Ragsdale shines as Alcorn State routs Alabama State - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Ragsdale shines as Alcorn State routs Alabama State

LORMAN (AP) - Darryan Ragsdale ran for 173 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries and Alcorn State beat Alabama State 33-7 on Thursday night to take the Southwestern Athletic Conference's East Division lead.
    
The Braves (5-1, 3-0) beat the Hornets (4-2, 3-1) for the first time since 2010 and the second time in the last 11 meetings.
    
Alcorn State quarterback John Gibbs Jr. ran for 115 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. He completed 20 of 33 passes for 218 yards.
    
Alcorn State took a 17-0 lead in the first quarter. Haiden McCraney opened the scoring with a 47-yard field goal, Ragsdale had a 40-yard touchdown run and Arron Baker added a 1-yard scoring run. The Braves missed a chance to increase the lead when Ragsdale fumbled inside the 1 with 50 seconds left in the half after running for 12 yards.
    
McCraney made it 20-0 with a 31-yard field goal in the third quarter.
    
Malcolm Cyrus cut it to 20-7 with a 1-yard run with 5:25 left in the third, but Gibbs countered with a 53-yard scoring run for the Braves with 3:04 remaining in the quarter.
    
Ragsdale completed the scoring with a 31-yard run in the fourth.
    
The Braves help Cyrus to 67 yards on 22 carries. He entered the game averaging 144 yards rushing.
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