LAS VEGAS – Jackson State dropped its season opener to UNLV Thursday night 63-13 at Boyd Stadium. The Tigers surrendered 28 points in the first quarter and 21 in the third during first year head coach Tony Hughes’ debut.
LaMontiez Ivy completed only 14 of his 34 passing attempts for 134 and one touchdown while also throwing an interception for JSU. Tevin Garrett was on the receiving end Ivy’s lone touchdown which capped off a 14 play 75-yard driving in the first quarter.
UNLV scored the next 28 points, including senior David Greene’s first career TD, for a 42-10 lead at halftime.
Johnny Stanton was 10 of 12 for 217 yards and he threw three touchdown passes to Devonte Boyd to help UNLV.
On the third play from scrimmage, Boyd caught a pass over the middle and raced for a 56-yard touchdown. After Troy Hawthorne intercepted LaMontiez Ivy’s pass on JSU’s first offensive play, UNLV needed just two plays for Boyd to score from 32 yards out.
Javancy Jones led the tigers with five tackles and one tackle for a loss.