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Braves fall to Southern

Published 12:02am Sunday, October 30, 2011

BATON ROUGE (AP) — J.P. Douglas threw two touchdowns and ran for another to lead Southern University in a 30-14 win over Alcorn State on Saturday night.

The Jaguars (3-5, 3-3 Southwest Athletic Conference) scored the game’s first 30 points, and held the Braves (2-5, 1-5) without an offensive score.

Douglas ran in the first score from 37 yards out with 10:11 left in the first quarter, and threw a 60-yard TD to Michael Berry less than three minutes later. The Jaguars’ quarterback gave them a 20-0 lead in the first quarter on a 25-yard touchdown to LaQuinton Evans with 4:50 left.

Manuel Canto’s 36-yard field goal and Sylvester Nzekwe 58-yard run capped Southern’s scoring.

Alcorn State, which had quarterback Brandon Bridge dismissed from the team on Wednesday, had just 219 yards of offense.

  • Anonymous

    Well, Well, Well.   Almost always, SU – ASU are very competitive games.   I will not be driving from Houston for anymore games until Spears is gone.  Homecoming next year, yes but I will not go in the game.
    Spears, please don’t let the door hit you on your way out.  And give it up today so maybe…just maybe we can get Brandon back.

  • Anonymous

    We just lost big to what was suppose to be the 2nd worse team in the SWAC.

  • Anonymous

    It’s the buddy buddy system.  I think we had a great set of coaches last year.  The head coach had an opportunity for greener pastures and I don’t blame him given the recent history of Alcorn.  He had a great set of assistant coaches also.  Many of them should have been retained but these coaches come in and give their buddies jobs. We had a great defense last year and our Offense was moving forward.

    Now, I have some insight as relatives who are in the SWAC coaching circle and they told me that it was personal. 
    Plus it was stated that he could not run the offense.  When you have a player like Brandon, you fit the offense to him.  He is going to do like that coach at JSU several years ago who was going to make the offense have a running game when they had a record setting passing QB.  Destroyed J-State for  a few years.

  • Anonymous

    Mediocre football…at best