Scores

Final

7:00 PM ET, September 10, 2011

Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium, Jackson, MS

1 2 3 4 T
TNST 14 10 2 329
JKST 14 7 7 735

Top Performers

Passing: C. Therriault (JKST) - 337 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Gooden (JKST) - 5 CAR, 67 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Wilder (JKST) - 5 REC, 114 YDS, 1 TD

Jackson St. 35, Tennessee St. 29

Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Casey Therriault threw for three touchdowns and 337 yards as Jackson State overpowered Tennessee State 35-29 on Saturday night.

Jackson State (2-0) totaled 477 yards of offense, compared to 304 by Tennessee State, which struggled in the running game just a week after rushing for 342 against Southern.

Tennessee State (1-1) managed just 78 yards on 36 carries against Jackson State.

Jackson State tallied 140 yards rushing as B.J. Lee led the way with 70 yards on 11 carries. Tommy Gooden chipped in 67 yards and a touchdown on five carries as Jackson State averaged 4.0 yards per carry, compared to 2.2 by Tennessee State.

Tennessee State pulled within two, 28-26, on a safety with 6:17 to go, but couldn't stop Therriault and Jackson State. Therriault capped an 82-yard, 11-play drive on a 21-yard pass to Rico Richardson for a 35-29 lead with 2:04 to play.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TNST
JKST
1st Downs1622
Total Yards304477
Passing226337
Rushing78140
Penalties11-7515-126
3rd Down Conversions5-155-11
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers35
Possession28:3031:30

Passing Leaders

Tennessee StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Perry12/312267.322
Jackson StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Therriault27/393378.631

Rushing Leaders

Tennessee StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ward13352.7110
Thomas13342.6014
Jackson StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lee11706.4017
Gooden56713.4139

Receiving Leaders

Tennessee StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
James311538.3154
Pryor34113.7015
Jackson StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wilder511422.8162
Tillman55511.0022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTNSTJKST
TD11:54Marcellos Wilder 62 Yd Pass From Casey Therriault (Jabril Smith Kick) 07
TD08:27Travis James 54 Yd Pass From Jeremy Perry (Jamin Godfrey Kick) 77
TD04:55Casey Therriault 1 Yd Run (Jabril Smith Kick) 714
TD02:14Trabis Ward 5 Yd Run (Jamin Godfrey Kick) 1414
SECOND QUARTERTNSTJKST
TD12:25Calvin McNairl 11 Yd Pass From Jeremy Perry (Jamin Godfrey Kick) 2114
TD09:47Tommy Gooden 31 Yd Run (Jabril Smith Kick) 2121
FG07:19Jamin Godfrey 43 Yd 2421
THIRD QUARTERTNSTJKST
TD10:08Tommy Gooden 9 Yd Pass From Casey Therriault (Jabril Smith Kick) 2428
SF06:17Ball Through End Zone 2628
FOURTH QUARTERTNSTJKST
TD02:04Rico Richardson 21 Yd Pass From Casey Therriault (Jabril Smith Kick) 2635
FG00:28Jamin Godfrey 33 Yd 2935