LORMAN, Miss. -- De'Lance Turner blocked a punt deep in Texas Southern territory and ran it in on the next play for the deciding score as Alcorn State held off Texas Southern for a 23-20 victory on Saturday.
Turner broke through to block the punt and LaDarrien Davis recovered on Texas Southern's 2. Turner ran in from scrimmage for a 23-17 lead with 13:34 left in the fourth quarter.
Eric Medina kicked a 35-yard field goal as the Tigers closed to within three.
Lenorris Footman led Alcorn State (3-3, 3-2 SWAC), throwing for 196 yards and two scores, as the Braves garnered their fifth consecutive win over Texas Southern (3-3, 3-2). Norlando Veals was on the receiving end of both passing scores as he grabbed six passes for 106 yards.
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