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SWAC Week 6 Recap

Mississippi Valley State 28, Alabama A&M 9

NORMAL, Ala. – Mississippi Valley State University capitalized on Alabama A&M turnovers to pick up a 28-9 win in Southwestern Athletic Conference play on Saturday at Louis Crews Stadium.

MVSU (1-4, 1-2) notched its first win of the season forcing six turnovers, including an interception which was returned by Avery Boykins for a 52-yard touchdown.

Patrick Ivy put the Delta Devils on the board early in the first quarter with a 21-yard touchdown pass to Richard Drake. Ivy and backup quarterback Jeremy Collins threw for a combined 153 yards and one touchdown each.

Cortez Frizell rushed for a three-yard touchdown and Kenneth Dabney added the only score of the second half courtesy of a 47-yard strike from Collins.

Ivy completed 4-of-5 passes and Collins threw 5-of-13. Drake hauled in three receptions to lead all receivers and Dabney recorded two.

MVSU finished with 228 total yards while keeping AAMU (2-4, 2-2) scoreless in the second half. The Delta Devils defense recorded five interceptions, recovered a fumble and tallied a sack holding the Bulldogs to 77 passing yards.

Antonio Benson had 10 tackles and a forced fumble. Brandon Powe had nine tackles and Terrance Hudson added two interceptions.

AAMU was plagued by 10 penalties for 125 yards finishing with 358 total yards. Barrington Scott rushed for 159 yards for a 7.2 average.

Brandon Wells and Chris Leachman shared quarterback duties totaling four completions. Wells went 3-of-16 with four interceptions and Leachman tossed 1-of-6 with an interception. G'Alonzo Milton led the Bulldogs with two receptions and Anthony Lanier spotlighted the defense with seven tackles including three for a loss.


Jackson State 42, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 33

JACKSON, Miss. - Tommy Gooden rushed for 214 yards and four touchdowns to power Jackson State to a 42-33 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff in Southwestern Athletic Conference play on Saturday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Gooden sealed JSU's third consecutive win to stay unbeaten in the SWAC with a 30-yard touchdown with one minute remaining in the game. JSU (4-2, 4-0) recorded 477 yards of total offense including 366 on the ground. After trailing 23-21, the Tigers outscored UAPB (0-5, 0-3) 21-10 while holding the Golden Lions scoreless in the fourth quarter.

JSU trailed 23-21 at halftime but Gooden spotlighted the second half scoring from 43, three and 30 yards out. He averaged 10.7 yards per carry.

Moore hit Tobias Singleton for a 37-yd touchdown to get the Tigers on the board late in the first after giving up 13 points to the Golden Lions. Moore connected for a touchdown again on a Zach Pendleton reception with 19 seconds left in the second quarter giving the Tigers the lead. With no time left in the half, the Golden Lions hit a 51-yard field goal to regain the lead.

Moore completed 7-of-15 for 111 yards while Rakeem Sims tacked on 86 rushing yards on 18 carries. Pendleton led the Tigers with three receptions for 47 yards. Defensively, JSU racked up eight tackles for a loss, four pass break ups and two sacks. Ariane McCree led JSU with 13 tackles and Travis Woods chipped in nine.

The Golden Lions registered 454 yards of total offense and led 20-7 in the second quarter.

Jeremiah Young rushed for 78 yards and two touchdowns with Ben Anderson completing 16-of-33 for 295 yards and two socres. Cody Swain, Dexter Bryant, and Brandon Kensey hauled in three receptions apiece. Swain finished with 77 yards, Bryant added 64 with Kensey tacking on 57 yards and a score.

Antonio Jenkins fiished with 15 tackles to lead UAPB and all defenders. Jer-Ryan Harris followed with 13 tackles including two for a loss.


Alcorn State 57, Warner 0

LORMAN, Miss. - Arnold Walker rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns to help Alcorn State University to a 57-0 win over Warner on Saturday at Jack Spinks Stadium.

The Braves (4-2, 2-1) racked up 589 total yards of offense while holding Warner (0-4) to just 19 yards passing and 46 yards rushing.

John Gibbs passed for 14-of-18, 188 yards and two touchdowns including a 28-yard pass to Jordan Payne followed by a nine-yard toss to Tavoris Doss.

Three quarterbacks saw action for the Braves. Zerick Rollins found Felando Warr for a 57-yard score and T.J. Menning found Payne on a 15-yarder in the fourth.

C.J. Morgan ran an interception 50 yards for a touchdown. The defense scored a team safety in the third quarter and Haiden McCraney kicked a 30-yard field goal to total out ALCN's scorring summary.

George Tollette hauled in seven receptions for 103 yards and Michael Hurns led the defense with eight tackles.

Jamari Walker led the Royals with 45 yards and Trey Schley had two catches for 15 yards. Andrew Rodriguez went 1-for-6 with an interception. Loronza Smith finished with eight tackles to spearhead the defense.


Prairie View A&M 31, Grambling State 3

DALLAS, Texas - Prairie View A&M University knocked off Grambling State, 31-3, for a Southwestern Athletic Conference win during the annual State Fair Classic at the Cotton Bowl on Saturday.

Jerry Lovelocke ran for one touchdown and passed for two more to lead PVAMU (4-2, 3-1) with 246 of the Panthers' 327 total yards.

The Panthers pulled away steadily, recovering a GSU (0-6, 0-3) fumble on the Tigers' first possession and kicking a 22-yard field goal two minutes within the game.

Lovelocke threw 12 yards to Courtney Brown in the first quarter to give the Panthers a 10-0 lead, then threw 23 yards to Deandre Cooper and powered in from the one-yard line in the third to push the lead 24-3 heading into the fourth quarter.

Cooper tacked on 10 receptions for 123 yards and Brown rushed for 36 yards.

Defensively, Jamespaul Bryant returned the GSU fumble 64 yards for a touchdown and Jerome Howard tacked on nine tackles. Foster Brown had one of the Panthers' two interceptions to complement seven tackles.

A 33-yard, second-quarter field goal by Johnathan Wallace was the lone score for GSU. Jestin Kelly tallied 56 yards on the ground for a 6.2 average. D.J. Williams tossed 21-of-42 for 216 yards and two interceptions with Chester Rogers recording 10 receptions for 100 yards.

Aaron Breed and Naquan Smith led the Tigers on defense. Breed tallied 13 tackles and Smith added 10. Tyree Hollins finished with an interception.

It was the third consecutive year PVAMU defeated GSU in the Classic.


Bama State Rolls Tx Southern 34-2

HOUSTON-Texas Southern played one of their toughest games of the season on their home field, BBVA Compass Stadium.

They scored only two points in their 34-2 loss to Alabama State.

The Tigers never got their running game off the ground, but they did managed 223 yards in the air.

Homer Causey completed 16 of 26 passes for 178 yards with 1 interception.  Jay Christophe and Earnest Carrington also got some playing time.

Dedric Shipman had 7 catches for 60 yards while Jaquaa Peters caught 4 passes for 51 yards.

The Tigers only score came in the fourth quarter when Amir Bloom dropped Arsenio Favor in the end zone for a safety.

Brandon Thomas led TSU with 11 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 3.5 TFL.  Michael Holmes, Tray Walker and Darveon Trahan each had 10 tackles.

The Tigers go on the road to face Arkansas  Pine Bluff on October 12th at 6:00pm.

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