FAMU defeats Jackson State 28-10 in Orange Blossom Classic

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Florida A&M used a big 207-yard showing on the ground to pick up a 28-10 win against Jackson State Sunday afternoon at home at Hard Rock Stadium.

The Rattlers improved to 1-0 on the year and 1-0 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play, while the Tigers fell to 1-1 and 0-1.

Jeremy Moussa led Florida A&M’s passing attack with 150 yards through the air, tossing two touchdowns without throwing an interception.

Terrell Jennings led all FAM rushers with 75 yards in the contest, picking up 6.8 yards per carry. Jaquez Yant also added 72 yards and one touchdown on the ground, averaging 6.5 yards per carry.

Jah’Marae Sheread hauled in five catches for 90 yards and one score.

Allen Smith Jr. led the Florida A&M defensive effort, recording four tackles, one forced fumble, and one recovered fumble. Dakar Edwards added one recovered fumble and Anthony Dunn Jr had four tackles, 2.0 TFL, and two sacks in the win.

The Rattlers won the turnover battle in Sunday’s game, forcing two turnovers while avoiding any giveways, with Florida A&M turning those takeaways into seven points. Florida A&M recorded a strong performance on the ground, gaining 207 rushing yards while averaging 5.2 yards per carry and out-rushing Jackson State by 135 yards. Florida A&M converted on 46.2 percent of third-down attempts on the day.

Florida A&M’s defense held up against Jackson State’s offense, giving up 303 total yards. The FAM defense took up residence in Jackson State’s backfield all game, racking up four sacks and seven total tackles for loss.How It Happened

Florida A&M scored first with the opening 96-yard kickoff return by Marcus Riley.

Florida A&M kept building its advantage, scoring again with 5:55 left in the second quarter to go ahead 28-0. Florida A&M went scoreless the rest of the game while Jackson State tacked on 10 points to finish off the scoring.Game Notes

» Florida A&M outgained Jackson State 357-303, including a 207-72 advantage on the ground.
» Florida A&M won the turnover battle 2-0 after recovering two fumbles.
» The FAM scored first with 8:55 left in the first quarter and never trailed the rest of the game on their way to victory.
» Florida A&M tallied 21 points in the first quarter, accounting for 75% of their total score.
» Florida A&M converted 6 of 13 third downs while Jackson State was successful on 2 of 14.
» Florida A&M gave up just three points in three Jackson State trips to the red zone.
» Florida A&M forced one red zone turnover in the contest.
» Florida A&M won the time of possession battle 30:59 to 29:01.
» Florida A&M got off to a great start in the contest, putting 28 unanswered points on the board before Jackson State could respond.
» Zy McDonald led the JSU passing attack, completing 10 of his 14 attempts for 149 yards and one touchdown.
» Rico Powers was Jackson State’s leading receiver with 119 yards and one touchdown.

Next Game:
at University of South Florida
9/9/2023 | 7 PM


Team Statistics

Game StatsJSUFAM
Total Yards303357
Pass Yards231150
Rushing Yards72207
Penalty Yards4-306-50
1st Downs1718
3rd Downs2-146-13
4th Downs3-40-1
FAM14:49 – FAM – Riley,Marcus 96 yd kickoff return (Gillis,Cameron kick)07
FAM08:55 – FAM – Davis,Trevonte 18 yd pass from Moussa,Jeremy (Gillis,Cameron kick) 8 plays, 58 yards, TOP 03:15014
FAM05:34 – FAM – Sheread,Jah’Marae 5 yd pass from Moussa,Jeremy (Gillis,Cameron kick) 5 plays, 15 yards, TOP 01:12021
FAM05:55 – FAM – Yant,Jaquez 3 yd run (Gillis,Cameron kick), 4 plays, 38 yards, TOP 01:33028
JSU01:10 – JSU – Baeza,Gerardo 24 yd field goal 17 plays, 71 yards, TOP 08:07328
JSU13:51 – JSU – Powers,Rico 66 yd pass from McDonald,Zy (Baeza,Gerardo kick) 3 plays, 76 yards, TOP 01:001028

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