LORMAN, Miss. (AP) -- Donald Carrie threw for 192 yards and two
touchdowns and Alcorn State held Texas Southern to 33 yards of
total offense Saturday in a 30-0 victory over the Tigers.
Texas Southern (0-7, 0-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference) had
trouble moving the ball down the field the entire game. The Tigers
had just two first downs and minus 10 yards of total offense in
Alcorn State (4-2, 2-1) scored on the first play of the game on
a 70-yard pass from Carrie to Charlie Spiller. Ken Williams put the
Braves ahead 14-0 with a 6-yard run in the second quarter.
Texas Southern had a great scoring opportunity early in the
second half when Carrie got sacked and lost the football in the
Braves' territory. Texas Southern made the recovery with 11:56 left
in the third quarter, but the Tigers failed to take advantage of
Alcorn State went on a 13-play, 80-yard scoring drive after
that, ending with a 14-yard touchdown run by Vernardu Cooper with
5:11 left in the third quarter to make it 23-0.
The Braves intercepted a pass on Texas Southern's next
possession and a few plays later Carrie found Nate Hughes on a
17-yard TD pass for the final score.
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