Johnson sparks Alabama State over Mississippi Valley State 20-3

Published Nov. 11, 2023 5:59 p.m. ET

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Kisean Johnson scored on a run and a reception to lead Alabama State to a 20-3 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday.

Anthony Turnage kicked a 34-yard field goal to give Mississippi Valley State a 3-0 lead. Marcus Harris II had a 1-yard touchdown run to put Alabama State (6-3, 5-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) on top and Johnson's 10-yard scoring run gave the Hornets a 14-3 lead after one quarter.

Damon Stewart threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Johnson midway through the second quarter and Alabama State took a 20-3 lead into halftime after missing the point-after kick.

Stewart completed 8 of 14 passes for 102 yards for the Hornets. Johnson finished with seven receptions for 84 yards and he added 20 yards on three carries.


Ty'Jarian Williams completed 12 of 18 passes for 38 yards with one interception for the Delta Devils (1-9, 1-6).

Alabama State had only 218 yards of offense, but that was 88 more yards than MVSU managed.


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