Deaunte Mason rushed for a touchdown and passed for another to lead Alabama A&M to a 13-5 victory over Jackson State on Saturday.
Mason was 13-for-24 for 128 yards with two interceptions. He connected with Thomas Harris on a 20-yard touchdown pass early in the third quarter as the Bulldogs (6-4, 3-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference) took a 6-5 lead. In the fourth quarter, Mason scored on a 5-yard run for a 13-5 lead.
The Bulldogs kept the Tigers (3-6, 3-3) without an offensive touchdown, allowing only a field goal and a safety. The Tigers managed only 200 total yards. It was the fewest number of points allowed this season by the Bulldogs.
After a safety early in the second quarter gave the Tigers a 2-0 lead, Eric Perri’s 24-yard field goal gave the Tigers a 5-0 halftime lead. The loss snapped the Tigers’ two-game winning streak.