Scores

Final

Alcorn State 21

(2-5, 2-3 SWAC)

Texas Southern 51

(3-4, 2-1 SWAC)

3:00 PM ET, October 31, 2009

1 2 3 4 T
ALCN 7 7 7 021
TXSO 0 7 14 3051

Top Performers

Passing: A. Nelson (TXSO) - 193 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: M. Gilbert (TXSO) - 27 CAR, 167 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Haith (TXSO) - 7 REC, 105 YDS, 1 TD

Texas Southern 51, Alcorn St. 21

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Arvell Nelson threw for three touchdowns and ran for one more Saturday in Texas Southern's dominant 51-21 win over Alcorn State.

The game was tied at 21 going into the last quarter, but Nelson's scoring run and two of his TD throws helped Texas Southern (3-4, 2-1 Southwestern Athletic) score 30 unanswered points. Nelson went 19 for 33 for 193 yards overall.

Running back Randall Newsome carried for two touchdowns, and Martin Gilbert ran for one. Defensive lineman John Cole scored a safety.

Tim Buckley, quarterback for Alcorn State (2-5, 2-3), threw for two TDs and 186 yards. He also had four interceptions. Running back Arnold Walker ran for the team's only other score.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ALCN
TXSO
1st Downs1534
Total Yards270578
Passing186236
Rushing84342
Penalties7-497-79
3rd Down Conversions4-124-13
4th Down Conversions0-34-4
Turnovers40
Possession25:5534:05

Passing Leaders

Alcorn StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Buckley15/331865.624
Texas SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nelson19/331935.830

Rushing Leaders

Alcorn StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Buckley19673.5025
Walker10171.715
Texas SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gilbert271676.2144
Nelson13735.6132

Receiving Leaders

Alcorn StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
DeJarnett46516.3024
Lewis55811.6020
Texas SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Haith710515.0143
Anderson45513.8123

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERALCNTXSO
TD10:11Arnold Walker 4 Yd Run (Ryan Mcmahon Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERALCNTXSO
TD14:44Randall Newsome 2 Yd Run (Robert Hersh Kick) 77
TD00:59Ryan Singleton 8 Yd Pass From Tim Buckley (Ryan Mcmahon Kick) 147
THIRD QUARTERALCNTXSO
TD06:16Jordan Curtin 15 Yd Pass From Arvell Nelson (Robert Hersh Kick) 1414
TD05:07Martin Gilbert 1 Yd Run (Robert Hersh Kick) 1421
TD02:47Ryan Singleton 17 Yd Pass From Tim Buckley (Ryan Mcmahon Kick) 2121
FOURTH QUARTERALCNTXSO
TD14:16Arvell Nelson 32 Yd Run (Robert Hersh Kick) 2128
TD09:16Joseph Anderson 23 Yd Pass From Arvell Nelson (Robert Hersh Kick) 2135
SF08:08Tim Buckley Tackled By John Cole In End Zone 2137
TD06:21Brian Haith 10 Yd Pass From Arvell Nelson (Robert Hersh Kick) 2144
TD00:55Randall Newsome 5 Yd Run (Robert Hersh Kick) 2151