JACKSON, Miss. – The Jackson State Tigers looked to pick up their second win in Southwestern Athletic Conference play, but the Grambling State Tigers continued to rack up the points en route to a 59-27 victory Saturday night at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium before an announced crowd of 15,940 .
JSU (1-4, 1-2 SWAC) trailed 28-20 at halftime, but GSU (3-2, 3-0) scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to close out the game. At the 12:30 mark in the fourth quarter, GSU’s Jestin Kelly put the G-Men ahead 45-27 when his five yard touchdown run capped a five play, 33-yard drive. Eight minutes later Chester Rogers caught a 20 touchdown pass from Johnathan Williams to make the score 52-7 and Dre’ Fusilier’s seven yard touchdown run made the final score 59-27.
Penalties and turnovers plagued the JSU Tigers (12 penalties for 203 yards and three turnovers). GSU scored 17 points off turnovers and committed only two turnovers, which did not hurt the G-Men.
La Montiez Ivy passed for a game high 490 yards and three touchdowns, but was sacked five times. He completed 40 of 58 pass attempts and threw a pair of interceptions. Ivy also led the team with 63 rushing yards and a touchdown. His rushing TD, a 36-yarder, came at the 9:04 mark in the second quarter.
Devin Fossleman hauled in a career high 10 passes for 148 yards. Daniel Williams caught six passes for 99 yards and a touchdown and Jairus Moll caught six passes for 61 yards. Williams scored the first touchdown of the game for JSU on a 22-yard catch and run. Ryan Deising’s extra point kick cut the GSU lead to 14-7. Moll closed out the half with a four yard touchdown pass, making the halftime score 28-20.
Brandon Smith led JSU with 10 tackles and Javancy Jones followed with eight tackles and a sack. JSU returns to action, following and open week, on Oct. 17 when the Tigers travel to Huntsville, Alabama to take on Alabama A&M.
Courtesy: JSU Athletics