Jackson State vs. NC Central football score: Live Celebration Bowl updates
Jackson State football (12-0, 8-0 SWAC) is one win away from its first perfect season and the program’s first win on Saturday (11 a.m., ABC) against North Carolina Central at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
The game would mark the end of the Deion Sanders era with the Tigers, with the third season head coach departing to be the new head coach at Colorado. TC Taylor, the Sanders’ wide receivers coach, was named running mate by JSU on Tuesday.
Jackson State won back-to-back SWAC Championships with a 43-24 win over Southern on December 3. Shedeur Sanders went 30-for-43 for 320 yards and four touchdowns in the victory. Sy Haveon Wilkerson added 61 rushing yards and a TD.
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The Eagles (9-2) advanced to the Celebration Bowl after defeating Norfolk State on November 12 to go 4-1 in the MEAC Conference. Quarterback Davies Richard had a hand in five touchdowns for the Eagles in the 48-14 road win.
Jackson State football game vs. North Carolina Central game time, telecast info
The game is scheduled for 11 am local time on ABC.
Jackson State vs. NC Central football score: Live updates from the Celebration Bowl
The fourth quarter
Travis Hunter’s second hand catching OT powers
7 seconds left: Fourth and 10 for JSU at the NCCU 19-yard line.
Travis Hunter wins the singles fight at the end. Jackson State Landing!
Good extra time!
1:09 left: On fourth down, Shedeur Sanders completed a pass to JD Martin for the conversion. Excellent catch. JSU leadership.
Left 4:31: NC Central’s Latrell Collier scores from 7 yards out.
The Eagles go for two and run a Philly Special. Davies Richard’s second catch today. NC Central 34, Jackson State 27.
On a TD play, Jeremiah Brown was the DQd of the game for a flagrant personal penalty.
5:43 left: NC Central with the first goal.
Left 7:50: Shilo Sanders called for a pass interference on third down to stretch NC center drive.
Left: 12:07 Jackson State Landing! Shedeur Sanders caught Travis Hunter over the middle for an 18-yard TD run.
Two point attempt is not good as Sanders is sent off. JSU 27, NCCU 26.
12:11 left: Xedyor Sanders was sacked due to a huge loss.
13:15 left: Shedeur Sanders plays third down to extend the drive, and the face mask penalty gives JSU a first and goal. Great sequence.
23 seconds left: Adrian Olivo good from 23 yards, and NC Central now leads 26-21.
The Eagles have rushed for 213 yards so far.
4:07 left: JSU stopped on third and short, and the Tigers would give chase.
NC Central takes the lead from the first half
5:45 left: Central North Carolina Landing. What a catch from Quentin McCall. 12-yard TD catch right sideline.
Pat is not good. NC Central leads 23-21.
Left 8:02: NCCU’s Davius Richard sneaks a first down, and the Eagles are in scoring range.
Left at 13:06: JSU gets one first down and nothing else to start the second half. You will jump.
JSU leads again
30 seconds left: JSU landing! That was Cheddior Sanders’ trip. He rushed 17 yards to set up first and score, then finished the drive with a 7-yard TD run.
JSU 21, NC Central 17.
3:51 left: J’Mari Taylor ends NC Central’s drive with a 10-yard TD run. Davies Richard did the hard work on the drive on the floor.
NC Central takes back the lead, 17-14.
10:41 left: JSU landing! Xedure Sanders finds a wide open Kevin Coleman, who slashes the NCCU defense to score. 85 yard TD catch.
JSU 14, NC Central 10.
11:49 left: Two teams exchange kicks.
1:36 left: JSU’s defense gets the stoppage, aided by NC Central penalties.
3:59 left: Travis Hunter takes the end and gets stuck. NC Central recovered at the JSU 31-yard line.
4:52 left: Jeremiah Williams Case. NC Central will take a gamble.
Left 6:27: Shedeur Sanders to DJ Stevens over the middle for a JSU TD. 24-yard TD pass.
Good pat. Excellent response for tigers. NC Central 10, Jackson State 7.
6:54 left: Shadyor Sanders runs down for the first time and is hit late out of bounds. First down of the day for the Tigers.
Left 7:27: A reverse pass from the WR to QB Davius Richard sets up the first and Richard scores on the ground on the next play.
NC Central 10, Jackson State 0.
8:49 left: NC Central runs first downs on consecutive plays. JSU’s defense is not as strong as we are used to yet.
Left 9:52: JSU goes three times and will jump. Cylon Wilkerson was held up at third and short, though he didn’t have much room.
11:42 left: Travis Hunter INT is nearly in third place. Well done breaking the ball. NC Central’s Adrian Olivo is 32 yards.
NC Central 3, Jackson State 0.
13:10 left:EJ Hicks makes a long catch ahead of Travis Hunter, and NCCU is in the red. 42 yards.
15:00 left: About getting ready to go in atlanta. NC Central to receive.
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