The Deion Sanders era at Jackson State got off to a strong start on Sunday. Coach Prime’s squad defeated NAIA program Edward Waters College 53-0.

The JSU Tigers opened up a 10-0 lead in the first quarter and cruised from there. It was 31-0 Jackson State at halftime, with Sanders’ team adding another 22 points in the second half while keeping Edward Waters scoreless.

Sanders received a celebratory Gatorade cooler bath after his first win as a college football head coach.

Jackson State had a special guest on hand Sunday. Sanders’ former Dallas Cowboys teammate Troy Aikman made the trip to see Jackson State in action:

Jackson State will play Mississippi Valley State next weekend.