JSU Remains Unbeaten in the SWAC, Beats MVSU

JSU Remains Unbeaten in the SWAC, Beats MVSU (Image 1)
JSU Remains Unbeaten in the SWAC, Beats MVSU (Image 1)

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) – Special teams came up big in the fourth quarter as Jackson State rallied to a 26-17 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday.
 
The Tigers (5-2, 5-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) twice downed Darcy Williamson’s fourth-quarter punts inside the MSVU 5-yard line.  They capitalized on the first by forcing the Delta Devils to punt from their own 1 and blocking it out of the end zone for a safety.
 
Following the free kick, Clayton Moore led the Tigers on a scoring drive capped by a 19-yard touchdown pass that knifed through two MVSU defenders to find Zachary Pendleton for a 26-17 lead.
 
Pendleton finished with five catches for 112 yards.
 
Julian Stafford had eight catches for 95 yards for the Delta Devils (1-5, 1-3), who have not won against Jackson State since 1994.
 
For JSU, the 5-0 start in conference play is its best since 1995.

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