** Please note that the JSU vs Southern game will be re-broadcast on JSU-TV (Comcast Channel 14), Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. For those who don’t have Comcast Cable, the game will also be streamed on the JSU website, www.jsums.edu.**
I would like to congratulate the JSU Tigers on their extraordinary victory over Southern University this past Saturday at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson. The Tigers not only beat the Jaguars 49-45, but played one of the most exhilarating games Tiger fans have possibly ever seen. Our team also provided us with a lesson we can take to the classroom: Never give up.
With 19 seconds left on the clock, the Southern Jaguars scored what many thought was the game-winning touchdown. Despite having only seconds to reverse course, the Tigers remained confident and determined to win. With 9 seconds left in the game, Tigers receiver Rico Richardson raced down the field, caught a pass from quarterback Casey Therriault and scored a touchdown with 2 seconds to spare.
I congratulate all of the coaches and players on their victory and thank them for showing us what happens when you never give up. I would also like to challenge our students, faculty and staff to keep up that same can-do attitude in their work on campus and beyond. Believe you will succeed and you will succeed. Together at Jackson State University, we can create a bridge to a brighter tomorrow.