HOUSTON — Lenorris Footman threw two touchdowns and ran for two more as Alcorn State routed Texas Southern 65-13 on Saturday.
Footman was 11 of 18 for 185 yards passing and had 75 yards rushing for the Braves (6-3, 5-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Darryan Ragsdale ran for 115 yards and a touchdown.
Footman threw a 7-yard scoring pass to Jordan Payne following a fumble by Texas Southern on the first play after the opening kickoff. The Braves scored again on a blocked Texas Southern punt and Footman added two scoring runs and another touchdown pass before the end of half for a 38-0 lead at the break.
Ragsdale broke into the open for a 68-yard touchdown run to start the second half and the Braves cruised to the win.
Homer Causey threw for 114 yards and ran for a score for the Tigers (3-6, 2-6).