NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee State football players Mike German and Gabe Terry were named Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player and Newcomer of the week, respectively.
German broke the school record for career passing yards (8,664) and the Tennessee State football team won at Murray State, 48-33, for the first time since 2003.
Playing in his final collegiate game, German finished the day 28-of-48 for a personal-best 463 yards and six scores including one on the ground.
The redshirt senior’s six touchdown passes were the second-most in school history, matching Kenneth Biggles’s mark in 1982 and his 463 yards were the fourth-most in a single game.
For Terry, the OVC sack leader anchored a defensive unit that had 12 tackles for loss and caused four Racer turnovers.
The defensive end notched five tackles and three of those went for sacks and 30 yards lost.
On one of his sacks, Terry stripped MSU quarterback KD Humphries and picked up the fumble. His eight-yard return set up a Tiger touchdown and helped add to the rout.
German is the first Tiger to win OVC Offensive Player of the Week this season, while Terry is the second to win Newcomer, joining Tom Smith on Aug. 31.