Shedeur Sanders threw for 362 yards and three touchdowns Saturday night time to steer Jackson State to a 38-16 victory over Tennessee State within the Southern Heritage Basic.
Sanders accomplished 30 of 40 passes as Jackson State (2-0) used a pair of third quarter scores to construct its lead. Within the body, the freshman from Canton, Texas linked with Keith Corbin III for a 67-yard landing after which accomplished a 10-yard scoring toss to Shane Hooks.
An 81-yard punt return by Warren Newman within the fourth quarter added to the Jackson State benefit.
Tennessee State (0-2) might handle little offensively, significantly when Jackson State was constructing its lead. In that third quarter, when Jackson State pulled away, Tennessee State managed solely 54 yards of offense
Sanders unfold round his passing, connecting with 9 receivers, the best variety of completions within the Southern Heritage Basic historical past. The 362 yards passing was the third-highest ever for the sport.
The sport featured two former NFL stars teaching on the sidelines – Eddie George for Tennessee State and Deion Sanders working the present for Jackson State.
It additionally marked the 29th time the faculties confronted one another within the Southern Heritage Basic held at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. It was the primary time both George or Sanders coached within the sport.
The Sanders-George matchup elevated the hype, consideration and pleasure across the sport; assume tailgates exterior Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium; Bryant-Denny Stadium, dwelling of the Crimson Tide; the Shoe at Ohio State; or a serious bowl sport.
Jackson State held a 10-7 lead on the half because of a 28-yard subject aim by Glenn Misiak within the closing seconds of the second quarter.
Tennessee State: TSU, coming off a 16-10 loss to Grambling State, once more had hassle shifting the ball, significantly reaching the top zone. For the night time, Tennessee State didn’t recover from 200 yards of complete offense till the ultimate minute of the sport.
Jackson State: JSU, which defeated Florida A&M 7-6 final week, nonetheless used large performs within the third quarter together with a blocked punt to arrange one other rating and constructed sufficient of a lead as Sanders had the most effective passing nights within the historical past of the Southern Heritage Basic.
Tennessee State: Hosts Kentucky State subsequent Saturday.
Jackson State: Travels to Louisiana-Monroe subsequent Saturday.
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