MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Thomas Ricks passed for 407 yards and
five touchdowns, including a 31-yard scoring pass to Emile Bryant
on the final play of the game, as Southern came from behind to
defeat Alabama State 42-41 Saturday.
Ricks also rushed for 61 yards and caught a touchdown pass.
Southern (3-2, 2-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) scored
three times in the final 14 minutes of the game to erase a 20-point
The fourth quarter scores for the Jaguars also included a
64-yard pass from Ricks to James Vernon and a 55-yard pass from
running back Jamaal Huff to Ricks. It was Vernon's second touchdown
Ricks also threw scoring passes to Rogers Taylor and Antonio
Alabama State (3-1,2-1 SWAC) was led by Keldri Williams who
rushed 18 times for 111 yards and two touchdowns.
Hornets' quarterback Tarvari Jackson passed for two touchdowns
and ran for another. He was 17-of-30 for 244 yards and was not