What? You expect the Jackson State receiver to remember all three of his touchdowns?
“Hmmm,” Mayes said, scratching his face in thought. “Let me see … the last one …”
Yep, it was just that kind of day for Mayes – and the rest of JSU’s Air Raid offense, too.
Mayes hauled in three scoring passes and quarterback Casey Therriault again sliced easily through an opponent’s secondary as Jackson State beat Alabama A&M 30-14, picking up a victory that might just send the Tigers back to Birmingham.
For the last four seasons, the winner of the A&M-JSU game has won the Southwestern Athletic Conference Eastern Division and advanced to Birmingham for the league title game.
“It’s super big,” coach Rick Comegy said afterward.
Said Mayes: “We’re riding high.”
He should be. The small – 5 feet 9, 180 pounds – but quick Mayes racked up 115 yards receiving on five grabs. The last of his TD catches came with about 13 minutes left in a game that had all of the sudden drawn close………..