Scores

Final

Texas Southern 0

(0-7, 0-5 SWAC)

Alcorn State 30

(4-2, 3-1 SWAC)

3:30 PM ET, October 16, 2004

1 2 3 4 T
TXSO 0 0 0 00
ALCN 14 2 14 030

Top Performers

Passing: O. Bozeman (ALCN) - 36 YDS

Rushing: V. Cooper (ALCN) - 17 CAR, 73 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: N. Hughes (ALCN) - 5 REC, 52 YDS, 1 TD

Alcorn State 30, Texas Southern 0

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 first half.

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 the turnover.

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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