Scores

Final

Alcorn State 21

(3-4, 3-2 SWAC)

Alabama A&M 20

(6-1, 5-1 SWAC)

2:00 PM ET, October 13, 2012

Louis Crews Stadium, HUNTSVILLE, AL

1 2 3 4 T
ALCN 7 7 7 021
AAMU 7 3 7 320

Top Performers

Passing: J. Gibbs Jr. (ALCN) - 140 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: K. Lacey (AAMU) - 31 CAR, 205 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. DeJarnett (AAMU) - 2 REC, 52 YDS, 1 TD

Alcorn St. 21, Alabama A&,M 20

Associated Press

NORMAL, Ala. -- John Gibbs threw a go-ahead touchdown pass to Tavoris Doss in the third quarter and Alcorn State forced a turnover on downs on Alabama A&M's final possession, sealing a 21-20 win on Saturday.

The 17-yard, Gibbs-to-Doss connection put the Braves (3-4, 3-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) up 21-17 with 5:30 left in the third quarter. Chance Wilson kicked a 39-yard field goal to pull the Bulldogs within one point with less than six minutes remaining in the fourth, and they got the ball back with 4:04 left.

Alabama A&M (6-1, 5-1) drove into Alcorn State territory, getting a first-and-10 at the Braves' 41, but had a pass completion for minus-4 yards and then sack for minus-2 on fourth-and-15 to turn it over on downs. The Braves then ran the final minute out, collecting the win.

Devon Francois had a 66-yard interception return for a touchdown for Alcorn State just before halftime.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ALCN
AAMU
1st Downs1222
Total Yards211406
Passing140158
Rushing71248
Penalties7-636-37
3rd Down Conversions5-135-14
4th Down Conversions0-00-2
Turnovers03
Possession26:1433:46

Passing Leaders

Alcorn StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gibbs12/261405.410
Alabama A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mason12/271585.912

Rushing Leaders

Alcorn StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams III7527.4028
Walker8253.1119
Alabama A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lacey312056.6139
Mason13282.2013

Receiving Leaders

Alcorn StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Doss23718.5120
Shelby22914.5025
Alabama A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
DeJarnett25226.0142
Smith45012.5023

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERALCNAAMU
TD07:32Reshaad DeJarnett 42 Yd Pass From Deaunte Mason (Chance Wilson Kick) 07
TD00:25Arnold Walker 1 Yd Run (Ernesto Santillan Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERALCNAAMU
FG07:57Chance Wilson 22 Yd 710
TD04:04Devon Francois 66 Yd Interception Return (Ernesto Santillan Kick) 1410
THIRD QUARTERALCNAAMU
TD08:29Kaderius Lacey 39 Yd Run (Chance Wilson Kick) 1417
TD05:30Tavoris Doss 17 Yd Pass From John Gibbs (Ernesto Santillan Kick) 2117
FOURTH QUARTERALCNAAMU
FG05:30Chance Wilson 39 Yd 2120