LORMAN, Miss. – The Alcorn State University football program outscored Southern 13-3 in the fourth quarter, but the Jaguars held on for a 41-33 decision on Saturday at Jack Spinks-Marino Casem Stadium.
Junior quarterback Lenorris Footman ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more to lead Alcorn (3-4, 3-3 SWAC) offensively. He threw for a career-high 300 yards and rushed for 146.
Southern (5-2, 5-0 SWAC) jumped out to an 11-point lead at half and extended it early in the third quarter. The Braves fought until the very end, but ultimately Lenard Tillery’s 195 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns was decisive.
The Braves ran for 272 rushing yards themselves as junior De’Lance Turner ran for a career-high 96. Junior Silas Spearman aided the attack with 40 yards on five carries.
In the air, junior Norlando Veals caught six passes for a team-high 76 yards and a touchdown. Senior Collins Moore ended with 64 receiving yards.
Defensively, senior Darien Anderson and sophomore Sterling Shippy tallied seven tackles apiece. The Braves kept Southern quarterback Austin Howard in-check for most of the day, limiting him to 195 passing yards on 12-of-30 attempts.
Courtesy: Alcorn State Athletics