The Tigers (1-6, 1-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference) were driving late in the fourth quarter when McNair sacked Homer Causey to end the 57-yard drive on Alcorn State's 33.
Alcorn State (6-2, 4-1 SWAC) took a first quarter lead on two Haiden McCraney field goals of 40 and 27 yards. Texas Southern went out front 7-6 on a 2-yard rushing score by Daveonn Porter and extended it on Eric Medina's 30-yard field goal. The Braves retook the lead 13-10 with a John Gibbs Jr. scoring pass to Anthony Williams III from 32 yards out. A 44-yard Medina field goal tied it at the half.
Gibbs threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to LaDarrien Davis to end the scoring. Gibbs finished with 230 yards passing and 36 yards rushing.
South Carolina's loss to The Citadel, coupled with Georgia and Florida struggling in tight victories, was an embarrassment for the conference.
Kirk Ferentz's Hawkeyes are undefeated, but are they worthy of a spot in the College Football Playoff? The next two weeks will decide their fate.
There have been a few minor jabs, but Baylor and TCU players seem inclined to wait to get their aggressions out on the field during Revivalry Week.
The Fighting Irish visit the Cardinal on Saturday with much at stake. Matt Fortuna and David Lombardi put the rivals' series in perspective.
If the Washington-Washington State rivalry returns to national relevance, both coaches will be at the center of all the talk. Or not.
After years of losing to South Carolina, Clemson enters Saturday's matchup a prohibitive favorite and looking to impress the CFP committee.
|Mississippi Valley State||1-8||1-10|
|Prairie View A&M||8-1||8-2|