Team. Last year, he recorded the best season of his career leading TSU in sacks with four. Council finished second on the team in stops with a career season best with 79 tackles (39 solo). He is now currently listed second all time in career tackles at TSU behind current head coach Rod Reed (406).In 2010, Council added six tackles for a loss with a pass break-up and pass deflection. He was named OVC Defensive Player of the Week twice as and was named to the All OVC Second Team. Davis receives his first preseason recognition after transferring from Illinois at the beginning of the 2010 campaign. He was the only tight end to record a reception last year. Davis hauled in seven receptions for 102 yards averaging 14.6 yds/rec. and 10.2 yds/game.

Edwards joins his teammates after starting in six games last year sharing the duties at left guard. He helped the Tigers improve on offense finishing second in the OVC in rushing with 2, 090 total yards averaging 190 yds/ game. Despite missing last season, Jones was tabbed to his second career preseason honor after being named to CDS 2010 All HBCU Second Team. His nomination comes as a result of his performance in 2009. In his first season with the Big Blue, Jones finished the season leading the Tigers in tackles with 70 (41 solo). In addition, in tacked on 8.5 tackles for a loss of 18 yards, three pass break-ups, pass deflections, and quarterback hurries apiece, while recovering a fumble and scoring on a safety. In 2009, he was named to both the All OVC Defense Second Team and Newcomer squad. Jones is the second TSU defender to accomplish the double conference honors in one season behind Eugene Clifford in 2008. Davis, Edwards and Jones, in their first Phil Steele selection, join Council, Clifford, Sidney Tarver and Joseph Hills, as the only Tigers to be named to highly recognized media outlet’s conference list. Currently, Clifford is the only member of TSU Football to be named to magazine’s FCS and Conference teams.

JULIAN MALLORY TO OPEN SEASON ON CFPA AWARD WATCH LIST Nashville, Tenn. - Tennessee State University football return specialist, Julian Mallory, was placed on the College Football Performance (CFPA) Punt Returner Award List for the start of the 2011 season. Mallory is the first Tiger placed on a college football award watch list for the upcoming year. Through the season, players can be added to several outlets’ award list based on their performance on the year. He joins 13 other Ohio Valley Conference players on the CFPA special teams list including four on the punt returner watch. In his first season on the football roster, Mallory, a member of the Flying Tigers (men’s track and field), broke the TSU Football record on national television in punt returns in a game registering five against Florida A&M in the Atlanta Football Classic. In the game, he recorded his best performance of the year in punt return yardage. He totaled 111 yards scraping off his longest return of the season for 39. He also added 22 yards from two kickoff returns with a long of 21.

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His 133 all-purpose yards that day helped TSU snap an eight-game skid with a 29-18 win over FAMU. For the season, he finished second on the team in the punt return category with 13 returns for 106 yards averaging 8.2 yds/return. Mallory is one-of-two specialists to pull kick/punt return duty in 2010. He led the Tigers with 15 kickoff returns for 314 yards posting a 20.9 yds/return average. He finished the final game of the 2010 season with his top performance in kickoff returns against Murray State. He totaled 134 yards on five returns registering his longest return of 35 yards. He finished one shy of tying the TSU record in kickoff returns in a game. In nine games played, Mallory closed out the season with 416 all-purpose yards averaging 46.2 per game. He tacked on one reception and posted his longest kickoff return of 46 yards against Tennessee Martin.

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JOHN MERRITT CLASSIC SEPTEMBER 3, 2011

S O U T H E R N H E R I TA G E C L A S S I C SEPTEMBER 10, 2011

NASHVILLE, TENN. L P F I E L D - 6 : 0 0 P. M . C T

MEMPHIS, TENN. L I B E RT Y B O W L - 6 : 0 0 P. M . C T

GENERAL INFORMATION Full Name:....................................................Southern University Location:......................................................... Baton Rouge, La. Founded:............................................................................. 1880 Enrollment:......................................................................... 7,500 Chancellor:..................................................... Dr. James Llorens Athletics Director:...................................... Sandy Pugh (Interim) Nickname:...................................................................... Jaguars School Colors:...................................... Columbia Blue and Gold Stadium:............................................................... A.W. Mumford Capacity:.......................................................................... 25,500 Surface:.................................................................Natural Grass Affiliation:................................................. NCAA Division I (FCS) Conference:................................ Southwestern Athletic (SWAC) First Year of Football........................................................... 1916 All-Time Record.........................................................532-316-27 Media Contact................................................Christopher Jones Phone....................................................................225-771-2601 Email..................................................jones_chrisk@yahoo.com Fax........................................................................225-771-4400 Press Box Phone...................................................225-771-2145 Athletics Website...................................... www.gojagsports.com

GENERAL INFORMATION Full Name:............................................Jackson State University Location:.............................................................. Jackson, Miss. Founded:............................................................................. 1877 Enrollment:......................................................................... 8,700 President:..................................................... Dr. Carolyn Meyers Athletics Director:.................................................... Vivian Fuller Nickname:......................................................................... Tigers School Colors:.....................................................Blue and White Stadium:......................................Mississippi Veterans Memorial Capacity:.......................................................................... 60,492 Surface:.................................................................Natural Grass Affiliation:................................................. NCAA Division I (FCS) Conference:................................ Southwestern Athletic (SWAC) First Year of Football........................................................... 1911 All-Time Record....................................419-253-15 (since 1946) Media Contact..................................................Wesley Peterson Phone....................................................................601-979-5899 Email............................................. wesley.peterson@jsums.edu Fax........................................................................601-979-2274 Press Box Phone...................................................601-503-5898 Athletics Website.................................... www.jsutigers.cstv.com

Head Coach:................Lyvonia “Stump” Mitchell Alma Mater/Year:.....................The Citadel, 1981 School Record/Years:........................... 2-9 (1 yr) Overall Record/Years:....................10-33 (4 yrs.) Office Phone:.............................. (225) 771-2712

Head Coach:..................................Rick Comegy Alma Mater/Year:......Millersville University, 1976 School Record/Years:.....................32-24 (5 yrs.) Overall Record/Years:................140-75 (16 yrs.) Office Phone:.............................. (601) 979-2295

TEAM INFORMATION 2010 record:...................................................2-9 SWAC record/finish:..........1-8 (SWAC West 5th) Offense:...................................................Multiple Defense:..................................................Multiple Lettermen Returning/Lost........................... 51/25 Starters Returning/Lost.............................. 16/11 Series Record................................ TSU, 26-12-2 STUMP MITCHELL Last Meeting............................ SU, 24-17 (2009) 2nd Year

TEAM INFORMATION 2010 record:...................................................8-3 SWAC record/finish:..........6-3 (SWAC East 2nd) Offense:...................................................Multiple Defense:.........................................................4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost........................... 61/23 Starters Returning/Lost...............................11/11 Series Record................................ TSU, 24-19-2 Last Meeting...........................JSU, 33-26 (2010)

2011 SCHEDULE 9/3 at Tennessee State 9/10 Alabama A&M 9/17 Jackson State 9/24 vs. Florida A&M 10/1 at Mississippi Valley State 10/8 Prairie View A&M 10/15 at Arkansas-Pine Bluff 10/29 Alcorn State 11/5 at Texas Southern 11/12 at Alabama State 11/19 vs. Grambling State

2010 RESULTS 9/5 vs. Delaware State..........W 37-27 9/11 Arkansas Monticello........... L 7-31 9/25 at Alabama A&M.............. L 14-34 10/2 Arkansas-Pine Bluff......... L 23-41 10/9 Mississippi Valley State..W 38-20 10/16 at Jackson State.............. L 45-49 10/23 at Prairie View A&M......... L 16-30 10/30 at Alcorn State................. L 20-27 11/6 Texas Southern.................. L 7-54 11/13 Alabama State................. L 19-21 11/20 vs. Grambling State......... L 17-38

2011 SCHEDULE 9/3 Concordia 9/10 vs. Tennessee State 9/17 at Southern 9/24 Alabama State 10/1 Texas Southern 10/8 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 10/15 at Mississippi Valley State 10/29 vs. Prairie View A&M 11/5 Grambling State 11/12 at Alabama A&M 11/19 Alcorn State

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2010 RESULTS 9/4 Delta State......................W 33-17 9/11 vs. Tennessee State.......W 33-26 9/18 at Grambling State........... L 21-28 9/25 Mississippi Valley State....W 43-7 10/9 Alabama A&M.................W 30-14 10/16 Southern.........................W 49-45 10/23 at Texas Southern............ L 18-21 10/30 Prairie View A&M............W 30-13 11/6 at Alabama State............. L 30-32 11/13 at Arkansas Pine Bluff.....W 52-30 11/20 Alcorn State....................W 27-14

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GENERAL INFORMATION Full Name:..............................................Murray State University Location:.................................................................... Murray, Ky. Founded:............................................................................. 1922 Enrollment:...................................................................... 10, 500 Athletics Director:.......................................................Allen Ward President:.......................................................Dr. Randy J. Dunn Nickname:........................................................................Racers School Colors:..................................................... Navy and Gold Stadium:.................................................................. Roy Stewart Capacity:.......................................................................... 16,800 Surface:........................................................................ Field Turf Affiliation:................................................. NCAA Division I (FCS) Conference:....................................................Ohio Valley (OVC) First Year of Football:.......................................................... 1924 All-Time Record:........................................................447-385-36 Media Contact...........................................................John Brush Phone....................................................................270-809-7044 Email.............................................john.brush@murraystate.edu Fax........................................................................270-809-6814 Press Box Phone...................................................270-809-6811 Athletics Website...........................................www.goracers.com

GENERAL INFORMATION Full Name:............................. United States Air Force Academy Location:................................................Colorado Springs, Colo. Founded:............................................................................. 1954 Enrollment:........................................................................ 4, 000 Superintendent:..................................Lt. Gen. Michael C. Gould Athletics Director:................................................ Dr. Hans Mueh Nickname:...................................................................... Falcons School Colors:.....................................................Blue and Silver Stadium:........................................................................... Falcon Capacity:.......................................................................... 46,692 Surface:........................................................................ Field Turf Affiliation:................................................. NCAA Division I (FBS) Conference:.............................................Mountain West (MWC) First Year of Football........................................................... 1955 All-Time Record.........................................................337-278-13 Media Contact........................................................... Dave Toller Phone....................................................................719-333-3478 Email.......................................................dave.toller@usafa.edu Fax........................................................................719-333-3798 Press Box Phone...................................................719-333-1100 Athletics Website............................. www.goairforcefalcons.com

Head Coach:................................. Chris Hatcher Alma Mater/Year:................Valdosta State, 1995 School Record/Years:...........................6-5 (1 yr.) Overall Record/Years:................100-32 (11 yrs.) Office Phone:.............................. (270) 809-6181

Head Coach:..................................Troy Calhoun Alma Mater/Year:.........Air Force Academy, 1989 School Record/Years:......................34-18 (4 yrs) Overall Record/Years:.....................34-18 (4 yrs) Office Phone:.................................719-333-3836

TEAM INFORMATION 2010 record:...................................................6-5 OVC record/finish:................................. 5-3 (4th) Offense:................................................... Spread Defense:.........................................................4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost........................... 39/11 Starters Returning/Lost................................ 19/3 Series Record....................................TSU, 18-10 CHRIS HATCHER Last Meeting.......................... MUR 28-23 (2010) 2nd Year

TEAM INFORMATION 2010 record:...................................................9-4 MWC record/finish:................................ 5-3 (3rd) Offense:...................................................Multiple Defense:..................................................Multiple Lettermen Returning/Lost........................... 58/17 Starters Returning/Lost.............................. 14/12 Series Record................................. First Meeting Last Meeting................................... First Meeting

2011 SCHEDULE 9/1 at Louisville 9/10 at Mississippi Valley State 9/17 Tennessee State 9/22 at Tennessee Martin 10/1 Jacksonville State 10/8 at Georgia State 10/15 Eastern Illinois 10/29 Eastern Kentucky 11/5 at Tennessee Tech 11/12 Austin Peay State 11/19 at Southeast Missouri State

2010 RESULTS 9/2 at Kent State................... L 10-41 9/11 Southeast Missouri State.. L 17-30 9/18 at Central Arkansas........ L 20-21 9/25 Tennessee Martin.......... W 52-16 10/2 at # 4 Jacksonville State.. L 34-41 10/9 Missouri State................ W 72-59 10/23 at Eastern Illinois........... W 38-28 10/30 at Eastern Kentucky....... L 21-28 11/6 Tennessee Tech............. W 44-13 11/13 at Austin Peay State...... W 61-35 11/20 Tennessee State............ W 28-23

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2010 RESULTS 9/3 South Dakota 9/10 Texas Christian 9/24 Tennessee State 10/1 at Navy 10/8 at Notre Dame 10/13 San Diego State 10/22 at Boise State 10/29 at New Mexico 11/5 Army 11/12 Wyoming 11/19 Nevada-Las Vegas 11/26 at Colorado State

TROY CALHOUN 5th Year

2010 RESULTS 9/4 Northwestern State........ W 65-21 9/11 Brigham Young................ W 35-14 9/18 at Oklahoma................... L 27-24 9/25 at Wyoming.................... W 20-14 10/2 Navy................................. W 14-6 10/9 Colorado State............... W 49-27 10/16 at San Diego State......... L 27-25 10/23 at Texas Christian............. L 38-7 10/30 Utah................................. L 28-23 11/6 at Army........................... W 42-22 11/13 New Mexico................... W 48-23 11/18 at Nevada-Las Vegas.... W 35-20 12/27 vs. Georgia Tech*............ W 14-7 * DENOTES INDEPENDENCE BOWL

2011 OPPONENTS

M U R R AY, K Y. S T E WA RT - 6 : 0 0 P. M . C T

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S O U T H E A S T M I S S O U R I S TAT E

2011 OPPONENTS

OCTOBER 1, 2011

TIGERFEST NASHVILLE, TENN. L P F I E L D - 6 : 0 0 P. M . C T

GENERAL INFORMATION Full Name:...................................... Austin Peay State University Location:............................................................Clarksville, Tenn. Founded:..............................................................................1927 Enrollment:........................................................................10,723 Athletics Director:........................................................Dave Loos President:.................................................................Timothy Hall Nickname:...................................................................Governors School Colors:......................................................Red and White Stadium:........................................................Governors Stadium Capacity:...........................................................................10,000 Surface:....................................................... Polytan Mega Grass Affiliation:..................................................NCAA Division I (FCS) Conference:..................................................... Ohio Valley(OVC) First Year of Football............................................................1930 All-Time Record......................................................... 271-467-16 Media Contact........................................................... Brad Kirtley Phone.................................................................... 931-221-7561 Email..............................................................kirtleyb@apsu.edu Fax........................................................................ 931-221-7562 Press Box Phone................................................... 931-221-7191 Athletics Website........................................ www.letsgopeay.com

GENERAL INFORMATION School...............................Southeast Missouri State University Location....................................................Cape Girardeau, Mo. Founded............................................................................ 1873 Enrollment...................................................................... 10,859 President:............................................Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins Athletics Director:...................................................John Shafer Nickname:.................................................................Redhawks School Colors:....................................................Red and Black Stadium:.................................................................Louis Houck Capacity:........................................................................ 10,000 Surface:...................................................................... Field Turf Affiliation:............................................... NCAA Division I (FCS) Conference:.............................. Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) First Year of Football:........................................................ 1904 All-Time Record:......................................................427-475-36 Media Contact.......................................................... Jeff Honza E-Mail.......................................................... jhonza@semo.edu Office Phone........................................................573-651-2933 Cell Phone........................................................... 618-528-1145 Fax......................................................................573-651-2810 Press Box Phone.................................................573-651-2191 Athletics Website................................... www.gosoutheast.com

Head Coach:.............................Rick Christophel Alma Mater/Year:.................... Austin Peay, 1975 School Record/Years:.....................15-29 (4 yrs.) Overall Record/Years:....................15-29 (4 yrs.) Office Phone:.............................. (931) 221-7905

Head Coach................................... Tony Samuel Alma Mater.................................Nebraska, 1981 School Record/Years......................22-35 (5 yrs.) Career Record/Years....................56-92 (13 yrs.) Office Phone:...............................(573) 651-2110

TEAM INFORMATION 2010 record:...................................................2-9 OVC record/finish:................................. 1-7 (8th) Offense:.............................................Pro Spread Defense:......................................................4-2-5 Lettermen Returning/Lost........................... 47/18 Starters Returning/Lost................................ 18/7 Series Record........................................TSU, 8-5 RICK CHRISTOPHEL 5th Year Last Meeting........................APSU, 26-23 (2010)

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 record:...................................................9-3 OVC record/finish:........... 7-1 (OVC Champions) Offense:...................................................Multiple Defense:.........................................................4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost........................... 40/20 Starters Returning/Lost................................ 8/14 Series Record......................................TSU, 10-9 Last Meeting.......................SEMO, 19-17 (2010)

2011 SCHEDULE 9/3 at Cincinnati 9/17 at Memphis 9/24 Eastern Kentucky 10/1 Tennessee State 10/8 at Tennessee Martin 10/15 Jacksonville State 10/22 at Southeast Missouri State 10/29 Eastern Illinois 11/5 Central State 11/12 at Murray State 11/19 at Tennessee Tech

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OCTOBER 8, 2011

CLARKSVILLE, TENN. G O V E R N O R S S TA D I U M - 6 : 0 0 P. M . C T

2010 RESULTS 9/2 Cumberland......................W 38-6 9/11 at Middle Tennessee State.. L 33-56 9/18 at Tennessee State.........W 26-23 9/25 at Wisconsin...................... L 3-70 10/9 Tennessee Tech.............. L 21-34 10/16 Southeast Missouri State..... L 24-41 10/23 at Jacksonville State......... L 3-56 10/30 at Eastern Illinois............. L 10-28 11/6 Tennessee Martin............ L 12-28 11/13 Murray State.................... L 35-61 11/20 at Eastern Kentucky.......... L 3-17

2011 SCHEDULE 9/3 Southern Illinois 9/17 at Purdue 9/24 at Tennessee Tech 10/1 Eastern Illinois 10/8 at Tennessee State 10/15 at Eastern Kentucky 10/22 Austin Peay State 10/29 at Tennessee Martin 11/5 Central Methodist 11/12 Jacksonville State 11/19 Murray State

TONY SAMUEL 6th Year

2010 RESULTS 9/2 at Ball State....................L 10-27 9/11 at Murray State............. W 30-17 9/18 at #5 Southern Illinois... W 24-21 9/25 Tennessee Tech............ W 23-21 10/2 at Eastern Illinois......... W 28-13 10/9 Tennessee State........... W 19-17 10/16 at Austin Peay State..... W 41-24 10/23 Eastern Kentucky.......... W 40-21 10/30 Tennessee Martin......... W 24-17 11/6 Southwest Baptist......... W 40-14 11/20 at #6 Jacksonville State.. L 27-29 12/4 at #1 Eastern Washington*.. L 17-37 * DENOTES FCS PLAYOFFS

TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY


TENNESSEE TECH OCTOBER 15, 2011

EASTERN KENTUCKY OCTOBER 22, 2011 R I C H M O N D , K Y. K I D D S TA D I U M - 2 : 0 0 P. M . C T

GENERAL INFORMATION Full Name:...........................Tennessee Technological University Location:........................................................... Cookeville, Tenn. Founded:..............................................................................1915 Enrollment:........................................................................ 11,385 Athletics Director:.....................................................Mark Wilson President:....................................................Dr. Robert “Bob” Bell Nickname:............................................................ Golden Eagles School Colors:....................................................Purple and Gold Stadium:........................................Wilburn Tucker / Overall Field Capacity:...........................................................................16,500 Surface:......................................................................... Turf 24/7 Affiliation:..................................................NCAA Division I (FCS) Conference:.................................................... Ohio Valley (OVC) First Year of Football:...........................................................1922 All-Time Record:........................................................ 466-541-22 Media Contact........................................................Rob Schabert Phone.................................................................... 931-372-3088 Email........................................................ rschabert@tntech.edu Fax.........................................................................931-372-3114 Press Box Phone.......................................... 931-372-6030.6031 Athletics Website............................................www.ttusports.com

GENERAL INFORMATION Full Name:.......................................Eastern Kentucky University Location:................................................................Richmond, Ky. Founded:..............................................................................1906 Enrollment:........................................................................16,515 President:........................................................Dr. Doug Whitlock Athletics Director:......................................................Mark Sandy Nickname:......................................................................Colonels School Colors:................................................ Maroon and White Stadium:........................................................................ Roy Kidd Capacity:...........................................................................20,000 Surface:..................................................................Synthetic Turf Affiliation:..................................................NCAA Division I (FCS) Conference:.................................................... Ohio Valley (OVC) First Year of Football............................................................1909 All-Time Record......................................................... 552-344-38 Media Contact........................................................Michael Clark Phone.................................................................... 859-622-6170 Email...................................................... michael.clark@eku.edu Fax........................................................................ 859-622-5108 Press Box Phone................................................... 859-622-2226 Athletics Website..........................................www.ekusports.com

Head Coach:................................Watson Brown Alma Mater/Year:....................... Vanderbilt, 1973 School Record/Years:.....................18-27 (4 yrs.) Overall Record/Years:.............. 111-178 (26 yrs.) Office Phone:.............................. (931) 372-3930

Head Coach:..................................... Dean Hood Alma Mater/Year:............... Ohio Wesleyan, 1986 School Record/Years:..................... 19-15 (3 yrs.) Overall Record/Years:.................... 19-15 (3 yrs.) Office Phone:...............................(859) 622-2146

TEAM INFORMATION 2010 record:...................................................5-6 OVC record/finish:................................. 4-4 (6th) Offense:...................................... Multiple Spread Defense:.........................................................3-4 Lettermen Returning/Lost........................... 52/12 Starters Returning/Lost................................ 21/3 Series Record....................................TSU, 13-10 WATSON BROWN Last Meeting.......................... TTU, 21-10 (2010) 5th Year

TEAM INFORMATION 2010 record:................................................... 6-5 OVC record/finish:..................................5-2 (3rd) Offense:................................................... Multiple Defense:......................................................... 4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost........................... 39/15 Starters Returning/Lost................................ 16/6 Series Record......................................EKU, 19-4 Last Meeting...........................TSU, 20-17 (2009)

2011 SCHEDULE 9/3 Iowa 9/8 Maryville 9/17 at Eastern Illinois 9/24 Southeast Missouri State 10/1 at Tennessee Martin 10/15 Tennessee State 10/29 at Jacksonville State 11/5 Murray State 11/12 at Eastern Kentucky 11/19 Austin Peay State

2010 RESULTS 9/4 at Arkansas.......................L 3-44 9/11 at #4 Texas Christian........ L 7-62 9/16 Lane................................ W 43-0 9/25 at Southeast Missouri State.. L 21-23 9/30 Tennessee Martin...........L 24-27 10/9 at Austin Peay State..... W 34-21 10/16 Eastern Illinois.............. W 34-20 10/23 at Tennessee State....... W 21-10 11/6 at Murray State...............L 13-44 11/13 Eastern Kentucky............L 29-42 11/20 Jacksonville State......... W 35-24

2011 FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE

2011 SCHEDULE 9/3 at Kansas State 9/10 Missouri State 9/17 Chattanooga 9/24 at Austin Peay State 10/8 at Eastern Illinois 10/15 Southeast Missouri State 10/22 Tennessee State 10/29 at Murray State 11/5 at Jacksonville State 11/12 Tennessee Tech 11/19 Tennessee Martin

DEAN HOOD 4th Year

2011 OPPONENTS

COOKEVILLE, TENN. TUCKER STADIUM - 7:00 P.M. CT

2010 RESULTS 9/3 at Missouri State...............L 9-31 9/11 at Louisville.....................L 13-23 9/18 at Chattanooga...............L 24-42 10/2 Kentucky State................ W 58-7 10/9 Eastern Illinois................ W 35-7 10/16 Tennessee Martin.............L 7-10 10/23 at Southeast Missouri State.. L 21-40 10/30 at Murray State............. W 28-21 11/6 Jacksonville State......... W 49-37 11/13 at Tennessee Tech........ W 42-29 11/20 Austin Peay State........... W 17-3

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EASTERN ILLINOIS

T E N N E S S E E M A RT I N

NOVEMBER 5, 2011

NOVEMBER 12, 2011

CHARLESTON, Ill. O ’ B R I E N S TA D I U M - 6 : 0 0 P. M . C T

L P F I E L D - 5 : 0 0 P. M . C T GENERAL INFORMATION Full Name:............................................Eastern Illinois University Location:................................................................Charleston, Ill. Founded:..............................................................................1895 Enrollment:........................................................................ 11,966 Athletics Director:..................................................Barbara Burke President:......................................................Dr. William L. Perry Nickname:..................................................................... Panthers School Colors:............................................Blue, Grey and White Stadium:................................................... Maynard ‘Pat” O’Brien Capacity:...........................................................................10,000 Surface:....................................................................... Pro-Grass Affiliation:..................................................NCAA Division I (FCS) Conference:.................................................... Ohio Valley (OVC) First Year of Football:...........................................................1899 All-Time Record:........................................................ 468-474-43 Media Contact............................................................Rich Moser E-Mail............................................................... rlmoser@eiu.edu Office Phone.......................................................... 217-581-7480 Cell Phone............................................................ 217-508-8317 Fax........................................................................ 217-581-6434 Press Box Phone................................................... 217-581-7770 Athletics Website.......................................www.eiupanthers.com

GENERAL INFORMATION Full Name:...............................University of Tennessee at Martin Location:.................................................................. Martin, Tenn. Founded:..............................................................................1900 Enrollment:..........................................................................8,469 President:....................................................... Dr. Thomas Rakes Athletics Director:......................................................... Phil Dane Nickname:....................................................................Skyhawks School Colors:......................................... Navy Blue and Orange Stadium:.............................. Hardy M. Graham / Grantham Field Capacity:.............................................................................7,500 Surface:.........................................................................Field Turf Affiliation:..................................................NCAA Division I (FCS) Conference:.................................................... Ohio Valley (OVC) First Year of Football:...........................................................1925 All-Time Record:........................................................ 313-438-18 Media Contact.............................................................Joe Lofaro Phone.................................................................... 731-881-7632 Email................................................................. jlofaro@utm.edu Fax........................................................................ 731-881-7624 Press Box Phones........................................ 731-881-7694.7632 Athletics Website..........................................www.utmsports.com

Head Coach:....................................... Bob Spoo Alma Mater/Year:........................... Purdue, 1960 School Record/Years:........... 142-122-1 (23 yrs.) Overall Record/Years:.......... 142-122-1 (23 yrs.) Office Phone............................... (217) 581-5031

Head Coach:.............................. Jason Simpson Alma Mater/Year:...... Southern Mississippi, 1995 School Record/Years:.....................32-25 (5 yrs.) Overall Record/Years:....................32-25 (5 yrs.) Office Phone:.............................. (731) 881-7670

TEAM INFORMATION 2010 record:...................................................2-9 OVC record/finish:................................. 2-6 (7th) Offense:................................................... Spread Defense:.........................................................4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost........................... 36/18 Starters Returning/Lost.............................. 17/10 Series Record.........................................EIU, 8-6 Last Meeting..................... EIU, 31-28 OT (2010)

TEAM INFORMATION 2010 record:...................................................6-5 OVC record/finish:................................. 5-3 (4th) Offense:...................................................Multiple Defense:.........................................................4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost........................... 41/15 Starters Returning/Lost................................ 18/7 Series Record......................................TSU, 13-7 JASON SIMPSON Last Meeting............................UTM, 37-0 (2010) 6th Year

2011 SCHEDULE 9/1 Illinois State 9/10 at Northwestern 9/17 Tennessee Tech 9/24 Jacksonville State 10/1 at Southeast Missouri State 10/8 Eastern Kentucky 10/15 at Murray State 10/22 Tennessee Martin 10/29 at Austin Peay State 11/5 Tennessee State 11/12 at Southern Illinois

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HOMECOMING NASHVILLE, TENN.

BOB SPOO 24th Year

2010 SCHEDULE 9/4 at #9 at Iowa....................L 7-37 9/11 Central Arkansas.............L 7-37 9/18 at Tennessee Martin......L 10-20 9/25 #4 Jacksonville State....L 23-28 10/2 Southeast Missouri State..L 13-28 10/9 at Eastern Kentucky........L 7-35 10/16 at Tennessee Tech........L 20-34 10/23 Murray State..................L 28-38 10/30 Austin Peay State........ W 28-10 11/6 at Tennessee State... W 31-28 OT 11/20 at Illinois State..............L 23-27

2011 SCHEDULE 9/1 at Jacksonville State 9/15 Union College (Ky.) 9/22 Murray State 10/1 Tennessee Tech 10/8 Austin Peay State 10/15 at South Alabama 10/22 at Eastern Illinois 10/29 Southeast Missouri State 11/5 at Mississippi State 11/12 Tennessee State 11/19 at Eastern Kentucky

2010 SCHEDULE 9/4 at Tennessee........................L 0-50 9/11 at Southeastern Louisiana.......L 10-24 9/18 Eastern Illinois.................. W 20-10 9/25 at Murray State...................L 16-52 9/30 at Tennessee Tech........... W 27-24 10/9 #3 Jacksonville State.........L 20-30 10/16 Eastern Kentucky............... W 10-7 10/21 Lambuth........................... W 52-21 10/30 at #11 Southeast Missouri State.. L 17-24 11/6 at Austin Peay State......... W 28-12 11/20 Tennessee State................ W 37-0

TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY


S P O RT S I N F O R M AT I O N D I R E C T O RY TENNESSEE STATE..................... WALLACE DOOLEY PHONE.....................................................615-963-5674 EMAIL.......................................... wdooley@tnstate.edu

J A C K S O N V I L L E S TAT E NOVEMBER 19, 2011

AUSTIN PEAY STATE.......................... BRAD KIRTLEY PHONE.....................................................931-221-7562 EMAIL............................................... kirtleyb@apsu.edu

S E N I O R & FA N A P P R E C I AT I O N D AY

GENERAL INFORMATION Full Name:......................................Jacksonville State University Location:...........................................................Jacksonville, Ala. Founded:............................................................................. 1883 Enrollment:......................................................................... 9,061 Athletics Director:.....................................................Oval Jaynes President:.................................................Dr. William A. Meehan Nickname:................................................................ Gamecocks School Colors:......................................................Red and White Stadium:..................................................... Paul Snow Memorial Capacity:.......................................................................... 24,000 Surface:..........................................................Pro Grass Artificial Affiliation:................................................. NCAA Division I (FCS) Conference:.................................................... Ohio Valley (OVC) First Year of Football:.......................................................... 1903 All-Time Record:........................................................472-328-40 Media Contact............................................................ Greg Seitz Phone....................................................................256-782-5279 Email...................................................................gseitz@jsu.edu Fax........................................................................256-782-5958 Press Box Phones........................................256-782-5585.5586 Athletics Website.......................... www.jsugamecocksports.com Head Coach:.................................... Jack Crowe Alma Mater/Year:.... Alabama-Birmingham, 1970 School Record/Years:...................74-48 (10 yrs.) Overall Record/Years:..................88-78 (12 yrs.) Office Phone:.............................. (256) 782-5365 TEAM INFORMATION 2010 record:...................................................9-3 OVC record/finish:................................ 6-2 (2nd) Offense:...................................................Multiple Defense:.........................................................5-2 Lettermen Returning/Lost........................... 51/19 Starters Returning/Lost.............................. 16/10 Series Record........................................ JSU, 5-1 Last Meeting.............................JSU, 24-0 (2010) 2011 SCHEDULE 9/3 Iowa 9/8 Maryville 9/17 at Eastern Illinois 9/24 Southeast Missouri State 10/1 at Tennessee Martin 10/15 Tennessee State 10/29 at Jacksonville State 11/5 Murray State 11/12 at Eastern Kentucky 11/19 Austin Peay State

EASTERN ILLINOIS................................ RICH MOSER PHONE.....................................................217-581-7480 CELL.........................................................217-508-8317 EMAIL..................................................rlmoser@eiu.edu EASTERN KENTUCKY..................... MICHAEL CLARK PHONE.....................................................859-622-6170 EMAIL........................................michael.clark@eku.edu JACKSON STATE...................... WESLEY PETERSON PHONE.....................................................601-979-2274 EMAIL............................... wesley.peterson@jsums.edu JACKSONVILLE STATE........................... GREG SEITZ PHONE.....................................................256-782-5958 EMAIL.................................................... gseitz@jsu.edu MURRAY STATE.....................................JOHN BRUSH PHONE.....................................................270-809-7044 EMAIL...............................john.brush@murraystate.edu NORTH CAROLINA A&T................ BRIAN HOLLOWAY PHONE.....................................................336-334-7141 EMAIL............................................ bmhollow@ncat.edu SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE............. JEFF HONZA PHONE.....................................................573-651-2933 CELL.........................................................618-528-1145 EMAIL............................................... jhonza@semo.edu

JACK CROWE 13th Year

2010 SCHEDULE 9/4 at Ole Miss........................W 49-48 9/11 Chattanooga......................W 21-17 9/18 at Georgia State................W 34-27 9/25 at Eastern Illinois...............W 28-23 10/2 Murray State......................W 40-34 10/9 at Tennessee Martin..........W 30-20 10/16 Tennessee State.................W 24-0 10/23 Austin Peay State................W 56-3 11/6 at Eastern Kentucky........... L 37-49 11/13 # 7 Southeast Missouri State..W 29-27 11/20 at Tennessee Tech............. L 24-35 12/4 #7 Wofford*........................ L 14-17 * DENOTES FCS PLAYOFFS

2011 FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE

SOUTHERN............................................................ TBA PHONE.....................................................225-771-2601 EMAIL...................................................................... TBA

2011 OPPONENTS

NASHVILLE, TENN.

L P F I E L D - 2 : 0 0 P. M . C T

TENNESSEE MARTIN............................ JOE LOFARO PHONE.....................................................731-881-7632 EMAIL...................................................jlofaro@utm.edu TENNESSEE TECH...........................ROB SCHABERT PHONE.....................................................931-372-3088 EMAIL..........................................rschabert@tntech.edu

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Opponent Air Force Alabama A&M Alabama State Albany State Alcorn State Allen Appalachian State Arkansas State Austin Peay State Ball State Bethune-Cookman Bishop College Bluefield State California Poly-Pomona Cameron Central State Clark District of Columbia Drake East Texas State Eastern Illinois Eastern Kentucky Florida A&M Fort Benning Fort Campbell Fort Knox Grambling State Hampton Institute Howard Jackson State Jacksonville State Johnson C. Smith Kentucky State Knoxville Lane Langston Lemoyne - Owen Lincoln Long Beach State Louisville Louisville Municipal Maryland State (UMES) McNeese State Middle Tennessee State Miles Mississippi Industrial Mississippi Valley State Morehead State Morgan State Morris Brown

First Last Game Game W L T Strk 2011 2011 First Meeting 1933 2010 19 10 0 W1 1939 2000 10 1 0 W10 1969 1970 2 0 0 W2 1947 1972 7 0 0 W7 1947 1967 10 0 0 W10 1998 1998 0 1 0 L1 1944 1947 2 0 0 W2 1988 2010 8 5 0 L2 1965 1965 0 0 1 T1 1982 1987 5 1 0 L1 1968 1970 3 0 0 W3 1954 1954 1 0 0 W1 1979 1979 1 0 0 W1 1978 1978 1 0 0 W1 1947 1990 27 7 0 L1 1933 1946 6 1 1 W3 1983 1983 1 0 0 W1 1972 1972 1 0 0 W1 1986 1986 1 0 0 W1 1982 2010 6 8 0 L1 1982 2008 3 19 0 W1 1944 2010 25 25 1 W1 1945 1945 1 0 0 W1 1964 1964 1 0 0 W1 1964 1964 1 0 0 W1 1950 2002 18 21 1 L5 1983 1984 2 0 0 W2 2001 2001 1 0 0 W1 1949 2010 23 19 2 L1 2003 2010 1 5 0 L2 1938 1939 1 1 0 L1 1935 1984 28 2 1 W25 1946 1946 1 0 0 W1 1933 1996 5 0 1 W2 1944 1963 11 3 1 W2 1939 1939 0 0 1 T1 1937 1966 19 3 3 W4 1980 1980 1 0 0 W1 1981 1984 2 0 0 W2 1933 1949 6 1 0 W4 1956 1956 1 0 0 W1 1971 1971 1 0 0 W1 1973 1998 9 10 0 L1 1934 1934 0 1 0 L1 1933 1939 6 0 0 W6 1982 2001 4 3 0 W1 1988 1995 6 0 0 W6 1972 1987 4 0 0 W4 1950 1987 19 2 0 W12

Opponent Murray State Muskingum Nevada-Las Vegas Nevada-Reno Nicholls State Norfolk State North Carolina A&T North Carolina Central Parsons Paul Quinn Philander Smith Prairie View A&M Rust Samford San Diego State South Carolina State Southeast Missouri State Southern Southern Illinois Southwestern Louisiana Tennessee Chattanooga Tennessee Martin Tennessee Tech Texas College Texas Southern Tuskegee Vanderbilt Virginia State Virginia Union West Kentucky Industrial West Virginia State Western Kentucky Wilberforce Wisconsin State-Superior Youngstown State

First Last Game Game 1988 2010 1966 1966 1979 1979 1986 1986 1980 1981 1972 1972 1949 2005 1946 1978 1968 1970 1954 1955 1945 1945 1956 2002 1934 1934 2003 2007 1967 1968 1959 2004 1991 2010 1945 2009 1979 1981 1970 1970 1973 1997 1976 2010 1984 2010 1945 1947 1954 1998 1944 1944 2006 2006 1952 1975 1952 1975 1933 1934 1935 1953 1985 2000 1934 1946 1971 1971 1959 1959

W 11 1 0 0 2 1 18 7 3 2 1 3 1 3 0 5 10 26 1 1 4 13 13 3 15 1 0 7 3 2 7 2 6 1 0

L 11 0 1 1 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 3 9 12 1 0 3 7 10 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 2 4 0 1

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

Strk L3 W1 L1 L1 W2 W1 W5 W6 W3 W2 W1 W2 W1 W2 T1 L1 L1 L1 W1 W1 L1 L2 L2 W3 W1 W1 L1 W7 W3 W2 W4 L1 W2 W1 L1

Note: Bold Italics indicates 2011 opponents

TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY


AUSTIN PEAY EASTERN ILLINOIS EASTERN KENTUCKY JACKSONVILLE STATE MURRAY STATE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

Sept. 10

@Northwestern 2:30 p.m. (BTN)

Missouri State 5:00 p.m.

