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Southern falls in SWAC title game 38-24 to Alcorn State

1 year 10 months 3 weeks ago December 06, 2014 Dec 6, 2014 Saturday, December 06 2014 December 06, 2014 5:56 PM in Sports
Source: WBRZ Sports 2
By: Chris Price

HOUSTON - Southern fell one win short of its back-to-back SWAC championship bid, losing in the 2014 SWAC title game 38-24 to Alcorn State on Saturday. 

The Jags lost by 40 to the Braves back in September and while this game was much closer, the Braves never trailed in the game. 

Alcorn jumped out to a 17-3 lead before the Jags showed their first spark of life, as Willie Quinn ran back a punt return 86 yards for a touchdown to cut the Braves lead to 17-10. 

The Jags trailed 24-10 at the break, but rallied in the 3rd quarter on the strength of a Malcom Crockett touchdown run and a blocked punt that Audry Thompson returned for a touchdown to tie the score at 24. 

That was as close as it got, as the Braves scored 14 unanswered points to finish the game. 

The Jags could only manage 265 yards of total offense, well below their season average, and finish the season with a record of 9-4. 

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