THE DIFFERENCE: Spartan defensive back Jamel Middleton recovered a fumble and ran it in 96 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. Then with 1:34 left to go in the third quarter, Middleton returned a punt 55 yards for the winning touchdown.
GAME NOTES: The Spartans split their carries between three running backs - Mondo Purcell (seven carries for 15 yards), Jamar Burns (six carries for 22 yards) and Orey Gaines (five carries for 47 yards). ... Burns also caught a 44-yard pass for a touchdown from Anthony Beko in the third quarter. ... Running back Maurice Hagens led the Titans, rushing 18 times for 137 yards and two touchdowns. ... Tampa Bay Tech quarterback Mario Tucker was five of 16 for 70 yards. Titans receiver Ryan Barn caught all of Tucker's passes.
STAT OF THE GAME: TBT was penalized 11 times for 110 yards, the Spartans had 9 penalties for 70 yards.
QUOTE OF THE GAME: "I said 'Listen, there is nobody that thinks we can pull this off except for the 35 boys that we have and the coaches.' I told them we have to do the right thing and execute, but I believe that we can do this, and they showed that they could." - Spoto coach Scott Palmer
T - Hagens 3 run (kick failed)
T - Chow 6 run (run failed)
S- Middleton 96 fumble return (J.Beko kick)
T- Hagens 6 run (run failed)
S- Burns 44 pass from A. Beko (J. Beko kick)
S- Middleton 55 punt return (J. Beko kick)