Aaron Allen led the way for Alcorn State, throwing for 370 yards and two touchdowns in this one. The team clearly put a premium on ball security, as the Braves did not fumble the ball all game.
Marcus Harris II starred in the ground game for Alabama State, rushing for one touchdown. Alabama State made too many mistakes early on, giving up two turnovers in the first quarter alone.
Key Metrics to Victory: Alcorn State
- Play selection – leaned on the pass game, with a 71-29 pass-run split with 46 passing attempts and 19 rushing attempts
- Possession – controlled the ball for 28:22 (47% of the game)
- Turnover battle – turned the ball over just one time while collecting three turnovers from Alabama State
- Red zone efficiency – converted on 100% of red zone trips as opposed to Alabama State’s 50% efficiency
Both teams take the field again on Oct. 7. Alcorn State takes on a confident Grambling State squad at Spinks-Casem Stadium, where the Braves will look for a repeat of their success here this evening. Meanwhile, Alabama State will try to rebound when they host Bethune-Cookman at ASU Stadium.
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