Alcorn State routs Alabama A&M

Published 12:19 am Sunday, November 9, 2014

LORMAN — John Gibbs Jr. rushed for a game-high 155 yards and scored two touchdowns helping Alcorn State punch their ticket to Houston for the SWAC Championship game with a 41-14 victory over Alabama A&M.

Gibbs got the Braves offense rolling on the first drive scampering for a 58-yard touchdown to put the Braves ahead 7-0.

Alabama A&M turned the ball over on a bad snap giving the Braves great field position inside the Bulldogs 20 yard line. The Braves offense capitalized off the Bulldogs miscue with a seven yard touchdown by Anthony Williams III.

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Midway through the second quarter senior defensive back Hendrick Taylor intercepted a pass and ran for a few to give the Braves great field position once again. On the ensuing play, Gibbs connected to with LaDarrien Davis for a 32-yard touchdown to extend the Braves lead to 21-0 with 6:15 to play before the half.

Williams III found the end zone again at the 4:08 mark of the second quarter with a three-yard touchdown to push the Braves lead to 28-0.

Just before the half, Gibbs rushed from 31 yards out to score his second rushing touchdown of the day. The Braves went into the locker room with a 35-0 advantage.

Late in the third, Arron Baker increased the Braves lead to 41-0 on a two-yard touchdown.

Alabama A&M scored the two touchdowns late in the third and close to the end of the fourth.

With the win, the Braves move to 8-2 overall and 6-1 in the conference.

with Arkansas-Pine Bluff making their way to the “Reservation” next Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m.