Tennessee-Martin holds off Southeast Missouri State, 28-25

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) Jarod Neal threw three TD passes and Trent Garland ran for 138 yards and a score as Tennessee-Martin held of Southeast Missouri State, 28-25 Saturday.

Neal found Caylon Weathers from 10-yards out in the third quarter and, less than four minutes later, connected with Rod Wright for the second time, this one from 20-yards out to give the Skyhawks (7-4, 6-2 Ohio Valley) a 28-10 lead.

Southeast Missouri State's Dante Vandeven threw a pair of late touchdown passes to Paul McRoberts, adding a toss to Logan Larson for a two-point conversion, to create the final margin.

Neal finished 16 of 29 for 164 yards, but was picked off once. The Skyhawks rushed for 247 yards on 41 carries.

Vandeven completed 21 of 39 for 226 yards and two touchdowns for Southeast Missouri State (4-7, 3-4), but was picked off three times. Tremane McCullough ran for 101 yards and a score.

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