2013 Tennessee State Tigers football team

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2013 Tennessee State Tigers football
Tennessee State Tigers wordmark.svg
Black college football national champions
FCS Playoffs Second Round vs. Eastern Illinois, L 10–51
Conference Ohio Valley Conference
Ranking
Sports Network No. 17
FCS Coaches No. 17
2013 record 10–4 (6–2 OVC)
Head coach Rod Reed (4th season)
Offensive coordinator Mike Jones
Co-defensive coordinator Osita Alaribe
Co-defensive coordinator Justin Roberts
Home stadium LP Field
(Capacity: 69,143)
Hale Stadium
(Capacity: 18,000)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 OVC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4 Eastern Illinois †^   8 0         12 2  
#17 Tennessee State ^   6 2         10 4  
#10 Jacksonville State ^   5 3         11 4  
Tennessee–Martin   5 3         7 5  
Eastern Kentucky   4 4         6 6  
Murray State   4 4         6 6  
Tennessee Tech   2 6         5 7  
SE Missouri State   2 6         3 9  
Austin Peay   0 8         0 12  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2013 Tennessee State Tigers football team represented Tennessee State University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by fourth-year head coach Rod Reed and played their home games at LP Field, with one home game played at Hale Stadium. They were a member of the Ohio Valley Conference. They finished the season 10–4, 6–2 in OVC play to finish in second place. They received an at-large bid to the FCS Playoffs where they defeated Butler to advance to the second round where they lost to Eastern Illinois.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 7:00 PM No. 23 Bethune-Cookman* LP FieldNashville, TN (John Merritt Classic) ESPN3 L 9–12   16,108
September 7 2:00 PM at Florida A&M* Bragg Memorial StadiumTallahassee, FL W 27–7   14,237
September 14 6:00 PM vs. Jackson State* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Southern Heritage Classic) FSSO W 26–16   42,400
September 21 7:00 PM at Tennessee Tech Tucker StadiumCookeville, TN (Sgt. York Trophy) ESPN3 W 41–21   10,044
September 28 2:00 PM vs. Central State* Edward Jones DomeSt. Louis, MO W 73–6   22,000
October 5 6:00 PM Southeast Missouri State LP Field • Nashville, TN OVCDN W 40–16   7,374
October 12 3:00 PM at No. 24 Jacksonville State JSU StadiumJacksonville, AL OVCDN W 31–15   19,092
October 19 1:00 PM at UT Martin No. 24 Graham StadiumMartin, TN (Sgt. York Trophy) OVCDN W 29–15   4,166
October 26 4:00 PM No. 3 Eastern Illinoisdagger No. 21 LP Field • Nashville, TN OVCDN L 16–34   22,157
November 2 1:00 PM at Eastern Kentucky No. 23 Roy Kidd StadiumRichmond, KY ESPN3 L 0–44   5,700
November 9 2:00 PM Austin Peay Hale Stadium • Nashville, TN (Sgt. York Trophy) OVCDN W 31–6   5,258
November 16 2:00 PM Murray State LP Field • Nashville, TN OVCDN W 17–10   6,412
November 30 12:00 PM at Butler* No. 19 Butler BowlIndianapolis, IN (FCS Playoffs First Round) ESPN3 W 31–0   1,928
December 7 1:00 PM at No. 2 Eastern Illinois* No. 19 O'Brien StadiumCharleston, IL (FCS Playoffs Second Round) ESPN3 L 10–51   4,825
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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