Sunday, November 6, 2016
MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama State had to put the crushing loss in last week’s Magic City Classic behind it as a conference title contender came to ASU Stadium on Saturday.
The Hornets defense bounced back with a vengeance.
Alabama State freshman linebacker Darron Johnson and senior linebacker Kourtney Berry each had nine tackles as the Hornets defeated Jackson State 14-7 in a game where the defenses ruled the day.
The Hornets (3-6, 3-5 SWAC) held the Tigers to just 294 total yards with just 60 coming on the ground.
Defensive lineman Roderick “Ghost” Henderson had seven tackles and two tackles for loss. Defensive back Ronnie Scott broke up a pass with 5:16 left on fourth down to seal the victory.
“It feels great to win a game like this,” Johnson said. “We’ve got to continue to finish strong, and that’s what we focused on this week.”