JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) Trenton Shuler scored twice and Division III Maryville College of Tennessee beat East Tennessee State 28-21 on Thursday night.
East Tennessee State was coming of a 56-16 loss to Kennesaw State last week in its return to football after the school shut down the program because of financial reasons following the 2003 season.
Shuler scored on a 22-yard run in the first quarter, then scored the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter on a swing pass from Evan Pittenger - breaking several tackles along the way - for 35 yards. Shuler finished with 107 yards on 25 carries.
Twice in the second half, Maryville (2-0) forced East Tennessee State to turn the ball over on downs. In the third, East Tennessee State had a 15-play, 54-yard drive that took over 8 minutes stall at the 1 when Ezekial Koko stopped Tony Drew for no gain. With 5:21 to go, Nick Sexton tried to scramble on fourth-and-3 and fumbled on a tackle by Cameron Fannon.
JaJuan Stinson had 114 yards on 25 carries for East Tennessee State.
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