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Harold Jackson

Harold Jackson is the head coach of the Jackson State University football team.

Harold Jackson is the head coach of the Jackson State University football team.

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — After weeks of scrutiny of head coach Harold Jackson's leadership, the Jackson State Tigers upset their rivals, Alcorn State, in perhaps the Tigers' biggest win of the season.

LaMontiez Ivy threw three touchdowns, including the 45-yard game-winner to DeSean McKenzie, to lift Jackson State to a 34-31 comeback win over Alcorn State on Saturday.

Trailing 31-28 late in the fourth quarter, Jackson State (5-7, 3-6 Southwest Athletic Conference) took over at its own 49 after a 27-yard punt return by Jairus Moll. Ivy found McKenzie two plays later for the long strike with 1:55 to go, then took over on downs after holding Alcorn State to cement the win.

Ivy spread the ball around, hitting nine different receivers, and finished with 376 yards on 27-of-32 passing. He also threw two interceptions and was sacked four times. McKenzie had 95 yards on four catches.

Alcorn State (9-3, 7-2) was looking for its first 10-win season in school history. John Gibbs Jr. led the Braves with 166 yards on 18-of-32 passing and a touchdown.

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