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> Alcorn State 42, Alabama A&M 18

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Alcorn State quarterback Lenorris Footman returned to action after missing the Arkansas game last week and accounted for five touchdowns in a 42-18 win over Alabama A&M. Footman rushed for three touchdowns and tossed two more passing scores Saturday afternoon.

Leading 21-19 entering the fourth quarter, Alcorn State (2-3, 2-2) scored 21 unanswered to close the game. Footman threw a 20-yard score to Jaborian McKenzie with 12:46 left, before adding a 1-yard touchdown run about 4 1/2 minutes later and a 4-yard TD run with 3:14 remaining.

Footman threw for 132 yards with two interceptions. He ran 10 times for 122 yards.

Alabama A&M (1-5, 1-4) led just once, when De'Angelo Balla threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Jonathan Dorsey with 29 seconds left before halftime to make it 16-14.

Ballard finished 181 yards passing with two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions.

The Braves have won six of their last seven SWAC road games dating to last year when they finished 5-0 on the road. The victory also snapped a three game losing streak.


> Prairie View A&M 24, Alabama State 17

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas - Caleb Broach scored on a 1-yard run in overtime and Prairie View A&M rallied to beat Alabama State 24-17 on Saturday.

Owen Hoolihan kicked a 37-yard field goal with 12 seconds left in regulation to tie it at 17-all after missing a 34-yard attempt earlier in the quarter. Prairie View needed just four plays to score in overtime and Alabama State was stopped on fourth-and-17 to end it.

Trey Green hit Joshua Simmons on a 24-yard TD pass to open the scoring for Prairie View (4-2, 4-1), who trailed 17-7 at halftime. Green was 7 of 15 for 140 yards passing and rushed for 100 yards on two carries. Jalen Morton completed 10 of 25 passes for 135 yards and scored on a 1-yard run.

Alabama State (1-5, 1-4) capitalized on Therron Presley's interception of a Moore pass with David Albert's 32-yard field goal. Khalid Thomas, who had 104 yards on 21 carries, and Quinterris Toppings each scored on a one yard runs for the Hornets.


>Montana 67, Mississippi Valley State 7

MISSOULA, Mont.- Mississippi Valley State surrendered four passing touchdowns all in the first half on its way to a 67-7 loss at Montana Saturday afternoon.

The Delta Devils (0-6) led 7-0 after an 88-yard drive to open the game, capped by a 3-yard run from quarterback Austin Bray. MVSU then took over at Montana's 30 after Brady Gustafson fumbled on the Grizzlies' first drive.

Gustafson completed 17 straight passes at one point in the first half, including scoring strikes covering 44 and 4 yards to Keenan Curran. The latter put the Grizzlies (4-1) up 43-7 with 41 seconds left in the second quarter. Gustafson finished 21 of 26 for 251 yards.

But on the next play, Grizzlies linebacker Connor Strahm intercepted a Bray pass and sprinted 78 yards for the tying TD.

The Delta Devils could get very little going offensively aside from an 88-yard scoring drive to open the game. They rushed for minus-61 yards and had four turnovers.

That started a run of 67 straight points. Montana took the lead for good on Colin Bingham's 8-yard TD reception with8:21 left in the first. James Homan also hauled in a 4-yard TD pass, and Jeremy Calhoun added scoring runs covering 1 and 21 yards.

Tim Semenza and Brandon Purdy both hit field goals for the Grizzlies, who also got a fumble recovery for a touchdown from Donald Bedell.

Bray, sharing time with Slade Jarman at quarterback, threw for 106 yards for Mississippi Valley State.

~ SWAC.org

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