HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Jack Abraham threw for four touchdowns and Southern Mississippi beat Jackson State 55-7 on Saturday night in a season opener for both teams.
Abraham threw for 242 yards for the Golden Eagles. Quez Watkins had 138 yards receiving and three touchdowns plus a punt return for a score. Tate Whatley ran for another score and Parker Shaunfield kicked two field goals.
Abraham threw a pair of touchdowns to Watkins in the first quarter and the Golden Eagles followed that with 27 more unanswered points on Shaunfield's 46- and 29-yard field goals, Watkins' 81-yard punt return, a 26-yard fumble return for a score by Xavier Marion and a short scoring pass from Abraham to Jordan Mitchell to take a 41-0 lead at halftime.
Jackson State never threatened, scoring just once at the close of the third quarter.
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