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Alabama State’s rally falls short against Jackson State; Tuskegee unbeaten

The Associated Press

Erik Haw ran for 159 yards and three touchdowns and Jackson State won its third straight game with a 32-20 victory over Alabama State on Saturday.

Jackson State (3-2, 3-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) got first-quarter touchdown runs of 6 and 1 yards from Haw to take a 14-6 halftime lead.

Eric Perri added three field goals in to second half to push Jackson State’s lead to 23-12 early in the fourth quarter.

Alabama State (4-2, 3-2) rallied when Alex Engram hit Fred Ragsdale with both a 12-yard touchdown pass and a 2-point conversion pass to pull within 23-20 with 7:50 left.

But Haw ripped off a 66-yard touchdown run to seal the win and help Jackson State remain the only unbeaten team in the SWAC’s East Division.

Jackson State finished with 285 yards rushing while holding Alabama State to 187 total yards.

The loss was Alabama State’s second straight after opening the season 4-0 under new coach Reggie Barlow.

Tuskegee 33, Morehouse 10: John Pascley ran for 91 yards and had three touchdowns to help Tuskegee beat Morehouse.

The Golden Tigers (5-0, 4-0 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) jumped out to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter on 1- and 41-yard touchdown runs by Pascley, who finished with 15 carries. Keith King added a rushing score from 1 yard away.

Tuskegee continued its scoring in the third on Parscley’s 3-yard run. Jacary Atkinson, who completed 9-of-22 passes, threw for 200 yards and a 14-yard touchdown pass to Jason English in the fourth.

Atkinson also had two interceptions for the Golden Tigers.

Christian Sterling threw for 125 yards and a touchdown for the Maroon Tigers (4-2, 2-2) Steadman James had five catches for 120 yards.

DePauw 28, Birmingham-Southern 24: Spud Dick tossed a 21-yard touchdown pass with 44 seconds left to lead DePauw University to a win over Birmingham-Southern.

Trailing 21-17 at Regions Park in Hoover, Matt Laird recovered Curtis Moore fumble to set BSC up at the DePauw 40 with 2:59 to play. Three plays later, Joe Thigpen rushed in from 30 yards out on a quarterback draw to give BSC its first lead of the afternoon 24-21 with 2:05 to go.

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