MEMPHIS — A limited video game at halftime became a thrashing for in the on Saturday.
JSU coach Deion Sanders rode the record-breaking right arm of his son, quarterback Shedeur Sanders, to a 38-16 victory over Tennessee State at Liberty Dish Memorial Arena. It was the first meeting between the colleges given that 2019, after last period’s video game was canceled as a result of COVID-19.
Shedeur Sanders was 30-for-40 masquerading 362 lawns and also 3 goals, establishing Southern Heritage Standard records for most completions, highest conclusion percent and third-most passing yards.Former Whitehaven
standout Aubrey Miller Jr., that transferred to Jackson State from Missouri, had a game-high tying 10 deals with in front of an announced attendance of 46,171. Jackson State( 2-0)never ever
routed. TSU (0-2) dropped its second straight video game under first-year train Eddie George. Here are four takeaways from Jackson State’s victory: If in the beginning you do not prosper Jackson State was positioned to
make an early statement, driving to the TSU 22 late in the first quarter with a steady attack including Shedeur Sanders.The freshman quarterback began the drive 6-of-7 for 46 yards, however he missed a wide-open Josh Lanier near
completion zone, and also his fourth-down toss into the end area was dropped by Trevonte Rucker.But Sanders didn’t surrender on Lanier. After JSU recouped a fumble, Sanders connected with Lanier from 14 backyards for his very first touchdown pass of his
career.The turning factor TSU had the round and also momentum.With the game connected 7-7 midway via the second quarter, TSU quarterback Geremy Hickbottom gotten in touch with Dayron Johnson on a 36-yard pass play that got TSU into Jackson State
area. Hickbottom came up large
once again 2 plays later on, when his 15-yard work on third-and-13 prolonged the drive.Then, Jackson State stemmed the tide. Hickbottom was stopped on two of the next 3 plays for a loss of 23 yards, the latter use a third-and-15 sack by James Houston, who do with 2 sacks and three deals with for loss.That vital sequence gave Jackson State the
juice it required to damage the tie, turning its turnaround of lot of money into a 28-yard basket that offered Sanders’team a 10-7 lead at halftime.The third-down spectrum Three halves into Jackson State’s first full season under Sanders, the Tigers were leaving plenty to be desired in critical-down circumstances. In recently’s season-opening 7-6 gain Florida A&M, Jackson State was 3-for-14 on 3rd down as well as 0-for-1 on 4th down.It was more of the very same in the very first fifty percent against TSU. Jackson State converted only
once on five efforts on third down and also its only fourth-down conversion attempt– a Sanders pass to Trevonte Rucker that was decreased in the end zone– failed.It obtained fixed early in the 2nd half. Facing a third-and-7 on JSU’s first ownership after halftime, Sanders gotten in touch with Houston transfer Keith Corbin III on a 67-yard touchdown to offer Jackson State a 17-7 lead. Later on in the 3rd quarter, his 10-yard goal pass to Shane Hooks offered Jackson State its 3rd third-down conversion of the fifty percent.
Newman seals the bargain Jackson State put the game away with 7:29 left to play. Warren Newman returned a TSU punting 81 lawns for a touchdown that gave the Tigers a 31-10 advantage. It marked the second straight Southern Heritage Classic special teams touchdown for Jackson State. In 2019, Josh Littles returned the video game’s opening first greater than 100 backyards for a rating