NCAAF Game Recap - Southern University at Alcorn State
Sat Dec 7, 2019 4:00 PM EST

UGA
10
LSU
37
F
OHSt
34
Wisc
21
F
UVA
17
Clem
62
F
Utah
15
Oreg
37
F
Bayl
23
Okla
30
F OT
Cin
24
Mem
29
F
Hawaii
10
Boise
31
F
ULLaf
38
App
45
F
MiaOH
26
C Mi
21
F
UAB
6
FlAtl
49
F

Alcorn State 39, Southern University 24

Dec 7, 2019, 4:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Southern University (8-5)

7

7

3

7

24

Alcorn State (9-3)

9

7

0

23

39

Alcorn State stops Southern 39-24, wins SWAC title
Sat Dec 7, 2019 9:25 PM

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) - Qwynnterrio Cole made a big fourth-down stop at midfield, Taurence Wilson returned an interception 53 yards with 1:23 left and Alcorn State earned a trip to the Celebration Bowl with a 39-24 win over Southern in the Southwest Athletic Conference championship game on Saturday.

After Cole's stop, De'Shawn Waller ripped of a 31-yard run, Niko Duffey had an 11-yard run and the Jaguars chose to let Waller score from 6 yards on the next play, allowing the Braves to go up 32-24 with 1:57 to play.

Three plays later, Wilson stepped in front of a LaDarius Skelton pass and sealed Alcorn State's 17th SWAC title and their second straight trip and third overall to meet the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion in the Celebration Bowl. The opponent on Dec. 21 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta is two-time defending Celebration Bowl champion North Carolina A&T.

The Aggies beat Alcorn State 24-22 last year and 41-34 in the inaugural Celebration Bowl in 2015.

It was a wild fourth quarter that opened with Southern (8-5) on top 17-16. Felix Harper and LeCarles Pringle hooked up for a 56-yard touchdown to give Alcorn State (9-3) at 22-17 lead after the two-point conversion failed.

Skelton capped an 80-yard drive with an 8-yard run for a 24-22 lead with 8:43 to go. The Braves marched back 63 yards and Corey McCullough's 23-yard field goal with 5:07 to play put made it 25-24.

Southern got a big kickoff return to the 39 but on fourth-and-1, Cole, a safety made the big stop.

Alcorn State won the regular-season meeting against Southern 27-13.

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Passing

Sou Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
L. Skelton 30 18 60.0 0 159 26 3 34.6
G. McDaniel 5 1 20.0 0 9 9 0 39.6
AlcSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
F. Harper 26 12 46.2 1 226 56 3 50.0

Rushing

Sou Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Sims 20 149 7.5 32 1
L. Skelton 20 46 2.3 13 2
AlcSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
L. Pringle 2 0 0.0 4 0
N. Duffey 15 63 4.2 26 0

Receiving

Sou Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
B. Hinton 5 40 8.0 15 0
T. Bedford 3 34 11.3 13 0
AlcSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
L. Pringle 5 145 29.0 56 1
R. Anderson 1 28 28.0 28 0

Fumbles

Sou F FL
D. Benn 1 1
L. Skelton 2 2
AlcSt F FL
L. Pringle 1 0
N. Duffey 1 0

Returning

Sou KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
B. Hinton 1 -2.0 0 0 2 13.5 0 22
B. Harris 2 21.5 0 23 0 - 0 0
AlcSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
L. Pringle 2 2.5 0 5 2 -2.0 0 0
J. Morrison 2 46.0 1 89 0 - 0 0

Punting

Sou Punt Yds Avg LgPu
C. Barajas 3 107 35.7 39
AlcSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
C. McCullough 5 169 33.8 39

Takeaways

Sou Int Yds InTD
D. Brumfield 1 1 0
T. Smith 1 0 0
AlcSt Int Yds InTD
T. Wilson 1 53 1
J. Taylor 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Sou AlcSt
Points For 24 39
Total Yards 419 347
Rushing Yards 251 121
Passing Yards 168 226
Passing Completions / Attempts 19/35 12/26
Turnovers 6 3
Interceptions Thrown 3 3
Fumbles - Lost 4/3 2/0
First Downs 27 18
Penalties - Yards 7/56 7/72
Time Of Possession 18:18 42:42
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/13 4/12
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 0/1
Punts - Average Yards 3/36 5/34

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Sou AlcSt
Sou 12:53 TD Jarod Sims 32 yd run (Martell Fontenot kick) 7 0
AlcSt 13:04 TD Javen Morrison 89 yd kick return (Corey McCullough kick) 7 7
AlcSt 13:54 SF Team safety 7 9
2nd Quarter Sou AlcSt
Sou 4:27 TD Ladarius Skelton 3 yd run (Martell Fontenot kick) 14 9
AlcSt 6:02 TD Trey Turner 3 yd run (Corey McCullough kick) 14 16
3rd Quarter Sou AlcSt
Sou 8:16 FG Cesar Barajas 41 yd FG 17 16
4th Quarter Sou AlcSt
AlcSt 0:58 TD LeCharles Pringle 56 yd pass from Felix Harper (failed 2pt pass) 17 22
Sou 6:17 TD Ladarius Skelton 8 yd run (Cesar Barajas kick) 24 22
AlcSt 9:53 FG Corey McCullough 23 yd FG 24 25
AlcSt 13:03 TD De'Shawn Waller 6 yd run (Corey McCullough kick) 24 32
AlcSt 13:48 TD Taurence Wilson 53 yd interception return (Corey McCullough kick) 24 39

Game Information

Stadium: Spinks-Casem Stadium, Lorman, Mississippi
Attendance: 22,365
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