September 19, 2015

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) John Gibbs, Jr. rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 118 yards and a touchdown as Alcorn State topped Mississippi Valley State 55-14 Saturday night.

Gibbs accomplished the feat despite handling just seven carries for Alcorn State (2-1, 2-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference). His 72-yard scoring run early in the second quarter put the Braves up 28-0. They totaled 304 yards rushing, averaging 7.6 yards per carry. Arron Baker had 53 yards added two touchdowns to the tally in the third quarter.

Thomas Stokes, Jr. had 37 yards rushing, Edwin Faison Jr. had 32 and Ruban Thurston passed for 110 yards and a touchdown for Mississippi Valley State (0-3, 0-2), which managed just 191 total yards.

Each team struggled with penalties and finished with double-digit disciplines.

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