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Alcorn StateBravesALCN
1-4, 1-4 Conf
23
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ALCN0107623
ALST3713831
31
Alabama StateHornetsALST
4-1, 4-0 Conf

Alabama St. 31, Alcorn St. 23

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Greg Jenkins passed for a career-high 297 yards and three touchdowns as Alabama State defeated Alcorn State 31-23 Saturday night to remain the only unbeaten team in Southwestern Athletic Conference play.

With the score tied 10-10 to start the second half, the Hornets (4-1, 4-0) scored on consecutive possessions.

Jenkins' 9-yard touchdown run made it 17-10 with 11:40 remaining in the third quarter and Nick Andrews' 16-yard touchdown catch made it 23-10 at the 6:13 mark.

After the Braves (1-4, 1-4) closed to 23-17 late in the third quarter, Andrews got behind the defense for a 39-yard scoring pass from Jenkins with 2:17 remaining in the game.

Andrews, who caught six passes for a career-high 185 yards, became Alabama State's all-time leader in touchdown receptions with 24, surpassing the 23 each for Reggie Brown and Horace Brooks.

Alcorn State's four losses have all come by eight points or less.

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2016 Southwestern Athletic Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Alabama A&M0-00-0
Alabama State0-00-0
Alcorn State0-00-0
Jackson State0-00-0
Mississippi Valley State0-00-0
TEAMCONFOVR
Arkansas-Pine Bluff0-00-0
Grambling State0-00-0
Prairie View A&M0-00-0
Southern0-00-0
Texas Southern0-00-0