Jayme Prinz ran in her third touchdown of the day in the third overtime and Breonia Fowler’s interception ended Tennessee Tech’s attempt to tie as Texas State downed Tennessee Tech 25-19 to advance in the women’s championship playoffs.

Tech had taken a 13-0 lead with just 10 minutes left in the 4th quarter following the second TD pass from Andrea Grigsby to Katie Allen.  But, State drove the field scored, first on a Prinz to Haley Smith to cut the lead to 13-7.  Texas State got another chance and with two minutes remaining Prinz ran it the game-tying score.

Neither team scored in the first overtime period, then both posted 6 points in the 2nd.  Grigsby found Ginny Clayborne for Tennessee Tech score while Prinz scored on a QB keeper.  Neither team could convert the PAT.  Texas State scored first in the 3rd OT on Prinz’s run, and Fowler’s INT ended Tech’s chance to match.

Texas State advances to face UCF at 1:15 pm Central Time today, in a rematch from pool play won by UCF in OT.

In other women’s playoff action from this morning, Howard defeated Wayne State 32-6 and will meet Angelo State in the quarterfinals at 1:15 pm.

The opening round of the men’s playoff action also got underway this morning.  Pensacola State College eliminated Michigan State 20-13 and USF beat Texas Southern 46-12.

9:45 am Playoff Scores
W: Texas State 25, Tennessee Tech 19 (3OT)
— NEXT: Texas State advances to face UCF at 1:15 pm
W: Howard 32, Wayne State 6
— NEXT: Howard advances to face Angelo State at 1:15 pm
M: Pensacola State 20, Michigan State 13
— NEXT: Pensacola State vs UCF-NC A&T winner at 4:15 pm
M: USF 46, Texas Southern 12
— NEXT: USF vs Angelo St-UMHB winner at 4:15 pm