MARTIN, Tenn. — Gabriel Vicente’s 32-yard field goal as time expired lifted Murray State over UT Martin 13-10 on Saturday.
Murray State (2-4) tied it at 10-10 with 4:34 to go on a heads-up play by DeQuan Dallas. Austin Thomas turned a pass into a 48-yard gain but Julia Thompson-Clay forced a fumble that Dallas recoverd in the end zone.. On the first play of the ensuing possession, UT Martin’s Marquez Garyson coughed it up and MSU’s Lamont Crittendon recovered at the UTM 25.
The Racers ground yardage and the clock, covering 16 yards on seven plays to set up the kick with 6 seconds left.
It was 3-3 midway through the fourth quarter when a Murray State drive stalled at midfield. Khalid Hagens returned the short punt 67 yards for a touchdown.
On the next drive, Hagens picked off Shuler Bentley and returned it 19 yards to the Murray State 43. Nine plays later UT Martin (3-3) lined up for a 33-yard Mitch Mersman field goal attempt, but it missed.
Bentley atoned on the next series leading a four-play, 80-yard drive — the last 48 yards via a TD pass to Thomas.