JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Rakeem Sims rushed for 125 yards and two touchdowns, and Clayton Moore passed for 233 yards and a touchdown as Jackson State defeated Alabama A&M 35-21 Saturday night.
The Tigers (6-4, 6-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) moved ahead of the Bulldogs (7-3, 6-3) in the Eastern Division race and hold a tiebreaker advantage over Alabama State if they can beat Alcorn State next week.
Moore also ran for a 7-yard touchdown to open the scoring in the second quarter, and Sims's 7-yard scoring run made it 14-0 at halftime.
Alabama A&M halved its deficit in the third quarter, but Jackson State regained control with two big plays.
Moore found Rico Richardson with a 67-yard touchdown pass, then Ryan Griffin returned a fumble 35 yards to make it 28-7.
Bulldogs quarterback Deaunte Mason threw for three touchdowns, but the Tigers limited him to 17 completions in 40 attempts for 193 yards.
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