UT Martin beats Austin Peay 44-14, clinches Sgt. York Trophy

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Jarod Neal had 209 yards passing on Saturday, and Tennessee-Martin beat winless Austin Peay 44-14 to clinch the ninth annual Sergeant York Trophy for the second year in a row.

It was the third and final game for UT Martin (4-2, 3-1 Ohio Valley Conference) in the quadrangular Sgt. York Trophy series between the four OVC schools located in Tennessee. The Skyhawks already beat the other participant schools, Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech.

Neal's top targets, Rod Wright and Caylon Weathers, accounted for most of passing offense. Wright had five catches for 108 yards and Weathers had seven catches for 78 yards and a touchdown.

Jaimiee Bowe, Najee Ray, Trent Garland and Ladevin Fair each ran for at least 46 yards for UT Martin. Garland had two TD runs and Bowe had one.

Julian Franklin had 16 carries for 102 yards and a touchdown for the Governors (0-7, 0-4).