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Bulldogs upset Tigers, Sanders to win the 2021 Celebration Bowl

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

South Carolina State Bulldogs defeated the Jackson State Tigers in the 2021 Cricket Celebration Bowl. The Bulldogs won 31-10 over the Tigers at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

With the win, the Bulldogs improved to 7-5 on the season. The Tigers, who were considered the favorites in the contest, fell to 11-2 with the loss.

South Carolina State quarterback Corey Fields Jr. attempts a pass against the Jackson State Tigers in the 2021 Celebration Bowl
Corey Fields Jr. attempts a pass against the Jackson State Tigers in the 2021 Celebration Bowl (Photo by Corey Fields Jr./Instagram)

The loss was Jackson State’s first since a 12-7 loss to ULM Warhawks on Sept. 18th at Malone Stadium in Monroe, Louisiana. Jackson State had won nine straight before the loss.

Bulldogs quarterback Corey Fields Jr. went 12 of 31 for 166 yards. He had four touchdown passes and one interception.

Donte Anthony had 17 carries for 65 yards. Shaquan Davis had five receptions for 95 yards and three touchdowns.

Tigers quarterback Sedeur Sanders, the son of head coach Deion Sanders, went 16 of 36 for 175 yards. He had one touchdown pass and two interceptions.

Santee Marshall had four carries for 23 yards. Warren Newman had four receptions for 38 yards.

The Bulldogs outscored the Tigers 21-3 in the second half. Fields Jr. hit Davis for a 16-yard touchdown reception.

Fields Jr. also connected with Bailey for a 15-yard touchdown reception. Fields Jr. connected with Davis for a second touchdown in the second half.

The second touchdown to Davis was also for 16-yards like their first touchdown.

Tigers’ Bailey Raborn made a 36-yard field goal.

South Carolina State led 10-7 at halftime. Fields Jr. hit Davis for a six-yard touchdown reception.

Gavyn Zimmerman also made a 26-yard field goal.

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Tigers’ Sanders hit Keith Corbin for a seven-yard touchdown reception.

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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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