BATON ROUGE, La. -- Alabama State's defense stopped Jeremiah McGinty's 2-point conversion rush with 16 seconds left to preserve a 21-19 victory over Southern University on Saturday night.
The Hornets (7-3, 6-3) clinched the Eastern Division berth in the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game Dec. 11 against either Texas Southern or Grambling State.
The Jaguars (2-8, 1-7) rallied in the fourth quarter. Three Alabama State penalties helped set up a field goal that cut Southern's deficit to 21-13 with 11:59 left.
Southern's final drive started from its 14 with 1:49 left. After four runs moved the ball into Alabama State territory, McGinty's 24-yard pass to Sylvester Nzekwe, with a personal foul tacked on, took it to the 3. Pass interference moved it closer, and Nzekwe ran it in from the 1.
Alabama State's Devin Dominguez threw for two first-half touchdowns and ran for another.
A UCLA football player was suspended indefinitely Friday after he was arrested on suspicion of rape.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Appalachian State's board of trustees has approved a five-year contract for third-year football coach Scott Satterfield, who guided the Mountaineers through the transition from FCS to FBS.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
The University of Wisconsin agreed to a 10-year deal with Under Armour on Friday worth a total of $96 million in cash and the retail value of products received.