Jackson St. 17, MVSU 16
Tommy Gooden ran for a touchdown and Casey Therriault threw for
another as Jackson State rallied to beat Mississippi Valley State
17-16 on Saturday.
After a Jabril Smith field goal drew Jackson State (6-1, 4-1
Southwest Athletic Conference) within 3 points, 6-3. Tommy Gooden
capped off a 5-play, 80-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run that
gave the Tigers a 10-6 lead early in the third quarter.
Marin Pittman’s 45-yard run put MVSU (0-7, 0-6) back on top
13-10 but Therriault connected with Gooden 30 seconds later on a
75-yard touchdown pass that gave Jackson State the lead for
Gooden finished with 88 yards on 12 carries and 101 yards
receiving while Therriault added 71 yards on the ground and 254
through the air.
MVSU ran the ball well racking up 229 rushing yards but the
Delta Devils committed 14 penalties and only converted 4-of-15 on