Saturday, October 15, 2016

ASU 56, MVSU 24: Hornets win big without Jenkins

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- There was something different about Alabama State’s sideline on Saturday.

The Hornets were without suspended head coach Brian Jenkins, but didn’t miss a beat.

Alabama State running back Khalid Thomas rushed for 150 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries to lead the Hornets to a 56-24 victory over winless Mississippi Valley State at ASU Stadium.

The Hornets (2-5, 2-4 SWAC) racked up 558 yards of total offense and scored 50 points for the first time since a 52-21 win over Grambling State in 2013.

Alabama State assistant head coach Allen Suber said the team controlled every phase of the game and limited costly mistakes.

“I thought we came out with a lot of energy,” Suber said. “I was really happy with the reduction in penalties (5 for 27 yards). That was something we’ve really been working on. It allowed us to really get our offense on track.”


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