Scores

Final

Alabama State 31

(7-3, 7-2 SWAC)

Southern 30

(3-7, 2-6 SWAC)

7:00 PM ET, November 10, 2012

A.W. Mumford Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA

1 2 3 4 T
ALST 21 7 3 031
SOU 7 7 10 630

Top Performers

Passing: D. Joseph (SOU) - 349 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Cyrus (ALST) - 11 CAR, 126 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: L. Doss (SOU) - 12 REC, 94 YDS, 2 TD

Alabama St. 31, Southern U. 30

Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Greg Jenkins passed for 225 yards and two touchdowns as Alabama State held on to beat Southern University 31-30 Saturday in a Southwest Athletic Conference showdown.

Trailing 28-14 to begin the third quarter, Southern's (3-7, 2-6) Charles Hawkins returned the second half kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, cutting the deficit to 28-21.

After trading two field goals late in the third quarter, Alabama State (7-3, 7-2) entered the fourth quarter leading 31-24.

Following a missed 43-yard field goal by Bobby Wenzing, with 3:05 remaining Dray Joseph led Southern on a 10-play, 45-yard drive resulting in what looked to be the tying touchdown with 20 seconds left to play.

Instead of tying the game by kicking the extra-point, Southern attempted to go for the win with the two-point conversion. Joseph's pass fell incomplete as Alabama State held on for the victory.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ALST
SOU
1st Downs1922
Total Yards456462
Passing225368
Rushing23194
Penalties5-307-50
3rd Down Conversions2-106-15
4th Down Conversions0-12-4
Turnovers12
Possession23:0736:53

Passing Leaders

Alabama StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jenkins19/292257.820
Southern UniversityC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Joseph32/463497.631

Rushing Leaders

Alabama StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cyrus1112611.5129
Crowell171036.1153
Southern UniversityCARYDSAVGTDLG
Nzekwe13745.7020
Joseph12191.609

Receiving Leaders

Alabama StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones78612.3016
Bell15555.0155
Southern UniversityRECYDSAVGTDLG
Berry610417.3035
Doss12947.8227

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERALSTSOU
TD13:26Malcolm Cyrus 29 Yd Run (Bobby Wenzig Kick) 70
TD08:40Isaiah Crowell 53 Yd Run (Bobby Wenzig Kick) 140
TD07:45Charles Hawkins 60 Yd Pass From Dray Joseph (Matthew Hill Kick) 147
TD02:20DeMario Bell 55 Yd Pass From Greg Jenkins (Bobby Wenzig Kick) 217
SECOND QUARTERALSTSOU
TD13:29Justin Robinson 6 Yd Pass From Greg Jenkins (Bobby Wenzig Kick) 287
TD05:25Lee Doss 3 Yd Pass From Dray Joseph (Matthew Hill Kick) 2814
THIRD QUARTERALSTSOU
TD14:45Charles Hawkins 99 Yd Kickoff Return (Matthew Hill Kick) 2821
FG07:29Matthew Hill 35 Yd 2824
FG02:53Bobby Wenzig 26 Yd 3124
FOURTH QUARTERALSTSOU
TD00:20Lee Doss 6 Yd Pass From Dray Joseph (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 3130