JSU gets first SWAC win after defeating UAPB on the road


The Jackson State Tigers gets their first SWAC win on the road against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, after the recent resignation of their offensive coordinator.

Head coach Tony Hughes says the 30-27 win was emotional for his team.

“You know we lost a real tough game last week at hard fought game that we all expected to win,” Hughes says. “It was very heartbreaking and disappointing, plus we had adversity in our program this week. To come on the road and beat a team and take a team’s best shot, this team beat us last year at home and got a little revenge factor. So it was emotional for a lot of people.”

“To go through this game, the adversity we faced in this game it just added on everything else,” said newly named starting quarterback Jarrad Hayes. “It meant a lot, I’ve been waiting on this moment for a long time.”

Hayes went 15 of 25 for 247 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interception in the Tigers win.

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