Prairie View's theme for the game was ''Fade 2 Black,'' marking the final game at the school's 66-year-old Blackshear Field with a postgame ceremony featuring fireworks.
Alcorn State (7-2, 5-1) started the fireworks early, scoring four touchdowns in a span of roughly eight minutes of the first and second quarters to lead 49-28 at halftime. The Braves, averaging 41 points, scored a 21-point cluster in the second half, gaining 699 yards of total offense.
Prairie View (3-5, 3-4) clawed from two scores down to tie 14-14. Jerry Lovelocke passed for 305 yards and two TDs, and Johnta Hebert rushed 157 yards and two scores.