NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State saw Eastern Kentucky score 16 unanswered points in the second half to lead the way to a 43-38 win over the Tigers Saturday afternoon in the rain at the Coliseum.
The Tigers carried a 31-24 lead into the locker room after an offensive-filled first half, but could not get any points until the Tigers scored a TD with four seconds remaining in the game.
TSU had 515 yards of total offense and had one turnover in the game. EKU had 452 yards of total offense and also committed one turnover.
The Tigers got 187 yards rushing from Charles Anthony and a pair of touchdowns. C.J. Johnson, one of 17 Tigers playing their final home game, had 204 yards on 10 carries and scored one TD. Johnson's receiving yardage was the sixth most in a single game.
The offensive start for the Colonels was Andre Ralston who had scoring catches of 45, 25, and 52 yards and scored one TD on a 22-yard run. The 52-yard scoring reception gave EKU the lead for good at the 8:59 mark of the third quarter.
The Tigers final TD came after backup quarterback Riley Walker came on in place of the injured Bryson Rosser and hooked up with Fred Burnette on an 8-yard scoring play. Rosser was 18-45-0 for 286 yards and two TD's when he left the game.
TSU (6-5, 4-3) closes the season next week at Murray State.