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Alcorn State tops Mississippi Valley State 27-9

By Jeff Shepard – bio | email

CHICAGO (AP) - Edward Johnson scored two touchdowns, including one on a 70-yard punt return, and Alcorn State defeated Mississippi Valley State 27-9 Saturday.

Gabriel Nash added 81 rushing yards and a TD, and the Braves (2-0, 1-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) also scored on a blocked punt.

Christopher Watkins had the only touchdown for the Delta Devils (0-3, 0-2) on a 14-yard run early in the fourth quarter.

Johnson gave Alcorn State a 7-0 lead when he scored on a punt return with 8:47 left in the first quarter and his 1-yard TD reception from Brandon Bridge with 2:58 left in the first half put the Braves ahead 21-0.

The game was played at Soldier Field as part of the annual Chicago Football Classic.

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