JSU Takes Care of MVSU

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Jimmy Oliver passed for one touchdown and ran for another as Jackson State routed Mississippi Valley State 50-16 on Saturday.

Jackson State (2-2, 2-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) beat its instate rival for the 13th straight time.

MVSU (1-3, 1-3) was winning 13-6 midway through the second quarter before Oliver connected with Rodney Gray on a 10-yard touchdown pass that tied the score 13-13.

Oliver, who also passed for 262 yards in the game, scored on a short run with 37 seconds left in the first half, putting Jackson State ahead for good.

MVSU, which lost its third straight game, could manage only 75 yards of offense in the second half after controlling most of the first half.

Ronald Brewer, who rushed for 115 yards, scored MVSU's only touchdown with a short dash late in the first quarter.

Jackson State finished with 473 yards of offense.

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