Scores

Final

Alcorn State 7

(1-3, 1-3 SWAC)

Texas Southern 14

(2-1, 1-1 SWAC)

2:00 PM ET, September 24, 2011

1 2 3 4 T
ALCN 0 0 0 77
TXSO 0 7 7 014

Top Performers

Passing: R. Smalls (TXSO) - 160 YDS, 1 TD

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

Receiving: S. Collier (ALCN) - 3 REC, 53 YDS

Texas Southern 14, Alcorn St. 7

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ALCN
TXSO
1st Downs920
Total Yards132333
Passing99160
Rushing33173
Penalties13-968-59
3rd Down Conversions3-165-17
4th Down Conversions1-23-5
Turnovers32
Possession23:4436:16

Passing Leaders

Alcorn StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bridge5/21562.702
Texas SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smalls17/391604.110

Rushing Leaders

Alcorn StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Walker10353.5015
Duckworth3113.706
Texas SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gilbert21874.1024
Wright10373.7015

Receiving Leaders

Alcorn StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Collier35317.7031
Parker12222.0022
Texas SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Anderson33712.3017
Davison33110.3012

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERALCNTXSO
TD00:55Kirk Fitzhugh 7 Yd Pass From Riko Smalls (Wilbert Ortis Kick) 07
THIRD QUARTERALCNTXSO
TD07:09Riko Smalls 16 Yd Run (Wilbert Ortis Kick) 014
FOURTH QUARTERALCNTXSO
TD06:40Terrance Lewis 84 Yd Punt Return (Arturo Tamayo Kick) 714