LaMontiez Ivy rolled to his right with the pocket collapsing, avoided a sack and heaved a wobbler toward the end zone.

His pass deflected off three Florida A&M defenders and into the hands of wide receiver DeSean McKenize for a 49- yard touchdown as regulation time expired to give Jackson State a 22-17 win over Florida A&M Saturday night.


It was a memorable first win for JSU and for first-year head coach Harold Jackson.

Just 46 seconds prior to the hailmary, FAMU took a 17-16 lead with a 1-yard touchdown pass from Damien Fleming to Gerald Hearns.

Jackson State jumped out to leads of 3-0 and 6-3 before FAMU took a 10-6 halftime lead.

Jackson State regained the lead on a Rakeem Sims in the fourth quarter.

Sims finished the game with 117 yards and a touchdown.

Javancy Jones led the JSU defense as he finished with nine tackles and a tackle for loss.

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Kendrick Marshall

Editor for HBCU Sports, award-winning journalist, and a graduate of Jackson State University.

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