Scores

Final/OT

Jackson State 43

(6-3, 6-1 SWAC)

Alabama A&M 40

(7-2, 5-2 SWAC)

2:30 PM ET, November 3, 2007

Louis Crews Stadium, Huntsville, AL

1 2 3 4 OT T
JKST 0 8 22 7 643
AAMU 13 6 3 15 340

Top Performers

Passing: J. Oliver (JKST) - 391 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: E. Haw (JKST) - 23 CAR, 117 YDS

Receiving: J. Johnson (JKST) - 6 REC, 95 YDS, 1 TD

Jackson St. 43, Alabama A&,M 40, OT

Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Rodney Gray tied the game with just three seconds left to send the game into overtime and Edward Lee scored on a 1-yard run to hoist Jackson State to a 43-40 victory over Alabama A&M on Saturday.

The Tigers (6-3, 6-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) and the Bulldogs (7-2, 5-2) entered the game tied for No. 1 in the East.

JSU entered the game as the No. 1 ranked defense and Alabama A&M was the No. 1 offense and the Tigers finished with 539 yards of offense to the Bulldogs' 276 yards.

Alabama A&M rushed easily to a 13-0 lead by the 2:31 mark of the first quarter. The Tigers responded with a 10-play drive to get on the scoreboard with a 38-yard Eric Perri field goal.

Perri added a 47-yarder with just under nine minutes to play in the half, and Dennis Coit made the score 13-8 when he tackled Ulysses Banks in the end zone for a safety.

Alabama A&M's Kelcy Luke connected with Thomas Harris for a 49-yard touchdown with 42 seconds left in the half to lead 19-8 at the break.

Jackson State quarterback Jimmy Oliver dominated the third quarter, completing 10-12 passes for 196 yards and all three scores in the period as the Tigers built a 30-19 lead.

Jeremy Licea added his third field goal of the game to cut the lead to 30-22 heading into the fourth.

The Bulldogs were ahead 37-30 with 5:35 left, but Gray tied the game after connecting with Oliver and running it in from the 5-yard line.

Licea's field goal from 41 yards put Alabama A&M ahead 40-37, but the lead was short-lived as Lee scored for the win.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JKST
AAMU
1st Downs2713
Total Yards539276
Passing391261
Rushing14815
Penalties12-846-26
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers20
Possession43:3616:24

Passing Leaders

Jackson StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Oliver26/433919.141
Alabama A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Luke16/342617.720

Rushing Leaders

Jackson StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Haw231175.100
Hull8202.500
Alabama A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Banks8151.910
Stockdale155.000

Receiving Leaders

Jackson StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson69515.810
Jones69515.810
Alabama A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris48721.810
Moody48521.300

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERJKSTAAMU
TD13:33Ulysses Banks 7 Yd Run (Jeremy Licea Kick) 07
FG09:34Jeremy Licea 37 Yd 010
FG02:31Jeremy Licea 41 Yd 013
SECOND QUARTERJKSTAAMU
FG14:13Eric Perri 38 Yd 313
FG08:59Eric Perri 47 Yd 613
SF05:51Ulysses Banks Tackled By Dennis Coit In End Zone. 813
TD00:42Thomas Harris 49 Yd Pass From Kelcy Luke (Pat Blocked) 819
THIRD QUARTERJKSTAAMU
TD12:34Rodney Gray 43 Yd Pass From Jimmy Oliver (Jimmy Oliver Run For Two-Point Conversion) 1619
TD07:09Terrence Jones 25 Yd Pass From Jimmy Oliver (Eric Perri Kick) 2319
TD05:35Jaymar Johnson 30 Yd Pass From Jimmy Oliver (Eric Perri Kick) 3019
FG04:50Jeremy Licea 37 Yd 3022
FOURTH QUARTERJKSTAAMU
TD10:53Gerald Stockdale 27 Yd Pass From Kelcy Luke (Kelcy Luke Run For Two-Point Conversion) 3030
TD05:35Byron Wilson 42 Yd Fumble Return (Jeremy Licea Kick) 3037
TD00:03Rodney Gray 5 Yd Pass From Jimmy Oliver (Eric Perri Kick) 3737
OVERTIMEJKSTAAMU
FGJeremy Licea 41 Yd 3740
TDEdward Lee 1 Yd Run 4340