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.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.
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