TSU’s German honored by OVC

Tigers battle from behind to defeat Murray State (Image 1)
Tigers battle from behind to defeat Murray State (Image 1)

TSU quarterback Michael German has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

German completed 27-of-36 passes for a career-high 318 yards and three touchdowns in Tennessee State's 34-14 victory over Austin Peay on Saturday. The 27 completions was also a career-high for the sophomore, while the three touchdown passes equaled his career-best set last season against UT Martin.

German completed a 27-yard pass for a touchdown in the second quarter, a four-yard touchdown pass to begin the fourth quarter and ended the game with a 51-yard strike with 2:12 to play to account for the final margin.

The game was the first played at Hale Stadium on the TSU campus since the 1998 season. German's performance helped TSU to a 3-0 start to the season for the first time since 2008. German currently ranks 23rd nationally in passing efficiency (142.19) and 30th in total offense (236.33 yards/game).

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