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. SophomoreJuan 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 juniorQwynnterrio 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.