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JACKSON, Miss. – A huge first half was more than enough for the Alcorn State University football program as it downed Jackson State 41-6 Saturday at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Alcorn (8-3, 6-1 SWAC) raced out to a 31-0 halftime lead, which was never in doubt in the second half. The Braves outgained the Tigers (4-8, 3-4 SWAC) 390-146 in total yards and 116-6 in rushing.


Junior Felix “Triggerman” Harper threw for 274 yards and four touchdowns, and also rushed for a touchdown.

Senior Chris Blair registered 136 receiving yards and a score, while junior LeCharles Pringle tallied 63 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Sophomore Juan Anthony Jr. also registered a receiving touchdown.

The Braves kept JSU quarterback Jalon Jones in-check. Jones finished with 102 yards and two interceptions on 7-of-16 throwing. The two interceptions were by senior Taurence Wilson and junior Qwynnterrio Cole.

Senior Juwan Taylor, the reigning SWAC Defensive Player of the Week winner, submitted six tackles and 1.0 tackles for a loss. Freshman Niko Duffey, the reigning SWAC Newcomer of the Week winner, turned in a game-high 73 rushing yards.

The 2019 SWAC Championship will be played at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Jack Spinks-Marino Casem Stadium in Lorman, Mississippi. Alcorn will play either Grambling State or Southern in a nationally televised game on ESPNU.

Courtesy: Alcorn State Athletics

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2 Comments

  1. Jackson state football hasn’t had a winning season in six years not since they terminated coach Comegy.The University up the road has won the east seven years in a row I’ve already given them the 2020 season, why simple they have better coaching look at the records .JSU is running on an -if we excuse – after every loss( 8) and it’s going to be the same thing in 2020 .JSU sports the highest game time attendance of any FCS and HBCU in the country but since the president and athletic director don’t care about the fan or how this program is ran I feel this is about to change.

  2. I would like to see JSU bring in a football coach that can win now, one that has a proven winning record one that can put this program back on top before this program hits rock bottom .football wise jsu is choice number six for hs football recuits in its on state.This has to do directly with where this program is and who’s running it.

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