LORMAN, Miss. -- Solomon Muhammad returned a blocked punt 59 yards for a go-ahead score in the third quarter and four different Alcorn State players rushed for a touchdown in its 35-16 victory over Jackson State on Saturday.
A safety off a blocked punt by Cortez Mitchell late in the second quarter put the Tigers ahead 16-14 at halftime.
The Braves returned the favor late in the third quarter when Muhammad scooped up the ball after a LaDarrien Davis block and raced to the end zone.
Alcorn State (5-5, 5-4), which won the SWAC East Division title for the third-straight year, plays Grambling State for the league title in Houston on Dec. 3. Grambling won the first meeting 43-18 in September.
Jackson State (3-8, 3-6) led 14-7 after Jarin Morikawa threw TD passes to DeSean McKenzie and Shaquille Ward in the first quarter but Noah Johnson and Tavares Johnson Jr. ran for touchdowns in the fourth quarter as the Braves pulled away.
Maryland's board of regents will announce Friday the findings of an investigation into the death of Terrapins offensive lineman Jordan McNair. However, it has not told McNair's parents about the status of the report.
Nebraska has added a home game against FCS-level Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 27, making up for the Cornhuskers' Sept. 1 date against Akron that was cancelled because of severe weather in Lincoln.
Former Minnesota offensive lineman Nick Connelly died Wednesday, four months after he was diagnosed with cancer.
Emmanuel Acho details the hole DE Nick Bosa's injury leaves in the Buckeyes' defense and how the offense must step up.
A hamstring injury to Miami starting safety Jaquan Johnson last week will keep him out of the Hurricanes' game against FIU Saturday along with receiver Ahmmon Richards who'll miss his third consecutive game with a knee injury.
Ohio State standout DE Nick Bosa, who has four sacks in three games this season, had surgery to fix a core muscle injury and will not play against Tulane on Saturday.
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