Monday, November 21, 2016

Hughes: JSU Tigers were more competitive in 2016

JACKSON, Mississippi -- Jackson State’s season is over, and while there will be plenty of time to dissect the season, head coach Tony Hughes was already taking a comprehensive look back following his team’s 35-16 loss to Alcorn State Saturday.

Hughes addressed his team following the game and reflected on the season they had just completed.

“We just talked about how we’d been fighting all season, regardless of the circumstances or what the score has been,” Hughes said. “We stuck together as a team. I think we built common bond and camaraderie, and it’s the kind of thing we need to build on headed into next year.”

The Tigers (3-8, 3-6 in SWAC) didn’t improve on their 2015 record, but they didn’t fall off, either. They beat the same three teams – Texas Southern, Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Mississippi Valley State – they beat the season before.

Taking a closer look at the numbers shows the Tigers were more competitive in some areas, and not so much in others.


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