SHREVEPORT, La. – The Jackson State Tigers picked up a big 51-38 win over Prairie View A&M Saturday at the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La. The Tigers improved to a 7-0 conference record (7-2 overall) and PVAM falls to 5-4, 4-3 SWAC).
Tommy Gooden, Clayton Moore and Zach Pendleton led JSU to its sixth straight victory. Gooden recorded a game-high 203 yards and a touchdown. Moore finished with 235 passing yards and four touchdowns while rushing for another 104 yards and a TD. Pendleton hauled in a game high eight passes for 130 yards and three TDs.
The game was tied 38-38 at the end of the third quarter. At the 12:14 mark Gooden capped a nine play, 55 yard drive with a three yard touchdown run. Ryan Deising’s point after kick gave JSU a 45-38 advantage. The Tigers put the game away at the 2:39 mark when Jarius Moore scored on a 10 yard run, capping a 10 play, 75 yard drive.
Prairie View A&M led after the first quarter (10-3). JSU’s first points of the game were scored on a 26-yard Deising field goal. The Tigers dominated the second quarter, scoring 21 points. Moore and Pendleton connected three times for touchdowns. At the 8:06 mark Pendleton scored on a 37 yard pass play. At the 5:23 mark he caught a 28 yard touchdown pass and snagged a 27-yard touchdown pass with 30 seconds left in the first half.
Ariane McCree led JSU’s defensive effort, totaling 12 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and half a sack. Cameron Loeffler followed with nine tackles. JSU finished the game with six sacks.
The Tigers will have an open date on Nov. 2 before traveling to Huntsville, Ala. to take on Alabama A&M in SWAC play.