SE Louisiana 24

(3-7, 0-6 away)

Alcorn State 27

(4-5, 2-1 home)

3:00 PM ET, November 1, 2003

Jack Spinks Stadium, Alcorn State, MS

1 2 3 4 T
SELA 17 0 0 724
ALCN 7 7 0 1327

Alcorn State 27, SE Louisiana 24

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) -- Donald Carrie threw two touchdown passes to Nate Hughes in the final 7:10 to help Alcorn State beat Southeastern Louisiana 27-24 on Saturday.

Hughes gave Alcorn State (4-5) the lead with 2:43 left with his third TD catch, but David McConnell missed the extra-point attempt.

The Braves' Tyrone Parsons then intercepted Martin Hankins' fourth-down pass and returned it to Southeastern's 39.

The Lions got the ball back after a punt, but Thomas Peed's 62-yard field-goal try on the final play came up short.

Hughes finished with four receptions for 158 yards. He had scoring catches of 73, 35 and 29 yards.

Carrie was 14-of-29 for 302 yards and four TDs.

Hankins, a freshman who set Mississippi Class 5A records for career yards and touchdowns at Hattiesburg High School, was 34-of-55 for 289 yards and three TDs for the Lions (3-7).