Jackson State News
JACKSON – With Jackson State still in hot pursuit of the chance to play for a SWAC championship, the Tigers outlasted the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils by a score of 14-7 in the JSU homecoming game in double overtime.
Jackson State’s Clayton Moore rushed for a 1 yard touchdown run in the second overtime that sealed the victory for JSU.
On the Delta Devils final possession of the game, JSU’s Jamal Carter forced and recovered a fumble that ended the game and sealed the deal for Jackson State. With this win JSU improves to a 4-4, 4-2 record. The Tigers are now tied for second place with Alabama State, in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Eastern Division. The Delta Devils fall to a 2-5, 2-3 record.
The game was a defensive battle in the first half. The game went into half time with a 0-0 score. Jackson State’s offense gained momentum in the second half, as Clayton Moore’s 9 yard pass to Rico Richardson with 1:19 on the clock. The score gave JSU a 7-0 lead in the third quarter. Mississippi Valley tied the ball game with 6:42 left in regulation as Richard Drake caught a 71 yard pass from Marcus Randle sending the game into overtime.
The Tigers will have an open week before traveling to Grambling, LA to face the Grambling State Tigers on Saturday, Nov. 3.