TSU Football Media Roundup: Week 6
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
TSU Football Media Roundup: Week 6

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 dropped its first conference game at Southeast Missouri, 28-21.

Looking Back at the Three Keys

Stop Snyder
Southeast dual-threat quarterback Kyle Snyder has been his team’s biggest impact player so far this season, accounting for 14 total touchdowns…

What Happened
The Tigers did a fairly good job of limiting Snyder as the senior only threw for 134 yards and ran for just 67. Snyder did score a touchdown on the ground, but he entered the game averaging 16.8 point per contest. While the Tigers keyed on Snyder, SEMO’s running back Lennies McFerrin had a big day, totaling 115 yards on 21 carries and one touchdown.

Throw it Towards the End Zone
Tennessee State has gone 10 straight quarters without a passing touchdown and may be without the services of the season starter at quarterback Mike German…

What Happened
German did play and had one of his better games of the season, going 34-of-59 for 362 yards. The Tigers also ended the passing touchdown dry spell with two scores. SEMO came into the game allowing opponents to come away with points on 83 percent of red zone chances. TSU was 3-of-6 from within 20 yards with three missed field goals.

Keep the Streak Alive
The Tennessee State defense has returned one interception for touchdown in three straight contests, all from different defenders…

What Happened
The streak ended on Saturday as the Tigers did not have an interception or a fumble recovery for the first time all season. TSU is still tops in the FCS with 10 picks this year, but the offense had to earn all 21 of its points at SEMO.

Week 6 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