MARTIN, Tenn. — Ladarius Galloway ran for two touchdowns and UT Martin downed Tennessee State 31-16 in an Ohio Valley Conference opener on Saturday.

Galloway finished with 90 yards on 25 carries for the Skyhawks (3-1, 1-0). Troy Cook threw for 140 yards and a score.

Galloway ran for a three-yard touchdown early followed by a Mitch Mersman field goal and a touchdown pass from Cook to Caylon Weathers and UT Martin was up 17-0 by the end of the first quarter.

Midway through the second quarter, TJ Jefferson blocked a Tennessee State punt deep in Tigers (3-1, 0-1) territory and Devonte Howard fell on it in the end zone for a quick Skyhawks score, making it 24-0 with 9:49 left in the first half.

Galloway scored again on a 12-yard run with 3:02 left in the third and the Skyhawks’ 31-16 lead held throughout the fourth quarter.

Treon Harris threw for 118 yards and ran for a Tigers touchdown.


More AP college football: http://www.collegefootball.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_Top25

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.