|November 02, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|SEMO||TD||11:49||WILKERSON 20 Yd Pass From SANTACATERINA (TILLER missed kick)|
|SEMO||FG||01:59||TILLER 33 Yd|
|SEMO||FG||09:31||TILLER 23 Yd|
|SEMO||FG||04:05||TILLER 23 Yd|
|SEMO||TD||13:30||HESS 18 Yd Run (TILLER kick)|
|TSU||TD||10:54||ROBERSON 20 Yd Run (ZITA kick)|
|SEMO||FG||06:10||TILLER 30 Yd|
|SEMO||TD||14:04||HESS 73 Yd Run (TILLER kick)|
|TSU||TD||08:01||ROWLAND 6 Yd Pass From ROSENDAHL|
|Stats at a Glance||SEMO||TSU|
|3rd Down Conversions||9-16||4-11|
|4th Down Conversions||0-0||0-1|
|Passing (Comp-Att)||291 (25-38)||217 (17-26)|
|Rushing (Att)||205 (32)||83 (28)|
Game 9: Tennessee State (2-6, 1-3) vs. Southeast Missouri (5-3, 3-1)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
Stadium: William J. Hale Stadium (15,000)
Time: 2:00 p.m. CT
Audio: 102.1 FM
Live Stats: Statbroadcast
This is the 27th meeting with the Tigers holding a 14-12 advantage. The teams first met in 1991, with SEMO earning a 37-34 win. The Tigers gained their first win in the series a year later (1992), 37-27. The Redhawks recorded the next three wins, before the Tigers went on a five game win streak. SEMO won the meeting in 2014, 28-21, snapping a three game run by the Tigers. TSU bounced back with a 32-31 victory in Cape Girardeau in 2016 and a 23-20 win at Hale Stadium in 2017. The Redhawks grabbed the 2018 meeting and look to win two in a row against the Tigers for the first time since the 2002 and 2003 campaigns.
Tennessee State suffered a 38-21 road defeat at the hands of Southeast Missouri. TSU moved the ball offensively with two players rushing for over 100 yards. Te’Kendrick Roberson ran for 137 yards, while Earl Harrison added another 105. The Big Blue outgained Southeast Missouri 508-484 yards in total offense. Daniel Santacaterina went 22-fof-36 for 306 yards and four touchdown passes. With SEMO leading 17-0, DeMarco Corbin scored from two yards out to get the Tigers on the board. After another Redhawks score, Micheal Hughes teamed with Treon Harris on a 20 yard scoring pass. Southeast Missouri took a 24-14 halftime lead and extended the advantage to 38-21 in the third. Hughes was 24-of-41 for 255 yards and two touchdowns. Steven Newbold led the Tigers with nine receptions for 99 yards and a touchdown. TSU’s defense was led by the linebacker duo of Blair Edwards and Terry Straughter, who finished with 10 and eight tackles respectively.
Head Coach Rod Reed:
Coach Reed is in his tenth season at the helm of the Tigers and holds a 55-53 record. Only two coaches have produced more wins at TSU. John Merritt claimed 174 victories in his 20 years (1963-83) for a .806 winning percentage (174-35-7), while Harry Kean spent 10 years in charge of TSU from 1944-54 and compiled a 93-15-3 record (.838). TSU is 9-1 in season openers under Rod Reed, including a 17-10 win at FBS opponent Georgia State in 2017. The lone opening day loss came at the hands of Bethune-Cookman, 12-9, at the John Merritt Classic in 2013.
Tennessee State is coming off a bye week after earning a 26-24 homecoming win over Austin Peay. The defense held the No. 19 Governors to seven points in the second half, allowing Cameron Rosendahl to guide the offense to a comeback victory. Rosendahl threw a pair of touchdown passes to Steven Newbold in the second half, including the game winner with less than eight minutes to play. An interception in the end zone by redshirt freshman Josh Green and two missed field goals by APSU propelled the Big Blue to its first conference win of the season. Antonio Zita accounted for 14 points with four field goals, including a career long 50 yarder, and was named Ohio Valley Conference Specialist of the Week for his performance. Zita connected on three field goals in the second quarter to keep TSU within striking distance as the Govs took a 17-9 lead into the half. The sophomore now ranks third in career field goals made with 29 and tied former Tiger Lane Clark for the second spot in single-season field goals made with 17. Chris Rowland finished the night with 12 receptions and 113 yards, giving him 82 catches on the season, making him the single-season receptions leader in TSU history. Rowland continues to lead the nation in all purpose yards (201.50 per game), receiving yards (1,134), receiving yards per game (141.8) and receptions per game (10.3).
SEMO earned a 17-10 victory over UT Martin to improve to 5-3 on the season, 3-1 in OVC play. Linebacker Omardrick Douglas returned an interception 32 yards with less than six minutes in the fourth quarter to provide the difference against the Skyhawks. The Redhawks trailed 10-3 at the half, but needed just 82 seconds to even the score as backup quarterback Joe Pyle broke free for a 61 yard touchdown run. Defensively, the Redhawks forced a season-high five turnovers as they held UTM scoreless in the second half. Zach Hall led the way with a game high 10 tackles, two for loss, a sack and a forced fumble. Bydarrius Knighten added nine tackles and an interception. Daniel Santacaterina threw for 127 yards on 9-of-21 passes in the first half, while Pyle threw for 51 yards and ran for 35. Aaron Alston was the main target for the Redhawks, pulling down a career-high 101 yards on six catches. Alston is second on the squad with 29 receptions on the year for 495 yards and four touchdowns. Kristian Wilkerson leads SEMO by hauling in 32 passes for 720 yards and has crossed the goal line six times.
Last 10 Results:
2018 – Southeast Missouri 38, Tennessee State 21
2017 – Tennessee State 23, Southeast Missouri 20
2016 – Tennessee State 32, Southeast Missouri 31
2014 – Southeast Missouri 28, Tennessee State 21
2013 – Tennessee State 40, Southeast Missouri 16
2012 – Tennessee State 40, Southeast Missouri 28
2011 – Tennessee State 55, Southeast Missouri 3
2010 – Southeast Missouri 19, Tennessee State 17
2009 – Tennessee State 23, Southeast Missouri 17
2008 – Southeast Missouri 27, Tennessee State 20 OT
TV: ESPN3. Kevin Ingram will provide play-by-play with Bob Belvin with analysis.
Radio: 102.1 FM will carry the game live with Greg Pogue (play-by-play), Albert Dawson (analyst), Craig Ladd (Scoreboard) and Gary Dawson (sideline). Pregame will begin at 1:30 p.m. CT