JACKSON, Miss. -- Hunter Hanson kicked two field goals and Alabama State led all the way, beating Jackson State 13-3 on Saturday.
Hanson kicked a 39-yard field goal for the Hornets (3-5, 2-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) late in the first quarter and another from 45 yards with 10:51 to play in the second and the Hornets were up 6-3 at the break.
Alabama State opened the second half with a 14-play, 65-yard drive capped by 17-yard touchdown run by Darryl Pearson Jr. to push it to 13-3 with 8:29 to go in the third quarter.
Jackson State's lone score came on a 37-yard field goal by Christian Jacquemin late in the second quarter.
The Tigers (1-8, 1-5) resume a losing streak after notching their first season win over MVSU 24-5 last week. In the first half alone, JSU amassed just 87 yards of offense and racked up a total of 50 yards in penalties.
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Duke dodged trouble in the short term when its starting quarterback went down.
The No. 18 Texas Longhorns travel to Kansas State Saturday with one thing on their minds: change. That idea sounds pretty good to Kansas State right now as well.
The schedule forces Michigan State to take a step back this week. If the Spartans want to remain in the rankings, they can't afford to take an even bigger step back.
South Carolina will be the next team to see if it can stop or at least slow Kentucky running back Benny Snell when the Gamecocks and Wildcats clash Saturday in Lexington, Ky.
Florida coach Dan Mullen understands he may get less than a welcoming reception when the Gators visit No. 23 Mississippi State on Saturday.
Two top-10 teams have not squared off at Notre Dame Stadium since 2005.
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