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Jackson State defeats Florida A&M in Orange Blossom Classic

Jackson State quarterback Shedeur Sanders looks for running room as Florida A&M defensive lineman Stanley Mentor follows on the play in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Jackson State quarterback Shedeur Sanders looks for running room as Florida A&M defensive lineman Stanley Mentor follows on the play in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Jackson State University emerged victorious following Sunday’s Orange Blossom Classic.

The Tigers defeated Florida A&M University by the score of 7-6 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.

Jackson State, led by head coach Deion Sanders, scored the game’s only touchdown during the second quarter.

Quarterback Shedeur Sanders scored on the one-yard plunge, capping off a 10 play, 69 yard drive.

Sanders finished the game completing 18 of 24 passes for 221 yards.

Bishop Bonnett had a solid afternoon rushing the football for Florida A&M, racking up 80 yards on 16 carries for the Rattlers.


About the Author:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.