Chris Leachman leads Alabama A&M to 25-14 win over Jackson State

image1JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Chris Leachman threw for 270 yards with three touchdowns and Alabama A&M defeated Jackson State 25-14 Saturday night.

Leachman threw touchdowns of 60 yards to Jonathan Dorsey and 25 yards to Montaurius Smith for a 16-7 halftime lead.

A holding penalty by Jackson State that resulted in a safety and Leachman’s 44-yard touchdown connection with Dorsey put Alabama A&M (4-5, 3-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference) ahead 25-7.

La Montiez Ivy hit Jairus Moll for a 34-yard score early in the fourth quarter. Jackson State (3-6, 1-5) threatened late, but couldn’t convert a fourth-and-3 at the Bulldog 14 with six minutes left. Ivy drove the Tigers to the Bulldog 21 on the next series, but his pass was intercepted by Harvey Harris.

Dorsey finished with 116 yards on five receptions.

Ivy had 349 yards on 36-of-53 passing with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Dan Williams had 108 yards receiving and a touchdown.