Alcorn St. clinches 5th SWAC East title, beats JSU 24-3
LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — De'Shawn Waller ran for 124 yards to help Alcorn State beat Jackson State 24-3 on Saturday and clinch a berth to the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship.
With the win, the Braves (8-3, 6-1) secured home field advantage in the title game, which will be held at a host school for the first time. Alcorn State is also the first team to play in five consecutive SWAC championship games.
Simmons ran for an 8-yard touchdown, and Johnson threw a 47-yard TD strike to Anthony that made it 17-3 with 4:07 left in the third quarter.
Hayes was 9-of-17 passing for 103 yards. Keshawn Harper ran 11 times for 54 yards for Jackson State.