(OVCSports.TV)

Sept. 17

Chattanooga 5:00 p.m.

(OVCSports.TV)

(CSS)

Sept. 24 Tennessee State* 6:00 p.m.

Oct. 1

(OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV)

@Austin Peay* 6:00 p.m.

(OVCSports.TV)

Eastern Illinois* 6:00 p.m.

(OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV)

Oct. 8

Oct. 15

@Murray State* 3:00 p.m.

Oct. 22

UT Martin* 1:30 p.m. (HC)

Southeast Missouri* 2:00 p.m.

Tennessee State* 2:00 p.m. (HC)

Oct. 29

Nov. 5

@Murray State* 1:00 p.m.

Nov. 12

@Tennessee Tech* 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 19

@Murray State* 1:00 p.m.

@Kentucky TBA

Tennessee Tech* 3:00 p.m. (HC)

(OVCSports.TV)

Eastern Kentucky* 1:00 p.m.

@Southern Illinois 2:00 p.m.

@Jacksonville Tennessee State* Tech* 3:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.

Eastern Kentucky* 3:00 p.m.

(OVCSports.TV)

@Southeast @Tennessee State* Missouri* 2:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.

(OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV)

Jacksonville State* 1:00 p.m.

Murray State* 1:00 p.m.

(OVCSports.TV)

@Tennessee Austin Peay* @Southeast Tech* Missouri* 1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. (OVCSports.TV) 1:00 p.m.

Central Methodist 1:00 p.m.

(OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV)

Austin Peay* @UT Martin* 1:00 p.m. TBA (HC) (OVCSports.TV)

UT Martin* 12:00 p.m.

(OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV)

Central State 1:00 p.m.

Tennessee State* 1:30 p.m.

(OVCSports.TV)

Eastern Illinois* 4:00 p.m. (HC)

@Austin Peay* 4:00 p.m.

(OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV)

@UT Martin* Jacksonville @Southeast Missouri* State* 2:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

(OVCSports.TV)

Eastern Kentucky* 1:30 p.m.

@Eastern Illinois* 1:30 p.m.

@Austin Peay* 6:00 p.m.

@Eastern Kentucky* 5:00 p.m.

(OVCSports.TV)

Eastern Illinois* 3:00 p.m. (HC)

(OVCSports.TV)

(OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV)

@Georgia State 12:00 p.m.

@Tennessee State* 6:00 p.m.

Tennessee State* 7:00 p.m.

@South Alabama 4:00 p.m.

(OVCSports.TV)

@Tennessee Tech* 7:00 p.m.

@Eastern Illinois* 1:30 p.m.

Murray State* 1:30 p.m. (HC)

UT Martin* Jacksonville 5:00 p.m. State* (HC) 2:00 p.m.

@Eastern Austin Peay* Kentucky* 1:30 p.m. 12:00 p.m. (OVCSports.TV)

@Eastern Kentucky* 12:00 p.m.

(OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV)

@Mississippi @Tennessee State* State 5:00 p.m. TBA

(OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV)

Southeast Missouri* TBA

(OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV)

@Eastern Illinois* 1:30 p.m.

@Eastern Kentucky* 2:00 p.m.

(OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV)

Eastern Illinois* 6:00 p.m.

Austin Peay* 2:00 p.m. (HC)

Southeast Missouri* 6:00 p.m.

(OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV)

@Austin Peay* 6:00 p.m.

(OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV)

@Air Force 2:00 p.m. (The Mtn.)

Southeast @UT Martin* TBA Missouri* 7:00 p.m. (OVCSports.TV)

Tennessee Tech* TBA

@Jacksonville State* 3:00 p.m.

(OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV)

@Tennessee Tech* 7:00 p.m.

Tennessee @UT Martin* Jacksonville State* State* 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. (Sept. 22)

@Murray State* 6:00 p.m.

@Eastern Illinois* 6:30 p.m.

(OVCSports.TV)

@Purdue 11:00 a.m. (BTN)

(OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV)

Georgia State 2:30 p.m.

@Murray State* 6:00 p.m.

(OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV) (OVCSports.TV)

Tennessee @Jacksonville @Southeast Tech* State* Missouri* 6:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

@Memphis 6:00 p.m.

Eastern Kentucky* 6:00 p.m.

2011 OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Sept. 3 @Cincinnati 6:00 p.m. Illinois State 6:30 p.m. (Sept. 1)

(CSN Chicago)

@Kansas State 6:00 p.m.

Jackson State 6:00 p.m.

@Mississippi Valley State 4:00 p.m.

UT Martin* 6:00 p.m. @Chattanooga 5:00 p.m. (Sept. 1)

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@Louisville 6:00 p.m. (Sept. 1)

Southern Illinois 6:00 p.m.

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Southern 6:00 p.m.

Maryville 7:00 p.m. (Sept. 8)

Murray State* 6:00 p.m. (Sept. 22)

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Union College 6:00 p.m. (Sept. 15)

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@Iowa 11:00 a.m. (BTN)

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JOHN MERRITT CLASSIC LP FIELD - NASHVILLE, TENN.

Tigers open season with JMC win over Alabama A&M TENNESSEE STATE - 27 • ALABAMA A&M - 14 Nashville, Tenn. - To mark the beginning of the Rod Reed era of Tiger Football, Tennessee State University opened the 2010 season with a 27-14 win over Alabama A&M in the 12th Annual John Merritt Classic. More than 22, 000 fans showed up at LP Field with high expectations to witness a strong showing by the Big Blue. TSU racked up 234 total yards averaging 11.5 yards per completion while posting seven sacks on the defensive side. The Tigers struck early when Rayshawn Weatherspoon returned the game’s opening kick-off 89 yards for a touchdown. The score was the longest return and the first touchdown from a kick-off in Classic history. TSU went on to add 20 more points in the first half including two touchdown-passes from Jeremy Perry to Joseph Hills and one on the ground courtesy of Preston Brown. Perry, the Classic’s Offensive MVP, connected 11-of-21 for 127 yards. He found Hills in the second quarter at the 14:46 mark for a 15-yard strike and with 30 seconds left, the two linked up again for a 17-yard score. Hills finished with five receptions for 67 yards and two touchdowns.

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With 3:40 left in the second, Brown capped a 92-yard drive on 17 plays with a score from four yards out. Brown finished with 18 carries for 48 yards. The Tigers held the Bulldogs scoreless in the first half while holding them to 68 yards on 28 plays before the break. Defensively, Rico Council and Eugene Clifford led TSU. Council finished with nine tackles (4 solo, 5 assists) and 1.5 sacks with Clifford recording eight stops (5 solo, 3 assists) and an interception that led to a scoring drive for the Tigers. Clifford was named the Classic’s Defensive MVP. Donte’e Nicholls gathered two sacks to go with two tackles and Brandon Bather recorded his first career interception to put the brakes on the Bulldogs in scoring range. AAMU finished with 276 total yards and got on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter when Deunte Mason found Rashan Johnson with 9:54 left on a 9-yard score. Mason tacked on another when he rushed in from 1-yard out with under three minutes left to play. Mason finished throwing 19-of-39 with two interceptions for 187 yards. He led the Bulldogs in rushing with 18 carries for 44 yards. For the AAMU’s defense, Larry Lumpkin led the way with nine tackles (7 solo, 2 assists) with four stops for a loss.

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STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN

RUSHING: Tennessee State-BROWN, Preston 18-48; THOMAS, Dante’ 7-40; WRIGHT, TerrancE 1-8; BERRY, Ryan 2-7; PERRY, Jeremy 3-4; TEAM 2-0 Alabama A&M-MASON,Deaunte 18-44; LACEY,Kaderius 5-31; GREEN,Tony 10-14. PASSING: Tennessee State-PERRY, Jeremy 11-21-0-127. Alabama A&M-MASON,Deaunte 19-39-2-187. RECEIVING: Tennessee State-HILLS, Joseph 5-67; PRYOR, Jeremy 2-10; McNAIRL, Calvin 1-20; BROWN, Preston 1-18; JAMES, Travis 1-9; WILSON, Devin 1-3. Alabama A&M-MILTON,G’Alonzo 5-52; CARLOCK,Quintin 4-63; JOHNSON,Rashad 4-28; GREEN,Tony 2-27; GOLDSBY,Bobby 2-8; ROSS,Demario 1-8; LACEY,Kaderius 1-1. INTERCEPTIONS: Tennessee State-BATHER, Brandon 1-36; CLIFFORD,Eugene 1-31. Jackson State-DANDRIDGE,Tim 1-0.

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score TENNESSEE STATE 6 21 0 6 27 Record: (1-0) ALABAMA A&M 0 0 0 14 14 Record: (0-1) Attendance: 22,607 Kickoff time: 6:00 pm End of Game: 9:02 Total elapsed time: 3:02 Officials: Referee: Rodney Lawary Umpire: Ken Switzer Linesman: Michael Salas Line judge: Phillip DeWitt Back judge: Tom Hahs Field judge: Rod Whittier Side judge: Tom Fetsch Scorer: Jerome Dooley Temperature: 78 Wind: WNW 5-10 Weather: Sunny

SCORING SUMMARY: 1st 14:46 TSU WEATHERSPOON, R 89 yd kickoff return (LOPEZ, John kick failed), AAMU 0 - TSU 6 2nd 14:54 TSU HILLS, Joseph 15 yd pass from PERRY, Jeremy (LOPEZ, John kick), 2-35 0:30, AAMU 0 - TSU 13 03:40 TSU BROWN, Preston 4 yd run (LOPEZ, John kick), 17-92 6:31, AAMU 0 - TSU 20 00:30 TSU HILLS, Joseph 17 yd pass from PERRY, Jeremy (GODFREY, Jamin kick) 3-32 0:36, AAM 0 - TSU 27 4th 09:54 AAMU JOHNSON,Rashad 9 yd pass from MASON,Deaunte (WILSON,Chance kick), 8-56 2:21, AAMU 7 - TSU 27 02:52 AAMU MASON,Deaunte 1 yd run (WILSON,Chance kick), 5-23 0:59, AAMU 14 - TSU 27

FUMBLES: Tennessee State-PERRY, Jeremy 1-1. Jackson State-MORELAND,Al 2-2. SACKS (UA-A): Tennessee State-None. Jackson State-ROBINSON,Donava 0-1; JOHNSON,Tim 0-1; WASHINGTON,Sam 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): Tennessee State-WYLIE, Joseph 5-3; COLEMAN, Jamal 5-1; BROXIE, Marcus 4-2; BATHER, Brandon 2-4; COUNCIL, Rico 4-1; BATHER, Justin 4-1; CLIFFORD, Eugene 4-1; CRAWFORD, Malcolm 3-0; TARVER, Sidney 3-0; WEATHERSPOON, R 2-1; WALLACE, Lamar 1-1; ROBINSON,Wilson 1-0; WRIGHT, Terranc 1-0; TAYLOR, Andrew 1-0; PERRY, Jeremy 1-0; COLEMAN, Cornel 1-0; BROOKS, Steven 0-1; PETERSON, Lawre 0-1; HARPER,Antonio 0-1. Jackson State-PATTERSON,Milt 8-4; HOSKINS,Kerry 7-2; POGUE,Neal 4-3; JOHNSON,Tim 1-6; DANDRIDGE,Tim 5-1; WILCHER,Todd 3-3; RICH,Ryan 3-3; ROBINSON,Donava 0-6; WASHINGTON,Sam 3-1; COX,QUA 2-0; HILL,Mike 2-0; HANDY,Terr. 2-0; KING,Taurice 2-0; WASHINGTON,Chr. 2-0; JOHNSON,Jalil 1-1; MCNABB,John 1-0; WRIGHT,Andre 1-0; HUGHES,Richard 1-0; BILLUPS,Johnat 1-0; MCLEOD,Luis 0-1; CONNER,Javarius 0-1; HERRING,Zarian 0-1; CARTER,Jamea 0-1.

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....................................................................................... AAMU.................TSU FINAL SCORE................................................................... 14..................... 27 FIRST DOWNS................................................................. 17..................... 15 RUSHES-YARDS (NET)..................................................33-89...............33-107 PASSING YDS (NET)....................................................... 187................... 127 Passes Att-Comp-Int..................................................... 39-19-2............. 21-11-0 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.................................72-276..............54-234 Fumble Returns-Yards.......................................................0-0....................0-0 Punt Returns-Yards...........................................................1-9...................4-36 Kickoff Returns-Yards.......................................................5-70.................2-127 Interception Returns-Yards................................................0-0...................2-67 Punts (Number-Avg)....................................................... 7-38.0............... 6-37.3 Fumbles-Lost.....................................................................1-0....................2-1 Penalties-Yards................................................................3-21..................4-23 Possession Time.............................................................34:22................25:38 Third-Down Conversions................................................9 of 17..............4 of 11 Fourth-Down Conversions...............................................0 of 1................0 of 0 Red-Zone Scores-Chances...............................................2-2....................3-3 Sacks By: Number-Yards..................................................0-0...................7-48 PAT Kicks .........................................................................2-2 ...................3-4 Field Goals .......................................................................0-0 ...................0-1

Jeremy Perry (L) and Eugene Clifford (R) both recorded their first Classic MVP award with Perry winning offensive honors and Clifford for his defensive efforts. The win gave Rod Reed (M) his first victory in his first game as a head coach.

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2010

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SOUTHERN HERITAGE CLASSIC LIBERTY BOWL - MEMPHIS, TENN.

Tigers drop SHC thriller to Jackson State TENNESSEE STATE - 26 • JACKSON STATE - 33 Memphis, Tenn. - In what is starting to become a familiar sight during the Southern Heritage Classic, Tennessee State University and Jackson State once again battled down to the final seconds.

On defense, Joseph Wylie led TSU with eight tackles (5 solo, 3 assists) with Jamal Coleman, Marcus Broxie, and Brandon Bather, tacking on six stops apiece.

This time, the Tigers of TSU dropped a 33-26 loss to JSU in front of a Classic crowd of more than 44, 000 fans at the Liberty Bowl. The loss snapped TSU’s seven game win streak over JSU. The game also marked six of the last seven games in which the outcome was separated by seven points or less.

TSU trailed 21-7 in the third but scored 12 straight points behind Jamin Godfrey’s first career field goal from 24 yards out, a safety from a JSU bad snap during a punt situation that fell out the back of the end zone and a two-yard run by Dante’ Thomas.

With 1:32 left and an opportunity to send it to overtime, the Tigers (11) drove down to the JSU two-yard line. A pass interference call gave TSU another chance with two seconds left in the game but a pass in the end zone fell incomplete. Preston Brown led TSU with a SHC record, 218 yards rushing on 33 carries for a 6.6 per carry average. Brown scored two touchdowns with a 6-yard run to open the TSU lead in the first quarter, 7-0, and a twoyard score to narrow JSU’s lead with 5:07 remaining. The Tigers’ offense finished with 409 yards averaging 4.9 yards per play.

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Jeremy Perry threw 14-of-36 and one interception for 185 yards. Devin Wilson hauled in a team high, four receptions for 50 yards, including a 41-yard catch to give TSU an opportunity to knot the game up with the clock winding down.

With the JSU lead, 21-19, Jackson State (2-0) added to their score with touchdown passes from SHC MVP, Casey Therriault. In the fourth, Therriault connected with Marcell Wilder (13:29) and help march 94 yards on seven plays, completing a 17-yard TD score to Renty Rollins with 8:54 left. Therriault finished 23-of-38 for 284 yards and four touchdowns. He completed passes to nine different receivers while tossing scores of 26 and 23 yards early in the game. E.J. Drewery tallied a game-high five receptions for 62 yards and one touchdown. On the ground, JSU was led by B.J. Lee averaging 6.2 yards per carry from 75 yards on 12 rushes. JSU totaled 422 yards with Milt Patterson leading all defenders with 12 tackles (8 solo, 4 assists).

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STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN

RUSHING: Tennessee State-BROWN, Preston 33-218; THOMAS, Dante’ 11-36; BERRY, Ryan 1-1; PERRY, Jeremy 2-minus 31. Jackson State-LEE,B.J. 12-75; MORELAND,Al 4-48; THERRIAULT,Ca. GOODEN,Tommy 6-15; SMITH,Jewrad 1-1; TEAM 1-minus 19.

5-18;

PASSING: Tennessee State-PERRY, Jeremy 14-36-1-185. Jackson State-THERRIAULT,Casey 23-38-0-284. RECEIVING: Tennessee State-WILSON, Devin 4-50; JAMES, Travis 3-43; McNAIRL, Calvin 2-35; HILLS, Joseph 2-35; BROWN, Preston 2-12; DAVIS, London 1-10. Jackson State-DREWERY,E.J. 5-62; LEE,B.J. 4-33; WILDER,Marcell. 3-61; ROLLINS,Renty 3-28; RICHARDSON,Ric 2-70; MAYES,Anthony 2-26; MORELAND,Al 2-1; PIPPEN,Demario 1-5; GOODEN,Tommy 1-minus 2. INTERCEPTIONS: Tennessee State-BATHER, Brandon 1-36; CLIFFORD,Eugene 1-31. Jackson State-DANDRIDGE,Tim 1-0. FUMBLES: Tennessee State-PERRY, Jeremy 1-1. Jackson State-MORELAND,Al 2-2. SACKS (UA-A): Tennessee State-None. Jackson State-ROBINSON,Donava 0-1; JOHNSON,Tim 0-1; WASHINGTON,Sam 1-0.

