The Racers (4-5, 3-3) trailed 28-20 late in the third quarter but scored on three consecutive possessions over the next 5:44. Tennessee State (8-2, 4-2) was shut out in the fourth quarter while Murray State scored three touchdowns.
Michael German, the Tigers’ quarterback, threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third. His last scoring pass, a 21-yarder to Joe Bowens, made it 28-20 with 3:44 left in the third quarter. But over the game’s final 18:44, Murray State scored four times, twice on short runs by Berry.