The anticipation of a leap in the second year under Eddie George will not come to fruition for Tennessee State after the offense struggled to once again find the end zone.
Tennessee State extended its streak of 12 quarters without a touchdown in a 20-3 loss to UT-Martin on Saturday.
How bad were the offensive woes?
The Tigers were held without a single passing yard at one point in the game and were outgained 367 to 235 by UT Martin.
“We had tremendous opportunities to put points on the board and for whatever reason, we are not executing when we need to,” George told The Tennessean. “We just look out of sync at times. It might be psychological, it might be getting a break from God. I mean we were just methodically moving the ball down the field right before halftime and then when we get into that area, I don’t know. It might be a physiological deal for us.”
The last time Tennessee State (3-7) found paydirt was a 52-yard TD connection from Draylen Ellis to receiver John Roberts IV in the fourth quarter of a 37-17 win over Eastern Illinois on Oct. 22.
George must be feeling like Moses waiting for a sign from a divine being — a tablet etched with fruit red zone plays on them or a direct like to Touchdown Jesus — that will get its offense out of the wilderness.