Scores

Final

Southern 28

(1-2, 1-1 SWAC)

Jackson State 21

(1-3, 1-1 SWAC)

5:00 PM ET, September 22, 2012

Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium, Jackson, MS

1 2 3 4 T
SOU 14 7 7 028
JKST 0 0 0 2121

Top Performers

Passing: D. Joseph (SOU) - 249 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: D. McDonald (JKST) - 1 CAR, 1 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. Richardson (JKST) - 11 REC, 161 YDS, 2 TD

Southern U. 28, Jackson St. 21

Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. -- Dray Joseph passed for 249 yards and three touchdowns to help Southern University beat Southwestern Athletic Conference foe Jackson State 28-21 Saturday.

Southern (1-2, 1-1) took the early lead when Jaleel Richardson returned the opening kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown.

Joseph then connected on two touchdown passes, 25 yards to Michael Berry and 4 yards to Tomas Jackson, giving Southern a 21-0 halftime lead. Berry finished with 117 yards and two scores on five carries.

Jackson State (1-3, 1-1) was forced into two turnovers. Anthony Balancier intercepted Tigers starting quarterback Clayton Moore and D'Mekus Cook intercepted his backup, Dedric McDonald.

After a 60-yard touchdown pass from Joseph to Berry extended the Jaguars' lead to 28-0 entering the fourth quarter, McDonald connected with Rico Richardson for the Tigers' first points of the game.

McDonald led two more Tigers scoring drives late in the fourth, but it was not enough.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SOU
JKST
1st Downs1821
Total Yards337378
Passing285302
Rushing5276
Penalties14-13611-118
3rd Down Conversions6-136-16
4th Down Conversions0-04-5
Turnovers12
Possession34:0325:57

Passing Leaders

Southern UniversityC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Joseph18/2524910.030
Jackson StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McDonald19/342306.821

Rushing Leaders

Southern UniversityCARYDSAVGTDLG
Nzekwe15261.7013
Joseph12252.1019
Jackson StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lee10303.007
Sims6274.5014

Receiving Leaders

Southern UniversityRECYDSAVGTDLG
Berry511723.4260
Doss46616.5021
Jackson StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Richardson1116114.6230
Pendleton44010.0015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSOUJKST
TD14:47J Richardson 86 Yd Kickoff Return (Matthew Hill Kick) 70
TD13:43Michael Berry 25 Yd Pass From Dray Joseph (Matthew Hill Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERSOUJKST
TD11:14Thomas Jackson 4 Yd Pass From Dray Joseph (Matthew Hill Kick) 210
THIRD QUARTERSOUJKST
TD12:27Michael Berry 60 Yd Pass From Dray Joseph (Matthew Hill Kick) 280
FOURTH QUARTERSOUJKST
TD14:44Rico Richardson 13 Yd Pass From Dedric McDonald (Ryan Deising Kick) 287
TD09:44Rico Richardson 16 Yd Pass From Dedric McDonald (Ryan Deising Kick) 2814
TD04:16Dedric McDonald 1 Yd Run (Ryan Deising Kick) 2821