Jackson State, Southern Heritage Classic
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Shedeur Sanders threw for 362 yards and three touchdowns in his second career start to lead Jackson State to a 38-16 victory over Tennessee State in the Southern Heritage Classic Saturday in Memphis.

Sanders completed 30 of 40 passes as Jackson State (2-0) used a pair of third-quarter scores to build its lead. In the quarter, the true freshman, connected with Keith Corbin III for a 67-yard touchdown and then completed a 10-yard scoring toss to Shane Hooks.

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An 81-yard punt return by Warren Newman in the fourth quarter put the game away.

Tennessee State (0-2) could manage little offensively only managing 264 yards of total offense.

Sanders spread around his passing, connecting with nine receivers, the highest number of completions in the Southern Heritage Classic history. The 362 yards passing was the third-highest ever for the game.


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