Skelton’s 4 TDs helps Southern beat Jackson State 40-34
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ladarius Skelton ran for three touchdowns and threw for another score, and Southern held off Jackson State for a 40-34 victory on Saturday.
Southern (7-4, 5-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) has won six of its last seven games while Jackson State (4-7, 3-3) has lost its last two games following a three-game win streak.
Skelton completed 12 of 23 passes for 133 yards that included a 6-yard TD pass to Hunter Register. Skelton added 182 yards rushing on 21 carries.
Jackson State led 24-17 at halftime, but a safety and Skelton’s 22-yard scoring run gave Southern a 26-24 lead. Zach Gleaton kicked a 25-yard field goal for Jackson State, but Southern returned the ensuing kickoff into the endzone for a 33-27 lead.
Skelton’s 7-yard touchdown run with 6:24 remaining stretched Southern’s lead to 40-27.