No. 15 Jackson St. takes down Southern, 21-17

Published: Nov. 13, 2021 at 9:19 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 15, 2021 at 12:18 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - No. 15 Jackson State (9-1, 7-0 SWAC) extended its winning streak to seven games with a 21-17 win over Southern (4-6, 3-4 SWAC).

The Tigers also snapped an eight-game losing streak to the Jags with their win.

Shedeur Sanders completed 24-of-31 passes for 260 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions against the Jags.

The Jags actually outgained the Tigers in total offense in the losing effort. They finished with 310 total yards, while the Tigers had 301.

There was a fight on the field after the game when Jackson State tried to plant its flag on the Southern logo. SWAC officials issued the following statement on the incident:

Jackson State head football coach Deion Sanders issued an apology on his Instagram stating, “We acted like idiots at the conclusion of the game,” Sanders said.

Southern will have a bye week before taking on Grambling State in the annual Bayou Classic on Saturday, Nov. 27.

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