Alcorn State Downs Southern

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) -- Jordan Payne ran for two touchdowns as Alcorn State rallied to beat Southern University 20-17 on Saturday in Southwestern Athletic Conference action.
The Braves opened the scoring with a 1-yard touchdown run from freshman backup quarterback Payne.
Alcorn State (2-4, 2-2) then jumped ahead 14-0 after John Gibbs connected with Joe Price on a 42-yard strike.
Four different quarterbacks took snaps for the Braves.
Southern (2-3, 1-2), however, did not give up, tying the game 14-all behind a 50-yard punt return for a touchdown by Virgil Williams. Southern took a 20-17 lead after Greg Pittman converted his first career field goal.
Alcorn State and Southern traded possessions until the Braves got the ball on their 29 with 6:10 remaining for the final drive of the game.
The Braves drove to the Jaguars 1 and capped the 14-play drive with a touchdown run from Payne with 20 seconds remaining.
AP-WF-10-07-12 0241GMT


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