No. 3 UNA clinches GSC championship
From Staff Reports
North Alabama scored early and often in a 45-3 win over West Alabama Saturday at Tiger Stadium to secure the fourth perfect regular-season in school history and earn the Gulf South Conference championship outright.
Third-ranked UNA (10-0, 8-0 GSC) scored on seven of its first eight possessions in the game and rolled up 440 total yards, despite playing back-ups the majority of the second half.
With the GSC title, the Lions receive an automatic berth to the NCAA Division II playoffs. UNA reached the semifinals in two of the previous three years.
Quarterback A.J. Milwee led the Lions, completing 15 of 21 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown. Eric Packer gave UNA its first 100-yard rushing effort of the season with a 12-carry, 113-yard performance. Alabama A&M 35, Alcorn State 26: Kelcy Luke passed for 197 yards and two touchdowns — both to Charles Moody — in leading Alabama A&M to a victory.
Alabama A&M (8-2, 6-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) clinches at least a share of the Eastern Division title with the win.
The Bulldogs led the entire game, starting with Moody's 7-yard touchdown early in the first. Thomas Harris followed with a 58-yard run to the end zone and Luke opened the second quarter with a 12-yard score for a 21-0 lead. Troy 24, Florida Atlantic 17: Omar Haugabook threw three touchdown passes in Troy's win over Florida Atlantic.
All three of Haugabook's TD passes were over 50 yards, and two went to Mykeal Terry. Haugabook finished the game 20-for-29 passing for 325 yards and one interception. Troy (5-4, 4-0 Sun Belt) won its fourth straight game. Jacksonville State 55, Samford 7: Matt Hardin passed for 218 yards with two touchdowns and Clay Green rushed for 110 yards and two more touchdowns to lead Jacksonville State a home win.
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