Tennessee State 44, Jackson State 14
In the first half, turnovers set the game's tempo as much
as offense and defense.
TSU scored off of a Paul Thomas blocked punt when he tossed
the ball to Ahmed Safeullah only two minutes into the game.
After that, JSU fumbled and fumbled and fumbled on its next
For its part, TSU got a little offense going, but was leading
only 16-6 with a few seconds remaining in the half and with
JSU at the one-yard line. The tone of the night was set for
JSU as the clock ran out on a golden opportunity to score.
In the third quarter, TSU put the game away before 52,603
fans.. Tailback Charles Anthony scored from 16 and 36 yards
out, ending his night with 110 yards.
JSU quarterback Robert Kent attempted 48 passes and completed
enough to move past the 10,000-yard mark for his career. But
he was playing a catch-up game all through the second half.
Special teams took the encore on this Classic when TSU's Jarrett
Morrow returned a punt for a 67-yard touchdown with less than
a minute in the game.