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Tigers Jump to No. 23 in FCS Coaches Poll


Courtesy: Tennessee State Sports Information  
Release: 10/08/2013
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State football team came in ranked No. 23 in the latest Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Coaches Poll this week.

The Tigers received 76 points, a week after defeating Southeast Missouri State, 40-16, on Saturday.

Against the Redhawks, Telvin Hooks and Tim Broughton totaled 254 rushing yards, combined as the Tigers piled up 544 total yards and recorded their third straight contest with at least 40 points.

In the team’s five- game winning streak, Big Blue has averaged 441 yards per game and outscored opponents by a combined 207-66.

The defense has been stout this year as well and the unit is now ranked No. 1 in the nation in total defense (248.8 yards per game). Big Blue is also second in passing yards allowed with only 120 given up per game.

The Tigers will go for their sixth consecutive victory on Saturday when they travel to Jacksonville State. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m.

 
Week 6 FCS Coaches Poll  (Oct. 7, 2013)
 

Team (No. 1 Votes)

Record

Points

Last Week

1. North Dakota State (25)      

5-0                   

649

1

2. Towson (1)

6-0

623

2

3. Sam Houston State

4-1

600

3

4. Eastern Illinois

4-1

555

5

5. Northern Iowa

4-1

530

4

6. Coastal Carolina

5-0

521

6

7. Montana State

4-2

502

7

8.Eastern Washington

3-2

448

8

9. Fordham

6-0

418

13

10. Montana

4-1

417

12

11.McNeese State

5-1

393

14

12. Wofford

3-2

319

15

13. Bethune-Cookman

4-1

315

16

14. Lehigh

4-1

284

10

15. Villanova

3-2

248

20

16. Youngstown State

5-1

219

22

17.Maine

5-1

215

23

18. South Dakota State

3-3

211

9

19. James Madison

4-2

210

21

20. Central Arkansas

2-3

158

11

21. Northern Arizona

 3-2

107

17

22. New Hampshire

1-3

77

18

23. Tennessee State

5-1

76

NR

24. Jacksonville State

5-1

66

NR

25. Charleston Southern

6-0

30

NR


Dropped from rankings:
No. 19 Cal Poly
No. 24 Gardner-Webb
No. 25 Delaware

 

Others receiving votes: Gardner-Webb 35, Harvard 31, Cal Poly 29, South Carolina State 22, Samford 15, Yale 12, Southern Utah 7, William and Mary 7, Richmond 7, Delaware 6, UT-Martin 5, Chattanooga 4, Murray State 4, Sacred Heart 3, Alabama 2, Jackson State 1, Southern Illinois 1, Alcorn State 1, Stephen F. Austin 1

--TSUTigers--


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