First quarter

ALABAMA A&M: Chance Wilson 33 field goal at 7:38. Drive: 10 plays, 28 yards, 3:59. Key plays: Chase Tuten short-armed a pass to Charles Hawkins on a fake punt, setting the Bulldogs up at the Southern 44. Deaunte Mason’s successful QB sneak on fourth-and-inches at the Southern 22. ALABAMA A&M 3, SOUTHERN 0.

Second quarter

ALABAMA A&M: Kaderius Lacey 3 run at 14:24 (Wilson kick). Drive: Nine plays, 56 yards, 4:38. Key plays: 22-yard punt set Bulldogs up near midfield. Lacey’s 5-yard run on third-and-one at Southern 47. Mason’s 12-yard pass to Toriono Upshaw to get to the 6-yard line. ALABAMA A&M 10, SOUTHERN 0.

Third quarter

SOUTHERN: Lee Doss 20 pass from Dray Joseph at 8:42 (Matt Hill kick). Drive: Nine plays, 58 yards, 4:26. Key plays: A&M personal foul after Joseph’s failed third-down scramble near midfield, and Joseph’s 7-yard run on third-and-seven to the A&M 26. ALABAMA A&M 10, SOUTHERN 7.

SOUTHERN: Hill 45 field goal at 1:49. Drive: Six plays, 21 yards, 2:27. Key plays: Virgil Williams 31-yard punt return. Sylvester Nzekwe back-to-back 11-yard runs. ALABAMA A&M 10, SOUTHERN 10.

Fourth quarter

SOUTHERN: Brian McCain 1 run at 8:02 (Hill kick). Drive: Six plays, 38 yards, 1:41. Key plays: Pass interference on Alabama Alabama A&M on a pass intended for Hawkins at A&M 10-yard line. Nzekwe 7-yard run and a resulting facemask penalty on Alabama A&M. SOUTHERN 17, ALABAMA A&M 10.

ALABAMA A&M: Montarius Smith 7 pass from Mason at 0:30 (Wilson kick). Drive: 12 plays, 73 yards, 4:51. Key plays: Lacey 9-yard reception on third-and-seven early in drive. Personal foul penalty on Southern near midfield. Lacey 5-yard catch on third-and-four at Southern 12. SOUTHERN 17, ALABAMA A&M 17.


SOUTHERN: Rashaun Allen 8 pass from Joseph (kick failed). Drive: Four plays, 25 yards. Key plays: Doss 17-yard catch on third-and-10. Hill’s miss wide right on the extra point. SOUTHERN 23, ALABAMA A&M 17.

ALABAMA A&M: Mason 1 run (Wilson kick). Drive: Six plays, 25 yards. Key plays: Lacey’s 10-yard run at start of possession. Terrance Pride’s 13-yard reception on fourth-and-11. ALABAMA A&M 24, SOUTHERN 23.

FINAL SCORE: Alabama A&M 24, Southern 23.

RECORDS: Southern: 3-6, 2-5 SWAC; Alabama A&M: 7-2, 6-2 SWAC.

NEXT GAME: Southern hosts Alabama State at 6 p.m. Saturday at A.W. Mumford Stadium.

Bill Bryant

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