Nashville – Turnovers are costly in football and the Tennessee State Tigers experienced them first hand which costed them there second, OVC lost against the Murray State Racers who claimed a (31-17) victory over the Tigers Saturday afternoon in William J. Hale Stadium.
The Tigers were out gained by Murray State (503-420). The TSU defense surrendered (232) rushing Yards and (271) passing yards, which proved to be costly for the big blue. The Racers also collected a whopping 31 first downs compared to the Tigers 24. The TSU offense totaled (312) yards passing and squeezed out (108) yards on the ground.
Although, the scoreboard doesn’t show it there were many highs in the game for the Tigers. Redshirt Freshman Josh Green, continues his outstanding play on defense. The Orlando, native registered 11 and his first career interception. Justin “kimbo” Culpepper a senior defensive end, added to the total with a career high in tackles 7 and two quarterback hurries. Sophomore defensive tackle, Raymond Horton collected his first career sack.
Senior quarterback, Cameron Rosendahl led the way on offensive for the Tigers completing 26 passes, 14 of which were caught by senior wide receiver Chris Rowland, who set the single game receptions record previously held by Tyrone Butterfield (1998). Chris Rowland, also is the first receiver for the Tigers to eclipse 1000 yards receiving in a season since Chris Johnson (2003). Rowland currently stands at 1021 yards on the season.
The Tigers who now stand at (1-6,0-3), Overall are now holding the longest losing streak since 2014. The Tigers look to rebound next week in the win column for homecoming against OVC foe Austin Peay Govenors Saturday at Nissan Stadium October 19th.