Saturday, November 19, 2016

Alcorn State rallies past JSU 35-16

LORMAN, Mississippi -- It looked to all the world like Jackson State was primed for the upset in the annual rivalry game against Alcorn State on Saturday.

The Tigers, already saddled with a losing record and with nothing to lose, led the Braves at the half and were coming up with answers for everything Braves coach Fred McNair was throwing at them.

Then came the play of the game.

Alcorn's LaDarrien Davis busted through the line and got a hand on Christian Jacquemin’s punt, and Solomon Muhammad scooped the loose ball and went 59 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter.

The play gave the Braves all the momentum as they cruised the rest of the way to a 35-16 win over JSU.

“It was huge,” McNair said. “It changed the momentum of the game. We got another big stop after that, got a quick score and never looked back.”

The Braves (5-5, 5-4 SWAC) overcame their mistakes and took advantage of a couple by Jackson State.


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