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.

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