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.
Report: Sun Belt to make Gill first black commish
Keith Gill will become the first African-American commissioner of a Football Bowl Subdivision conference when he is named to head the Sun Belt Conference, according to USA Today Sports.
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LSU coach Ed Orgeron is in line for a two-year extension to 2023 and a $500,000 pay raise to $4 million annually, plus incentives, under a proposal drafted by the university's athletic administration.
Michigan without Hill, Collins at spring practice
Michigan is without defensive back Lavert Hill and wide receiver Nico Collins at spring practice after both had unspecified procedures.
Two Texas A&M-Commerce football players shot
Authorities say two Texas A&M University-Commerce football players were shot during a robbery Saturday morning. Both are recovering in a Florida hospital.
Wolverines picking up pace under new OC Gattis
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh says his team is working to incorporate an increased tempo and more downfield passing into its offense under OC John Gattis.
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