Tennessee State falls at UT Martin, 41-20

20TSU 41 UTM Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F TSU 0 3 3 14 20 UTM 0 21 0 20 41 From tsutigers.com: MARTIN, Tenn. — The Tennessee State University football team suffered its first loss in over a month as the Tigers dropped its final OVC road contest, 41-20, to 11th-ranked UT Martin on Saturday afternoon at Graham Stadium.  In a matchup that had FCS Playoff implications on the line, it was the Skyhawks who indeed used their home field advantage to a tee. UT Martin finished with 422 yards…

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Tennessee State holds of Murray State rally gets 27-21 win

21Murray State 3-5 , 0-3 27 Tennessee State 5-3 , 3-1 Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F MUR 0 0 7 14 21 TSU 0 7 14 6 2 The Tennessee State Tigers ran their current win streak to four with a 27-21 Homecoming victory over the Racers of Murray State. After forcing a three-and-out on tsu’s first drive of the game, the Racers embarked on an 11 play, 41 yard drive that ultimately proved fruitless, as Aaron Baum missed a 33-yard field goal attempt, leaving the game still scoreless. The team would…

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Tennessee State pitches shut out against Eastern Illinois, 28-0

28 TSU 0 EIU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F TSU 0 7 7 14 28 EIU 0 0 0 0 0 Coach Eddie George and the Tennessee State Tigers blanked the Panthers of Eastern Illinois 31-0. The Tiger defense led way, limiting the Panther offense to just 187 yards of total offense( 115 in the air and only 72 rushing), forced 9 punts and held EIU to an abysmal 2-17 on third down. The TSU defense was also aggressively opportunistic, forcing four Eastern Illinois turnovers, picking off three passes and…

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Tennessee State v Eastern Illinois: preview and prediction

It’s homecoming at Eastern Illinois and this year the Panthers will play host to the Tigers of Tennessee State University. Its been a tough year in Charleston, as Eastern Illinois currently sits at 1-6, and they are coming off a 28-17 loss against no.17 UT Martin in which they had the lead going into the fourth quarter. Tennessee State is looking to extend their winning streak to three coming off victories against Austin Peay and Tennessee Tech. For the 1-6 Panthers at this point in the season, there have been…

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SEMO takes TSU to woodshed in 47-14 blowout

14 TSU 47 SEMO Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F TSU 0 0 6 8 14 SEMO 3 13 17 14 47 This certainly was not the debut Eddie George wanted. In losing their first three games, the Southeast Missouri Redhawks have been bludgeoned by a combined 158-63; apparently they were none to happy about that and took it out on Tennessee State and also welcomed coach George to the Ohio Valley Conference by laying a 47-14 beat down on the Tigers. SEMO used a punishing run game , which racked…

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Tennessee State thumps Kentucky State 41-7 in John Merritt Classic

The zero in the win column can finally be removed for Tennessee State and new coach Eddie George got off the schneid in a big way with a dominant 41-7 win over the SIAC’s Kentucky State. The TSU got the memo that their participation was needed in a football game as the 31 points they dropped in the first half eclipsed their offensive output for their first two games combined. In our JMC preview, we were critical of the level or the lack thereof, of TSU quarterback play as none…

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23rd John A. Merritt Classic preview: Tennessee State v Kentucky State

Coach Eddie George and his Tennessee State football looks to get their first win of the season this Saturday when they take on the SIAC’s Kentucky State in the 23rd edition of the John Merritt Classic. The Tigers will face a thoroughbred team that lives up their mascot’s name because just like a thoroughbred, they like to run. In their 20-6 win over Central State at the Classic for Columbus, they ran the ball 51 times for a total of 322 yards, while not completing a single pass( they only…

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Jackson State smacks around Tennessee State 38-16 in 32nd Southern Heritage Classic

16 TSU 38 JSU Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F TSU 0 7 0 9 16 JSU 7 3 14 14 3 Jackson State used big plays on offense and special teams to cruise to a 38-16 victory in front of crowd of 46, 171 at the 32nd Southern Heritage Classic. JSU got the scoring going when Shadeur Sanders connected with Josh Lanier on a 14- yard touchdown pass late in the opening quarter. Tennessee State would respond with what would prove to be a rare stretch of offensive competency and…

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Southern Heritage Preview: Tennessee State takes on Jackson State

From tsutigers.com: NASHVILLE – Head Coach Eddie George and the Tennessee State football team seek their first victory of the season this Saturday at 6 p.m. CT against Jackson State in the 32nd Southern Heritage Classic at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn.  The Big Blue fell 16-10 to Grambling State in George’s debut on Sunday at the Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic in Canton, Ohio. Star running back Devon Starling had 88 rushing yards and a score on 18 carries and the TSU defense held Grambling State to 184 yards of total…

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Tennessee State to bring in Hue Jackson as Offensive Coordinator

from Kendrick Marshall of hbcusports.com: A day after announcing it had hired Eddie George to be its next head coach, Tennessee State on Wednesday received a commitment that an ex-NFL coach would be joining the staff. Former NFL head coach Hue Jackson has accepted the job to be the offensive coordinator at Tennessee State, 247 Sports and The Orange Is Oranger Browns Podcast reported. Also read: Eddie George ready for the challenge after officially named Tennessee State head coach Jackson has been out of professional football since he was fired in 2018 after…

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