TIFTON — Rashod Bateman kept his hot streak going with another very productive night for Minnesota at Fresno State.
Bateman caught seven passes for 105 yards and a touchdown in the Gopher’s 38-35 double overtime win. Through two weeks, he is 13th in yardage among all Football Bowl Subdivision teams and tops for sophomores. His current total is 237 yards.
Minnesota will host Georgia Southern Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on the Big 10 Network. While no Tift County players are listed on the Eagles’ roster this season, there are a pair of familiar names on the opposite sideline: J.D. King and Kierron Smith. Smith and King played for Fitzgerald. King ran for 46 yards for Georgia Southern last week in its win over Maine.
Other highlights for last week:
Fernando Ramirez made his debut for Valdosta against Albany State after transferring from Lincoln (Mo.). During the 38-3 victory, Ramirez booted a 27-yard field goal and was perfect on all five extra point attempts. The Blazers will host Ohio Dominican Saturday.
Deontae Overstreet had four tackles, two for losses, for West Georgia in a 37-9 victory over Catawba. Over at Reinhardt, J.T. Graydon had five tackles for losses against Pikeville (Ky.). Tajhea Chambers, Tift’s quarterback in 2014, recorded four tackles against UNLV.
Juwarren Byrd made for tackles for Greensboro College (N.C.) against Newport News Apprentice School (Va.).
Ches Jackson played on the offensive line for Colorado State against Western Illinois. They travel to Arkansas Saturday. Fred Lloyd also saw the field for South Florida against Georgia Tech. Tech’s lineup for the game included James Graham, who completed a pass for 20 yards. Georgia Tech will play The Citadel Saturday.
Tyler Moore, Turner County’s former quarterback, had six tackles for Fort Valley State against Miles College. His former teammates, Tamorrion Terry and Ontaria Wilson, had 57 and 36 yards in receptions, respectively, for Florida State in its overtime win over Louisiana-Monroe.