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NC Central beats Jackson State in Deion Sanders' final game

ATLANTA (AP) Quarterback Davius Richard ran for 97 yards and two touchdowns, including a 1-yard scoring plunge in overtime, and North Carolina Central beat Jackson State 41-34 in Saturday's Celebration Bowl to spoil coach Deion Sanders' bid for an undefeated season in his final game with the Tigers.

The Eagles' defense made a goal-line stand on Jackson State's first overtime possession to preserve the win. Tight end Hayden Hagler's drop on third down from the 1 set up an incompletion by Jackson State quarterback Shedeur Sanders to end the game regarded as the championship of teams from historically Black college and universities.

Sanders' 19-yard touchdown pass to Travis Hunter as time expired in regulation set up Alejandro Mata's tying extra point to send the game to overtime. It was the fourth scoring pass of the game for Sanders, who also ran for a score.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: S. Sanders3732
Passing TDs: S. Sanders40
Rushing Yards: S. Wilkerson1172
Rushing TDs: S. Wilkerson9
Receiving Yards: S. Hooks748
Receiving TDs: S. Hooks10
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2022
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/4 vs. Florida A&M W 59 - 3
9/10 at Tennessee State W 16 - 3
9/17 vs. Grambling State W 66 - 24
9/24 vs. Mississippi Valley State W 49 - 7
10/8 at Alabama State W 26 - 12
10/15 at Bethune-Cookman W 48 - 8
10/22 vs. Campbell W 22 - 14
10/29 vs. Southern University W 35 - 0
11/5 at Texas Southern W 41 - 14
11/12 vs. Alabama A&M W 27 - 13
11/19 at Alcorn State W 24 - 13
12/3 vs. Southern University W 43 - 24
12/17 at North Carolina Central L 34 - 41
Southwestern Athletic
East
  Conference Overall
16 Jackson State 8-0 12-1
Florida A&M 7-1 9-2
Alabama State 4-4 6-5
Alabama A&M 4-4 4-7
Bethune-Cookman 2-6 2-9
Mississippi Valley State 2-6 2-9
West
  Conference Overall
Southern 5-3 7-5
Prairie View A&M 5-3 6-5
Texas Southern 4-4 5-6
Alcorn State 4-4 5-6
Grambling State 2-6 3-8
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 1-7 3-8
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 5810 (8)
Passing Yards: 3836 (4)
Rushing Yards: 1974 (34)
Points per game: 37.7 (8)
Yards per game: 446.9 (14)
Touchdowns: 59 (9)
Field Goals: 13 (29)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3292 (6)
Passing Yards: 1777 (4)
Rushing Yards: 1515 (29)
Points per game: 13.5 (2)
Yards per game: 253.2 (1)
Touchdowns: 20 (3)
Field Goals: 10 (63)
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