Alcorn State KOs Alabama A&M; JSU tops Valley

Published 10:10 pm Saturday, October 13, 2018

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — De’Shawn Waller ran for two touchdowns, Noah Johnson had a school-record 92-yard rushing score and a touchdown pass, and Alcorn State scored 22 third-quarter points to beat Alabama A&M 35-26 on Saturday.

Johnson’s long run, on third-and-19, put the Braves up 10-3, and broke De’Lance Turner’s school record 88-yard run set last season. It came just a play after Johnson’s 70-yard TD run was called back because of a holding penalty.

The Bulldogs tied it on Aqeel Glass’ 1-yard pass to Kendric Johnson before the Braves pulled away.

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Waller scored the go-ahead TD on a 1-yard run and Theron Bonds recovered a blocked a punt in the end zone for a safety. Johnson, who was 16-of-27 passing for 160 yards, hit Dayall Harris for a 29-yard touchdown and Waller scored on another 1-yard run for a 32-18 lead.

Johnson gained 154 yards on 15 carries and Waller had 133 yards on 21 carries for the Braves (5-2, 4-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference).

Glass was 20-of-35 for 203 yards passing for the Bulldogs (3-4, 2-2), including a 19-yard TD pass to Brian Jenkins Jr. Backup Dylan Smith threw a 37-yard TD pass to Terrell Gardner.

Jackson State 23, Mississippi Valley State 7
Markel Gladney passed for one touchdown and ran for another, and Christian Jacquemin kicked three field goals as Jackson State won a homecoming game for the first time in three seasons by downing Mississippi Valley State 23-7 on Saturday.

Jackson State (3-2, 2-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) built a 20-0 halftime lead, including a 4-yard TD pass from Gladney to Romello Shumake. Gladney then capped an 84-yard drive with a rushing TD. The Tigers piled up 206 yards on the ground while holding Mississippi Valley State to minus-23.

Jacquemin added field goals of 34, 47 and 28 yards.

MVSU remained winless at 0-5, 0-2. Jett Even passed for 182 yards but was sacked three times and intercepted once.

Charles Anderson, Malik Hamner and Brian Mitchell each had sacks for the Jackson State defense, which also made five tackles for loss for 50 yards and broke up six passes.