Tennessee St. routs Butler 31-0 in FCS playoffs
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Michael German tossed two touchdown passes and Ryan Mitchell had two touchdown receptions as Tennessee
State routed Butler 31-0 in the first round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday.
German connected with Mitchell for a 25-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and with Wesley Samuels for a 17-yard score
in the second as Tennessee State (10-3) built a 17-0 halftime lead.
The Tigers extended their lead to 31-0 in the third quarter with a 26-yard interception return for a score by Daniel Fitzpatrick
and a 21-yard touchdown pass from Ronald Butler to Mitchell.
Tennessee State advances to face conference foe and No. 2-seeded Eastern Illinois on Dec. 7, which beat the Tigers 34-16 earlier
Butler gained just 257 total yards in its first FCS playoff game in program history. The Bulldogs were the first-ever team
from the Pioneer Football League to make the playoffs.
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