Scores

Final

Texas Southern 21

(2-3, 2-1 SWAC)

Alabama State 7

(3-2, 3-2 SWAC)

8:00 PM ET, October 2, 2010

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL

1 2 3 4 T
TXSO 7 0 0 1421
ALST 0 7 0 07

Top Performers

Passing: R. Burkette (TUS) - 67 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Gilbert (TXSO) - 21 CAR, 87 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: N. Andrews (ALST) - 2 REC, 77 YDS, 1 TD

Texas Southern 21, Alabama St. 7

Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Curtis Thomas returned an interception 59 yards for a touchdown as Texas Southern scored two touchdowns in a 23-second span of the fourth quarter to defeat Alabama State 21-7 on Saturday night.

The Tigers (2-3, 2-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) came in allowing opponents just 123.5 yards passing per game and held the Hornets (3-2, 3-2) to 149 yards, 57 on the ground. Alabama State got 67 of its 92 yards passing on one play, a 67-yard touchdown pass from Rashar Burkette to Nick Andrews.

Martin Gilbert scored on a 12-yard run in the first quarter for Texas Southern and coach Johnnie Cole, who was offensive coordinator at Alabama State from 2000 to 2002.

Arvell Nelson put the Tigers ahead 14-7 with a 1-yard run with 7:12 to play, and Thomas' interception return came on the first play after the ensuing kickoff with 6:49 left.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TXSO
ALST
1st Downs178
Total Yards362149
Passing15292
Rushing21057
Penalties10-1018-80
3rd Down Conversions6-182-11
4th Down Conversions2-40-0
Turnovers45
Possession36:5723:03

Passing Leaders

Texas SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nelson7/121038.600
Alabama StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Burkette1/66711.211

Rushing Leaders

Texas SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gilbert21874.1115
Wright13604.6013
Alabama StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pitts13524.0015
Burkette7131.9011

Receiving Leaders

Texas SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Anderson39130.3051
Samuel33511.7022
Alabama StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Andrews27738.5167
McWilliams11515.0015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTXSOALST
TD12:19Martin Gilbert 12 Yd Run (Robert Hersh Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERTXSOALST
TD10:47Nick Andrews 67 Yd Pass From Rashard Burkette (Andrew Lyons Kick) 77
FOURTH QUARTERTXSOALST
TD07:12Arvell Nelson 1 Yd Run (Robert Hersh Kick) 147
TD06:49Curtis Thomas 59 Yd Interception Return (Robert Hersh Kick) 217