Alcorn State defeats Southern 27-20

By Jeff Shepard – bio | email

LORMAN, MS (AP) - Terrance Lewis rushed for 126 yards and one touchdown in Alcorn State's 27-20 win over Southern University on Saturday.

The Braves (4-4, 3-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference) took a 7-0 lead on Gabriel Nash's 17-yard run before the Jaguars' William Griswold kicked a 49-yard field goal to make it 7-3 a little over two minutes later.

Alcorn State then scored 20 straight points starting with Arturo Tamayo's 32-yard field goal.

Southern (2-6, 1-5) put up 451 yards of offense, but had two turnovers lead to Alcorn State points.

The first came on an interception by Dray Joseph, which led to a 15-yard TD pass from Brandon Bridge to Jaquez Calwell. The second was a fumble, which led to a 1-yard TD run by Terrance Lewis for a 27-3 Braves' lead early in the third quarter.

Joseph had 394 yards and a touchdown on 26-for-48 passing for Southern.

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