TIGERS, TECH BATTLE FOR PRIDE
Friday, November 15, 2002
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State football teams looks to end the 2002 football season on a positive note beginning with a contest against Tennessee Tech Saturday afternoon. Kickoff is 1:30 p.m. from the Coliseum. The Tigers will play their final two games of the season at home beginning with the Golden Eagles before hosting Eastern next Thursday. TSU will be out to gain revenge against the Golden Eagles. Tech defeated the Tigers 56-23 in 2002 and stunned the Tigers 63-13 last season. However, both of those games were played in Cookeville. The Tigers have been hobbled by injuries throughout the season and have been hit hard again. Quarterback Riley Walker injured a shoulder in the Murray State game and is questionable this week. Starting safety Isa Rahman underwent knee surgery and is lost for the season. In addition, center Rashad Shaw is also questionable for the Tech game. TSU will be playing for just the fourth time at home this season. The Tigers battled nationally-ranked Eastern Illinois to the wire in their last home game before falling 54-48. The loss was just TSU’s third defeat in 18 games in the Coliseum. Tech is 3-7 on the season. Tech snapped a five-game losing streak with a 51-44 win at future Ohio Valley Conference member Samford last week. ###