JACKSON, Miss. -- Terrell Kennedy ran 69 yards for the game-winning touchdown in the second quarter as Jackson State upset Southwestern Conference East Division champion Alcorn State, 7-3 in the regular season finale Saturday.
Alcorn State, which clinched the division title last week, had a streak of 11 straight victories over division rivals going into the contest. The Braves are already assured of a berth in a fourth-straight SWAC Championship Game, where they will face either Grambling or Southern.
Alcorn State coach Fred McNair referred to the road game as a "pit stop" on its way to Houston and the championship game December 2.
Jackson State started the season 0-7, but now have won three of its last four games and assured the Tigers of hometown bragging rights.
Alcorn State came into the game looking to pad its offensive numbers. Running back De'Lance Turner needed 107 yards to break the single-season record and Norlando Veals came into the game as the reigning SWAC Offensive Player of the Week after pulling in 253 receiving yards and three touchdown passes last week.
The Braves came in leading the SWAC in scoring with an average of 33.7 points per game. Jackson State limited them to just a 19-yard first-quarter field goal.
The FCS Davidson Wildcats set a number of NCAA records in Thursday night's 91-61 win over the Division III Guilford Quakers.
Jordan Love was 21 of 26 for 236 yards and two touchdowns -- all in the first half -- and Utah State beat Tennessee Tech 73-12 on Thursday night.
Utah State's Jordan Nathan returns Tennessee Tech's punt for a 59-yard touchdown.
Utah State QB Jordan Love finds WR Savon Scarver for a 36-yard touchdown to tack on to the Aggies' lead.
Wesley Dugger scored three of Davidson's 13 touchdowns, helping the Wildcats beat Division III Guilford 91-61 on Thursday night in a game moved up two days because of the threat of Hurricane Florence.
Washington State University officials investigated allegations of sexual harassment against staff member and former football star Jason Gesser and found no violations of school policy.
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