Mississippi Valley State came into Saturday’s game with the worst rushing defense in the FCS and its in-state rival Alcorn State didn’t help it at all.
Alcorn State breezed past its SWAC rival for a 56-20 win with a dominating run game that put up staggering numbers to win its third-straight game.
ASU rushed for 462 yards, led by P.J. Simmons’ 210 yards. Quarterback Noah Johnson ran wild two, going for 139 yards and three scores while Simmons backfield mate Marquise Forman put put up 119 yards an two scores.
“It’s really big because we’ve known we were capable of it,” Simmons said after the game. “With the O-Line that we have, we’re capable of doing it every week.”
The Braves scored six rushing touchdowns to go along with Johnson’s 203 yards through the air.
The Delta Devils (0-3) continued their struggles running the ball, managing just 22 yards on the ground. Meanwhile they have given up 1,121 yards to opponents via rushing alone.
As for ASU coach Fred McNair, he thinks his team can get even better running the ball.
“Our guys did a really good job of blocking. We just have to execute and play to our potential. We saw flashes of it tonight and we see what we’re capable of, but overall I believe we can do better. I thought coach [Ryan] Stanchek did a great job of calling plays and we really tried to attack them.”