MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Malcolm Cyrus ran for a season-high 188 yards and three touchdowns to help Alabama State rout Arkansas-Pine Bluff 42-7 on Thursday night.
Cyrus scored had 2- and 14-yard scoring runs in the first quarter and gave the Hornets (3-1, 2-0 Southwestern Athletic) a 28-0 lead in the third with an 11-yard touchdown run.
Cyrus topped 170 yards rushing for the third straight game.
Daniel Duhart was 9 of 17 for 142 yards. He threw a 68-yard touchdown pass to DeMario Bell in the second quarter. Khalid Thomas had a 6-yard scoring run in the third quarter, and Joshua Davis made it 42-0 with a 63-yard run early in the fourth.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-2, 0-1) broke the shutout on Benjamin Anderson’s 79-yard pass to Marvante King.
DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR WALLERSTEDT RESIGNS: In Lubbock, Texas, Texas Tech defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt has resigned for unspecified personal reasons.
Mike Smith, who shared the coordinator title with Wallerstedt, will be in charge of the defense for the rest of the season.
The 48-year-old Wallerstedt joined the staff when former Texas Tech quarterback Kliff Kingsbury was hired as coach last year.
They were on the staff together at Texas A&M in 2012.
The Red Raiders (2-1), who are coming off a 49-28 loss at home to Arkansas, open Big 12 play at Oklahoma State next Thursday.
COLLINS NAMED MAXWELL AWARD PLAYER OF WEEK: In Fayetteville, Ark., Arkansas running back Alex Collins was named the Maxwell Award Player of the Week.
The award was announced Thursday after Collins ran for 212 yards and two touchdowns in the Razorbacks’ win over Texas Tech.
Collins is on the watch list for the Maxwell Award that is presented each year to the player voted the outstanding collegiate football player.