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Alcorn State (5-2) vs Prairie View A&M (2-5)

Alcorn State (5-2) vs Prairie View A&M (2-5)

Alcorn State uses strong running game to move past Prairie View A&M


Winning its fourth consecutive game, the Alcorn State University football program erased a 14-point first quarter deficit to defeat Prairie View A&M 34-21 Saturday during homecoming at Jack Spinks-Marino Casem Stadium.

The Braves (5-2, 3-0 SWAC) trailed 14-0 at the end of the first quarter when they came back and scored 34 unanswered points to take control. Alcorn led PVAMU (2-4, 2-2 SWAC) 24-14 at half and 34-14 early in the fourth quarter.

Alcorn used both of its quarterbacks as senior Lenorris Footman threw for 138 yards, and sophomore Noah Johnson registered 90 passing yards, one passing touchdown and two rushing touchdowns. Footman also ran for 38 yards and a score.

Senior Jalen Walker led the aerial attack with 100 receiving yards which more-than doubled his previous career-high. He caught eight passes with a long of 22 yards.

Defensively, seniors O.J. O’Neal and Quintin Smith each wrapped-up seven tackles. Junior Trae Ferrell tallied a sack, two tackles for a loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

The Panthers were guided by quarterback Neiko Hollins who tossed 291 yards and three touchdowns. Two of his touchdowns were caught by Khadarel Hodge who etched 132 receiving yards.

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