NORMAL — Quarterback Damion May passed for two touchdowns and Octavious Miles returned had a 99-yard kickoff return as Alabama A&M downed Jackson State 28-22 Saturday at Louis Crews Stadium.

The win improved Alabama A&M to 2-2 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference and 2-4 overall. The Tigers fall to 1-3, 1-5.


Miles’ score, his second career kickoff return for a touchdown, came after Jackson State’s Ryan Deising kicked a 41-yard field goal to give the Tigers a 9-0 lead. Earlier, quarterback LaMontiez Ivy connected with Jairus Moll on a seven-yard touchdown pass but Diesing’s point-after attempt hit the upright.

Miles took the ensuing kickoff at the 1, ran up the sidelines and broke to the middle, outrunning the JSU defenders.

May, who started in place of the injured De’Angelo Ballard, found Juaquin Davis on a 16-yard pass in the second quarter to give the Bulldogs a 13-12 lead. A two-point conversion failed when May was wrapped up by the JSU defense.

Jarius Moore scored on a 4-yard run to put JSU about midway through the third quarter for a 19-13 lead.

With 6:98 left in the game, May found Jonathan Dorsey for an 18-yard TD pass and recaptured the lead at 20-19.

But Jackson State regained the lead on a Deising field goal with about 3 minutes to play.

Harvey Harris scored the game-winner on a three-yard run and two-point conversion.

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