Indians Roll Over Tennessee-Martin, 50-35
Oct 12, 2002
MARTIN, Tenn. (October 12, 2002) - Senior quarterbackJack Tomco threw for 429 yards and five touchdowns, both school records, as the Southeast Missouri State Football team beat Tennessee-Martin 50-35 on Saturday.
Tomco also set the school record for total yards (429), as well as tying the mark for touchdown passes in a season, 17, which is held by former Indian quarterback Greg Brune.
Southeast 5-2, (2-0 Ohio Valley Conference) withstood the Skyhawks' 20 fourth-quarter points by scoring 29 of its own. Tomco threw scoring passes to Willie Ponder, Tarik Simpson and Bill Coleman in the wild quarter.
Tennessee-Martin (2-5, 0-2) led 3-0 at the end of the first quarter after a 49-yard field goal by Brent Harris. Southeast then scored three touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 21-15 halftime lead.
Simpson finished with seven catches for 118 yards to lead the Indians. Ponder caught 6 passes for 104 yards. Coleman finished with 6 catches for 79 yards and two touchdowns.
The Skyhawks' Brady Wahlberg, Shane Williams and Carlos Lattimore combined for 314 passing yards. Wahlberg and Lattimore each scored on 4-yard runs in the fourth quarter.
Southeast's Keiki Misipeka had 20 carries for 89 yards to lead all rushers.
The 50 points were the most ever scored by Southeast in an OVC contest breaking the previous record set last week of 49 versus Tennessee State.
Southeast now comes home next weekend for Homecoming to take on the Panthers of Eastern Illinois. The Panthers took care of Eastern Kentucky today in Charleston to push their conference record to 2-0, tying them with Southeast for first in the Conference. The showdown will likely decide the Conference champ, and the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament that goes with that honor. Kickoff is slated for 1:00 p.m.
The AP contributed to this Recap.