Jackson State's Upset Bid Fell Short, But Proved Deion Sanders' Point


BG

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The Jackson State Tigers controlled the tempo of Louisiana-Monroe game with talent, speed, and confidence, but fell short of their goal to win.

The Jackson State Tigers controlled the tempo of the Louisiana-Monroe game with talent, speed, and confidence but fell short of their goal to win.

Deion Sanders' was right. HBCUs can compete against FBS programs with the right talent and coaching.

The first half of the JSU-ULM contest was a defensive affair. ULM struck first with a K Southerland field goal in the first quarter to lead 3-0. The drive took 3:11 and went for ten plays and 45 yards.

The next several drives for both teams were unproductive after successfully moving into the other's territory. The Warhawks were never comfortable due to the Tigers' relentless defensive pressure. The speed of JSU's defenders was the difference, and offensive coordinator Rich Rodriguez's up-tempo offense was unbalanced.

Jackson State finally found its rhythm on offense when quarterback Shedeur Sanders operated from the 50-yard line. He guided a four play drive in 2:18 when Josh Lanier grabbed his 24-yard pass for a touchdown. Jackson State finally led after controlling the clock and total yardage in the game. JSU led 7-3, with 6:03 remaining in the first half.

Rodriguez put the Warhawks in a position to score before halftime, but Southerland could not connect on a 51-yard attempt.

Jackson State led at halftime, 7-3.

 

coldsweat

Drink & Be Merry!
As terrible as people say they were they still beat gram 31-9
We are definitely closing the gap between our programs and theirs! We just need to continue to get better at the small things like special teams, and recruit better o-lineman. We are real close people!
 
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