Alcorn State was humbled against Grambling Saturday.

Just days after securing a spot in the FCS Coaches Poll, Alcorn State came out flat and suffered their first SWAC loss of the season.


Alcorn State played its worse game of the regular season in each phase of the game.

The conference’s best defense allowed 426 yards, 208 rushing yards and were outscored 28-7 by the third quarter before staging a late rally to close the gap.

John Gibbs Jr., who had been consistent all season, was only able to muster 175 passing on 5.6 yards per attempt.

“Each week you have to get ready for your opponent,” head coach Jay Hopson said. “That’s what it’s all about. We were not ready Saturday and that’s what happens. You can’t turn the ball over. We missed some opportunities with a field goal. They had a goal line stand.”

Can the Braves bounce back against a Texas Southern team that has one loss in SWAC play?

“We’ll find out 2 p.m. on Saturday,” Hopson said.

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