Alcorn State
2019 Football

Southern Miss too much for Alcorn State to overcome

The defending SWAC champs put up a decent showing against an FBS opponent.


HATTIESBURG, Miss. – A touchdown early in the third quarter had the Alcorn State University football program threatening for an upset, but Southern Miss was able to shake-off the Braves in a 38-10 final on Saturday at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

The Braves (0-1) trailed 13-0 at half when they came out and scored on a 10-play, 75-yard drive that was finished by a 15-yard touchdown run by senior De’Shawn Waller. It cut the deficit to 13-7.


However, on the ensuing drive, USM (1-0) scored on a 55-yard touchdown bomb on a 3rd and 17 play, which ultimately changed the course of the game. The Golden Eagles then started pulling away late in the third quarter.

Senior kicker/punter Corey McCullough became the school’s all-time leader in made field goals. In the third quarter, he drilled a 44-yarder which was the 35th of his career.

Waller finished with 51 yards and a touchdown. Senior Noah Johnson threw for 143 yards on 17-for-31 passing. Senior Chris Blair recorded 67 receiving yards.

On defense, sophomore Keyron Kinsler wrapped up a team-high six tackles. Senior Taurence Wilson grabbed an interception, and senior Javen Morrison both forced and recovered a fumble.

The Braves won the time of possession battle 34:07-25:53.

The Golden Eagles were led by Jaylond Adams who returned both a kickoff and a punt for a touchdown. Jack Abraham threw for 293 yards and a touchdown.


Southern Miss too much for Alcorn State to overcome


  1. Brandon M Brown

    September 1, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Alcorn St. has been a good football team for some time now. If they had the chance to play more teams from other divisions other than the SWAC and MEAC, you would see them upset those teams every now and then.

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