Scores

Final

Jackson State 32

(4-2, 4-0 SWAC)

Southern 26

(5-2, 3-2 SWAC)

7:00 PM ET, October 13, 2007

A.W. Mumford Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA

1 2 3 4 T
JKST 7 13 7 532
SOU 7 10 3 626

Top Performers

Passing: B. Lee (SOU) - 254 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: E. Haw (JKST) - 23 CAR, 135 YDS

Receiving: C. Johnson (JKST) - 5 REC, 160 YDS, 1 TD

Jackson St. 32, Southern U. 26

Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Jimmy Oliver passed for 308 yards and three touchdowns and Eric Perri kicked three field goals and every extra point as Jackson State beat Southern 32-26 Saturday night.

Oliver finished 21-for-31 with three interceptions for Jackson State (4-2), which remained unbeaten in four Southwestern Athletic Conference games. The loss was the second in a row for Southern (5-2, 3-2).

The teams traded scores for the first two quarters. An 8-yard pass from Oliver to Jaymar Johnson was answered by Bryant Lee's 31-yard pass to Darren Coates. Perri's 27-yard field goal was followed by Lee's 30-yard touchdown pass to Gerard Landry.

Chris Johnson scored on a 5-yard pass from Oliver, and Lee and Landry connected again at 7 yards with 21 seconds left in the half to put Southern up 20-17 at halftime.

Lee finished 21-for-29 for 254 yards and three touchdowns.

Jackson State marched the ball 92 yards on 10 plays and Oliver threw 21 yards to Jaymar Johnson to put the Tigers ahead for good at 24-20 with 7:29 left in the third quarter. Perri's 37- and 27-yard field goals put the game out of reach.

Nick Benjamin caught a 22-yard pass from Warren Mathews to bring Southern close again, 30-26, but Sam Washington had a safety for the final margin.

Erik Haw led all rushers with 135 yards on 23 carries for Jackson State. Clevan White led Southern's with 21 yards on one carry.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JKST
SOU
1st Downs2014
Total Yards489360
Passing308337
Rushing18123
Penalties9-531-10
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers41
Possession39:5020:10

Passing Leaders

Jackson StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Oliver21/313089.933
Southern UniversityC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lee21/292548.830

Rushing Leaders

Jackson StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Haw231355.900
Giles10363.600
Southern UniversityCARYDSAVGTDLG
White12121.000
Lee6132.200

Receiving Leaders

Jackson StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson516032.010
Giles55410.800
Southern UniversityRECYDSAVGTDLG
Coates811013.810
White810713.400

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERJKSTSOU
TD05:26Jaymar Johnson 8 Yd Pass From Jimmy Oliver (Eric Perri Kick) 70
TD03:09Darren Coates 31 Yd Pass From Bryant Lee (Josh Duran Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERJKSTSOU
FG13:30Eric Perri 27 Yd 107
TD11:36Gerard Landry 30 Yd Pass From Bryant Lee (Josh Duran Kick) 1014
TD03:38Chris Johnson 5 Yd Pass From Jimmy Oliver (Eric Perri Kick) 1714
TD00:21Gerard Landry 7 Yd Pass From Bryant Lee (Pat Failed) 1720
THIRD QUARTERJKSTSOU
TD07:29Jaymar Johnson 21 Yd Pass From Jimmy Oliver (Eric Perri Kick) 2420
FG01:15Eric Perri 37 Yd 2720
FOURTH QUARTERJKSTSOU
FG11:12Eric Perri 27 Yd 3020
TD06:22Nick Benjamin 22 Yd Pass From Warren Matthews (Pat Blocked) 3026
SF01:03Warren Matthews Tackled By Sam Washington In End Zone 3226