(1-2, 1-0 SWAC)
(1-2, 1-1 SWAC)
8:30 PM ET, September 15, 2012
BBVA COMPASS STADIUM, HOUSTON, TX
Passing: C. Moore (JKST) - 363 YDS, 3 TD
Rushing: C. Moore (JKST) - 21 CAR, 101 YDS, 3 TD
Receiving: R. Richardson (JKST) - 8 REC, 235 YDS, 3 TD
HOUSTON -- Clayton Moore passed for three touchdowns and ran for three more to lead the Jackson State Tigers over the Texas Southern Tigers 45-35.
Moore ran for 101 yards and completed 18 of 36 passes for 363 yards. Moore connected with Rico Richardson on a 44-yard pass for a touchdown. Richardson caught two other passes for touchdowns.
Texas Southern (1-2, 1-1 SWAC) led 21-14 at halftime, but Jackson State scored 17 points in the third quarter.
Rudolph Johnson ran for a touchdown and completed 11 of 21 passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns. The Jackson State defense sacked him six times. Edward Perkins-Loving ran for a touchdown and Fred Plummer, Tory Allen-Ford and Harry Brown caught passes from Johnson for touchdowns.
The game was the SWAC opener for JSU (1-2). The game was played in Texas Southern's new home, the BBVA Compass Stadium in downtown Houston.