Scores

Final

Alcorn State 17

(2-4, 2-2 SWAC)

Alabama State 24

(4-3, 1-3 SWAC)

2:00 PM ET, October 24, 2009

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL

1 2 3 4 T
ALCN 7 0 0 1017
ALST 7 17 0 024

Top Performers

Passing: T. Buckley (ALCN) - 355 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: R. Traylor (ALST) - 22 CAR, 68 YDS

Receiving: E. Johnson (ALCN) - 15 REC, 187 YDS, 2 TD

Alabama St. 24, Alcorn St. 17

Associated Press

MONTOGMERY, Ala. -- Anthony Speight threw two touchdown passes and Alabama State defeated Alcorn State 24-17 on Saturday.

Speight broke a 7-7 tie when he completed a 17-yard touchdown pass to Nick Andrews with 9:47 remaining in the second quarter.

The Hornets (4-3, 1/3 Southwestern Athletic Conference) led the rest of the way as they snapped a three-game losing streak, and defeated Alcorn State (2-4, 2-2) for the seventh straight time.

Speight was 15-for-23 for 161 yards and two touchdowns. His 11-yard pass to Darius Mathis with 1:58 remaining in the first half gave Alabama State a 24-7 lead.

Mathis finished with 45 yards on four catches and Andrews had three receptions for 52 yards for the Hornets.

Alcorn State was led by Tim Buckley with 355 yards and two touchdowns on 33-for-60 passing. Edward Johnson had 187 yards on 15 catches.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ALCN
ALST
1st Downs1917
Total Yards380304
Passing355161
Rushing25143
Penalties4-297-55
3rd Down Conversions5-177-15
4th Down Conversions3-60-0
Turnovers22
Possession28:5831:02

Passing Leaders

Alcorn StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Buckley33/603555.922
Alabama StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Speight15/231617.020

Rushing Leaders

Alcorn StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Walker8334.109
Nash100.000
Alabama StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Traylor22683.1016
Rickerson45914.8041

Receiving Leaders

Alcorn StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson1518712.5261
DeJarnett15454.0054
Alabama StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Andrews35217.3125
Mathis44511.3117

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERALCNALST
TD11:15Justin Wright 10 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Jake King Kick) 07
TD04:19Edward Johnson 6 Yd Pass From Tim Buckley (Ryan Mcmahon Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERALCNALST
TD09:47Nick Andrews 17 Yd Pass From Anthony Speight (Jake King Kick) 714
FG06:48Jake King 30 Yd 717
TD01:58Darius Mathis 11 Yd Pass From Anthony Speight (Jake King Kick) 724
FOURTH QUARTERALCNALST
TD06:44Edward Johnson 7 Yd Pass From Tim Buckley (Ryan Mcmahon Kick) 1424
FG02:08Ryan McMahon 32 Yd 1724