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score TENNESSEE STATE 7 0 12 7 26 Record: (1-1) ALABAMA A&M 0 14 7 12 33 Record: (2-0) Attendance: 44,688 Kickoff time: 6:07 pm End of Game: 9:42 Total elapsed time: 3:35 Officials: Referee: Victor Breakfie Umpire: Paul Myers Linesman: Mark Bailey Line judge: Jessie Harris Back judge: Alvin Moore Field judge: Raymond Horn Side judge: Eric Steen Scorer: Jerome Dooley Temperature: 89 Wind: NW 9 mph Weather: Partly Cloudy

SCORING SUMMARY: 1st 05:29 TSU BROWN, Preston 6 yd run (GODFREY, Jamin kick), 13-71 6:33 JSU 0 - TSU 7 2nd 12:02 JSU DREWERY,E.J. 26 yd pass from THERRIAULT,Casey (SMITH,Jabril kick), 8-81 2:02 JSU 7 - TSU 7 02:28 JSU GOODEN,Tommy 2 yd run (SMITH,Jabril kick), 12-74 5:28 JSU 14 - TSU 7 3rd 12:20 JSU MAYES,Anthony 23 yd pass from THERRIAULT,Casey (SMITH,Jabril kick), 8-74 2:34 JSU 21 - TSU 7 07:31 TSU GODFREY, Jamin 24 yd field goal 12-62 4:44 JSU 21 - TSU 10 03:08 TSU TEAM safety, , JSU 21 - TSU 12 00:58 TSU THOMAS, Dante’ 2 yd run (GODFREY, Jamin kick), 5-53 2:04 JSU 21 - TSU 19 4th 13:29 JSU WILDER,Marcell. 36 yd pass from THERRIAULT,Casey (SMITH,Jabril kick failed), 1-36 0:07 JSU 27 - TSU 19 08:54 JSU ROLLINS,Renty 17 yd pass from THERRIAULT,Ca. (SMITH,Jabril kick failed), 7-94 3:34 JSU 33 - TSU 19 05:07 TSU BROWN, Preston 2 yd run (GODFREY, Jamin kick), 5-68 1:25 JSU 33 - TSU 26

TACKLES (UA-A): Tennessee State-WYLIE, Joseph 5-3; COLEMAN, Jamal 5-1; BROXIE, Marcus 4-2; BATHER, Brandon 2-4; COUNCIL, Rico 4-1; BATHER, Justin 4-1; CLIFFORD, Eugene 4-1; CRAWFORD, Malcolm 3-0; TARVER, Sidney 3-0; WEATHERSPOON, R 2-1; WALLACE, Lamar 1-1; ROBINSON,Wilson 1-0; WRIGHT, Terranc 1-0; TAYLOR, Andrew 1-0; PERRY, Jeremy 1-0; COLEMAN, Cornel 1-0; BROOKS, Steven 0-1; PETERSON, Lawre 0-1; HARPER,Antonio 0-1. Jackson State-PATTERSON,Milt 8-4; HOSKINS,Kerry 7-2; POGUE,Neal 4-3; JOHNSON,Tim 1-6; DANDRIDGE,Tim 5-1; WILCHER,Todd 3-3; RICH,Ryan 3-3; ROBINSON,Donava 0-6; WASHINGTON,Sam 3-1; COX,QUA 2-0; HILL,Mike 2-0; HANDY,Terr. 2-0; KING,Taurice 2-0; WASHINGTON,Chr. 2-0; JOHNSON,Jalil 1-1; MCNABB,John 1-0; WRIGHT,Andre 1-0; HUGHES,Richard 1-0; BILLUPS,Johnat 1-0; MCLEOD,Luis 0-1; CONNER,Javarius 0-1; HERRING,Zarian 0-1; CARTER,Jamea 0-1.

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.........................................................................................JSU..................TSU FINAL SCORE................................................................... 33..................... 26 FIRST DOWNS................................................................. 22..................... 26 RUSHES-YARDS (NET).................................................29-138..............47-224 PASSING YDS (NET)....................................................... 284................... 185 Passes Att-Comp-Int..................................................... 38-23-0............. 36-14-1 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.................................67-422..............83-409 Fumble Returns-Yards.......................................................0-0....................0-0 Punt Returns-Yards..........................................................1-11..................3-28 Kickoff Returns-Yards.......................................................5-87.................7-133 Interception Returns-Yards................................................1-0....................0-0 Punts (Number-Avg)....................................................... 6-40.5............... 6-43.7 Fumbles-Lost.....................................................................2-2....................1-1 Penalties-Yards..............................................................12-104...............14-91 Possession Time.............................................................26:02................33:58 Third-Down Conversions................................................5 of 14..............4 of 16 Fourth-Down Conversions...............................................2 of 3................2 of 3 Red-Zone Scores-Chances...............................................2-2....................4-6 Sacks By: Number-Yards.................................................2-19...................0-0 PAT Kicks .........................................................................3-5 ...................3-3 Field Goals .......................................................................0-0 ...................1-2

Preston Brown broke SHC rushing record with 218 yards, rushing on 33 carries for a 6.6 per carry average. Brown scored two touchdowns in the Tigers’ first SHC loss since 2002.

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SEPTEMBER 18, 2010

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BIKERS GAME LP FIELD - NASHVILLE, TENN.

Tigers’ OVC opener ends in loss to Austin Peay State TENNESSEE STATE - 23 • AUSTIN PEAY STATE - 26 Nashville, Tenn. - The Tennessee State University Tigers faced off at home against rivals Austin Peay State looking to bounce back after last week’s loss. TSU (1-2, 0-1 OVC) watched a seven-point lead disappear in the fourth quarter dropping their OVC opener, 26-23, to APSU (2-1, 1-0). The Tigers did not trail until under a minute left to play in the fourth; holding a 23-16 advantage with 8:58 remaining in the game. The Governors rallied behind a 29-yard field goal at the 6:55 mark and scored the game winner on a seven-yard touchdown pass leaving 40 seconds on the clock. TSU racked up 387 yards of offense behind Preston Brown, Jeremy Perry and Jeremy Pryor. Brown eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the second straight game rushing for a game-high 116 yards on 27 carries while scoring the Tigers’ first two touchdowns. Perry passed for a career high 225 yards from 22-of-32 passing connecting with Brown early in the second quarter on a 19-yard score. Brown would then close a six-play, 65-yard drive, rushing in for a second score from one yard out.Pryor led the Tigers with seven receptions for 52 yards and Joseph Hills followed with six catches for 51.

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Dante’ Thomas rushed for 54 yards (10.8 avg.) on five carries. He scored the Tigers’ final points in the fourth quarter from a one-yard touchdown. Kicker, Jamin Godfrey’s point after was blocked.Godfrey

went 1-of-2 hitting a 21-yard field goal in the third to increase TSU’s lead, 17-13, in the third. Defensively, Eugene Clifford recorded a game-high 8.5 tackles (6 solo, 5 assists) including an interception. Sidney Tarver pulled in 6.5 tackles. Marquez Hall and Malcolm Crawford each posted 4.5 tackles with Hall collecting one sack. For the Governors, Ryan White and Jake Ryan led the APSU offense; which stacked up 315 yards. White rushed for 112 yards (6.6 avg.) on 17 attempts and one touchdown to tie the game, 7-7, from a 63-yard scamper. Ryan connected 13-of-21 with one interception throwing his only touchdown pass, a seven-yard quick out, to Adrian Mines to give the Governors the final lead. Mines caught seven receptions for 84 yards. Special teams play was strong for APSU. Down, 14-7, the Governors’ Stephen Stansell connected on a 50-yard field goal to end the first half narrowing the Tigers’ lead, 14-10. He finished hitting 4-of-4 tacking on field goals from 30, 23, and 29 yards out. His last field goal in the fourth closed the Tigers’ advantage, 23-19. On defense, Darrick Dillard and Jeremy Ross led APSU with each posting 6.5 tackles. Antwaun Majors and Amius Smith each added six stops.

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STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN

RUSHING: Tennessee State-BROWN, Preston 27-116; THOMAS, Dante’ 5-54; TEAM 1-0; PERRY, Jeremy 3-minus 8. Austin Peay-WHITE, Ryan 17-112; HOLT, Terrence 10-26; STARK, Devin 1-13; RYAN, Jake 5-minus 14. PASSING: Tennessee State-PERRY, Jeremy 22-32-0-225. Austin Peay-RYAN, Jake 13-21-1-178. RECEIVING: Tennessee State-PRYOR, Jeremy 7-52; HILLS, Joseph 6-51; BROWN, Preston 3-59; WILSON, Devin 3-51; McNAIRL, Calvin 2-5; GLEAVES, Johnta 1-7. Austin Peay-MINES, Adrian 7-84; ADAMS, Ashlon 2-13; STARK, Devin 1-41; WHITE, Ryan 1-20; MILLER, Darryl 1-16; HOLT, Terrence 1-4. INTERCEPTIONS: Tennessee State-CLIFFORD, Eugene 1-minus 5. Austin Peay-None. FUMBLES: Tennessee State-None. Austin Peay-RYAN, Jake 1-0. SACKS (UA-A): Tennessee State-WALLACE, Lamar 0-1; BROXIE, Marcus 0-1; HALL, Marquez 1-0. Austin Peay-GILBREATH, Pres 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): Tennessee State-CLIFFORD, Eugen 6-5; TARVER, Sidney 6-1; CRAWFORD, Malco 3-3; HALL, Marquez 4-1; COLEMAN, Jamal 4-0; HARPER, Antonio 2-2; COUNCIL, Rico 1-3; NICHOLS, Donte’ 3-0; BROXIE, Marcus 1-2; WYLIE, Joseph 1-2; WALLACE, Lamar 0-3; CISNEROS, Taylo 1-0; BATHER, Justin 1-0; WEATHERSPOON, R 0-1; MURPHY, Michael 0-1. Austin Peay-ROSS, Jeremy 4-5; THOMAS, Ricky 2-7; SMITH, Amius 4-4; DILLARD, Darric 6-1; MAJORS, Antwaun 6-0; CLARK, Tyreon 4-1; JOHNSON, Steven 4-0; WADE, Sheldon 4-0; RAGIN, Steven 2-1; GILBREATH, Pres 2-0; SALLEY, Craig 1-1; NEWSOME, Nick 1-1; KECK, Preston 1-1; FAULKNER, Anton 0-2; STEVENSON, Tyle 1-0; OWENS, Josh 1-0; ROWAN, Rip 1-0; CARROLL, Josh 1-0; LANE, Zach 1-0; THOMAS, Scott 1-0; MARSHALL, Adam 0-1; PEMBERTON, Ean 0-1.

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Attendance: 22,607 Kickoff time: 6:00 pm End of Game: 9:02 Total elapsed time: 3:02 Officials: Referee: Rodney Lawary Umpire: Ken Switzer Linesman: Michael Salas Line judge: Phillip DeWitt Back judge: Tom Hahs Field judge: Rod Whittier Side judge: Tom Fetsch Scorer: Jerome Dooley Temperature: 78 Wind: WNW 5-10 Weather: Sunny

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SCORING SUMMARY: 2nd 13:14 TSU BROWN, Preston 19 yd pass from PERRY, Jeremy (GODFREY, Jamin kick), 11-66 7:14 APSU 0 - TSU 7 04:27 APSU WHITE, Ryan 63 yd run (STANSELL, Steph kick), 5-80 2:16 APSU 7 - TSU 7 01:18 TSU BROWN, Preston 1 yd run (GODFREY, Jamin kick), 6-65 3:02 APSU 7 - TSU 14 00:26 APSU STANSELL, Steph 50 yd field goal, 6-20 0:44 APSU 10 - TSU 14 3rd 11:01 APSU STANSELL, Steph 30 yd field goal, 8-38 3:43 APSU 13 - TSU 14 05:58 TSU GODFREY, Jamin 21 yd field goal, 14-72 4:57 APSU 13 - TSU 17 01:08 APSU STANSELL, Steph 23 yd field goal, 9-51 4:39 APSU 16 - TSU 17 4th 08:58 TSU THOMAS, Dante’ 1 yd run (GODFREY, Jamin kick blockd), 6-48 2:46 APSU 16 - TSU 23 06:55 APSU STANSELL, Steph 29 yd field goal, 5-46 1:58 APSU 19 - TSU 23 00:40 APSU MINES, Adrian 7 yd pass from RYAN, Jake (STANSELL, Steph kick), 8-62 3:19, APSU 26 - TSU 23

Jeremy Perry passed for a game and career high, 225 yards, in the loss to APSU. It was the first time Perry broke the 200-plus yard mark in passing.

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SEPTEMBER 25, 2010

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ATLANTA CLASSIC GEORGIA DOME - ATLANTA, GA.

Tigers snap skid against Florida A&M in Atlanta Football Classic TENNESSEE STATE - 29 • FLORIDA A&M - 18 Nashville, Tenn. - In front of a crowd of 54, 202, the Tennessee State University Tigers snapped an eight-game drought to long-time rivals Florida A&M in the Atlanta Football Classic, 29-18. It was the first time since 2001 the Tigers captured a win against the Rattlers in the AFC with fans, alumni, and students on hand at the end of the game to soak in the victory at the Georgia Dome. TSU (2-2) racked up a season-high, 413 yards, 304 on the ground, averaging 6.7 per play. The Tigers jumped out to a 19-0 first-half lead behind Preston Brown, Jeremy Perry, Joseph Hills, and Jamin Godfrey and did not commit a turnover the entire game scoring 5-of-6 in the red-zone. Brown rushed for a career high and Classic record, 233 yards, on 28 carries, averaging 8.3 yards per rush. He was named Classic MVP receiving his second player of the game award this season. On the first drive, Brown busted through the Rattlers’ defense on his first carry for a 71-yard touchdown run in the opening minutes. The score capped a two-play drive on Brown’s yardage and ignited the Tigers’ attack.

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After holding FAMU to a three and out, TSU scored on the next possesion when Perry connected with Hills on a 15-yard strike. Perry finished throwing 8-of-16 for 109 yards and Hills caught a team-high, three receptions for 35 yards.

Special teams play fueled the games’ tempo with Godfrey adding field goals from 33, 32, and 37 yards out going 3-of-4 on the day. Julian Mallory stepped in at punt return after Ryan Berry sustained an injury, delivering 111 yards from a team-record, five returns. With a 22-6 lead in the fourth, Dante Thomas scored the Tigers’ last points with a three-yard run. He helped maintain a strong rushing attack; finishing with 84 yards on 13 carries posting 6.5 yards per rush. On defense, TSU recorded 11 sacks while holding FAMU (2-2) to 24 yards rushing behind Rico Council and Sidney Tarver. Council tallied seven tackles and a game-high three sacks with Tarver posting two sacks. FAMU (2-2) jumped on the board late in the second from a two-yard run by Lavante Page. The Rattlers attempted a comeback charge in the fourth quarter scoring back-to-back. Page scored from another two-yard with the Rattlers adding a two-yard touchdown pass as time expired from Eddie Battle to Max Purcell. Martin Ukpai led FAMU with 173 yards passing from 15-of-31 with Kevin Elliot leading all receivers with four catches for 51 yards. On defense, Alvis Graham led all defenders with 13 tackles adding one sack for FAMU.

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STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN

RUSHING: Tennessee State-BROWN, Preston 28-233; THOMAS, Dante’ 13-84; TEAM 1-0; WRIGHT, Terrance 1-minus 2; PERRY, Jeremy 3-minus 11. Florida A&M-ROCKER,Eddie 3-14; UKPAI,Martin 14-10; PAGE,Lavante 6-10; OWENS,James 1-minus 4; BATTLE,Eddie 1-minus 6. PASSING: Tennessee State-PERRY, Jeremy 8-16-0-109. Florida A&M-UKPAI,Martin 15-31-1-173; BATTLE,Eddie 1-2-0-2. RECEIVING: Tennessee State-HILLS, Joseph 3-35; WILSON, Devin 2-10; JAMES, Travis 1-57; PRYOR, Jeremy 1-5; McNAIRL, Calvin 1-2. Florida A&M-ELLIOTT,Kevin 4-51; LAWRENCE,Antoni 3-63; WEST,Isaac 3-28; PURCELL,Max 2-9; TYMES,Brian 1-24; TOOKES,Lashad 1-4; PAGE,Lavante 1-0; ROCKER,Eddie 1-minus 4. INTERCEPTIONS: Tennessee State-VANDYKE, David 1-11. Florida A&M-None. FUMBLES: Tennessee State-None. Florida A&M-None. SACKS (UA-A): Tennessee State-COUNCIL, Rico 1-2; TARVER, Sidney 1-1; HARPER, Antonio 1-0; DAVIS, Brent 1-0; ROBINSON, Wilso 1-0; CLIFFORD, Eugen 0-1; WALLACE, Lamar 0-1; BROXIE, Marcus 0-1. Florida A&M-RAMOS,Marquiste 0-1; GRAHAM,Alvis 1-0; HOLLINGHEAD,Nic 0-1. TACKLES (UA-A): Tennessee State-COUNCIL, Rico 3-4; WYLIE, Joseph 5-1; CLIFFORD, Eugen 2-4; BATHER, Brandon 4-1; ROBINSON, Wilso 4-1; WALLACE, Lamar 2-2; COLEMAN, Jamal 2-2; JONES, Jeremy 3-0; BROXIE, Marcus 2-1; TARVER, Sidney 1-2; TAYLOR, Andrew 2-0; HALL, Marquez 2-0; NICHOLS, Donte’ 1-1; HARPER, Antonio 1-1; BATHER, Justin 1-0; DAVIS, Brent 1-0; CRAWFORD, Malco 0-1; BERRY, Ryan 0-1. Florida A&M-GRAHAM,Alvis 10-3; OJO,John 7-2; FERRELL,Willie 5-3; HOLLINGHEAD,Nic 4-2; SHUTT,Anthony 3-2; HALL,Qier 4-0; HARVEY,Gregory 2-2; WALKER,Alphonso 2-1; HOLCOMB,Curtis 2-1; ROSS,Marvin 1-1; HEPBURN,Brandon 1-1; WILLIS,Jerry 1-1; FOLSOM,Demarius 0-2; NEWKIRK,Joshua 0-2; RAMOS,Marquiste 0-2; DAVIS,Brandon 1-0; HOLDREN,Brandon 1-0; ELLIOTT,Kevin 1-0; SCOTT,Padric 0-1.

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Attendance: 54,202 Kickoff time: 3:45 pm End of Game: 7:27 Total elapsed time: 3:18 Officials: Referee: Shannon Eastin Umpire: Warren Kugelman Linesman: Ted White; Line judge: Jay Beardall Back judge: Eric McCoy Field judge: Raymond Daniel; Side judge: Deron Tross Scorer: Jerome Dooley Temperature: 72 Wind: None Weather: Inside Dome

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....................................................................................... FAMU.................TSU FINAL SCORE................................................................... 18..................... 29 FIRST DOWNS................................................................. 15..................... 14 RUSHES-YARDS (NET)..................................................25-24...............46-304 PASSING YDS (NET)....................................................... 175................... 109 Passes Att-Comp-Int..................................................... 33-16-1.............. 16-8-0 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.................................58-199..............62-413 Fumble Returns-Yards.......................................................0-0....................0-0 Punt Returns-Yards..........................................................3-51.................6-142 Kickoff Returns-Yards......................................................7-184.................3-33 Interception Returns-Yards................................................0-0...................1-11 Punts (Number-Avg)....................................................... 9-42.1............... 5-41.2 Fumbles-Lost.....................................................................0-0....................0-0 Penalties-Yards................................................................7-54................16-136 Possession Time.............................................................26:46................33:14 Third-Down Conversions................................................2 of 12..............5 of 14 Fourth-Down Conversions...............................................1 of 1................0 of 0 Red-Zone Scores-Chances...............................................3-3....................5-6 Sacks By: Number-Yards.................................................2-15..................8-48 PAT Kicks .........................................................................0-1....................2-3 Field Goals .......................................................................0-0....................3-4

SCORING SUMMARY: 1st 14:37 TSU BROWN, Preston 71 yd run (LOPEZ, John kick blockd), 2-71 0:23 FAMU 0 - TSU 6 08:58 TSU HILLS, Joseph 15 yd pass from PERRY, Jeremy (GODFREY, Jamin kick), 7-44 3:39 FAMU 0 - TSU 13 2nd 08:36 TSU GODFREY, Jamin 33 yd field goal 7-20 2:32 FAMU 0 - TSU 16 01:29 TSU GODFREY, Jamin 32 yd field goal 10-49 5:55 FAMU 0 - TSU 19 00:14 FAMU PAGE,Lavante 2 yd run (SCOTT,Trevor kick failed), 7-61 1:07 FAMU 6 - TSU 19 3rd 00:19 TSU GODFREY, Jamin 37 yd field goal 5-6 2:13 FAMU 6 - TSU 22 4th 12:38 TSU THOMAS, Dante’ 3 yd run (GODFREY, Jamin kick), 3-63 1:00 FAMU 6 - TSU 29 10:44 FAMU PAGE,Lavante 2 yd run (PAGE,Lavante rush failed), 3-62 1:47 FAMU 12 - TSU 29 00:00 FAMU PURCELL,Max 2 yd pass from BATTLE,Eddie, 12-60 3:30 FAMU 18 - TSU 29

Preston Brown rushed for his second Classic MVP and record of the season with a 233-yard performance in the AFC.

