JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jacobian Morgan accounted for three touchdowns and Jackson State held off Texas Southern for a 21-19 victory on Saturday for its third straight win.
Jace Wilson tossed a 20-yard touchdown pass to C'ing Blanton with three seconds to play, but Texas Southern couldn't connect on the two-point conversion attempt.
Morgan ran for a 7-yard touchdown and threw a 3-yard TD pass to Steven McGee that gave Jackson State (7-3, 5-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter. Morgan added a 6-yard scoring run just before halftime to stretch Jackson State's lead to 21-7.
Wilson threw a 25-yard pass to Jyrin Johnson in the second quarter, and Jacorey Howard added a 34-yard touchdown run to pull Texas Southern (2-7, 1-5) to 21-13 with 3:40 remaining in the third quarter.
Morgan was 25-of-34 passing for 182 yards for Jackson State.
LaDarius Owens had 106 yards rushing on 20 carries for Texas Southern.
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