JACKSON, Miss. -- John Gibbs Jr. threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns as Alcorn State finished their season with a 48-33 win over Jackson State Saturday.
Alcorn State (9-3, 7-2 SWAC) used a 24-point second quarter to jump out to a 31-3 halftime lead, and Jackson St. (8-3, 8-1) never recovered. After throwing a 15-yard touchdown to Jordan Payne in the first quarter, Gibbs Jr. hit Tollette George for a 13-yard score to give the Braves a 14-0 lead.
Clayton Moore led Jackson State with 269 yards passing and a touchdown to go along with 63 yards on the ground. He also threw three interceptions.
Jackson State will be playing in the SWAC championship game on Dec. 7.
Linebacker Myles Jack, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, said Thursday he decided to leave UCLA and enter the 2016 NFL draft because he wants to be compensated for his skills.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
Tennessee chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has issued a statement amid rumors that alleges coach Butch Jones fought and punched senior offensive lineman Mack Crowder during a fall practice session.
With the addition of a few tweaks, UConn football coach Bob Diaco is still planning to bring a rivalry trophy with him to Florida on Saturday when the Huskies play UCF.