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OCTOBER 2, 2010

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CIRCLE CITY CLASSIC LUCAS OIL STADIUM - INDIANAPOLIS, IND.

Tigers run through North Carolina A&T for win in the Circle City Classic TENNESSEE STATE - 37 • NORTH CAROLINA A&T - 7 Indianapolis, Ind. - Tennessee State University totaled a season-high, 521 yards on offense, including 379 yards on the ground, ending their HBCU Classic schedule with a 37-7 win over North Carolina A&T in the Circle City Classic at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Tigers (3-2) were led by running backs Dante’ Thomas and Preston Brown’s combined 331 rushing yards, giving the Tigers their second straight victory. TSU snaps a four-game losing streak to the Aggies picking up their first win against NCA&T since 1985. Thomas rushed for two touchdowns recording a career and gamehigh, 186 yards on 24 carries, averaging 7.8 yards per carry. Brown, in the reserve role, added 19 carries to reach 145 yards, posting one touchdown while averaging 7.6 yards per rush. It was Brown’s third game surpassing the 100-yard mark. It was also the first time two TSU running backs rushed for over 100 yards in the same game since 1969 against Bishop when Jake Mayes finished with 126, and Wayne Reese added 121. Classic Offensive MVP, Jeremy Perry, passed for 10-of-21 for 119 yards throwing one interception. Perry connected with Johntae Gleaves on a five-yard score in the middle of the second quarter while completing passes to seven different receivers.

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Calvin McNairl pulled in a game-high five receptions for 65 yards to lead all receivers. TSU led at the half, 17-7, after scoring the first points of the game on Jamin Godfrey’s 23-yard field goal on the opening drive. Thomas’ two touchdowns in the third and Terrence Wright’s score at 3:08 in the fourth quarter put the game out of reach. TSU’s defense held NCA&T scoreless in the second half behind Classic Defensive MVP Eugene Clifford. Clifford finished with a team-high nine tackles and one interception. Collectively, the Tigers finished with five sacks, two interceptions, seven tackles for a loss and nine pass break-ups holding the Aggies to 76 passing yards from 9-of-31 passing. Andrew Taylor tallied seven tackles (6 solo) with Rico Council and Lamar Wallace adding six stops apiece. Wallace also finished with a game-high two sacks with Council posting 1.5. NCA&T (0-5) mustered their offense behind Mike Mayhew who finished with 114 yards on 20 carries (5.7 ypc) giving the Aggies their only score of the game in the second quarter. Three Aggie defenders finished in double figures in tackles. Justin Ferrell totaled 15, Jeremy Graham, 11, and Brandon Jackson, 10.

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STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN

RUSHING: Tennessee State-THOMAS, Dante’ 24-186; BROWN, Preston 19-145; PERRY, Jeremy 1-27; WRIGHT, Terranc 7-21. North Carolina A&T-MAYHEW,Mike 20-114; DRAKE,Dominique 7-25; LEWIS,Ricky 2-15; MORGAN,Shelton 6-minus 17. PASSING: Tennessee State-PERRY, Jeremy 10-21-1-119; GROOMS, Dominic 3-4-0-23. North Carolina A&T-MORGAN,Shelton 9-31-2-76. RECEIVING: Tennessee State-McNAIRL, Calvin 5-65; JAMES, Travis 2-30; HILLS, Joseph 2-17; THOMAS, Dante’ 1-16; PRYOR, Jeremy 1-8; GLEAVES, Johnta 1-5; BRIGHT, Ronald 1-1. North Carolina A&T-MILES,Wallace 4-46; COOPER,Eldridge 2-13; WARREN,Torrian 1-8; PRINCE,Donta 1-7; MAYHEW,Mike 1-2. INTERCEPTIONS: Tennessee State-BATHER, Brandon 1-23; CLIFFORD, Eugen 1-11. North Carolina A&T-GRAHAM,D’Vonte 1-0. FUMBLES: Tennessee State-BROWN, Preston 1-1; PRYOR, Jeremy 1-1; THOMAS, Dante’ 1-1. North Carolina A&T-MORGAN,Shelton 1-0. SACKS (UA-A): Tennessee State-COUNCIL, Rico 1-1; WALLACE, Lamar 2-0; CRAWFORD, Malco 0-1; TAYLOR, Andrew 1-0. North Carolina A&T-None. TACKLES (UA-A): Tennessee State-CLIFFORD, Eugen 5-4; TAYLOR, Andrew 6-1; WALLACE, Lamar 3-3; COUNCIL, Rico 3-3; HALL, Marquez 3-2; NICHOLS, Donte’ 2-2; TARVER, Sidney 1-3; WEATHERSPOON, R 1-2; CRAWFORD, Malco 1-2; BATHER, Justin 1-2; MURPHY, Michael 2-0; COLEMAN, Jamal 2-0; PETERSON, Lawre 1-1; ROBINSON, Wilso 0-2; BROXIE, Marcus 1-0; HARPER, Antonio 1-0; SNOW, Marcus 1-0; JONES, Jeremy 1-0; BATHER, Brandon 1-0; PRUITT, Tim 0-1; WYLIE, Joseph 0-1; HUNTER, Howard 0-1. North Carolina A&T-FERRELL,Justin 11-4; GRAHAM,Jeremy 7-4; JACKSON,Brandon 3-7; BINDER,Ben 4-3; LONG,Quay 4-2; MASHBURN,Tony 2-4; GRAHAM,D’Vonte 3-0; HOVER,Brandon 1-2; CATES,Cameron 2-0; GORRELL,Danye 1-1; DORSEY,Donald 1-1; HILL,Edward 0-2; NEAL,Chris 0-2; WARDLAW,Jamal 1-0; MILES,Wallace 1-0; McCall,Bryson 1-0; WARREN,Torrian 1-0; GRAHAM,Dashaun 1-0; MAYS,Dareon 1-0.

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Attendance: 35,217 Kickoff time: 4:00 pm End of Game: 7:20 Total elapsed time: 3:20 Officials: Referee: Ken Switzer Umpire: Rodney Lowrey Linesman: Michael Salas Line judge: Shane Dewitt Back judge: Tom Hahs Side judge: Tim Fetsch Temperature: 0 Wind: None Weather: Inside Dome

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........................................................................................NCAT.................TSU FINAL SCORE.................................................................... 7...................... 37 FIRST DOWNS................................................................. 13..................... 23 RUSHES-YARDS (NET).................................................35-137..............51-379 PASSING YDS (NET)........................................................ 76.................... 142 Passes Att-Comp-Int...................................................... 31-9-2.............. 25-13-1 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.................................66-213..............76-521 Fumble Returns-Yards.......................................................1-2....................0-0 Punt Returns-Yards..........................................................4-41..................4-13 Kickoff Returns-Yards......................................................6-105.................2-20 Interception Returns-Yards................................................1-0...................2-34 Punts (Number-Avg)....................................................... 9-35.6............... 4-40.2 Fumbles-Lost.....................................................................1-0....................3-3 Penalties-Yards................................................................6-55..................2-15 Possession Time.............................................................24:26................35:34 Third-Down Conversions................................................3 of 15..............8 of 14 Fourth-Down Conversions...............................................1 of 3................0 of 1 Red-Zone Scores-Chances...............................................1-2....................5-6 Sacks By: Number-Yards..................................................1-1....................4-5 PAT Kicks .........................................................................1-1....................4-5 Field Goals .......................................................................0-0....................1-1

SCORING SUMMARY: 1st 09:37 TSU GODFREY, Jamin 23 yd field goal 14-66 5:23 NCAT 0 - TSU 3 00:29 TSU BROWN, Preston 2 yd run (GODFREY, Jamin kick), 6-48 2:53 NCAT 0 - TSU 10 2nd 07:41 NCAT MAYHEW,Mike 13 yd run (SHIDLER,S kick), 8-63 2:16 NCAT 7 - TSU 10 05:03 TSU GLEAVES, Johnta 5 yd pass from PERRY, Jeremy (GODFREY, Jamin kick), 6-85 2:30 NCAT 7 - TSU 17 3rd 09:58 TSU THOMAS, Dante’ 23 yd run (GODFREY, Jamin kick), 3-40 1:14 NCAT 7 - TSU 24 00:21 TSU THOMAS, Dante’ 1 yd run (GODFREY, Jamin kick), 9-60 4:17 NCAT 7 - TSU 31 4th 03:08 TSU WRIGHT, Terranc 5 yd run (GODFREY, Jamin kick failed), 1-5 :06 NCAT 7 - TSU 37

For the second time on the season, together QB Jeremy Perry (R) and DB Eugene Clifford (L) captured the offensive and defensive MVPs in the Tigers win in the Circle City Classic.

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OCTOBER 9, 2010

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HOUCK STADIUM - CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO.

Tigers’ comeback held short at Southeast Missouri State TENNESSEE STATE - 17 • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE - 19 Cape Girardeau, Mo. - The Tigers scored 14 unanswered points in the second half but it was not enough to overcome a 16-point deficit at the break. Despite holding the Redhawks scoreless in the second half, Tennessee State University fell short, 19-17, to FCS No. 25 Southeast Missouri State in OVC play at Houck Stadium.

The Tigers stopped SEMO’s following possession with a first career interception by Andrew Taylor at the TSU 36-yard-line to give the offense an opportunity to take the lead. However, a costly penalty on a fourth-down attempt forced a punt with the Redhawks notching two first downs to run out the clock.

TSU (3-3, 0-2) finished with 299 yards on offense while giving up a season-high 439 total yards including 390 on the ground. The loss snaps a two-game win streak.

The first half was the deciding factor in the ball game when the Tigers gathered 103 yards of offense with a time of possession of 9:03. After trailing 12-0, the Tigers only score in the first half was a career long 42-yard field goal by Jamin Godfrey.

Dante’ Thomas rushed for 118 yards on 22 carries (5.4 avg.), his second straight game over 100-yards, to lead the offense with Jeremy Perry connecting 16-of-28 for 147 yards throwing one interception. Jeremy Pryor and Travis James finished with game-highs each, recording five receptions apiece. Pryor gathered 54 yards receiving and James recorded 26. Terrence Wright scored the only two touchdowns for TSU finishing with 29 yards on nine touts. Wright reached the end zone on a 6-yard run in the third, capping a 13-play, 67-yard drive after the Tigers recovered a SEMO fumble. In the fourth, TSU stayed alive when Wright scored again on a 9-yard run to end a 10-play, 82-yard drive, with 6:43 remaining.

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TSU’s defense slowed SEMO down in the second behind career highs from Rico Council and Sidney Tarver. Council finished with a gamehigh, 15 tackles, (6 solo) with Tarver following with 11 stops (9 solo) posting the only sack of the game. For the Redhawks (5-1, 4-0), the ground attack was spearheaded by Henry Harris and Matt Scheible gathering 258 yards before the break. Harris rushed for 188 yards (6.5 avg.) on 29 carries for one touchdown. Scheible added 137 yards on 16 attempts rushing for one touchdown and throwing for another. He connected with Cedric Cox with 33 seconds left in the second to help SEMO score all 19 of their points in the second quarter.

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STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN

RUSHING: Tennessee State-THOMAS, Dante’ 22-118; WRIGHT, Terranc 9-29; PERRY, Jeremy 2-5. Southeast Missouri-HARRIS, Henry 29-188; SCHEIBLE, Matt 16-128; EDWARDS, Miles 2-46; JONES, Mike 11-33; COTTNER, Kris 1-0; TEAM 3-minus 5. PASSING: Tennessee State-PERRY, Jeremy 16-28-1-147. Southeast Missouri-SCHEIBLE, Matt 5-11-1-49. RECEIVING: Tennessee State-PRYOR, Jeremy 5-54; JAMES, Travis 5-26; HILLS, Joseph 4-38; DAVIS, London 1-17; McNAIRL, Calvin 1-12. Southeast Missouri-HARRIS, Henry 1-24; COX, Cedric 1-12; JONES, Mike 1-8; EDWARDS, Miles 1-7; BELL, Matt 1-minus 2. INTERCEPTIONS: Tennessee State-TAYLOR, Andrew 1-1. Southeast Missouri-BROCK, Tylor 1-12. FUMBLES: Tennessee State-None. Southeast Missouri-HARRIS, Henry 1-1. SACKS (UA-A): Tennessee State-TARVER, Sidney 1-0. Southeast Missouri-None. TACKLES (UA-A): Tennessee State-COUNCIL, Rico 6-9; TARVER, Sidney 9-2; CLIFFORD, Eugen 6-2; CRAWFORD, Malco 4-4; WYLIE, Joseph 4-2; NICHOLS, Donte’ 1-5; TEAM 4-0; COLEMAN, Jamal 4-0; HALL, Marquez 3-0; PETERSON, Lawre 2-1; BATHER, Brandon 1-2; WALLACE, Lamar 0-3; HARPER, Antonio 2-0; ROBINSON, Wilso 1-1; BROXIE, Marcus 0-2; BATHER, Justin 1-0; SNOW, Marcus 1-0; LUSK, Tyler 1-0; JAMES, Travis 1-0; TAYLOR, Andrew 1-0; DAVIS, Brent 0-1. Southeast Missouri-PEIFFER, Blake 3-5; WOODARD, A. 3-4; BORUM, Darrick 1-6; BROCK, Tylor 2-4; WOODLIEF, J. 3-2; JACKSON, Joshua 3-2; KLAPROTH, P. 2-3; BOWEN, Aris 3-1; LOVE, Justin 1-3; LYLES, Maurice 3-0; SANCHEZ, J.J. 0-3; GRIMES, Aaron 2-0; EDWARDS, Miles 1-0; GRASS, Nathan 1-0; GIPSON, Josh 1-0; GELDBACH, Drew 1-0; HENDRY, Steve 0-1; BRAME, Courtney 0-1; MORGAN, Johnnie 0-1.

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Attendance: 10,316 Kickoff time: 6:00 pm End of Game: 9:00 Total elapsed time: 3:00 Officials: Referee: Ken Stovall Umpire: John Short Linesman: David Seewer Line judge: John E. Smoot Back judge: Paul Schardein Field judge: Bart Horne; Side judge: Al Studstill Scorer: Tony Valleroy Temperature: 67F Wind: 0 mph Weather: Clear

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.........................................................................................TSU................SEMO FINAL SCORE................................................................... 17..................... 19 FIRST DOWNS................................................................. 20..................... 21 RUSHES-YARDS (NET).................................................33-152..............62-390 PASSING YDS (NET)....................................................... 147.................... 49 Passes Att-Comp-Int..................................................... 28-16-1.............. 11-5-1 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.................................61-299..............73-439 Fumble Returns-Yards.......................................................0-0....................0-0 Punt Returns-Yards...........................................................0-0...................4-32 Kickoff Returns-Yards.......................................................4-90.................4-108 Interception Returns-Yards................................................1-1...................1-12 Punts (Number-Avg)....................................................... 5-46.0............... 2-31.5 Fumbles-Lost.....................................................................0-0....................1-1 Penalties-Yards................................................................5-34..................5-39 Possession Time.............................................................23:51................36:09 Third-Down Conversions................................................6 of 12.............10 of 17 Fourth-Down Conversions...............................................0 of 0................1 of 2 Red-Zone Scores-Chances...............................................2-2....................2-3 Sacks By: Number-Yards..................................................1-9....................0-0 PAT Kicks .........................................................................2-2....................1-2 Field Goals .......................................................................1-1....................0-1

SCORING SUMMARY: 2nd 12:05 SEMO SCHEIBLE, Matt 2 yd run (GELDBACH, Drew kick blockd), 12-74 5:43 TSU 0 - SEMO 6 07:14 SEMO HARRIS, Henry 29 yd run (SCHEIBLE, Matt pass failed), 8-81 3:20 TSU 0 - SEMO 12 04:32 TSU GODFREY, Jamin 42 yd field goal 8-32 2:36 TSU 3 - SEMO 12 00:33 SEMO COX, Cedric 12 yd pass from SCHEIBLE, Matt (GELDBACH, Drew kick), 10-79 3:49 TSU 3 - SEMO 19 3rd 05:19 TSU WRIGHT, Terranc 6 yd run (GODFREY, Jamin kick), 13-67 6:44 TSU 10 - SEMO 19 4th 06:43 TSU WRIGHT, Terranc 9 yd run (GODFREY, Jamin kick), 10-82 2:48, TSU 17 - SEMO 19

Rico Council (47) led the Tigers defensively with a career and game high, 15 tackles (six solo), in the loss to FCS No. 25 Southeast Missouri State.

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OCTOBER 16, 2010

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SNOW STADIUM - JACKSONVILLE, ALA.

Tigers suffer shutout to No. 3 Jacksonville State TENNESSEE STATE - 0 • JACKSONVILLE STATE - 24 Jacksonville, Ala. - The Tennessee State University Tigers dropped their second straight with a 24-0 loss at FCS No. 3 Jacksonville State in OVC play.

Blanchard went 4-of-4 for 32 yards with Marques Ivory connecting 8-of-19 for 67 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Shaw led all receivers with three receptions for 40 yards.

TSU (3-4, 0-3 OVC) posted 219 yards but racked up 14 penalties for 117 yards. The Tigers’ offense could not get in gear going 2-of-12 on third down. It was the first time the Tigers had been shutout since 2005 when they suffered a 49-0 loss to Eastern Kentucky.

After James Esco hit a 27-yard field goal to give the Gamecocks a 17-0 lead at the break, Ivory found Jeff Cameron in the end zone with JSU marching down for the score on their opening drive of the second half. The touchdown capped a six-play, 64-yard drive.

Dante’ Thomas ran for 94 yards on 18 carries for a 5.2 average while Jeremy Perry passed for 7-of-17 completed and 65 yards with two interceptions.

The Gamecocks finished with 273 yards of total offense behind Calvin Middleton’s 86 yards on the ground from 12 carries for a 7.2 average. Middleton put JSU on the board in the first with a 32-yard touchdown run.

