Deion Sanders, 'Mentor Prime,' wins debut as Jackson State football defeats Edward Waters
JACKSON, Miss. - Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders won his school instructing debut Sunday as Jackson State crushed NAIA rival Edward Waters 53-0 at Mississippi Veteran Memorial Stadium.
Jackson State is playing a spring season in light of the fact that the Southwestern Athletic Conference moved its fall sports to the spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sanders and the Tigers are scheduled to play a seven-game season, with conceivably an eighth in the event that they make it to the SWAC title game.
Here are five takeaways from the game:
Jones gets the beginning: After a preseason of secret, sophomore Jalon Jones was the primary quarterback on the field for Jackson State on Sunday. For the greater part of the day, Jones tossed screen passes and short passes. He once in a while pushed the ball down the field, however he additionally didn't have to.
Jones tossed a 10-yard score pass to Daylen Baldwin with 11 seconds staying in the subsequent quarter.
Green bean quarterback Quincy Casey, the other quarterback in the hurrying to begin, entered the game with six minutes staying in the second from last quarter. Jones and Casey rotated snaps over time half. Casey tossed a 23-yard score pass in the final quarter.
All gas, no brakes: After Jackson State scooped an Edward Waters mishandle on an opening shot get back with 55 seconds staying in the primary a large portion of, the Tigers walked down the field and expanded the lead to 31-0 on four plays in 44 seconds.
On the primary drive of the subsequent half, Kymani Clarke scored on a 10-yard score run, and the Tigers went for two. Jones turned out and tossed a fragmented pass to Kourtland Hubbard on the two-point change.
Rancher shock: Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman, a previous Sanders colleague from their days with the Dallas Cowboys, astonished Sanders on the field during pregame warmups. Sanders and Aikman played together from 1995-1999, and the two were on the Cowboys' 1995 Super Bowl group.
Shutout: Jackson State's success was the primary program shutout since Sept. 6, 2014, when the Tigers beat Virginia-Lynchburg 59-0. JSU surrendered an aggregate of nine yards of offense in the primary quarter.
Clarke and Newman show: Running back Kymani Clarke and wide collector Warren Newman were everywhere on the field as hostile weapons for Jackson State. Newman a few handoffs on inverts.