NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State football team wrapped up the second week of fall camp with a Saturday morning scrimmage at Hale Stadium.
After starting the first few possessions inside the defensive territory, the offense was forced to settle for field goals by Cameron Carter and Lane Clark.
The defense was even more dominant when the offense was backed up near its own goal line. The defensive tackles of Samquan Evans and Roc-M Nesbitt drove back TSU backs, while Anthony Bass and Nick Thrasher batted down passes.
It wasn’t until Ryan Mitchell hauled in a 48-yard touchdown that the offense finally got going. On that play, Ronald Butler found Mitchell on a short crossing pattern and good moves and bad tackling allowed the receiver to scamper down the sideline for six points.
After the big reception, the running game shifted into gear with Martine Stevenson, Greg White and Tevin Spells each having runs of over 20 yards.
The star of the day, however, was true freshman running back Marcus Deanes who looked nearly unstoppable, hitting holes, breaking tackles and outrunning defenders. He even returned a kickoff for a touchdown in special teams practice.
The Tigers are off on Sunday before retaking the field Monday at 9:15 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 17 – Off
Monday, Aug. 18 – 9:15-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 19 – 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 20 – 9:15-11:35 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 21 – 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 22 – 3:15-5:15 p.m.