On defense, the Tigers pulled in two picks with Eugene Clifford and Justin Bather each posting one apiece. Michael Murphy led all defenders with eight tackles and Marquez Hall racked up seven total tackles, all solo stops. Playing solid defense, the Tigers only trailed 7-0 with less than three minutes left to play in the first half. After holding the Gamecocks to a three-and-out, a costly fumble by TSU on the punt return gave the ball back to JSU on the Tigers’ 18-yardline with 2:09 on the clock.

JSU tied the longest winning streak in conference play at 11 games and gives them their best start in the 1991 season. TSU also holds the longest streak in OVC play at 11 games a feat accomplished during the 1999 season. The Gamecocks posted three sacks behind Rodney Garrott. Garrott finished with six tackles (4 solo) and one sack while Antonio Bonner finished with a team high seven tackles (5 solo).

It would only take one play for JSU (6-0, 4-0 OVC) to score when Coty Blanchard found James Shaw for an 18-yard score in the end zone.

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STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN

RUSHING: Tennessee State-THOMAS, Dante’ 18-94; WRIGHT, Terranc 9-47; WILSON, Bryce 1-14; PERRY, Jeremy 11-0; TEAM 1-minus 1. Jacksonville State-MIDDLETON,Calvi 12-86; BARKSDALE,Dariu 12-33; BLANCHARD,Coty 3-28; FREELON,Richard 5-13; YOUNG,Jamal 3-6; IVORY,Marques 2-5; FREENEY,Alphoms 1-3. PASSING: Tennessee State-PERRY, Jeremy 7-17-2-65. Jacksonville State-IVORY,Marques 8-18-2-67; BLANCHARD,Coty 4-4-0-32. RECEIVING: Tennessee State-GLEAVES, Johnta 2-25; HILLS, Joseph 1-12; PRYOR, Jeremy 1-11; McNAIRL, Calvin 1-6; THOMAS, Dante’ 1-6; WRIGHT, Terranc 1-5. Jacksonville State-SHAW,James 3-40; WHIDDON, John 3-23; HOWARD, Justin 2-16; YOUNG,Jamal 2-7; CAMERON,Jeffrey 1-9; WILLIAMS,La’Ray 1-4. INTERCEPTIONS: Tennessee State-BATHER, Justin 1-16; CLIFFORD, Eugen 1-10. Jacksonville State-HEATH,T.J. 1-40; HARRIS,Keginald 1-4. FUMBLES: Tennessee State-PERRY, Jeremy 1-0; MALLORY, Julian 1-1. Jacksonville State-BLANCHARD,Coty 1-0. SACKS (UA-A): Tennessee State-None. Jacksonville State-DIX,Kevin 1-0; GARROTT,Rodney 1-0; POWELL,James 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): Tennessee State-MURPHY, Michael 3-5; HALL, Marquez 7-0; COUNCIL, Rico 3-3; CRAWFORD, Malco 3-3; WALLACE, Lamar 3-2; BROXIE, Marcus 3-2; CLIFFORD, Eugen 2-3; TARVER, Sidney 3-0; BATHER, Brandon 0-3; BATHER, Justin 2-0; HARPER, Antonio 2-0; WRIGHT, Terranc 0-2; ROBINSON, Wilso 0-2; BRIGHT, Ronald 1-0; TAYLOR, Andrew 1-0; McNAIRL, Calvin 1-0; PRYOR, Jeremy 1-0; PERRY, Jeremy 1-0; GUTHRIE, Jarron 0-1; HUNTER, Howard 0-1; NICHOLS, Donte’ 0-1; COFFEE, Jeremy 0-1; COLEMAN, Jamal 0-1.

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Attendance: 15,218 Kickoff time: 3:05 pm End of Game: 6:00 Total elapsed time: 2:55 Officials: Referee: Jason McArthur Umpire: Brian Davis Linesman: Michael Salas Line judge: Jeff Irwin Back judge: Gregory Brey Field judge: Burney Jenkins Side judge: Chip Shields Temperature: 77 Wind: N 4 mph Weather: Sunny

SCORING SUMMARY: 1st 09:29 JAXST MIDDLETON,Calvi 32 yd run (ESCO, James kick), 9-78 3:23 TSU 0 - JAXST 7 2nd 02:04 JAXST SHAW,James 18 yd pass from BLANCHARD,Coty (ESCO, James kick), 1-18 0:05 TSU 0 - JAXST 14 00:27 JAXST ESCO, James 27 yd field goal 8-41 0:50 TSU 0 - JAXST 17 3rd 12:00 JAXST CAMERON,Jeffrey 9 yd pass from IVORY,Marques (ESCO, James kick), 6-64 2:46 TSU 0 - JAXST 24

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.........................................................................................TSU................JAXST FINAL SCORE.................................................................... 0...................... 24 FIRST DOWNS................................................................. 13..................... 14 RUSHES-YARDS (NET).................................................40-154..............38-174 PASSING YDS (NET)........................................................ 65..................... 99 Passes Att-Comp-Int...................................................... 17-7-2.............. 22-12-2 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.................................57-219..............60-273 Fumble Returns-Yards.......................................................0-0....................0-0 Punt Returns-Yards......................................................... 2--19..................4-69 Kickoff Returns-Yards.......................................................5-61..................1-26 Interception Returns-Yards...............................................2-26..................2-44 Punts (Number-Avg)....................................................... 8-38.5............... 5-38.2 Fumbles-Lost.....................................................................2-1....................1-0 Penalties-Yards..............................................................14-117................7-48 Possession Time.............................................................29:51................30:09 Third-Down Conversions................................................2 of 12..............2 of 12 Fourth-Down Conversions...............................................0 of 1................1 of 2 Red-Zone Scores-Chances...............................................0-0....................3-5 Sacks By: Number-Yards..................................................0-0...................3-17 PAT Kicks .........................................................................0-0....................3-3 Field Goals .......................................................................0-1....................1-2

Jacksonville State-BONNER,Antonio 5-2; GARROTT,Rodney 4-2; GEORGE,Marquis 3-2; JONES,Morrell 2-3; GRAY,Robert 3-1; TYSON, DiMetrio 2-2; LEWIS, Monte 1-3; HARRIS,Keginald 3-0; HORTON,Jason 2-1; BYRD,Brannon 1-2; DAVIS,A.J. 1-2; ROBINSON,Brooks 2-0; DIX,Kevin 2-0; POWELL,James 1-1; HEATH,T.J. 1-1; Eugene Clifford (1) finished with one of TSU’s two CAMERON,Jeffrey 1-1; McGEE, Tim 0-2; SMITH,Rashad 0-2; SHAW,James 1-0; interception in the loss to Jacksonville State. BOOKER,Jawaan 1-0; DUNCAN,Francis 1-0; TOLSON,Brenton 0-1; JOHNSON,Nick 0-1.

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KIDS DAY LP FIELD - NASHVILLE, TENN.

Tigers slip out of York race with loss to Tennessee Tech TENNESSEE STATE - 10 • TENNESSEE TECH - 21 Nashville, Tenn. - After dropping three conference games, Tennessee State University had hopes of staying in contention for the Sgt. York Trophy but slipped out of the race with a 21-10 OVC loss to Tennessee Tech at LP Field.

The Tigers only other score came courtesy of a 21-yard field goal by Jamin Godfrey to put them on the board first midway through the opening quarter. Godfrey would miss two other attempts in the second half from 24 and 31 yards out.

The game was critical for TSU in the Sgt. York Trophy series, which is contested between the four OVC schools from the state of Tennessee. The Tigers suffered a loss to Austin Peay early in the season and will face the final school in the running, UT Martin, on Nov. 13.

On defense, Brandon Bather’s game-high 11 tackles (6 solo) led the Tigers with Sidney Tarver and Lamar Wallace picking up seven stops apiece. Marquez Hall hauled in the Tigers’ only interception and Lawrence Peterson added a solo sack.

The Tigers (3-5, 0-4 OVC) outgained the Golden Eagles (4-4, 3-2 OVC) posting 361 offensive yards to TTU’s 200, but scored once in the red zone on three visits.

The Golden Eagles win their third straight with Tre Lamb completing 10-of-18 for 99 yards while throwing three touchdowns and one interception. After the Golden Eagles recovered a blocked punt on the Tigers’ 25-yardline, Lamb found Tim Benford from 22 yards out in the second quarter to give TTU a 7-3 lead.

Calvin McNairl led all receivers with a career high, nine receptions for 131 yards and one touchdown. It was the first time the Tigers had a receiver break the 100-yard mark this season. McNairl scored on an 84-yard catch and run from Jeremy Perry late in the second quarter to give TSU a 10-7 lead. Perry finished with 203 yards from 20-of-32 passing throwing one interception. Joseph Hills picked up five receptions for 27 yards and Dante’ Thomas rushed for 75 yards on 18 touches for a 4.2 average. Terrence Wright added 59 yards on the ground on seven carries (8.4 yards/carry) and two catches for 16 yards.

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TTU then answered the Tigers’ score in 51 seconds with under a minute to play in the first half when Lamb connected with Zack Ziegler on a 6-yard pass. The score capped a seven-play, 51-yard drive, to take the lead at the break, 14-10. Lamb and Benford linked up again in the third quarter with a threeyard score closing an 80-yard drive on 15 plays for the final score. Benford finished with three receptions for 38 yards Kelechi Ordu had a team high, eight tackles, and Will Johnson added seven.

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STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN Score by Quarters 1 2 TENNESSEE STATE 3 7 Record: (3-5, 0-4) TENNESSEE TECH 0 14 Record: (4-4, 3-2)

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Attendance: 6,739 Kickoff time: 6:08 pm End of Game: 9:04 pm Total elapsed time: 2:56 Officials: Referee: Todd Dunaway Umpire: Stephen Joest Linesman: Chris Barney Line judge: Steve Horn Back judge: Carey Hendley Field judge: Michael Boshers Side judge: James Paitsel Scorer: Jerome Dooley Temperature: 78 Wind: S 15 mph Weather: Mostly Cloudy

SCORING SUMMARY: 1st 06:47 TSU GODFREY, Jamin 21 yd field goal 12-76 5:32 RUSHING: Tennessee State-THOMAS, Dante’ 18-75; WRIGHT, Terranc 7-59; PERRY, Jeremy 7-19; TTU 0 - TSU 3 2nd 12:29 TTU BENFORD, Tim 22 yd pass TARVER, Sidney 1-4; GROOMS, Dominic 1-1; TEAM 1-0. from LAMB, Tre Tennessee Tech-GAY, Dontey 7-38; CRAWFORD, Jocqu 12-34; LAMB, Tre 8-31; (BARKER, Matthew kick) ZIEGLER, Zack 3-10; BARNES, Cass 6-8; SAILES, Henry 1-7; GARRETT, Demetr 1-mi- 3-25 1:41 nus 3; Team 2-minus 18. TTU 7 - TSU 3 01:03 TSU McNAIRL, Calvin 84 yd pass PASSING: from PERRY, Jeremy Tennessee State-PERRY, Jeremy 20-32-1-203. (GODFREY, Jamin kick), 3-91 1:08 Tennessee Tech-LAMB, Tre 10-18-1-99; BARNES, Cass 2-3-0-minus 6. TTU 7 - TSU 10 00:05 TTU ZIEGLER, Zack 6 yd pass RECEIVING: Tennessee State-McNAIRL, Calvin 9-131; HILLS, Joseph 5-27; JAMES, Travis 2-22; from LAMB, Tre (BARKER, Matthew kick), 7-51 0:51 WRIGHT, Terranc 2-16; PRYOR, Jeremy 1-5; DAVIS, London 1-2. TTU 14 - TSU 10 3rd 03:01 TTU BENFORD, Tim 3 yd pass Tennessee Tech-BENFORD, Tim 3-38; ZIEGLER, Zack 3-19; SAILES, Henry 3-2; from LAMB, Tre ALLEN, Colin 2-28; GAY, Dontey 1-6. (BARKER, Matthew kick), 15-80 6:39 INTERCEPTIONS: TTU 21 - TSU 10 Tennessee State-HALL, Marquez 1-0. Tennessee Tech-JONES, Marty 1-minus 3. FUMBLES: Tennessee State-HILLS, Joseph 1-0. Tennessee Tech-CRAWFORD, Jocqu 1-0. SACKS (UA-A): Tennessee State-PETERSON, Lawre 1-0. Tennessee Tech-MCBRIDE, Tommie 0-1; VERGE, LaDarriu 0-1. TACKLES (UA-A): Tennessee State-BATHER, Brandon 6-5; TARVER, Sidney 5-2; WALLACE, Lamar 3-4; CLIFFORD, Eugen 2-4; BATHER, Justin 3-2; COUNCIL, Rico 3-2; NICHOLS, Donte’ 2-2; PETERSON, Lawre 2-2; BROXIE, Marcus 1-2; HALL, Marquez 1-2; HARPER, Antonio 1-1; TAYLOR, Andrew 1-1; BRIGHT, Ronald 1-0; McNAIRL, Calvin 1-0; ROBINSON, Wilso 1-0; COLEMAN, Jamal 1-0; WRIGHT, Terranc 1-0; CRAWFORD, Malco 0-1; WATSON, Harold 0-1; MURPHY, Michael 0-1. Tennessee Tech-ORDU, Kelechi 4-4; JOHNSON, Will 7-0; EVANS, Dwight 6-0; TOOLEY, Richmon 5-1; HILLIARD, Justi 4-2; DILLEHAY, Dusti 5-0; MITCHELL, Caleb 4-0; MCINTOSH, Jake 3-1; JONES, Marty 3-1; HOGUE, Jamere 2-2; EDWARDS, Marcus 2-1; MILEY, Dedrick 2-0; HARRIS, DeShawn 1-1; MILES, Corbin 1-0; ADAMS, Blake 0-1; MCBRIDE, Tommie 0-1; VERGE, LaDarriu 0-1.

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.........................................................................................TTU..................TSU FINAL SCORE................................................................... 21..................... 10 FIRST DOWNS................................................................. 15..................... 19 RUSHES-YARDS (NET).................................................40-107..............35-158 PASSING YDS (NET)........................................................ 93.................... 203 Passes Att-Comp-Int..................................................... 21-12-1............. 32-20-1 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.................................61-200..............67-361 Fumble Returns-Yards.......................................................0-0....................0-0 Punt Returns-Yards..........................................................3-14...................2-1 Kickoff Returns-Yards.......................................................3-72..................3-56 Interception Returns-Yards............................................... 1--3....................1-0 Punts (Number-Avg)....................................................... 6-45.5............... 3-27.0 Fumbles-Lost.....................................................................1-0....................1-0 Penalties-Yards................................................................8-60..................7-68 Possession Time.............................................................30:01................29:59 Third-Down Conversions................................................5 of 15..............5 of 15 Fourth-Down Conversions...............................................0 of 1................1 of 3 Red-Zone Scores-Chances...............................................3-4....................1-3 Sacks By: Number-Yards..................................................1-7....................1-4 PAT Kicks .........................................................................3-3....................1-1 Field Goals .......................................................................0-0....................1-3

Brandon Bather (35) finished with a career and game high, 11 tackles (6 solo) to lead TSU on defense in the home loss to Tennessee Tech.

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NOVEMBER 6, 2010

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HOMECOMING / SENIOR DAY LP FIELD - NASHVILLE, TENN.

Homecoming heartbreak for Tigers in overtime loss to Eastern Illinois TENNESSEE STATE - 28 • EASTERN ILLINOIS - 31 (OT) Nashville, Tenn. - Tennessee State University watched a 28-7 halftime lead vanish, falling to Eastern Illinois, 31-28, in overtime during Homecoming/Senior Night in front of a crowd of 21, 596 at LP Field.

McNairl scored again late in the second on a 20-yard reception from Grooms for his second touchdown catch of the season. Dante’ Thomas also added a score on a 6-yard run late in the first quarter.

With the loss, TSU (3-6, 0-5 OVC) remains winless in conference play while nursing a four-game skid.

On defense, Eugene Clifford led all defenders with 11 tackles (6 solo) with Marquez Hall and Sidney Tarver adding nine stops apiece. Tarver also finished with one sack and two tackles for a loss.

In overtime, EIU scored on the first possession with a 37-yard field goal from Cameron Berra. The Tigers looked to have an opportunity to seal the game on 3rd-and-9 when Dominic Grooms connected with Jeremy Pryor on a 23-yard reception on the Panthers one yard line. However, during Pryor’s one hand lunge for the goal line, the ball came loose with the fumble bouncing out of bounds in the end zone for a touchback giving EIU the win. Grooms, Pryor and Terrance Wright recorded career highs to help the Tigers post 457 yards of total offense. Grooms passed for 15-of-29 for 270 yards and one touchdown. Pryor pulled in a game-high six catches for 121 yards and Terrence Wright rushed for 138 yards on 14 carries (9.6 yards/carry) and one touchdown.

EIU (2-8, 2-6 OVC) wins their second straight after opening the season with eight losses. The Panthers totaled 467 yards behind Jimmy Garoppolo’s 20-of-33 passing for 331 yards and four touchdowns through the air. Garoppolo hit Cody Bruns in the second quarter on a 23-yard pass to put EIU on the board. In the second half, Garoppolo connected with Chris Wright on touchdown passes of 15, 65, and 81 yards. Wright finished with five receptions for 217 yards and three touchdowns. On the ground, Jake Walker picked up 70 yards on 14 carries (5.0 yards/carry). Defensively, EIU was led by Rashad Haynes and Perry Burge’s registering seven tackles each.

TSU posted all their points in the first half with Calvin McNairl scoring two touchdowns with one under center on a 6-yard run to put the Tigers on the board first.

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STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN

RUSHING: Tennessee State-WRIGHT, Terranc 14-135; THOMAS, Dante’ 16-41; McNAIRL, Calvin 2-5; GROOMS, Dominic 5-minus 1. Eastern Illinois-WALKER 14-70; POTEMPA 10-30; RICKS 2-19; GAROPPOLO 5-16; WILLIAMS, M. 1-12; WRIGHT 1-10; LORA 2-6; WHITTAKER 1-1; TEAM 2-minus 28. PASSING: Tennessee State-GROOMS, Dominic 15-29-0-270; McNAIRL, Calvin 2-3-0-7. Eastern Illinois-GAROPPOLO 20-33-0-331. RECEIVING: Tennessee State-PRYOR, Jeremy 6-121; DAVIS, London 3-49; HILLS, Joseph 2-39; GLEAVES, Johnta 2-28; JAMES, Travis 2-24; McNAIRL, Calvin 1-20; MALLORY, Julian 1-minus 4. Eastern Illinois-WRIGHT 5-217; WHITTAKER 5-36; BRUNS 3-32; WISE 2-19; RICKS 2-15; LORA 1-9; POTEMPA 1-8; WALKER 1-minus 5. INTERCEPTIONS: Tennessee State-None. Eastern Illinois-None. FUMBLES: Tennessee State-BATHER, Brandon 1-1; PRYOR, Jeremy 1-1. Eastern Illinois-GAROPPOLO 1-1; POTEMPA 1-1; TEAM 1-1; RICKS 1-0. SACKS (UA-A): Tennessee State-TARVER, Sidney 1-0. Eastern Illinois-DOWDELL 1-1; KICKELS 0-1. TACKLES (UA-A): Tennessee State-CLIFFORD, Eugen 6-5; HALL, Marquez 7-2; TARVER, Sidney 5-4; BATHER, Brandon 4-3; COUNCIL, Rico 3-4; WALLACE, Lamar 1-6; CRAWFORD, Malco 2-2; BROXIE, Marcus 2-0; TAYLOR, Andrew 1-1; BATHER, Justin 1-1; PETERSON, Lawre 1-1; NICHOLS, Donte’ 0-2; GUTHRIE, Jarron 1-0; ROBINSON, Wilso 0-1.

