WATCH: Jackson State Tops Grambling State in Thriller; Coach Deion Sanders ecstatic postgame

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GRAMBLING, La. – Jackson State used a late defensive stand to upend Grambling 33-28 Saturday afternoon in its Southwestern Athletic Conference opener from historic Eddie Robinson Memorial Stadium.

GSU was at the JSU 1-yard line and senior linebacker Aubrey Miller, Jr. jarred the ball free and All-American Keonte Hampton recovered it with 1:04 remaining to secure the win.

The Blue and White handed GSU its first home loss since 2015 and it was JSU’s first win in the series since 2012. JSU put up its second 400-yard plus game and sophomore Tyson Alexander had his breakthrough performance. The DeSoto, Texas native rushed for a career-high 186 yards and one touchdown. He also added a long of 53 yards, which was also a career high.

Jackson State head football coach Deion Sanders, aka “Coach Prime,” was ecstatic about the win in the postgame press conference. Hear what he had to say right here. Video is courtesy of Jackson State Athletics.