Sanders’s Fiery Halftime Speech Sparks Jackson State in Rout

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Sports Illustrated

By Wilton Jackson Jackson State responded to a call to action from their coach at halftime and outscored Grambling 45–7 in the second half for their first home win over their rivals since 1999. Jackson, Miss. – As Grambling State coach Hue Jackson led his troops to the locker room trailing 21–17 to the SWAC’s most electrifying program, Jackson State coach Deion Sanders was rightfully annoyed. JSU had not earned a victory at home against Grambling since 1999 despite defeating GSU in the unprecedented spring ’21 campaign. After one half, JSU had given Grambling an air of confidence. “He [Sanders…

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