JACKSON, Miss. – The Harold Jackson era of football is officially under way at Jackson State. Despite using a scaled back offense and a base defense, the Tigers gave fans a glimpse of things to look forward to during the 2014 season during the annual “Blue and White” spring game. The contest concluded spring practice for Jackson’s Tigers.
“We did what I wanted us to do,” said Jackson. “I wanted to let our fans see a little bit of the offense, defense and some special teams work. But most importantly I didn’t want to see anyone go down with an injury.”
The game, which was a controlled scrimmage, lasted a little over an hour and pitted the offense (white) against the defense (blue). Each squad scored two touchdowns. Signal caller Evan Ingram accounted for both of the offense’s scores. He connected with two of the squad’s big play receivers Daniel Williams and Jairus Moll.
Ingram first connected with Williams for a 79-yard pass reception and then found Moll for a 38-yard strike. He completed 8 of his 15 pass attempts for 144 yards. Williams caught three passes for 88 yards and Moll caught one for 38 yards.
While the offense showed explosiveness in the passing game, the defense was opportunistic, converting offensive miscues into scores. The defense scored its first points when Ryan Griffin recovered a bad snap in the end zone. The defense scored the final points of the scrimmage when Rashad Davis scored on a pick six, returning an interception 15 yards.
Lamontiez Ivy (QB), Alexander Montgomery (RB), Desuan McKenzie (WR), Tedderick Terrell (LB/DE), Jarius Moore (ATH) and Coleman Johnson did not play in the scrimmage.
JSU opens the 2014 season against FAMU on August 30 at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Courtey: JSU Sports Information