Jackson State cruises past Concordia-Selma 42-2

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — Casey Therriault ran for a pair of touchdowns and threw for another, leading Jackson State in a 42-2 romp over Concordia-Selma in the season opener for both teams on Saturday.

Therriault was 15 for 32 passing for 218 yards and ran for 5 yards on 11 carries for the Tigers, who scored early and often to subdue the Hornets. A 60-yard touchdown pass from Therriault to Rico Richardson opened the scoring eight seconds into the game. Therriault added 1-yard scoring runs to begin and end the second quarter for a 28-2 halftime lead.

After a scoreless third period, Andre Wright picked up a fumble and took it 64 yards for a touchdown and a 35-2 Tigers advantage with 13:00 left to play. Concordia turned the ball over seven times in the contest.

Christian Dobbs completed 9 of 24 passes for 150 yards and three interceptions for the Hornets.