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September 09, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
Tennessee State1000717
Jackson State360615
1st Quarter
TSUTD13:30HARRIS 13 Yd Run (CLARK kick)
JKSTFG07:45Ch. Jacquemin 34 Yd
2nd Quarter
JKSTFG12:06Adrian Salazar 25 Yd
JKSTFG00:00Ch. Jacquemin 49 Yd
4th Quarter
JKSTTD04:48Terrell Kennedy
Stats at a GlanceTSUJKST
1st Downs1121
3rd Down Conversions4-138-18
4th Down Conversions0-12-3
Passing (Comp-Att)78 (5-17) 196 (24-46)
Rushing (Att)160 (35) 107 (33)
Total Yards238303
Fumbles Lost10
Southern Heritage Classic Next for #23 Tennessee State
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Southern Heritage Classic Next for #23 Tennessee State
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Southern Heritage Classic
Game 2: Tennessee State (1-0) vs. Jackson State (0-1)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017
Location: Memphis, Tenn.
Stadium: Liberty Bowl (59,308)
Time: 6:00 p.m. CT
TV: Fox Sports Southeast (Tape Delayed)
Audio: 102.1 FM
Live Stats:

Series Information: 53rd meeting. TSU leads the series, 29-21-2. The Tigers lead 16-11 in the SHC, which includes a five game win streak. The Tigers earned a 40-26 victory over JSU last year.

The Game: This year plays host to the 28th annual Southern Heritage Classic at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis. The meeting is the 26th time TSU and JSU have squared off in the classic and the 24th consecutive time. TSU has secured victories in 12 of the last 14 SHC contests, and have won five straight.

Last Meeting: Jackson State returned two blocked punts for touchdowns to help build a 23-19 halftime lead. Tennessee State bounced back by outscoring JSU 21-3 in the second half. O’Shay Ackerman-Carter teamed up with Patrick Smith for a three yard scoring pass to even the score at 26-26 late in the third quarter. Eight seconds later, Ezra Robinson jumped a LaMontiez Ivy pass and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown to give TSU its first lead of the game. Ackerman-Carter closed out the scoring with a one yard quarterback sneak early in the fourth quarter. The signal caller finished 14-for-18 for 227 yards and two passing touchdowns, while also recording his first career rushing touchdown. Defensively, Ebenezer Ogundeko posted a team-best 11 tackles. Erik Evans rushed for 109 yards on 21 carries.

Head Coach Rod Reed: Coach Reed is in his eighth season at the helm of the Tigers. TSU is 7-1 in season openers under Reed after a 17-10 win at Georgia State. The Lone loss came at the hands of Bethune-Cookman, 12-9, in 2013. He has compiled a 44-37 record at TSU, including a 36-22 mark since 2012. Reed is the third winningest coach in Tennessee State Football History. John Merritt claimed 174 victories in his 20 years (1963-83) at TSU; He finished with a .806 winning percentage (174-35-7). Harry Kean spent 10 years in charge of TSU from 1944-54 and compiled a 93-15-3 record (.838). The TSU alum is 5-2 versus Jackson State. Tennessee State has gone 10-3 versus SWAC teams under Reed.

Tennessee State:  The Tigers held Georgia State to 49 yards rushing and 273 total yards as the defense forced four turnovers (three fumbles and one interception) and recorded three sacks. Linebacker Chris Collins earned Ohio Valley Conference and STATS FCS Defensive Player of the Week for his 12 tackle, nine solo, three for loss, one sack and a forced fumble performance. Collins was also honored as the College Sports Madness National Defensive Player of the Week and the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week. Freshman safety Vincent Sellers added ten stops, seven solo, and earned OVC Newcomer of the Week as well as STATS FCS Freshman of the Week Honorable Mention. TSU rushed for 238 yards and outgained the Panthers 383-273. The Tigers had three runners with 70-plus yards rushing; Treon Harris had 11 carries for 91 yards, Seth Rowland carried nine times for 76 yards and Sabree Curtis went for 73 yards on 17 touches. Patrick Smith caught six passes for 70 yards.

Jackson State: Head coach Tony Hughes enters his second season at JSU. Jackson State opened the season with a 63-0 loss at FBS TCU. The Tigers were limited to just 65 yards of total offense. JSU gained 40 yards on the first possession of the game, moving the ball to the TCU 35-yard line.  Jackson State would only advance the ball into TCU territory one more time during the game. Brent Lyles passed for 40 yards, but was sacked three times and finished with -44 yards rushing on the night. Jordon Johnson had a team-best 41 rushing yards. Deion Pope led the Tigers with seven tackles while Ryan Theyard had an interception.

Last 15 Results:
2016 - Tennessee State 40, Jackson State 26
2015 - Tennessee State 35, Jackson State 25
2014 - Tennessee State 35, Jackson State 7
2013 - Tennessee State 26, Jackson State 16
2012 - Tennessee State 38, Jackson State 12
2011 - Jackson State 35, Tennessee State 29
2010 - Jackson State 33, Tennessee State 26
2009 - Tennessee State 14, Jackson State 7
2008 - Tennessee State 41, Jackson State 18
2007 - Tennessee State 16, Jackson State 13
2006 - Tennessee State 31, Jackson State 30
2005 - Tennessee State 20, Jackson State 14
2004 - Tennessee State 21, Jackson State 20
2003 - Tennessee State 44, Jackson State 14
2002 - Jackson State 31, Tennessee State – 28

Television: Fox Sports Southeast. Pete Pranica will serve as play-by-play along with Brian Jordan who will provide analysis.

Radio: 102.1 FM will carry the game live with Greg Pogue (play-by-play), Albert Dawson (analyst), Craig Ladd (Scoreboard) and Gary Dawson (sideline). Pregame will begin at 5:30 p.m. CT.