Scores

Final

Alabama A&M 21

(7-3, 6-3 SWAC)

Jackson State 35

(6-4, 6-2 SWAC)

5:00 PM ET, November 10, 2012

Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium, Jackson, MS

1 2 3 4 T
AAMU 0 0 7 1421
JKST 0 14 14 735

Top Performers

Passing: D. Mason (AAMU) - 193 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: R. Sims (JKST) - 21 CAR, 125 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: M. Smith (AAMU) - 10 REC, 110 YDS, 1 TD

Jackson St. 35, Alabama A&,M 21

Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. -- Rakeem Sims rushed for 125 yards and two touchdowns, and Clayton Moore passed for 233 yards and a touchdown as Jackson State defeated Alabama A&M 35-21 Saturday night.

The Tigers (6-4, 6-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) moved ahead of the Bulldogs (7-3, 6-3) in the Eastern Division race and hold a tiebreaker advantage over Alabama State if they can beat Alcorn State next week.

Moore also ran for a 7-yard touchdown to open the scoring in the second quarter, and Sims's 7-yard scoring run made it 14-0 at halftime.

Alabama A&M halved its deficit in the third quarter, but Jackson State regained control with two big plays.

Moore found Rico Richardson with a 67-yard touchdown pass, then Ryan Griffin returned a fumble 35 yards to make it 28-7.

Bulldogs quarterback Deaunte Mason threw for three touchdowns, but the Tigers limited him to 17 completions in 40 attempts for 193 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
AAMU
JKST
1st Downs2120
Total Yards344457
Passing193279
Rushing151178
Penalties4-2811-101
3rd Down Conversions7-173-11
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers14
Possession30:4829:12

Passing Leaders

Alabama A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mason17/401934.830
Jackson StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Moore11/1923312.312

Rushing Leaders

Alabama A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mason13786.0047
Lacey19743.9012
Jackson StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sims211256.0225
Moore13544.2111

Receiving Leaders

Alabama A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith1011011.0123
DeJarnett26030.0140
Jackson StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pendleton612520.8046
Richardson210552.5167

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERAAMUJKST
TD11:06Clayton Moore 7 Yd Run (Ryan Deising Kick) 07
TD03:29Rakeem Sims 7 Yd Run (Ryan Deising Kick) 014
THIRD QUARTERAAMUJKST
TD11:27Toriono Upshaw 3 Yd Pass From Deaunte Mason (Chance Wilson Kick) 714
TD05:11Rico Richardson 67 Yd Pass From Clayton Moore (Ryan Deising Kick) 721
TD04:32Ryan Griffin 35 Yd Fumble Return (Ryan Deising Kick) 728
FOURTH QUARTERAAMUJKST
TD07:04Reshaad DeJarnett 20 Yd Pass From Deaunte Mason (Chance Wilson Kick) 1428
TD04:31Rakeem Sims 12 Yd Run (Ryan Deising Kick) 1435
TD01:57Montaurius Smith 4 Yd Pass From Deaunte Mason (Chance Wilson Kick) 2135