NORMAL, Ala. -- Brandon Wells scored a four-yard rushing touchdown late in the fourth quarter to help Alabama A&M outlast Texas Southern 12-10 in a Southwestern Athletic Conference matchup Saturday night.
The Bulldogs (2-3, 2-1 SWAC) got on the board first with a 64-yard touchdown run by Brandon Eldemire and led 6-3 at halftime.
The Tigers (0-4, 0-3 SWAC) jumped ahead late in the third as Edward Perkins-Loving scored from six yards out.
Alabama A&M drove 49 yards on eight plays and Wells rushed for the go-ahead score, putting the Bulldogs back on top 12-10 with 1:48 remaining following a missed extra point.
Texas Southern drove to the Bulldogs 25, but Eric Medina missed a 42-yard field goal attempt, keeping the Tigers winless.
Eldemire ran for 83 yards on six carries and Wells combined with Jaymason Lee for 123 yards passing.
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