TSU Football Roundup: Week 11
Thursday, November 13, 2014
TSU Football Roundup: Week 11

Every week of the football season, tsutigers.com will look back at the most recent game in a blog-like post. This past Saturday the Tennessee State football team beat Austin Peay on the road, 31-27.

Looking Back at the Three Keys

Stick With It
The change-up on the offensive line has worked wonders, and the unit has not given up a quarterback sack in 207 straight plays a span of two-and-a-half games…

What Happened
The streak continued against the Govs and the TSU offensive line did not allow a sack, allowing Mike German to complete 30-of-46 passes for a career-high 395 yards – 287 in the second half. The unit has now gone 290 plays, over three games, without giving up a sack.

Come Out of the Locker Room Strong
Tennessee State has outscored its opponents, 253-214, this season. The disparity occurs despite the fact that the team has given up 84 points in the third quarter, while only scoring a total of 54…

What Happened
The Tigers actually outscored Austin Peay, 6-3, in the third quarter, setting up the dramatic second-half comeback. German connected with receiver Weldon Garlington for a 58-yard touchdown, which was just one of his three scoring grabs. The Governors only mustered a field goal, and that came with just a minute-and-a-half left in the period.

Play the Gaps
The TSU run defense has struggled to stop opposing running games the past few weeks and has allowed an average of 295 yards on the ground during the last two losses…

What Happened
The Tennessee State defense stepped up at Austin Peay and held the Governors to just 155 yards rushing last Saturday. That total was the second-lowest in the last six weeks. APSU averaged just 3.4 yard per carry and the team’s starting running back Otis Gerron managed 3.0.

Week 11 Mailbag
Head Coach Rod Reed answers three questions asked by Tiger fans following TSU’s victory. Have your questions answered by tweeting them to @tsu_tigers or by posting them to the tsutigers facebook page. Alternatively, you can send your questions by emailing them to jmitch18@tnstate.edu

The Best Photos of the Week
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What They Were Saying