McFerren scored from 7-yards out to give Southeast Missouri a 28-14 lead with 4:34 remaining. Tennessee State answered when Michael German threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Weldon Garlington to make it 28-21 with 2:11 to play. The Tigers then forced the Redhawks to punt on their next series. From their own 6, German drove the Tigers to the Redhawks' 27 before an Eriq Moore interception stopped the comeback bid with 46 second left.
German finished 34 for 59 for 362 yards and two touchdown passes for Tennessee State (4-2, 1-1).