Scores

Final

Alabama State 43

(5-1, 5-0 SWAC)

Texas Southern 29

(2-3, 1-3 SWAC)

2:00 PM ET, October 8, 2011

1 2 3 4 T
ALST 10 6 21 643
TXSO 7 7 8 729

Top Performers

Passing: G. Jenkins (ALST) - 158 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Wright (TXSO) - 30 CAR, 127 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: N. Andrews (ALST) - 4 REC, 73 YDS, 1 TD

Alabama St. 43, Texas Southern 29

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Greg Jenkins ran for a touchdown and threw for another to help Alabama State beat Texas Southern 43-29 on Saturday.

Bobby Wenzig kicked five field goals for the Hornets (5-1, 5-0 SWAC).

Alabama State trailed 22-16 in the third quarter but went ahead for good on Jenkins' 4-yard TD pass to Nick Andrews and Wenzig's extra point. After the Tigers were forced to punt, a bad snap was recovered by Jazeric Peterson in the end zone for another score, giving the Hornets a 30-22 lead.

Marcus Wright ran for 127 yards and two touchdowns for Texas Southern (2-3, 1-3). The game was a rematch of last season's SWAC championship game, won by Texas Southern 11-6.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ALST
TXSO
1st Downs1225
Total Yards231286
Passing188154
Rushing43132
Penalties10-12312-157
3rd Down Conversions2-128-21
4th Down Conversions0-03-8
Turnovers12
Possession21:0338:57

Passing Leaders

Alabama StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jenkins11/291585.411
Texas SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smalls18/341544.511

Rushing Leaders

Alabama StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jenkins11302.7120
Kirkland393.0014
Texas SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wright301274.2216
Gilbert18462.6118

Receiving Leaders

Alabama StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Andrews47318.3150
Jones44010.0012
Texas SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Anderson44812.0115
Fitzhugh4328.0015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERALSTTXSO
FG09:20Bobby Wenzig 37 Yd 30
TD06:00Joe Anderson 15 Yd Pass From Riko Smalls (Wilbert Ortis Kick) 37
TD00:01Greg Jenkins 1 Yd Run (Bobby Wenzig Kick) 107
SECOND QUARTERALSTTXSO
FG11:55Bobby Wenzig 24 Yd 137
TD03:11Marcus Wright 15 Yd Run (Wilbert Ortis Kick) 1314
FG00:44Bobby Wenzig 22 Yd 1614
THIRD QUARTERALSTTXSO
TD08:35Marcus Wright 1 Yd Run (Richard Samuel Run For Two-Point Conversion) 1622
TD07:46Nick Andrews 4 Yd Pass From Greg Jenkins (Bobby Wenzig Kick) 2322
TD06:00Jazeric Peterson 0 Yd Fumble Return (Bobby Wenzig Kick) 3022
TD03:04Quendarius McKibben 2 Yd Run (Bobby Wenzig Kick) 3722
FOURTH QUARTERALSTTXSO
FG12:48Bobby Wenzig 23 Yd 4022
FG10:46Bobby Wenzig 40 Yd 4322
TD02:25Martin Gilbert 1 Yd Run (Wilbert Ortis Kick) 4329