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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Cameron Rosendahl threw for 170 yards in his first career start with three touchdowns, including a 4-yard game-winning pass to DeVon Johnson in the back of the end zone in overtime and Arkansas State defeated UT Martin 31-28 on Saturday.

Antonio Zita kicked three field goals for the Tigers (4-5, 3-4 Ohio Valley Conference). Johnson caught six passes for 97 yards and three TDs.

UT Martin’s defense forced a three-and-out with 46 seconds left in regulation and John Bachus found Devonte Howard for a 43-yard score that tied the game with 10 seconds left. Bachus passed for 236 yards and three scores.

The Skyhawks (2-9, 2-6) scored first in overtime, but were held to a Ryan Courtright field goal after Tennessee State’s defense stalled their drive at the 3. The loss was UT Martin’s fifth this season of seven points or less.

TSU coach Rod Reed is expected to meet with Athletic Director Teresa Phillips on Monday, The Tennessean reports, to discuss a contract buyout or reassignment. Reed is 53-46 in nine seasons.

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