Austin Howard threw for 355 yards and four touchdowns and added two more on the ground to lead Southern past Alabama State 45-34 Saturday night.
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This week's HBCU notebook takes a look at Grambling State quarterback Johnathan Williams, who's putting up big numbers for the surging Tigers.
Ellis Richardson threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead Alabama State to a 41-23 victory over Texas Southern on Thursday night.
Texans take in Texas Southern game
DeAndre Hopkins and Alfred Blue took some time to check out the Alabama State-Texas Southern game in Houston before they head to Atlanta to face the Falcons on Sunday.
Ellis Richardson rushed for three touchdowns and passed for two more to lead Alabama State to its first victory, 45-15 over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday night.
Johnathan Williams completed 20 of 37 passes for 284 yards and four touchdowns to help lead Grambling State to a 34-10 victory over Alabama State on Saturday.
Patrick Smith, Tom Smith and Telvin Hooks scored fourth-quarter touchdowns on Sunday night, helping Tennessee State rally past Alabama State 24-14 in the season opener for both teams.
Alcorn State, the defending Southwestern Athletic Conference champion, is the preseason favorite to win the league's Eastern Division while Grambling has been picked to win the West.
Brian Jenkins has agreed to become Alabama State's new coach following a successful run at Bethune-Cookman.
Alabama State have fired football coach Reggie Barlow two days after the Hornets completed a 7-5 season.
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