Story from Alcorn Athletics:
Alcorn quarterback Aaron Allen completed the night time 22-for-29 passing for 299 yards and a dashing landing, whereas working again Jarveon Howard added two further scores by way of the bottom sport to propel the visiting Braves to a 30-7 Southwestern Athletic Convention (SWAC) soccer win on Saturday night time over Mississippi Valley State at Rice – Totten Stadium.
Alcorn (3-2, 2-0 SWAC) scored on the Braves first drive of the sport, as a nine-play, 61-yard drive was completed off by way of Jarveon Howard’s four-yard run across the left aspect to place the guests in entrance, 7-0.
Mississippi Valley State (0-6, 0-3 SWAC) knotted the sport on the primary play from scrimmage within the second quarter.
Delta Devils quarterback Jamari Jones related with Caleb Johnson for a 44-yard rating that was adopted by Orlando Fernandez’s additional level to tie the sport at 7-all.
Alcorn’s Howard, the main rusher within the SWAC, punched the ticket on his second dashing landing of the night with 8:40 remaining within the opening half. This time, it was a one-yard plunge by way of the road, because the Braves marched simply 19 yards on seven performs following Alcorn taking up deep in Delta Devils territory on a Jones fumble that was recovered by the Braves’ Malachi Bailey.
Alcorn would lead 14-7 on the half.
A scoreless third quarter was instantly adopted by Noah Kiani’s 30-yard subject aim to start the fourth, serving to prolong the Braves benefit at 17-7 with 14:48 remaining in regulation.
A drive that took simply over 5 minutes off the clock late within the fourth quarter was capped off by Allen going into the tip zone himself and pushing the Braves lead out to an insurmountable 24-7 led with simply over two minutes remaining.
Nevertheless, the scoring for the night time was not completed, as Tyler Smith – the person everybody has been praying for across the complete state of Mississippi the final two weeks, scooped up a fumble on the Delta Devils 35 yard line, and taking it the gap for the landing and the ultimate 30-7 rating in favor of the Purple and Gold.
“It was so good to see Tyler [Smith] get that landing there on the finish,” stated Alcorn Head Coach Fred McNair. “I simply…everybody simply…we have been so glad for that younger man. He deserved it. He DESERVED it!”
Alcorn was led on the night time by Allen with 299 yards passing and 23 yards dashing – added his landing by way of the bottom. Howard completed the night time with a team-high 63 yards and two scores to assist his trigger. Malik Rodgersended the competition with 4 receptions for a team-high 87 yards. In the meantime, CJ Bolar added a team-high seven receptions for 81 yards, extending his streak of consecutive video games with a catch to 14 within the course of.
The Braves protection was anchored by Santonial Rice with six tackles and 1.5 quarterback sacks. In his first sport again for the reason that season-opener in opposition to No. 10 Stephen F. Austin, Claudin Cherelus supplied 5 tackles for the Braves.
MVSU used a 13-for-23 night time passing from Jones for 151 yards and a passing landing. Caleb Johnson added 64 yards on the bottom on 17 carries for the Delta Devils.
Alcorn’s subsequent sport will likely be in opposition to SWAC Western Divisional foe Southern (La.) subsequent Saturday at A.W. Mumford Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Kickoff is scheduled for six p.m.
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