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Jackson State Climbs into Top-10 of FCS Coaches, Stats Perform Polls

Jackson State ranks in the Top 10 of the FCS Coaches and Stats Perform Polls in Week 5.

Jackson State climbs into the Top 10 FCS Coaches and Stats Perform Polls in Week 5.  

Shedeur Sanders

On Saturday, the Tigers subdued the Delta Devils with a splash of "Holy Water of Pure Dominance" in their 49-7 win at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson, MS.  

Shedeur Sanders repeats from Week 4 as the Southwestern Athletic Conference's Player of the Week. He shares the honor with the Alcorn Braves newcomer and running back terror, Jarveon Howard. 

Sanders completed his career-high day by completing 40-of-51 passing attempts for 438 yards and 4 TDs.


The coaches believe the Tigers are worthy of climbing from No. 11 to No. 8 in their FCS Coaches poll for Week 5. Jackson State is the only HBCU program ranked in the Top-25 Polls. The other HBCU teams receiving votes were North Carolina Central (43 points) and Florida A&M (3 points).

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The voters in the Week 5's Stats Perform polls rank Coach Prime's squad at No. 9, which is a jump from No. 11 in Week 4.

North Carolina Central (4-0) received votes, but was un-ranked at 133 points.


  1. Jackson State
  2. NCCU
  3. Alcorn State
  4. Prairie View
  5. Virginia Union