Friday, November 11, 2016

JSU Tigers working through offensive woes

JACKSON, Mississippi -- Tony Hughes is old school.

He said as much following Saturday’s 14-7 loss to Alabama State, a game in which the Jackson State offense failed to score on two trips inside the red zone.

And when an old-school coach like Hughes is faced with adversity, he only knows one thing to do.

“We’ll go back to work, try to correct some mistakes and trust the process,” he said.

And Hughes’ team, which still has much to play for, has adopted that mantra.

Jackson State (3-6, 3-4 SWAC) is still tied for first and in control of its own destiny in the East Division. Wins in their final two games would put the Tigers into the SWAC championship game against the West champion with a chance to represent the league in the Celebration Bowl on the line.

To do it, they’ll have to beat Alabama A&M (3-6, 3-5) this Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium and then defeat Alcorn State (3-5, 3-4) next weekend in Lorman.


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