Southeast Missouri (4-2, 2-0) piled up 360 yards of total offense against the Football Championship Subdivision’s top defense in a 28-21 victory over No. 20 Tennessee State (4-2, 2-1) Saturday afternoon at Houck Stadium.
Lennies McFerren ran for 115 yards and a touchdown, and Ryan McCrum accounted for eight points in the kicking game to polish off Southeast’s second win over a ranked opponent in three weeks.
McFerren’s first career 100-yard rushing performance ended with a 7-yard touchdown run that gave the Redhawks a 28-14 lead with 4:41 left to play in the fourth quarter. His big TD came on a 3rd-and-4.
TSU answered with a 2-yard touchdown pass from Michael German to Weldon Garlington, a play that capped a 71-yard drive. Garlington’s touchdown narrowed the score to 28-21 with 2:11 on the clock.
Cameron Carter attempted an onside kick and Tyler Manne recovered at the TSU-46.
The Tigers, however, had one last chance after Alex Knight’s 33-yard punt went out of bounds at their own 6-yardline.
Seven plays into the drive, Eriq Moore intercepted German’s pass at the Southeast 5-yardline to nail down the Redhawks third-straight win.
Story courtesy GoSoutheast.com