MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Isaiah Crowell ran for two touchdowns and Alabama State forced two turnovers in the second quarter as the Hornets routed Texas Southern 45-0 Saturday in Southwestern Athletic Conference play.
Crowell, a transfer from Georgia, finished with 149 yards on 17 carries and opened scoring with a 63-yard run midway through the second quarter.
Texas Southern (1-5, 1-4) turned the ball over for the second time in the quarter when Jeff Anderson was intercepted by Darius Knox. Greg Jenkins connected with Landon Jones from 32 yards two plays later to make it 21-0.
Alabama State (4-2, 4-1) outgained Texas Southern 432 to 133, including just 29 rushing yards for the Tigers.
Justice Jones completed 13-of-25 passes for the Tigers but was held to 52 yards and threw two interceptions.
USC athletic director Pat Haden spoke Tuesday about the decision to fire head coach Steve Sarkisian, calling it "very difficult," while also defending his handling of the situation.
Steve Sarkisian has been plagued of late by apparent substance-related circumstances, including arriving to team facilities appearing intoxicated Sunday, according to sources.
Steve Spurrier, the visor-slinging, slick-talking "Head Ball Coach" who is the second-winningest coach in Southeastern Conference history, announced his resignation on Tuesday.
Florida Gators quarterback Will Grier has been suspended for the year after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance found in a supplement, coach Jim McElwain announced Monday.
Tennessee defensive tackle Shy Tuttle will miss the rest of the season with a broken fibula and torn ankle ligament.
Former NFL safety Tyler Sash died from an accidental overdose after mixing two powerful pain medications, and a history of injuries was a contributing factor, a medical examiner said.