LORMAN, Miss. -- De'Lance Turner blocked a punt deep in Texas Southern territory and ran it in on the next play for the deciding score as Alcorn State held off Texas Southern for a 23-20 victory on Saturday.
Turner broke through to block the punt and LaDarrien Davis recovered on Texas Southern's 2. Turner ran in from scrimmage for a 23-17 lead with 13:34 left in the fourth quarter.
Eric Medina kicked a 35-yard field goal as the Tigers closed to within three.
Lenorris Footman led Alcorn State (3-3, 3-2 SWAC), throwing for 196 yards and two scores, as the Braves garnered their fifth consecutive win over Texas Southern (3-3, 3-2). Norlando Veals was on the receiving end of both passing scores as he grabbed six passes for 106 yards.
Happy with how Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts have handled split quarterback duties this season, Alabama coach Nick Saban told ESPN's Chris Low on Thursday that he plans to use both players for the remainder of the season.
Baker Mayfield pulls off a trick play, where he catches a 2-point conversion, similar to a play he executed for a touchdown in the 2018 Rose Bowl.
Ryquell Armstead ran for 108 yards and a touchdown, the Temple defense scored on two of its five turnovers and the Owls beat Tulsa 31-17 on Thursday night in an American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Tulsa QB Luke Skipper is stripped from behind by Temple's Sam Franklin and teammate Chapelle Russell recovers it to seal the win.
Tulsa's Corey Taylor II runs in a five-yard touchdown to shrink Tulsa's deficit to 28-17.
Down 28-10 early in the fourth, Cooper Edmiston intercepts Temple QB Anthony Russo to begin a Tulsa scoring drive.
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