BIG PLAY

13:36, First quarter

After the North Carolina A&T defense forced an Alcorn State three-and-out, kick return specialist Khris Gardin returned a punt 74-yards for the game’s first touchdown. Gardin set the NCAA record for the highest punt return yard average.

BIZARRE PLAY

:01, Second quarter

Backup quarterback Kylil Carter drove the Aggies to the Alcorn State 31-yard line before taking a sack on the final play of the half after head coach Rod Broadway decided not to attempt what would have been a 48-yard field goal.

UNDERRATED HERO

North Carolina A&T Defense

The Aggies defense held Alcorn State to 260 yards of total offense, including holding running back Darryan Ragsdale to just 39 yards on 15 carries. The unit also stopped the Braves four times inside the 10-yard line in the final seconds to secure the win.

PLAYER OF THE GAME

North Carolina A&T RB Tarik Cohen

He rushed for a career-high 295 yards and three touchdowns against Alcorn State. It was his eighth 100-yard game of the season.

STAT OF THE GAME

104.

That’s the number of rushing yards Alcorn State was held to on 32 attempts.



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