Jackson St South Alabama Football

Jackson State linebacker Keonte Hampton (West Point), left, moves in to stop South Alabama running back Tra Minter, along with Tigers teammate Ryan Theyard, in Saturday’s game.

Alcorn State

Record: 1-1

Last weekend: Beat Mississippi College 45-7

Next game: Saturday at McNeese State (1-1), 6 p.m.

The buzz: Freshman Niko Duffey rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns and also caught a TD pass as the Braves won their seventh-consecutive home opener. … McNeese lost 56-14 at Oklahoma State last weekend.


Record: 0-1

Last weekend: Lost 28-14 at Millsaps

Next game: Saturday, home vs. Louisiana College (0-1), 7 p.m.

The buzz: Junior Brad Foley scored twice in the fourth quarter, on a 10-yard catch and a 1-yard run . … Sophomore linebacker Bo Robertson (TCPS) shared the team lead with seven tackles (six solo), including a tackle for loss.

Delta State

Record: 1-0

Last weekend: Beat Tusculum 24-10

Next game: At No. 10 Grand Valley State (1-0), 6 p.m.

The buzz: Patrick Shegog (South Panola) threw for a pair of touchdowns. … Senior LB Vada King led the way with 13 tackles (10 solo) and was the Gulf South Conference Defensive layer of the Week..

Jackson State

Record: 0-2

Last weekend: Lost 37-14 at South Alabama

Next game: Saturday vs. Tennessee State (1-1), 6 p.m. in Memphis

The buzz: Sophomore LB Keonte Hampton (West Point) logged 15 tackles (9 solo) against the Jaguars. ... Tennessee State opened the season with a 26-20 win over MVSU.


Record: 1-0

Last weekend: Beat Belhaven 28-14

Next game: at Westminster, Mo. (0-1), 1 p.m.

The buzz: The Majors held a 28-0 lead after three quarters, larger behind three TD passes by sophomore Amryn Jeffrey. Junior DB Tareze Grant capped the scoring with a 68-yard interception return.

Mississippi College

Record: 0-1

Last weekend: Lost 45-7 at Alcorn State

Next game: Saturday, home vs. Albany State (0-1), 7 p.m.

The buzz: A pair of freshmen delivered the only touchdown for the Choctaws, as DeAnte Smith-Moore connected with Rondell Cole for a 10-yard TD. … Albany State opened with a 38-3 loss to top-ranked Valdosta State.


Record: 0-2

Last weekend: Lost 23-20 at Lamar in overtime

Next game: Sept 21, home against Bethune-Cookman

The buzz: Lamar scored with 31 seconds left in regular to force OT. … Senior DB Tracy Thompkins was named SWAC Defensive Player of the Week after logging 15 tackles (13 solo) against Lamar, matching a career high.

Compiled by John L. Pitts

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