Scores

Final

Southern 17

(2-3, 1-2 SWAC)

Alcorn State 20

(2-4, 2-2 SWAC)

5:00 PM ET, October 6, 2012

Jack Spinks Stadium, ALCORN STATE, MS

1 2 3 4 T
SOU 0 0 14 317
ALCN 0 7 7 620

Top Performers

Passing: D. Joseph (SOU) - 172 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Payne (ALCN) - 6 CAR, 13 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: M. Berry (SOU) - 4 REC, 107 YDS, 1 TD

Alcorn St. 20, Southern U. 17

Associated Press

LORMAN, Miss. -- Jordan Payne ran for two touchdowns as Alcorn State rallied to beat Southern University 20-17 on Saturday in Southwestern Athletic Conference action.

The Braves opened the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown run from freshman backup quarterback Payne.

Alcorn State (2-4, 2-2) then jumped ahead 14-0 after John Gibbs connected with Joe Price on a 42-yard strike.

Four different quarterbacks took snaps for the Braves.

Southern (2-3, 1-2), however, did not give up, tying the game 14-all behind a 50-yard punt return for a touchdown by Virgil Williams. Southern took a 20-17 lead after Greg Pittman converted his first career field goal.

Alcorn State and Southern traded possessions until the Braves got the ball on their 29 with 6:10 remaining for the final drive of the game.

The Braves drove to the Jaguars 1 and capped the 14-play drive with a touchdown run from Payne with 20 seconds remaining.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SOU
ALCN
1st Downs1020
Total Yards220332
Passing172192
Rushing48140
Penalties2-124-39
3rd Down Conversions4-126-15
4th Down Conversions0-02-3
Turnovers12
Possession21:5338:07

Passing Leaders

Southern UniversityC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Joseph11/241727.211
Alcorn StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gibbs15/241928.012

Rushing Leaders

Southern UniversityCARYDSAVGTDLG
Joseph9384.2019
Clayton2189.0015
Alcorn StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Walker12594.9010
George2189.0016

Receiving Leaders

Southern UniversityRECYDSAVGTDLG
Berry410726.8175
Doss35016.7032
Alcorn StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis45012.5035
Davis33812.7021

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERSOUALCN
TD13:14Jordan Payne 2 Yd Run (Ernesto Santillan Kick) 07
THIRD QUARTERSOUALCN
TD04:16Joe Price 38 Yd Pass From John Gibbs (Ernesto Santillan Kick) 014
TD04:05Michael Berry 75 Yd Pass From Dray Joseph (Pat Blocked) 614
TD00:00Virgil Williams 50 Yd Punt Return (Dray Joseph Pass To Rashaun Allen For Two-Point Conversion) 1414
FOURTH QUARTERSOUALCN
FG10:52Greg Pittman 33 Yd 1714
TD00:38Jordan Payne 1 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 1720