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Alcorn State beats Southern 37-28 in SWAC championship

5 years 3 months 1 day ago Saturday, December 01 2018 Dec 1, 2018 December 01, 2018 4:49 PM December 01, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

LORMAN, Miss. -- De'Shawn Waller ran 16 times for 177 yards and three touchdowns as Alcorn State beat edged Southern 37-28 to claim it's third SWAC title in the last five seasons. 

The Braves win advanced them to the Celebration Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia, to face Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion North Carolina A&T on Dec. 15.

Noah Johnson passed for 135 yards and ran for 147 yards and two scores for Alcorn State (9-3).

Alcorn State trailed by a point going into the fourth quarter and took the lead for good at 30-28 on Corey McCullough's 41-yard field goal with 11:31 left in the game. After stopping the Jaguars (7-4) on downs at the Braves 32, Alcorn State drove to the end zone in nine plays, capping the scoring on Waller's 14-yard TD run up the middle of the defense.

Alcorn State outgained Southern 370-123 on the ground.

Ladarius Skelton had a pair of TD runs in the third quarter to give the Jaguars a 28-27 lead. He finished with 65 yards and three TD runs.

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