Tennessee St. 45, Morehead St. 10
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Freshman Jarrick Hillery ran for four touchdowns and 163 yards in leading Tennessee State over Morehead State 45-10 Saturday night.
Hillery, whose previous high of 132 yards came earlier this year against Jackson State, carried 22 times. He scored on runs of 11, 11, 40 and 5 yards.
Tennessee State (2-3, 1-1 Ohio Valley Conference) led 18-14 when Benny Gaston intercepted a pass 50 seconds into the third quarter and returned it for a touchdown, the first of 17 points in the quarter against the Eagles (1-4, 0-3).
Morehead State turned the ball over twice on interceptions and lost three of eight fumbles. The Eagles couldn’t take advantage when Tennessee State lost five of six fumbles but rolled up 497 yards. Patrick McFall added field goals of 23 and 26.
J.P. Blair kept the Eagles close with two touchdown runs in the first half of 15 and 2 yards, but he only carried seven times for 11 yards.