(3-2, 3-0 SWAC)
(1-4, 0-2 SWAC)
7:07 PM ET, October 4, 2008
Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium, Jackson, MS
Passing: B. Lee (SOU) - 266 YDS, 2 TD
Rushing: T. Rutland (JKST) - 18 CAR, 101 YDS, 1 TD
Receiving: J. Stewart (SOU) - 8 REC, 179 YDS, 2 TD
JACKSON, Miss. -- Bryant Lee passed for 266 yards and two touchdowns to lead Southern to its third straight win with a 35-28 victory over Jackson State on Saturday night.
Southern (3-2, 2-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) ended a two-game losing streak to Jackson State.
The Jaguars trailed 7-3 midway through the second quarter before Lee connected with Juamorris Stewart on a 37-yard touchdown pass for a 10-7 lead with 8:30 left in the first half.
Four minutes later, Lee again found Stewart for a 33-yard touchdown pass to give Southern a 16-7 lead with 4:04 remaining. Stewart finished with 179 yards on eight catches.
Southern, which had 415 yards of offense, got fourth quarter touchdown runs of 2 yards from Kendrick Smith and 26 yards from Silas Gibbs to stretch its lead to 35-20 with two minutes left in the game.
Jackson State (1-4, 0-1), which lost its third straight game, got two touchdowns passes from Trae Rutland, but committed 10 penalties and had three turnovers.