LIVE BLOG: FAMU vs #17 Jackson State in the Orange Blossom Classic

The FAMU Rattlers open their tenure in the SWAC in the Orange Blossom Classic against Jackson...
The FAMU Rattlers open their tenure in the SWAC in the Orange Blossom Classic against Jackson State.(Dominic Miranda | WCTV)
Published: Sep. 4, 2022 at 2:36 PM EDT
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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (WCTV) - Hey everybody! WCTV Sports’ Dominic Miranda here at Hard Rock Stadium for the Orange Blossom Classic between Florida A&M and #17 Jackson State. Live updates below:


FINAL: #17 Jackson State 59, FAMU 3

A statement made by JSU. Nothing going for the Rattlers today. Four turnovers, two of which returned for touchdowns. JSU’s offense was unstoppable. Shedeur Sanders had more TD’s than incompletions: 29-33, 323 yds, 5 TDs. FAMU drops to 0-2. It’s the worst loss for FAMU since 2006 when they lost to Hampton 59-7. Next action against Albany St on Saturday.

4Q | 8:32: FAMU punt blocked. Returned for a touchdown by Herman Smith III. 59-3 JSU leads.

4Q | 11:19: First play after the TD, McKay’s pass is intercepted after it’s tipped by Tayvion Beasley.

#17 JSU 52, FAMU 3

4Q | 11:23: McKay strip sacked for the second time this game. Fumble. Recovered by Aubrey Miller 15 yards for a touchdown. 52-3 JSU leads FAMU.

4Q | 11:33: Rasean McKay in for the Rattlers at QB.

END 3RD: #17 JSU 45, FAMU 3

3Q | 1:56: After the Rattlers turn it over on downs in the red zone, JSU drives down the field and scores yet again. Shedeur Sanders hits Hayden Hagler for a 2 yard TD. 89 yard TD drive to make it 45-3 JSU leads FAMU. Sanders now 28-31, 311 yds, 5 TD’s. Sets a new career-high for TD’s.

#17 JSU 38, FAMU 3

3Q | 9:18: PICK 6 JSU. K’Vric Wiggins returns it 35 yards for a touchdown. It’s 38-3 Tigers lead FAMU.

#17 JSU 31, FAMU 3

3Q | 9:44: Touchdown Jackson State. Sanders to Hooks. Their second connection today for TD. This time from 10 yards out. Tigers lead FAMU 31-3.

HALFTIME: #17 Jackson State 24, FAMU 3

JSU looking dominant in every facet of this game. Shedeur Sanders 18-20, 170 yards, 3TD’s. FAMU has just 59 total yards of offense and 1 turnover.

2Q | :58: After a sack by JSU’s Antonio Doyle, drive stalls. Jose Romo-Martinez knocks down a 43 yard field goal to put FAMU on the board. JSU leads FAMU 24-3.

2Q | 1:28: Moussa hits Darien Oxindine for a 33 yard gain. Great play to start the drive. Roughing the passer on the next play sets up FAMU inside JSU’s 30 trying to score before half.

2Q | 1:46: Penalties stall JSU’s drive. Tigers settle for a 36 yard field goal by Alejandro Mata. 24-0 JSU leads FAMU with 1:46 left in 1H.

2Q | 4:08: Rasean McKay checks in for the 4th and 1 play, fumbles, JSU’s Julius Reynolds picks it up and returns it to FAMU’s 20. Fumble forced by Jurriente Davis. Tigers might blow this thing open now.

2Q | 6:54: Isaiah Land with his first sack on the season. He gets to Sanders and wrestles him down for huge loss. FAMU forces JSU to punt. A score before half would be huge for this team’s confidence.

2Q | 8:07: Another three and out for this FAMU offense. Just looking completely out of sorts. No rhythm. JSU takes over on its own 26. FAMU’s offense has 17 total yards. Jeremy Moussa is 5-12 with 18 yards. Total rushing yards: -1.

#17 JSU 21, FAMU 0

2Q | 9:28: Touchdown Jackson State. Shedeur Sanders hits Rico Powers for a 29 yard touchdown. 21-0 Tigers lead FAMU. JSU looks unstoppable on offense. Sanders now 16-16, 157 yards, and 3 TD’s.

2Q | 10:10: Another three and out from this Rattler offense. JSU definitely feeling confident on both sides of the ball. Tigers take over 1st and 10 on FAMU’s 40 after a nice punt return.

#17 JSU 14, FAMU 0

2Q | 11:22: Touchdown Jackson State. Shedeur Sanders was really, really good that drive. He hits Dallas Daniels for the 8 yard touchdown capping off a 9 play, 72 yard TD drive. 14-0 JSU leads FAMU with 11:22 left in first half. Sanders now 14-14 with 117 yards and 2 TD’s on the game. Rattlers need some points and need them fast.

END 1ST -- #17 JSU 7, FAMU 0: Not much going for the Rattlers offensively. Only a couple of first downs. JSU looking much more in rhythm on offense. Shedeur Sanders 10-10 for 67 yards and a touchdown early in this one.

1Q | 6:48: FAMU starts the game with back to back 3 and outs. Jackson State takes over on its own 35 yard line. That drive stunted due to a sack by JSU’s Cam’Ron Silmon-Craig.

#17 JSU 7, FAMU 0

1Q | 8:06: Touchdown Jackson State. Shedeur Sanders hits Shane Hooks on a 8 yard TD Pass capping off a 12 play 69 yard drive. Sanders was 6-6 for 40 yards during the drive. 7-0 Tigers lead FAMU.