The Jackson State football team took one step closer to making it to Birmingham, Alabama for the 2012 Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship Game by beating the Alabama A&M Bulldogs 35-21 at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium Saturday night.

On Senior Day JSU’s star wide receiver Rico Richardson reached a milestone that only five other JSU receivers have accomplished. Richardson joined JSU’s 1,000 receiving yard club after finishing with 105 yards on two receptions.

The Tiger now turn their attention to Alcorn State in the regular season finale in Lorman, Mississippi next Saturday.