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 OT Score TENNESSEE STATE 14 14 0 0 0 28 Record: (3-6, 0-5) EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 7 7 14 3 31 Record: (2-8, 2-6) Attendance: 21,596 Kickoff time: 5:02 pm End of Game: 8:23 pm Total elapsed time: 3:21 Officials: Referee: Butch Stovall Umpire: John Short Linesman: David Seewar Line judge: John Smoot Back judge: Paul Schardein Field judge: Bart Horne Side judge: Al Studstill Scorer: Jerome Dooley Temperature: 48 Wind: NE 7 mph Weather: Mostly Clear

SCORING SUMMARY: 1st 09:40 TSU McNAIRL, Calvin 6 yd run (GODFREY, Jamin kick), 2-20 0:20 EIU 0 - TSU 7 04:55 TSU THOMAS, Dante’ 6 yd run (GODFREY, Jamin kick), 6-70 2:29 EIU 0 - TSU 14 2nd 12:45 TSU WRIGHT, Terranc 15 yd run (GODFREY, Jamin kick), 4-73 1:16 EIU 0 - TSU 21 08:33 EIU BRUNS 23 yd pass from GAROPPOLO (BERRA kick) 5-42 2:19 EIU 7 - TSU 21 06:18 TSU McNAIRL, Calvin 20 yd pass from GROOMS, Dominic (GODFREY, Jamin kick), 6-89 2:05 EIU 7 - TSU 28 3rd 09:06 EIU WRIGHT 15 yd pass from GAROPPOLO (BERRA kick) 7-55 3:32 EIU 14 - TSU 28 4th 10:29 EIU WRIGHT 65 yd pass from GAROPPOLO (BERRA kick) 7-96 3:43 EIU 21 - TSU 28 06:46 EIU WRIGHT 81 yd pass from GAROPPOLO (BERRA kick) 3-75 1:46 EIU 28 - TSU 28 OT 00:00 EIU BERRA 37 yd field goal, 9-0 15:24 EIU 31 - TSU 28

Eastern Illinois-HAYNES 6-1; BURGE 3-4; DOWDELL 3-3; BAZIGOS 3-3; LEMAN 2-4; MARTINEZ 3-2; BEARD 3-1; JAMES 2-2; KICKELS 1-3; HOLLIDAY 3-0; REYNA 2-1; COOPER 1-2; CRAWFORD 2-0; NASTI 1-1; POTEMPA 1-1; TAYLOR 0-2; LORA 1-0; AMILCAR 1-0; VEHOVIC 1-0; GALAN 1-0; WALKER 1-0; BAKER, A. 0-1; RICKS 0-1.

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......................................................................................... EIU...................TSU FINAL SCORE (OT).......................................................... 31..................... 28 FIRST DOWNS................................................................. 21..................... 23 RUSHES-YARDS (NET).................................................38-136..............37-180 PASSING YDS (NET)....................................................... 331................... 277 Passes Att-Comp-Int..................................................... 33-20-0............. 32-17-0 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.................................71-467..............69-457 Fumble Returns-Yards.......................................................0-0....................1-2 Punt Returns-Yards...........................................................0-0...................3-21 Kickoff Returns-Yards.......................................................4-86..................5-29 Interception Returns-Yards................................................0-0....................0-0 Punts (Number-Avg)....................................................... 4-43.5............... 7-40.3 Fumbles-Lost.....................................................................4-3....................2-2 Penalties-Yards................................................................6-71..................8-60 Possession Time.............................................................31:18................43:42 Third-Down Conversions................................................5 of 13..............4 of 13 Fourth-Down Conversions...............................................0 of 2................0 of 1 Red-Zone Scores-Chances...............................................1-3....................4-6 Sacks By: Number-Yards.................................................2-19...................1-7 PAT Kicks .........................................................................4-4....................4-4 Field Goals .......................................................................1-1....................0-0

In his last home game, Terrance Wright (25) finished with a career and game high, 138 yards, on 14 carries, for 9.6 yards per tout. The Tigers dropped their second straight homecoming.

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NOVEMBER 13, 2010

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GRAHAM STADIUM - MARTIN, TENN.

Tigers succumb to shut out at Tennessee Martin TENNESSEE STATE - 0 • TENNESSEE MARTIN - 37 Martin, Tenn. – The Tennessee State University Tigers (3-7, 0-6) experienced their second shut out of the season dropping a 37-0 decision to Tennessee Martin (6-5, 5-3) on regional television. It was TSU’s worse defeat of the season, fifth straight and sixth in the Ohio Valley Conference. TheTigers dropped a 24-0 at Jacksonville State (10/16), marking the first time a TSU team has had two shut-outs in the same season since 1975. On their first possession the Tigers suffered an interception that led to a UT Martin touchdown three plays later. Later in the first quarter, the Tiger defense gave up a 55-yard run to their one-yard line and the Skyhawks scored a touchdown two plays later for a 14-0 advantage as the first quarter ended. In the second quarter, TSU gave up a 54-yard pass to the UTM 23 yard line to the TSU 23 yard line, but the defense stiffened to deny any points by the Skyhawks. The first half ended with the score 14-0,with the Tigers mustering 33 yards on 22 plays while the Skyhawks gained 273 yards from 36 plays. The Tigers opened the second half with a six-play drive, but stalled on the UTM 31 yard line. A TSU 48-yard Field Goal attempt failed. On the next series, the TSU defense held the Skyhawks to a three-andout, but on TSU’s next possession, quarterback Dominic Grooms was intercepted at the TSU 28-yard line and returned for a touchdown for a UTM 21-0 lead.

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The Tigers would fall deeper in the quick sand fumbling on their next possession at the UTM 10-yard line. The fourth quarter saw more of the same as the Skyhawks moved the ball 80 yards in six plays to take a 37-0 lead after their PAT kick failed. The top performances on defense for TSU were linebacker Rico Council who finished the game with seven tackles (6 solo) and defensive end Marcus Broxie who finished with five tackles (2 solo) and 1.5 tackles for loss. Defensive end Lawrence Peterson, recorded one sack (7 yards) and three tackles. On offense, running back Terrence Wright had 43 yards on 13 carries with a long of 22 yards. Quarterback Dominic Grooms passed for 41 yards (7-25-1) with a long of 14 yards. Three receivers posted two receptions, Calvin McNairl (17 yards), Joseph Hills (13 yards) and Jeremy Pryor (11 yards). Julian Mallory had 72 yards on three kickoff returns. On the game, TSU finished with 123 yards in Total Offense (72 rush, 51 pass) and UTM finished with 517 yard in Total Offense (208 rush, 309 pass).

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STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN

RUSHING: Tennessee State-WRIGHT, Terranc 13-43; BERRY, Ryan 7-27; THOMAS, Dante’ 4-14; BRIGHT, Ronald 1-1; GLEAVES, Johnta 1-0; GROOMS, Dominic 1-minus 5; McNAIRL, Calvin 2-minus 8. UT Martin-MCNAIR, Jason 9-125; MCNEIL, DJ 7-36; WILLIAMS, AJ 9-31; CARR, Derek 5-7; JORDAN, Corey 3-7; MCNAIR, Julius 2-3; TEAM 1-minus 1. PASSING: Tennessee State-GROOMS, Dominic 7-25-2-41; McNAIRL, Calvin 1-4-0-10. UT Martin-CARR, Derek 13-24-0-286; HOOK, Joe 0-1-0-0; MCNAIR, Jason 1-1-0-23. RECEIVING: Tennessee State-McNAIRL, Calvin 2-17; HILLS, Joseph 2-13; PRYOR, Jeremy 2-11; BRIGHT, Ronald 1-10; GLEAVES, Johnta 1-0. UT Martin-SHIVER, Stephen 4-147; THOMPSON, Chris 3-30; CHAMBERLAIN, Da 2-12; STANLEY, Taylor 1-47; MCNAIR, Jason 1-31; CARR, Derek 1-23; WILLIAMS, AJ 1-15; JORDAN, Corey 1-4. INTERCEPTIONS: Tennessee State-None. UT Martin-ROTTERO, Nate 1-28; WELCH, Derek 1-0.

Score by Quarters 1 2 TENNESSEE STATE 0 0 Record: (3-7, 0-6) TENNESSEE MARTIN 14 0 Record: (6-5, 5-3)

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Attendance: 3,141 Kickoff time: 6:07 pm End of Game: 9:21 pm Total elapsed time: 3:14 Officials: Referee: Matt Young Umpire: John Graham Linesman: Steve Swift Line judge: Craig Dunn Back judge: Drew Myers Field judge: Pat Pownall Side judge: Greg Koerner Scorer: Ryne Rickman Temperature: 50 Wind: W 9 mph Weather: Light Rain, Cool

SCORING SUMMARY: 1st 12:00 UTM MCNAIR, Jason 7 yd run (SANDLIN, Cody kick), 2-30 0:30 TSU 0 - UTM 7 01:45 UTM CARR, Derek 1 yd run (SANDLIN, Cody kick), 6-74 3:22 TSU 0 - UTM 14 3rd 09:29 UTM ROTTERO, Nate 28 yd int. return (SANDLIN, Cody kick), TSU 0 - UTM 21 05:23 UTM SANDLIN, Cody 34 yd field goal 5-67 2:01 TSU 0 - UTM 24 00:48 UTM SHIVER, Stephen 30 yd pass from CARR, Derek (SANDLIN, Cody kick), 4-88 1:54 TSU 0 - UTM 31 4th 08:52 UTM MCNAIR, Julius 1 yd run (SANDLIN, Cody kick failed) 6-80 4:02 TSU 0 - UTM 37

FUMBLES: Tennessee State-WRIGHT, Terranc 2-1; BERRY, Ryan 1-0; GROOMS, Dominic 1-0. UT Martin-None. SACKS (UA-A): Tennessee State-PETERSON, Lawre 1-0. UT Martin-None. TACKLES (UA-A): Tennessee State-COUNCIL, Rico 6-1; BROXIE, Marcus 2-3; BATHER, Brandon 4-0; BATHER, Justin 4-0; HALL, Marquez 4-0; TARVER, Sidney 3-1; CLIFFORD, Eugen 2-2; ROBINSON, Wilso 2-2; PETERSON, Lawre 3-0; COLEMAN, Jamal 2-1; WALLACE, Lamar 2-1; HARPER, Antonio 2-0; CRAWFORD, Malco 1-1; WATSON, Harold 1-0; CISNEROS, Taylo 1-0; WYLIE, Joseph 1-0; NICHOLS, Donte’ 1-0; MURPHY, Michael 1-0; WRIGHT, Terranc 1-0. UT Martin-BEY, Josh 4-3; COX, Tim 3-3; ROTTERO, Nate 3-2; DRAKEFORD, TJ 2-3; HARPER, Kendal 3-1; TEAMER, Ray 2-2; WELCH, Derek 2-1; CARNEY, Aaron 2-0; ANDERSON, Linco 1-1; DARDEN, Justin 1-1; DANIEL, Erick 1-1; NWANKWO, Obi 0-2; HOWARD, Jett 0-2; NALLS, Darrin 0-2; JORDAN, Corey 1-0; MCNEIL, DJ 1-0; CODY, Josh 0-1; MCNAIR, Julius 0-1; ROBERTS, DJ 0-1; GILBERT, Jobron 0-1; GUFFIN, Gerald 0-1; ELLIS, Bobby 0-1.

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.........................................................................................TSU................. UTM FINAL SCORE.................................................................... 0...................... 37 FIRST DOWNS................................................................. 11..................... 17 RUSHES-YARDS (NET)..................................................29-72...............36-208 PASSING YDS (NET)........................................................ 51.................... 309 Passes Att-Comp-Int...................................................... 29-8-2.............. 26-14-0 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.................................58-123..............62-517 Fumble Returns-Yards.......................................................0-0....................1-8 Punt Returns-Yards...........................................................2-2...................6-71 Kickoff Returns-Yards......................................................5-116..................0-0 Interception Returns-Yards................................................0-0...................2-28 Punts (Number-Avg)....................................................... 9-41.7............... 6-39.3 Fumbles-Lost.....................................................................4-1....................0-0 Penalties-Yards................................................................4-12................12-135 Possession Time.............................................................28:39................31:21 Third-Down Conversions................................................2 of 15..............3 of 12 Fourth-Down Conversions...............................................0 of 1................0 of 1 Red-Zone Scores-Chances...............................................0-2....................4-6 Sacks By: Number-Yards..................................................1-7....................0-0 PAT Kicks .........................................................................0-0....................4-5 Field Goals .......................................................................0-1....................1-2

Rico Council (47) finished with a team high seven tackles and Lawrence Peterson (86) recorded his second sack of the season in the loss at Tennessee Martin.

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NOVEMBER 20, 2010

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STEWART STADIUM - MURRAY, KY.

Tigers end season, fall short at Murray State TENNESSEE STATE - 23 • MURRAY STATE - 28 Murray, Ky. – The Tennessee State Tigers’ season came to an end after a 28-23 loss at Murray State. TSU dropped their sixth straight despite career-best performances by Jeremy Perry and Joseph Hills. Perry finished the game passing for 289 yards (23-41-0) and three TDs. He also rushed for 14 yards to amass 303 yards in total offense. Hills, a senior, finished the game with 128 yards on 8 catches and one score.TSU opened the game scoring midway through the first quarter (7:55) when Perry hit Calvin McNairl with a 20-yard TD pass for a 7-0 lead. The score came after an 8-play, 62 yard drive, that consumed 4:04.

The Tigers responded with an 8-play 87 yard drive, but the PAT kick was blocked, leaving the score at 21-20 with 0:30 left in the quarter. After the kickoff, the Racers completed a 68 yard pass TD pass for a TD for a 28-20 lead after just 0:18 on the clock. The third quarter ended, 28-20, in favor of Murray State.

Murray State responded on their next possession with a 62 yard drive to tie the score at 7-7 at the 5:36 mark of the first quarter.

TSU fought back driving the ball 70 yards (16 plays) to the Murray State 1-yard line, but had to settle for an 18 yard FG with 6:43 left in the game. The Tiger defense forced Murray State to try a 40 yard FG at 4:56, but it failed and TSU took over for a chance to win the game at their own 23 yard line. The Tigers drove to their own 42 yard line, but Perry was sacked on third and four. TSU’s 4th and 10 pass was incomplete with 2:06 remaining and Murray State was able to run out the clock for the win.

The Tigers posted the only scoring in the second period, when Perry connected with Hills with a 37-yard strike with 0:23 remaining in the half. TSU took a 14-7 lead into the locker room at the half.

Defensively, safety Eugene Clifford led the Tigers with 10 tackles (4 solo), one forced fumble and 2 pass breakups. Linebacker Rico Council finished with 8 tackles (3 solo) and 0.5 TFL.

Opening the second half, the Racers received the kick-off and completed a 65-yard pass on their second play all the way to the Tigers 4-yard line. That drive tied the score at 14-14 on the next play with a little over 14 minutes remaining in the quarter.

As a team, the Tigers gained 487 yards in Total Offense (198 rush, 289 pass) and limited Murray State to 443 yards in Total Offense (143 rush, 300 pass). TSU had 26 first downs to Murray State’s 20 first downs. Finally, the Tigers held a lead in Time of Possession, 36:13 to 23:47.

Murray State scored another after marching 68 yards in seven plays for a 21-14 lead.

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RUSHING: Tennessee State-WRIGHT, Terranc 20-133; THOMAS, Dante’ 17-51; PERRY, Jeremy 4-14. Murray State-BROCKMAN, Casey 13-112; LAVEA, Tyler 7-28; BRADY, Duane 8-20; TEAM 3-minus 17. PASSING: Tennessee State-PERRY, Jeremy 23-41-0-289; CISNEROS, Taylo 0-1-1-0. Murray State-BROCKMAN, Casey 22-33-0-300. RECEIVING: Tennessee State-McNAIRL, Calvin 9-116; HILLS, Joseph 8-128; WRIGHT, Terranc 2-4; DAVIS, London 1-24; PRYOR, Jeremy 1-11; GLEAVES, Johnta 1-5; BRIGHT, Ronald 1-1. Murray State-HARRIS, Marcus 11-137; BARNETT, Dexter 3-72; BRACKETT, Arthu 3-60; BRADY, Duane 2-1; LAVEA, Tyler 1-14; DANIELS, Rashad 1-10; HARRIS, Mike 1-6. INTERCEPTIONS: Tennessee State-None. Murray State-WICKS, Brandon 1-0. FUMBLES: Tennessee State-BERRY, Ryan 1-0. Murray State-BROCKMAN, Casey 1-1. SACKS (UA-A): Tennessee State-BROXIE, Marcus 1-0. Murray State-McKINNON, Arles 1-0. TACKLES (UA-A): Tennessee State-CLIFFORD, Eugen 4-6; COUNCIL, Rico 3-5; BATHER, Brandon TARVER, Sidney 2-3; TAYLOR, Andrew 1-4; WALLACE, Lamar 0-5; BATHER, Justin HARPER, Antonio 4-0; HALL, Marquez 2-2; WYLIE, Joseph 1-3; BROXIE, Marcus ROBINSON, Wilso 1-1; LUSK, Tyler 1-1; GUTHRIE, Jarron 0-2; CRAWFORD, Malco COLEMAN, Jamal 0-1.

