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Deion Sanders leads Jackson St to SWAC title

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Shedeur Sanders threw for four touchdowns and Jackson State routed Southern 43-24 on Saturday in the Southwest Athletic Conference championship, hours before Colorado hired father Deion Sanders away from the Tigers.

Colorado athletic director Rick George announced Saturday night that the school had hired Sanders as head coach after three seasons with the FCS program. Reports swirled before the game that Sanders would announce his departure after the game, following his acknowledgement earlier this week of an offer from the school and talks with other FBS programs about vacancies. Colorado's board of regents called a special meeting for Sunday but hadn't commented on any candidates taking over the Buffaloes until George's announcement.

Neither Sanders nor JSU players spoke to reporters afterward. A SWAC spokesman said the team had proceeded to go to campus for a team meeting, during which the coach told his team he had accepted the job at Colorado.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: S. Sanders3383
Passing TDs: S. Sanders36
Rushing Yards: S. Wilkerson1120
Rushing TDs: S. Wilkerson9
Receiving Yards: S. Hooks678
Receiving TDs: S. Hooks10
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2022
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/4 vs. Florida A&M W 59 - 3
9/10 at Tennessee State W 16 - 3
9/17 vs. Grambling State W 66 - 24
9/24 vs. Mississippi Valley State W 49 - 7
10/8 at Alabama State W 26 - 12
10/15 at Bethune-Cookman W 48 - 8
10/22 vs. Campbell W 22 - 14
10/29 vs. Southern University W 35 - 0
11/5 at Texas Southern W 41 - 14
11/12 vs. Alabama A&M W 27 - 13
11/19 at Alcorn State W 24 - 13
12/3 vs. Southern University W 43 - 24
12/17 at North Carolina Central 9:00 PT10:00 MT11:00 CT12:00 ET5:00 GMT1:00 北京时间10:00 MST11:00 CST12:00 EST
Southwestern Athletic
East
  Conference Overall
10 Jackson State 8-0 12-0
Florida A&M 7-1 9-2
Alabama State 4-4 6-5
Alabama A&M 4-4 4-7
Bethune-Cookman 2-6 2-9
Mississippi Valley State 2-6 2-9
West
  Conference Overall
Southern 5-3 7-5
Prairie View A&M 5-3 6-5
Texas Southern 4-4 5-6
Alcorn State 4-4 5-6
Grambling State 2-6 3-8
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 1-7 3-8
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 5393 (12)
Passing Yards: 3487 (5)
Rushing Yards: 1906 (39)
Points per game: 38.0 (9)
Yards per game: 449.4 (13)
Touchdowns: 54 (11)
Field Goals: 13 (29)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 2810 (1)
Passing Yards: 1571 (1)
Rushing Yards: 1239 (13)
Points per game: 11.3 (1)
Yards per game: 234.2 (1)
Touchdowns: 15 (2)
Field Goals: 8 (34)
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