Ralph Webb rushed for 125 yards and Khari Blasingame ran for 100 and three touchdowns in leading Vanderbilt to a 35-17 win over Tennessee State on Saturday night.
John Russ threw two touchdown passes and Kyle Trammell scored on a 50-yard run in the fourth quarter to help Mercer beat Austin Peay 41-34 on Saturday night.
Commodores take first lead
Vanderbilt moves ahead of Tennessee State 21-17 late in the half thanks to a 3-yard touchdown run by Khari Blasingame, his second of the game.
Vanderbilt ties Tennessee State 14-14
Kyle Shurmur passes 21 yards to Jared Pinkney to pull the Commodores even midway through the second quarter.
Tennessee State goes coast to coast
Ronald Butler finds Patrick Smith for a 93-yard touchdown pass as Tennessee State takes a 7-0 lead over Vanderbilt.
Marterious Allen and B.J. Clay scored touchdowns on defense within 10 seconds of each other in the third quarter and Georgia State broke away for a 31-6 victory over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday.
Joel McCandless, Jaylen Hill and Reggie Hall each returned an interception for a touchdown and Jacksonville State forced five turnovers in a 24-7 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday.
Michael Birdsong threw for 170 yards and a touchdown to help lift Tennessee Tech to a 21-20 win over Southeast Missouri State on Saturday.
Connor Mitchell kicked six field goals as Murray State rallied to upend Eastern Illinois 40-38 on Saturday.
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