Alabama State: Malcolm Cyrus 29 run (Bobby Wenzig kick) at 13:26. DRIVE: 7 plays, 75 yards, 1:34. KEY PLAYS: Star tailback Isaiah Crowell rips off a 29-yard run on a second-and-10. Quarterback Greg Jenkins hits Landon Jones for a 14-yard gain. Cyrus carries a pile of defenders into the end zone for the score. Alabama State 7, Southern 0.
Alabama State: Isaiah Crowell 53 run (Wenzig kick) at 8:40. DRIVE: 5-86-1:17. KEY PLAY: Crowell breaks an arm tackle near the line of scrimmage, then turns upfield and races down the sideline for an easy score. Alabama State 14, Southern 0.
Southern: Charles Hawkins 60 pass from Dray Joseph (Matthew Hill kick) at 7:45. DRIVE: 2-67-:47. KEY PLAY: Southern unleashes a double-reverse flea flicker, with tailback Terence Clayton flipping to Lee Doss and Doss flipping to Joseph, who fires downfield to a wide-open Hawkins. Hawkins cuts back at the 4 to break a Kejuan Riley tackle. Alabama State 14, Southern 7.
Alabama State: DeMario Bell 55 pass from Greg Jenkins (Wenzig kick) at 2:20. DRIVE: 2-52-:42. KEY PLAY: Jenkins throws to Bell on a simple slant pattern. Bell shakes off a defender, and with no safety deep, easily beats everyone to the end zone. Alabama State 21, Southern 7.
Alabama State: Justin Robinson 5 pass from Jenkins (Wenzig kick) at 13:29. DRIVE: 8-64-1:55. KEY PLAYS: Landon Jones makes a 12-yard catch to move the chains. Cyrus rumbles 29 yards to the 5-yard line. On the touchdown, Jenkins has his choice of two receivers in the end zone after a play-action rollout. Alabama State 28, Southern 7.
Southern: Lee Doss 3 pass from Joseph (Hill kick) at 5:25. DRIVE: 14-92-7:59. KEY PLAYS: Joseph hits Mike Berry for a 35-yard gain. Sylvester Nzekwe gains 9 yards on a draw. Joseph finds Hawkins for a first down on third-and-2. On the touchdown, Joseph rolls left, then sets and fires to Doss in the middle of the end zone. Alabama State 28, Southern 14.
Southern: Hawkins 99 kickoff return (Hill kick) at 14:45. KEY PLAY: Hawkins takes the kickoff, breaks left and bursts through a mass of bodies at the 30, then accelerates to the end zone. Alabama State 28, Southern 21.
Southern: Hill 35 field goal at 7:29. DRIVE: 6-38-2:08. KEY PLAYS: The drive begins when Corry Roy recovers an Alabama State fumble. Joseph follows with a 27-yard pass to Doss and an 11-yard pass to Nzekwe. Alabama State 28, Southern 24.
Alabama State: Wenzig 26 field goal at 2:53. DRIVE: 12-55-4:30. KEY PLAYS: Crowell gains 3 yards on third-and-2. Jenkins throws passes of 13 yards to Jones and Marcus Gamble for 17 yards. Southern holds on third-and-8 from the 10-yard line. Alabama State 31, Southern 24.
Southern: Doss 3 pass from Joseph (pass failed) at :20. DRIVE: 11-74-2:45. KEY PLAYS: Joseph throws for gains of 15 yards to Doss and 14 yards to Berry. Nzekwe breaks free for 20 yards. Joseph scrambles three times, then hits Doss on fourth-and-2. On the touchdown, Joseph throws left to Doss at the goal line for 6 yards. The two-point conversion fails when Joseph throws short to a wide-open Rashaun Allen. Alabama State 31, Southern 30.
Final score: Alabama State 31, Southern 30.
Records: Alabama State 7-3, 7-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference; Southern 3-7, 2-6
Up next: Southern is idle. The Jaguars face Grambling in the Bayou Classic on Nov. 24. Alabama State is idle. The Hornets face Tuskegee in the Turkey Day Classic on Nov. 22.
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