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Alcorn State stops Southern 39-24, wins SWAC title

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) - Qwynnterrio Cole made a big fourth-down stop at midfield, Taurence Wilson returned an interception 53 yards with 1:23 left and Alcorn State earned a trip to the Celebration Bowl with a 39-24 win over Southern in the Southwest Athletic Conference championship game on Saturday.

After Cole's stop, De'Shawn Waller ripped of a 31-yard run, Niko Duffey had an 11-yard run and the Jaguars chose to let Waller score from 6 yards on the next play, allowing the Braves to go up 32-24 with 1:57 to play.

Three plays later, Wilson stepped in front of a LaDarius Skelton pass and sealed Alcorn State's 17th SWAC title and their second straight trip and third overall to meet the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion in the Celebration Bowl. The opponent on Dec. 21 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta is two-time defending Celebration Bowl champion North Carolina A&T.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: L. Skelton1642
Passing TDs: L. Skelton13
Rushing Yards: L. Skelton870
Rushing TDs: L. Skelton14
Receiving Yards: H. Register610
Receiving TDs: H. Register11
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2019
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/31 at McNeese L 28 - 34
9/7 at Memphis L 24 - 55
9/14 vs. Edward Waters W 61 - 0
9/21 at Florida A&M L 21 - 27
9/28 at Arkansas-Pine Bluff W 31 - 7
10/12 vs. Prairie View A&M W 34 - 28
10/19 at Texas Southern W 28 - 21
10/26 at Alcorn State L 13 - 27
11/2 vs. Alabama A&M W 35 - 31
11/9 vs. Virginia-Lynchburg W 58 - 7
11/16 at Jackson State W 40 - 34
11/30 at Grambling State W 30 - 28
12/7 at Alcorn State L 24 - 39
Southwestern Athletic
East
  Conference Overall
Alcorn State 6-1 9-3
Alabama A&M 4-3 7-5
Alabama State 4-3 5-6
Jackson State 3-4 4-8
Mississippi Valley State 1-6 2-9
West
  Conference Overall
Southern 6-1 8-5
Prairie View A&M 4-3 6-5
Grambling State 4-3 6-5
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 3-4 6-5
Texas Southern 0-7 0-11
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 5245 (22)
Passing Yards: 2273 (84)
Rushing Yards: 2972 (10)
Points per game: 32.8 (26)
Yards per game: 403.5 (44)
Touchdowns: 53 (20)
Field Goals: 9 (84)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 5050 (90)
Passing Yards: 3385 (115)
Rushing Yards: 1665 (36)
Points per game: 26.0 (45)
Yards per game: 388.5 (65)
Touchdowns: 39 (60)
Field Goals: 10 (50)
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