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Football Falls 48-33 to Braves; Streak Ends at Seven
Courtesy: Jackson State Athletics Media  
Release: 11/16/2013

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JACKSON, Miss.- The Jackson State football team suffered a tough 48-33 loss to instate rival and conference foe Alcorn State in its regular season finale at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium Saturday. The Tigers had not given up 40 points or more to Alcorn since a loss in 2003 when the Braves won 49-25. 

The Tigers, who clinched the SWAC East Division title and a berth in the 2013 SWAC Football Championship game last weekend in a victory over Alabama A&M, seemed a bit lethargic following all of the pre-game activities. 

After giving up 14 points to Alcorn State, the Tigers (8-3 overall, 8-1 SWAC) scored their first points of the game on a 22-yard field goal in the at the 11:35 mark of the second quarter to cut the lead to 14-3. JSU was not able to score again until the third quarter.

The Tigers started the second half, on a good note by recording a saftey. At the 13:00 mark in the third Javancy Jones blocked a punt that was recoverd by Alcorn State in the endzone. The resulting safety made the score 31-5.

On JSU's ensuing possession the Tigers capped a 12-play 64-yard drive with a Clayton Moore to Zach Pendleton touchdown (the first of the game for JSU) on an eight yard pass at the 8:43 mark in the third. The point after kick cut the ASU lead to 31-12.

JSU scored its second touchdown of the game on a one-yard run by Rakeem Sims. The score came with 3:42 remaining in the third. Sims scored his second TD of the game on a two-yard run, bringing the Tigers within 16 points of ASU.

Jackson State scored the final points of the game with 10 seconds left when Evan Ingram connected with Devin Fosselman for a 20-yard pass play, making the final score 48-33. 

The Braves (9-3, 7-2) jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. ASU scored its first touchdown at the 8:14 mark in the first quarter when Jordan Payne caught a 15 yard pass from John Gibbs. The Braves went on to score 24 points in the second quarter, one of which was a 36 yard interception return by Quinton Cantue. ASU added a touchdown in the third and 10 points in the fourt quarter.

JSU finished the game with 29 first downs, 175 rushing yards, 333 passing yards and 508 total yards of offense. ASU had 26 first downs, 197 rushing yards, 302 passing yards and 499 total offensive yards. 

Clayton Moore led JSU in rushing with 63 yards and in passing with 269 yards and a touchdown. Zach Pendleton caught five passes for 85 yards and a touchdown. Cameron Loeffler led JSU's defensive effort with 11 tackles.

Jackson State will return to action Dec. 7 at 1 pm to take on Southern in the 2013 SWAC Championship football game in Houston, Texas at Reliant Stadium. 

JSU won the haltime battle of the bands with a "Sonic Boom of the South" rendition of Ray Charles' "Night time is the right time"



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