HOUSTON -- Riko Smalls passed for one touchdown and ran for another to lead Texas Southern past Alcorn State 14-7 on Saturday.
Smalls connected with Kirk Fitzhugh for a 7-yard score in the second quarter and ran 16 yards for a TD in the third quarter for Texas Southern (2-1, 1-1 SWAC). The Tigers' defense did the rest, holding Alcorn State (1-3, 1-3) to nine first downs and just 132 yards of total offense.
Gilbert Martin carried 24 times for 87 yards for Texas Southern, which finished with 173 yards on the ground and 333 total. The Braves' only touchdown came when Terrance Lewis returned a punt 84 yards for a score with 6:40 to play. But the Tigers ran out the clock with a 12-play drive that included punter Francois Ejiofor's 24-yard run on a fourth-and-17 play.
Western Kentucky commit Jared Nash launches this snap from the bleachers and successfully sinks it in the garbage can.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
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