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Attendance: 2,904 Kickoff time: 1:00 pm End of Game: 4:00 pm Total elapsed time: 3:00 Officials: Referee: Jason McArthur Umpire: Brian Davis Linesman: Tom Danner Line judge: Jeff Irwin Back judge: Gregory Brey Field judge: Burney Jenkins Side judge: Chip Shields Temperature: 63 Wind: SSE 9 mph Weather: Sunny

SCORING SUMMARY: 1st 07:55 TSU McNAIRL, Calvin 20 yd pass from PERRY, Jeremy (GODFREY, Jamin kick), 8-62 4:04 TSU 7 - MUR 0 05:36 MUR BROCKMAN, Casey 7 yd run (CULLEN, Kienan kick), 9-62 2:15 TSU 7 - MUR 7 2nd 00:23 TSU HILLS, Joseph 37 yd pass from PERRY, Jeremy (GODFREY, Jamin kick), 8-76 2:28 TSU 14 - MUR 7 3rd 14:14 MUR BRADY, Duane 4 yd run (CULLEN, Kienan kick), 3-63 0:46 TSU 14 - MUR 14 10:22 MUR BROCKMAN, Casey 22 yd run (CULLEN, Kienan kick), 7-68 1:53 TSU 14 - MUR 21 00:30 TSU McNAIRL, Calvin 9 yd pass from PERRY, Jeremy (GODFREY, Jamin kick blockd), 8-87 3:13 TSU 20 - MUR 21 00:13 MUR HARRIS, Marcus 68 yd pass from BROCKMAN, Casey (CULLEN, Kienan kick), 1-68 0:09 TSU 20 - MUR 28 4th 06:43 TSU GODFREY, Jamin 18 yd field goal 17-70 8:21 TSU 23 - MUR 28

4-1; 4-0; 1-2; 1-0;

Murray State-JOHNSON, Dontre 6-5; WICKS, Brandon 6-5; FENNELL, Erik 5-4; JOHNSON, Matt 5-1; CLARK, Justin 2-4; THEUS, Lamar 4-1; BRINKLEY, Natha 3-2; KUTCH, Zach 2-2; BRACKETT, Jerem 2-1; CLARKE, Andre 0-3; McKINNON, Arles 2-0; McCALL, Harry 1-1; SKINNER, Darria 1-1; EVANS, Tyler 1-1; BUCHANAN, Devau 0-2; DENSON, TJ 0-2; DAVIS, Darrell 0-2; CROOK, Jamal 0-2; DANIELS, Rashad 1-0; OJOLOLA, Ayo 1-0; HARRIS, Marcus 1-0; TEAM 1-0; BRADY, Duane 0-1; SALTER, Blake 0-1; WALKER, Ryan 0-1.

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.........................................................................................TSU................. MUR FINAL SCORE................................................................... 23..................... 28 FIRST DOWNS................................................................. 26..................... 20 RUSHES-YARDS (NET).................................................41-198..............31-143 PASSING YDS (NET)....................................................... 289................... 300 Passes Att-Comp-Int..................................................... 42-23-1............. 33-22-0 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.................................83-487..............64-443 Fumble Returns-Yards.......................................................0-0....................0-0 Punt Returns-Yards...........................................................2-1....................0-0 Kickoff Returns-Yards......................................................5-134.................4-92 Interception Returns-Yards................................................0-0....................1-0 Punts (Number-Avg)....................................................... 5-43.4............... 4-48.5 Fumbles-Lost.....................................................................1-0....................1-1 Penalties-Yards................................................................3-30..................4-54 Possession Time.............................................................36:13................23:47 Third-Down Conversions................................................8 of 19..............4 of 11 Fourth-Down Conversions...............................................1 of 3................0 of 1 Red-Zone Scores-Chances...............................................3-5....................2-3 Sacks By: Number-Yards..................................................1-4....................1-6 PAT Kicks .........................................................................2-3....................4-4 Field Goals .......................................................................1-2....................0-1

Joseph Hills (85) recorded a career in game highs in receptions (8) and receiving yards (128) in his last game for the Big Blue.

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RECORD: ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE DATE Sep 04, 2010 Sep 11, 2010 *Sep 18, 2010 Sep 25, 2010 Oct. 2, 2010 *Oct 9, 2010 *Oct 16, 2010 *Oct 23, 2010 *Nov 06, 2010 *Nov 13, 2010 *Nov 20, 2010

OPPONENT ALABAMA A&M vs Jackson State AUSTIN PEAY STATE vs Florida A&M vs North Carolina A&T at #25 Southeast Missouri at #3 Jacksonville State TENNESSEE TECH EASTERN ILLINOIS at UT Martin at Murray State

RUSHING GP Att THOMAS, Dante’ 11 155 BROWN, Preston 5 125 WRIGHT, Terranc 11 81 BERRY, Ryan 7 10 PERRY, Jeremy 9 36 WILSON, Bryce 1 1 TARVER, Sidney 11 1 BRIGHT, Ronald 11 1 GLEAVES, Johnta 10 1 TEAM 9 6 McNAIRL, Calvin 11 4 GROOMS, Dominic 7 7 Total.......... 11 428 Opponents...... 11 400 PASSING PERRY, Jeremy GROOMS, Dominic McNAIRL, Calvin CISNEROS, Taylo Total.......... Opponents...... RECEIVING HILLS, Joseph McNAIRL, Calvin PRYOR, Jeremy JAMES, Travis WILSON, Devin GLEAVES, Johnta DAVIS, London BROWN, Preston WRIGHT, Terranc BRIGHT, Ronald THOMAS, Dante’ MALLORY, Julian Total.......... Opponents......

G 9 7 11 11 11 11

OVERALL 4-7-0 3-4-0 1-3-0 W/L W L L W W L L L L OT L L

Gain Loss Net Avg 832 39 793 5.1 786 26 760 6.1 504 31 473 5.8 39 4 35 3.5 134 115 19 0.5 14 0 14 14.0 4 0 4 4.0 1 0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 -1 -0.2 6 9 -3 -0.8 19 24 -5 -0.7 2339 249 2090 4.9 2025 342 1683 4.2

Effic Cmp-Att-Int 111.51 131-244-6 90.27 25-58-2 63.26 3-7-0 -200.00 0-1-1 105.45 159-310-9 124.19 165-308-10

G 11 11 11 9 5 10 10 5 11 11 11 9 11 11

No. 40 34 27 16 10 8 7 6 5 3 2 1 159 165

Yds 462 429 288 211 114 70 102 89 25 12 22 -4 1820 2081

SCORE ATTEND 27-14 22607 26-33 44688 23-26 8502 29-18 54202 37-7 35217 17-19 10316 0-24 15218 10-21 6739 28-31 21596 0-37 3141 23-28 2904

TD Long Avg/G 6 51 72.1 6 71 152.0 4 43 43.0 0 15 5.0 0 27 2.1 0 14 14.0 0 4 0.4 0 1 0.1 0 0 0.0 0 0 -0.1 1 6 -0.3 0 11 -0.7 17 71 190.0 15 63 153.0

AWAY 2-3-0 2-2-0 0-1-0

NEUTRAL 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0

|------ PATs ------| SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv GODFREY, Jamin 0 9-18 21-24 0-0 0 BROWN, Preston 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 THOMAS, Dante’ 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 McNAIRL, Calvin 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 WRIGHT, Terranc 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 HILLS, Joseph 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 WEATHERSPOON, R 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 GLEAVES, Johnta 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 TEAM 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 LOPEZ, John 0 0-0 2-4 0-0 0 Total.......... 28 9-18 23-28 0-0 0 Opponents...... 35 7-11 27-32 0-1 0

Pass DXP 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-1 0

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

Pts 48 42 36 30 24 24 6 6 2 2 220 258

SCORE BY QUARTERS.......1st........2nd.......3rd......4th.......OT .....Total Tennessee State.................... 60.........79........ 45....... 36......... 0........ 220 Opponents............................. 28.........87........ 72....... 68......... 3........ 258

Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G 53.7 1469 9 84 163.2 43.1 334 1 36 47.7 42.9 17 0 11 1.5 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 51.3 1820 10 84 165.5 53.6 2081 19 81 189.2

Avg 11.6 12.6 10.7 13.2 11.4 8.8 14.6 14.8 5.0 4.0 11.0 -4.0 11.4 12.6

HOME 1-3-0 1-2-0 0-1-0

TD Long Avg/G 4 43 42.0 4 84 39.0 0 34 26.2 0 57 23.4 0 41 22.8 1 15 7.0 0 24 10.2 1 40 17.8 0 12 2.3 0 10 1.1 0 16 2.0 0 0 -0.4 10 84 165.5 19 81 189.2

ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KOR IR BROWN, Preston 5 760 89 0 0 0 THOMAS, Dante’ 11 793 22 0 0 0 WRIGHT, Terranc 11 473 25 0 0 0 JAMES, Travis 9 0 211 15 253 0 HILLS, Joseph 11 0 462 0 0 0 McNAIRL, Calvin 11 -3 429 0 0 0 MALLORY, Julian 9 0 -4 106 314 0 WEATHERSPOON, R 9 0 0 0 347 0 PRYOR, Jeremy 11 0 288 0 0 0 BERRY, Ryan 7 35 0 129 19 0 DAVIS, London 10 0 102 0 12 0 WILSON, Devin 5 0 114 0 0 0 GLEAVES, Johnta 10 0 70 0 1 0 BATHER, Brandon 11 0 0 0 0 59 CLIFFORD, Eugen 11 0 0 0 0 47 PERRY, Jeremy 9 19 0 0 0 0 BATHER, Justin 11 0 0 0 0 16 WILSON, Bryce 1 14 0 0 0 0 BRIGHT, Ronald 11 1 12 0 0 0 VANDYKE, David 4 0 0 0 0 11 TARVER, Sidney 11 4 0 0 0 0 TAYLOR, Andrew 11 0 0 0 0 1 TEAM 9 -1 0 0 0 0 GROOMS, Dominic 7 -5 0 0 0 0 POOLE, Johnnie 1 0 0 0 -13 0 Total.......... 11 2090 1820 250 933 134 Opponents...... 11 1683 2081 321 931 81 TOTAL OFFENSE PERRY, Jeremy THOMAS, Dante’ BROWN, Preston WRIGHT, Terranc GROOMS, Dominic Total.......... Opponents......

G 9 11 5 11 7 11 11

Plays Rush 280 19 155 793 125 760 81 473 65 -5 738 2090 708 1683

Pass 1469 0 0 0 334 1820 2081

Tot 849 815 498 479 462 426 416 347 288 183 114 114 71 59 47 19 16 14 13 11 4 1 -1 -5 -13 5227 5097

Total 1488 793 760 473 329 3910 3764

Avg/G 169.8 74.1 45.3 53.2 42.0 38.7 46.2 38.6 26.2 26.1 11.4 22.8 7.1 5.4 4.3 2.1 1.5 14.0 1.2 2.8 0.4 0.1 -0.1 -0.7 -13.0 475.2 463.4 Avg/G 165.3 72.1 152.0 43.0 47.0 355.5 342.2

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FIELD GOALS FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg Blk GODFREY, Jamin 9-18 50.0 1-1 4-5 3-7 1-5 0-0 42 0 PUNTING CISNEROS, Taylo GODFREY, Jamin TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

No. 59 1 1 61 60

Yds 2409 34 0 2443 2425

Avg Long TB 40.8 55 3 34.0 34 1 0.0 0 0 40.0 55 4 40.4 60 3

FC 12 0 0 12 10

PUNT RETURNS BERRY, Ryan MALLORY, Julian JAMES, Travis TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

No. 14 13 2 1 30 27

Yds 129 106 15 0 250 321

Avg 9.2 8.2 7.5 0.0 8.3 11.9

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 31 39 14 0 39 46

KICK RETURNS MALLORY, Julian WEATHERSPOON, R JAMES, Travis GLEAVES, Johnta BERRY, Ryan DAVIS, London POOLE, Johnnie Total.......... Opponents......

No. 15 14 13 2 1 1 1 47 44

Yds 314 347 253 1 19 12 -13 933 931

Avg TD 20.9 0 24.8 1 19.5 0 0.5 0 19.0 0 12.0 0 -13.0 0 19.9 1 21.2 0

Long 46 89 35 1 19 12 0 89 61

I20 Blkd 21 1 0 0 0 0 21 1 15 0

College Football Performance Awards Week 12 QB Jeremy Perry – Honorable Mention WR Calvin McNairl – Honorable Mention P – Taylor Cisneros – Honorable Mention Week 6 P – Taylor Cisneros – Honorable Mention Week 5 RB – Dante Thomas – Honorable Mention Week 4 RB – Preston Brown – Honorable Mention Week 2 RB – Preston Brown – Running Back Performer of the Week Week 1 KR – Rayshawn Weatherspoon – Kickoff Returner Performer of the Week 2010 Ohio Valley Conference Players of the Week OFFENSIVE Sept. 26 - Preston Brown, Tennessee State DEFENSIVE Sept. 26 - Rico Council, Tennessee State Oct. 10 - Rico Council, Tennessee State SPECIALIST Sept. 5 - Rayshawn Weatherspoon, Tennessee State From Press Box To Press Row (BoxToRow.com) Sept. 26 - Preston Brown - National Player of the Week College Sporting News All-Stars Week 4 Preston Brown - FCS National All-Stars

INTERCEPTIONS JOHNSON,Ty’ron CLIFFORD,Eugene LEVINE,Anthony COUNCIL,Rico BATHER,Justin HALL,Marquez KILGORE,Deonte SNOW,Marcus TARVER,Sidney Total.......... Opponents......

No. 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 12 15

Yds 14 69 70 0 0 0 12 43 89 297 134

Avg 7.0 34.5 35.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 43.0 89.0 24.8 8.9

TD 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Long 14 66 51 0 0 0 12 43 89 89 28

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Team REC Pct Home Away Neutral STRK REC Pct Home Away Neutral STRK *#SE Missouri State 7-1 .875 4-0 3-1 0-0 L1 9-3 . 750 5-0 4-3 0-0 L2 Jacksonville State 6-2 .750 4-0 2-2 0-0 L1 9-3 . 750 5-1 4-2 0-0 L2 Eastern Kentucky 5 -2 .714 4-0 1-2 0-0 W4 6-5 . 545 5-0 1-5 0-0 W4 Murray State 5-3 .625 3-1 2-2 0-0 W3 6-5 . 545 4-1 2-4 0-0 W3 UT Martin 5-3 .625 3-1 2-2 0-0 W2 6-5 .545 4-1 2-4 0-0 W2 Tennessee Tech 4-4 .500 2-2 2-2 0-0 W1 5-6 .455 3-2 2-4 0-0 W1 Eastern Illinois 2-6 .250 1-3 1-3 0-0 W2 2-9 .182 1-4 1-5 0-0 L1 Austin Peay 1-7 .125 0-4 1-3 0-0 L7 2-9 .182 1-4 1-5 0-0 L8 Tennessee State 0 -7 .000 0-3 0-4 0-0 L7 3-8 . 273 1-3 0-4 2-1 L6 * = school had made the Playoffs # = clinched regular season title

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TEAM STATISTICS...........................................TSU....................................... OPP FIRST DOWNS................................................. 159.........................................188 Rushing............................................................ 87...........................................75 Passing............................................................. 59...........................................91 Penalty............................................................. 13...........................................22 RUSHING YARDAGE....................................... 1647.......................................1319 Rushing Attempts............................................ 457.........................................398 Average Per Rush............................................3.6......................................... 3.3 Average Per Game.........................................149.7......................................119.9 TDs Rushing..................................................... 12...........................................12 PASSING YARDAGE....................................... 1360.......................................2076 Comp-Att-Int.............................................. 120-251-15.............................167-331-12 Average Per Pass.............................................5.4......................................... 6.3 Average Per Catch..........................................11.3....................................... 12.4 Average Per Game.........................................123.6..................................... 188.7 TDs Passing...................................................... 8............................................13 TOTAL OFFENSE............................................ 3007.......................................3395 Average Per Play..............................................4.2......................................... 4.7 Average Per Game.........................................273.4..................................... 308.6 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards...............................42-742................................... 29-624 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards..............................20-106................................... 38-319 INT RETURNS: #-Yards..................................12-297................................... 15-134 FUMBLES-LOST...............................................15-6....................................... 15-7 PENALTIES-Yards...........................................86-687................................... 62-604 PUNTS-AVG................................................... 78-37.4...................................66-38.0 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game...................... 30:53..................................... 29:07 3RD-DOWN Conversions................................48/159................................... 54/162 4TH-DOWN Conversions..................................6/19....................................... 8/15

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|-------Tackles-------| |-Sacks-| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE LEADERS GP-GS Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds No-Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1B CLIFFORD, Eugen 11-10 44 39 83 1.0-3 0.5-3 4-47 10 . . 47 COUNCIL, Rico 11-11 39 40 79 6.0-24 4.0-18 . 1 . . 98 TARVER, Sidney 11-11 42 20 62 7.5-33 3.5-25 . 1 2 . 95 WALLACE, Lamar 11-11 17 30 47 5.5-24 3.0-20 . . 4 1-0 21 HALL, Marquez 11-11 37 9 46 3.0-14 2.0-11 1-0 9 . . 36 BATHER, Brandon 11-4 26 19 45 1.0-4 . 2-59 4 1 2-2 93 CRAWFORD, Malco 11-11 19 17 36 2.5-10 1.5-9 . 1 . 1-0 45 BATHER, Justin 11-11 29 6 35 3.0-10 . 1-16 9 . . 7B BROXIE, Marcus 11-10 17 17 34 10.5-34 2.0-9 . 1 4 . 19 WILEY, Joseph 10-7 20 13 33 2.0-20 1.0-8 . 2 2 . 33 COLEMAN, Jamal 11-0 22 7 29 1.5-2 . . 1 . 1-0 79 NICHOLS, Donte’ 11-10 11 14 25 6.0-24 1.5-15 . 1 1 . 8 ROBINSON, Wilso 11-7 12 12 24 3.5-16 2.0-11 . . 1 . 14 HARPER,Antonio 11-1 17 6 23 9.0-28 1.0-5 . . . . 15 TAYLOR, Andrew 11-0 14 7 21 4.5-20 1.0-8 1-1 4 . 1-0 86 PETERSON, Lawre 9-0 9 6 15 3.0-22 2.0-11 . . . . 97 MURPHY, Michael 9-0 6 7 13 . . . . . . 4 WEATHERSPOON, R 9-0 4 4 8 . . . 5 . . 25 WRIGHT, Terranc 11-2 4 2 6 . . . . . . 88 PRUITT, Tim 3-0 2 3 5 . . . . . . 40 GUTHRIE, Jarron 10-0 2 3 5 . . . . . 1-0 41 JONES, Jeremy 6-0 4 . 4 . . . . . . TM TEAM 9-0 4 . 4 . . . . . . 52 LUSK, Tyler 6-0 2 1 3 . . . . . . 71 DAVIS, Brent 6-1 2 1 3 1.0-10 1.0-10 . . . . 37 BRIGHT, Ronald 11-8 2 . 2 . . . . . . 24 SNOW, Marcus 6-0 2 . 2 . . . . . . 1A McNAIRL, Calvin 11-4 2 . 2 . . . . . . 34 CISNEROS, Taylo 11-0 2 . 2 . . . . . . 28 VANDYKE, David 4-0 1 1 2 0.5-1 . 1-11 4 . . 27 WATSON, Harold 3-0 1 1 2 . . . . . . 7A PERRY, Jeremy 9-8 2 . 2 . . . . . . 92 HUNTER, Howard 10-0 . 2 2 . . . . . . 50 BROOKS, Steven 2-0 . 1 1 . . . . . . 83 PRYOR, Jeremy 11-10 1 . 1 . . . . . . 6 JAMES, Travis 9-6 1 . 1 . . . . . . 41 COLEMAN, Cornel 4-0 1 . 1 . . . . . . 35 COFFEE, Jeremy 3-0 . 1 1 . . . . . . 29 BERRY, Ryan 7-0 . 1 1 . . . . . . 54 ROBINSON,Wilson 3-3 . . . . . . . 1 . Total.......... 11-0 420 290 710 71-299 27-171 10-134 53 16 7-2 Opponents...... 11-0 - - - - 12-95 9-81 39 23 9-10

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