Jackson State Claims SWAC East Title

By: Nick Adam Email
By: Nick Adam Email

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Darius Bolela ran for 147 yards and a touchdown, and Marcus Benard recovered a fumble in the end zone as Jackson State claimed its second straight Southwest Athletic Conference East title with a 37-21 victory over Alabama A&M on Saturday.
Jackson State (6-4 5-1) won its fifth straight game and will play for its second consecutive title.
Benard's recovery in the end zone with 8:44 left in the third quarter helped Jackson State take a 27-21 lead after falling behind 21-20 at the half.
Bolela's 2-yard scoring run stretched the lead to 34-21 with 12:02 left in the game.
Luther Edwards also ran for two scores as Jackson State rushed for 260 yards.


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