Hunt's long TD run helps Jackson State outlast Southern 27-14

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Andre Hunt raced 75 yards for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter to put the finishing touches on Jackson State's 27-14 victory over Southern on Saturday night.

Hunt's run came on the first play from scrimmage after the Jaguars had closed to within 20-14.

The Tigers (2-1, 1-1), the defending champions in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, picked up their fourth straight win over Southern (0-2) in the Jaguars' conference opener.

After spotting Southern a 7-0 first-quarter lead, Desmond Moutrie knotted the score with a 15-yard touchdown run early in the second period. Jackson State took the lead for good on Rico Powers' 63-yard catch-and-run score later in the quarter.

Irv Mulligan's 21-yard touchdown run put the Tigers up 20-7 with 9:01 remaining in the third quarter.

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