Scores

Final

Alcorn State 19

(2-8, 2-7 SWAC)

Jackson State 31

(7-4, 7-2 SWAC)

2:00 PM ET, November 17, 2007

Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium, Jackson, MS

1 2 3 4 T
ALCN 6 0 0 1319
JKST 7 3 7 1431

Top Performers

Passing: J. Oliver (JKST) - 245 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: L. Giles (JKST) - 21 CAR, 146 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: N. Hughes (ALCN) - 6 REC, 101 YDS, 2 TD

Jackson St. 31, Alcorn St. 19

Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Jimmy Oliver passed for 245 yards and two touchdowns in leading Jackson State to its first conference title game in eight years with a 31-19 win over Alcorn State on Saturday.

Oliver also ran for 111 yards as Jackson State (7-4, 7-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) ended a four game losing streak to Alcorn State, amassing 538 yards of offense.

Lavarus Giles ran for 146 yards and scored twice for the Tigers, the SWAC East division champion.

Jackson State will face Grambling in the SWAC championship game on Dec. 15.

Alcorn (2-8, 2-7) ended the season losing three of its last four games. Tony Hobson passed for 350 yards and three touchdowns for Alcorn, but the team committed 12 penalties and had three turnovers.

Giles' 1-yard run late in the first quarter gave Jackson State a 7-6 lead that started a string of 24 unanswered points. Giles also scored on an 82-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter that Jackson State ahead 24-6 with 12:30 left in the game.

Oliver's touchdown passes came on a 35-yard strike to Jaymar Johnson in the second quarter and a 24-yard pass to Terrance Jones in the fourth.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ALCN
JKST
1st Downs2127
Total Yards402538
Passing350253
Rushing52285
Penalties12-736-46
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers31
Possession24:2235:38

Passing Leaders

Alcorn StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hobson22/393509.031
Jackson StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Oliver17/332457.420

Rushing Leaders

Alcorn StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brumfield9394.300
Young7202.900
Jackson StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Giles211467.020
Oliver141117.900

Receiving Leaders

Alcorn StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Arceneaux711917.010
Hughes610116.820
Jackson StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones49022.510
Johnson67412.310

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERALCNJKST
TD12:52Emmanuel Arceneaux 29 Yd Pass From Tony Hobson (Pat Failed) 60
TD02:38Lavarus Giles 1 Yd Run (Eric Perri Kick) 67
SECOND QUARTERALCNJKST
FG11:56Eric Perri 19 Yd 610
THIRD QUARTERALCNJKST
TD12:18Jaymar Johnson 35 Yd Pass From Jimmy Oliver (Eric Perri Kick) 617
FOURTH QUARTERALCNJKST
TD12:30Lavarus Giles 82 Yd Run (Eric Perri Kick) 624
TD10:00Nate Hughes 19 Yd Pass From Tony Hobson (Pat Failed) 1224
TD06:10Terrance Jones 24 Yd Pass From Jimmy Oliver (Eric Perri Kick) 1231
TD03:19Nate Hughes 7 Yd Pass From Tony Hobson (Alexander Oelfke Kick) 1931