JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Donald Carrie ran for three touchdowns and
threw for three more as Alcorn State beat Jackson State 49-25 on
With the win, the Braves (7-5, 5-2 Southwestern Athletic
Conference) ended an eight-game losing streak to the Tigers. Alcorn
State still has a chance of winning the SWAC's East division after
winning its final five games.
Jackson State (2-10,2-5) closed its worst season in school
history with seven straight losses under first-year coach James
Carrie's 1-yard touchdown run with 6:56 to play in the first
quarter gave Alcorn State an early 6-3 lead.
David McConnell added a 36-yard field goal late in the quarter
to put the Braves ahead 9-3.
The Tigers took a 21-10 lead into halftime on an Andrew Burks
3-yard touchdown run and a 5-yard TD pass from Carrie to Tabari
Carrie added two 1-yard touchdown runs in the third quarter and
threw a 33-yard strike to Corvin Johnson for another score as
Alcorn extended its lead to 42-17 after three quarters.
"This was a very big win for us," said Carrie. "We had a good
offensive game plan. Losing gets old. We had to come out here and
put our foot down. We wanted to show them that we were the better
team this year."
Carrie finished 13-for-27 for 259 passing yards and ran for 44
Alcorn State had not beaten Jackson State since 1994, when Steve
McNair was the starter for the Braves.
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