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November 3, 2013

Jones hauls in 6 touchdown catches in Blazers loss to Delta State

Blazers drop third conference game

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The Statesmen were able to score on two touchdown passes from Sullivan, in addition to a sneak for a score by Sullivan himself. The other touchdown was a short run by Richard Freelon, to make up the Statesmen 28-21 lead going into the half.
On the Blazers first drive of the second half, the team drove all the way down the field but failed to convert a 4th and 1 at the Delta State 28-yard line.
The Black Swarm defense came out and held the Statesmen to a 4th and 6 however a costly penalty on the Blazers continued the drive and Delta State punched the ball in for a quarterback sneak, making the score 35-21.
After another VSU drive stalled, helped by a holding penalty on 4th and 7, the Statesmen scored once more making the score 42-21.
On the next drive, receiver Regginald Lewis caught two big first down passes and Austin Scott ran for another first down, leading up to a big touchdown catch by Jones, making the score 42-27 after VSU had the extra point blocked.
Delta State was not done yet, however. The ‘Black Swarm’ defense was unable to stop the Statesmen as they scored once more on a Freelon run.
On the Statesmen next series, Sullivan was intercepted by Wheeler, who took it to the house for a VSU touchdown, making the score 49-34.
The momentum began to swing in the Blazers favor, stringing together a drive led by Nobles 50-yard throw to Jones. O’Neal carried the ball 3 times on this drive for a combined 22 yards to move the Blazers into a goal situation. After a pass interference call on fourth down went in the Blazers favor, Jones proceeded to haul in his 4th touchdown of the night. The score stood 49-41 at this time.
Once again the defense could not hold on, allowing the Statesmen to score once more, making the score 56-41.

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