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.
Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones is "doing fine" after he was released from the hospital Wednesday night after being treated for symptoms related to a migraine headache.
Rutgers coach Kyle Flood told reporters Thursday that he will coach the Scarlet Knights in their regular-season opener on Saturday against Norfolk State despite an ongoing academic investigation.
The Florida Gators will start Treon Harris at quarterback in Saturday's opener vs. New Mexico State over redshirt freshman Will Grier, coach Jim McElwain said Tuesday.
Baylor University has hired a Philadelphia law firm to independently investigate the university's handling of sexual assault complaints, including one against defensive end Sam Ukwuachu.
Oregon State and former coach Mike Riley face a federal Title IX lawsuit filed by a woman who said she was raped as a result of the coach's failure to correct a sexually violent culture.
James Madison players will wear decals on their helmets during Saturday's season-opening game in memory of the two journalists who were killed during a live television broadcast.