|November 23, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|TTU||TD||12:02||GOLDSMITH 3 Yd Run (ZAIDAN kick)|
|TTU||TD||10:14||GOLDSMITH 9 Yd Run (ZAIDAN kick)|
|TTU||FG||10:24||ZAIDAN 23 Yd|
|TTU||FG||06:06||ZAIDAN 32 Yd|
|TSU||TD||03:10||ROWLAND 35 Yd Run (ZITA kick)|
|TTU||TD||02:04||GIST 45 Yd Pass From FISHER (ZAIDAN kick)|
|TSU||FG||00:18||ZITA 30 Yd|
|TSU||TD||11:05||ROBERSON 14 Yd Run|
|TSU||TD||06:46||ROWLAND 32 Yd Pass From ROSENDAHL (ZITA kick)|
|TSU||TD||06:34||CORBIN 3 Yd Run (ZITA kick)|
|TSU||TD||04:44||BELL (ZITA kick)|
|Stats at a Glance||TSU||TTU|
|3rd Down Conversions||4-9||3-13|
|4th Down Conversions||0-1||1-5|
|Passing (Comp-Att)||225 (23-30)||171 (12-23)|
|Rushing (Att)||198 (42)||262 (50)|
Game 12: Tennessee State (2-9, 1-6) vs. Tennessee Tech (6-5, 3-4)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019
Location: Cookeville, Tenn.
Stadium: Tucker Stadium (16,500)
Time: 1:30 p.m. CT
Audio: 102.1 FM
Live Stats: Statbroadcast
2019 Sgt. York Standings:
Tennessee State 1-1
Austin Peay 2-1
UT Martin 2-1
Tennessee Tech 0-2
2019 Sgt. York Results
Oct. 12 UT Martin 55, @ Tennessee Tech 14
Oct. 19 @ Tennessee State 26, Austin Peay 24
Oct. 26 Austin Peay 58, @ Tennessee Tech 21
Nov. 9 @ Austin Peay 38, UT Martin 24
Nov. 16 @ UT Martin 28 Tennessee State 17
Nov. 23 Tennessee State @ Tennessee Tech
This is the 33rd meeting with the Tigers holding an 19-13 advantage. The teams first met in 1984, with TSU earning a 33-3 win. The Tigers would grab victory for the first six games of the series, only to see the Golden Eagles reel off five straight wins from 1992-96. TSU would break the streak with three consecutive wins, but Tennessee Tech responded with three wins of their own. The Big Blue have grabbed ten of the last 14 contests, but saw a four game streak halted by TTU in 2015, 30-24 in Cookeville. The Golden Eagles won three in a row from before the Tigers grabbed a 41-14 win in 2018.
Tennessee State claimed a 41-14 homecoming win over Tennessee Tech. TSU dominated the Golden Eagles on both sides of the ball. Micheal Hughes was 22-of-27 for 318 yards and three touchdown passes, two of which were caught by Treon Harris. The offense finished with 472 yards opposed to the Golden Eagles 279. DeVon Johnson caught five passes for 138 yards and a touchdown. Harris scored twice on seven receptions for 73 yards. Defensively, TSU held TTU off the scoreboard until six minutes into the fourth quarter. Dajour Nesbeth recorded his fifth career interception – third on the season. Dell Porter also recovered a fumble for the Tigers.
Head Coach Rod Reed:
Coach Reed is in his tenth season at the helm of the Tigers and holds a 55-56 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 squandered a 17-14 fourth quarter lead and fell 28-17 at UT Martin. The Tigers out-gained the Skyhawks 316 to 306 in total offense as the Big Blue rushed for 193 yards. Te'kendrick Roberson led the ground attack with 84 yards on 21 carries while Shawn McColley added 58 yards on eight touches. Dayron Johnson finished with 150 all-purpose yards including 107 in returns, 40 in receptions and three rushing. TSU was without Chris Rowland who is battling an injury. On defense, Emmanuel Olenga had seven tackles, two for loss, including 1.5 sacks and a quarterback hurry. Despite missing two games earlier this season with injury, Olenga leads the Tigers in sacks on the season. Freshman Josh Green recorded a team-high 11 tackles; ranking third for TSU with tackles (55). Nick Harper Jr. intercepted a pass and broke up another and now ranks eighth nationally in passes defended (1.5/game).
Tennessee Tech was limited to just 150 yards of total offense in its 22-10 loss at Eastern Kentucky. The Golden Eagles allowed seven sacks which left the team with just two net rushing yards for the game. Quarterback Bailey Fisher ranks first in the OVC and 11th nationally in points responsible for (17.5 points/game). Fisher has accounted for 31 total touchdowns this season (20 passing, 11 rushing). Darrius Stafford caught nine passes for Tech on the day. Haidar Zaidan connected on a 52-yard field goal, his third boot of over 50 yards on the season, making him one of only two FCS kickers to achieve that feat this season. Seth Carlisle had a game-high 13 tackles while Aderick Moore added 11 stops. Moore ranks second in the OVC and 23rd nationally in tackles (9.3/game). As a team TTU ranks first nationally in kickoff return defense (12.79 yards/return) and 18th in time of possession (31:58).
Last 10 Results:
2018 - Tennessee State 41, Tennessee Tech 14
2017 - Tennessee Tech 30, Tennessee State 26
2016 - Tennessee Tech 44, Tennessee State 16
2015 - Tennessee Tech 30, Tennessee State 24
2014 - Tennessee State 10, Tennessee Tech 7
2013 - Tennessee State 41, Tennessee Tech 27
2012 - Tennessee State 22, Tennessee Tech 21
2011 - Tennessee State 42, Tennessee Tech 40
2010 - Tennessee Tech 21, Tennessee State 10
2009 - Tennessee Tech 20, Tennessee State 13
TV: ESPN+. Dylan Vazzano will serve as play-by-play along with Sam Brooks who will provide 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 1:00 p.m. CT