TIGERS SHUTOUT BY COLONELS IN SEASON FINALE
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State closed out the 2005 football season with a 49-0 defeat at the hands of Eastern Kentucky Saturday evening in the Coliseum, concluding its first season under James Webster. The Tigers had played the Colonels scoreless until the final six seconds of the opening period and the game stayed 7-0 until EKU struck for two more scores with a span of just more than two minutes late in the second period. The Colonels finished their season at 7-4 and 7-1 in OVC play. TSU ended its season at 2-9 and 1-6 under first-year head coach James Webster. TSU was limited to 132 yards total offense while EKU rolled up 536 yards. A highlight for TSU was the play of senior defensive back Justin Williams who intercepted three pass, returning a total of 98 yards. However, the TSU offense could not take advantage of Williams' performance. Eastern Kentucky quarterback Josh Grecco threw for four touchdown passes and Mark Dunn ran for two more to lead Eastern Kentucky to a 49-0 victory over host Tennessee State in Ohio Valley Conference football play Saturday. EKU scored its first TD with six seconds remaining in the first quarter on a 40-yard pass from Andre Green from Greco. Taylor Long's first of seven extra points gave EKU a 7-0 lead. The Colonels scored two TD's within a span of 2:21 in the second period. Andre Ralston was on the receiving end of a Greco pass. Following a TSU fumble at its own 19, Dunn scored three plays later from seven yards out to make the score 21-0 with 3:32 left in the half. EKU added to its lead in the third quarter on a Greco to Matt Schoborn pass play at the 4:43 mark. The Colonels' Brandon Rosser intercepted a Richard Hartman pass and returned it 49 yards for a TD near the two-minute mark. EKU added four quarter scores on a Dunn 1-yard run and an 11-yard pass from Grecco to Ralston. TSU was shutout for the first time since a 28-0 loss to EKU during the 200 season.