ALABAMA STATE: Tim Clark 1 run (Bobby Wenzig kick) at 11:07. DRIVE: 11 plays, 53 yards, 3:53. KEY PLAYS: Alabama State starts at its own 47-yard line after a long return on the opening kickoff by Darius Knox. Devin Dominguez fires to Daniel Duhart for 15 yards. Dominguez hits Clark on a throwback screen for 10 yards. Clark scores easily on a toss on third-and-goal. Alabama State 7, Southern 0.
SOUTHERN: Manuel Canto 38 field goal at 1:43. DRIVE: 10-50-4:20. KEY PLAYS: Sylvester Nzekwe gains 14 yards on Southern’s first play from scrimmage. Joseph scrambles for 11 yards. The team loses 13 yards on back-to-back plays, leading to a field-goal attempt. Alabama State 7, Southern 3.
SOUTHERN: Charles Hawkins 18 pass from J.P. Douglas (kick blocked) at 1:27. DRIVE: 10-76-4:45. KEY PLAYS: Douglas begins his second drive of the day with conversions on back-to-back third downs. Douglas completes passes of 20 and 13 yards to Sylvester Nzekwe. On the touchdown, Douglas throws to Hawkins, who beats his man on a seam route. Southern 9, Alabama State 7.
SOUTHERN: Manuel Canto 20 field goal at :18. DRIVE: 4-46-:24. KEY PLAYS: The drive begins at the Alabama State 2-yard line after SU linebacker Jamie Payton returned a T.C. McWilliams fumble 48 yards. Southern fails to cross the goal line on three straight tries. Southern 12, Alabama State 7.
SOUTHERN: Lee Doss 5 pass from Douglas (Canto kick) at 10:54. DRIVE: 11-75-4:06. KEY PLAYS: On third-and-long, Douglas connects with Hawkins on a 46-yard bomb. On third-and-9, Douglas hits Doss on a slant route for 19 yards. The touchdown comes on second-and-goal, when Douglas makes a back-shoulder throw to Doss in the end zone. Southern 19, Alabama State 7.
ALABAMA STATE: Bobby Wenzig 36 field goal at 10:50. DRIVE: 10-75-2:52. KEY PLAYS: Jenkins scrambles 12 yards for first down. Clark breaks free for a 57-yard run. SU linebacker Demetrius Bentley drops Jenkins for a 9-yard loss, forcing a field goal. Southern 19, Alabama State 10.
ALABAMA STATE: Landon Jones 32 pass from Greg Jenkins (Wenzig kick). DRIVE: 5-74-:58. KEY PLAYS: Officials flag SU cornerback D’Mekus Cook for pass interference on third-and-10. Clark runs for 16 yards. Jenkins scrambles for 10 yards. On the touchdown, Jenkins breaks a tackle, rolls left and finds Jones, who was behind the secondary, for an easy score. Southern 19, Alabama State 17.
ALABAMA STATE: Tim Clark 5 run (kick failed) at 3:07. DRIVE: 9-73-2:51. KEY PLAYS: Nehemiah Henry makes a 19-yard catch and run on third-and-12. Jenkins fires a 38-yard pass to Nick Andrews. Clark scores easily from 5 yards away. Alabama State 23, Southern 19.
SOUTHERN: Brian McCain 1 run (Canto kick) at :09. DRIVE: 10-73-2:59. KEY PLAYS: Douglas begins the drive with a 17-yard pass to LaQuinton Evans, then throws to Hawkins for a short gain. On fourth-and-3, Douglas finds Hawkins for a first down. Douglas then hits Mike Berry on a post pattern for a 27-yard gain to the Alabama State 12. On third-and-inches at the 3, Douglas gains a first down on a short sneak. Three plays later, McCain dives over the goal line. Southern 26, Alabama State 23.
FINAL SCORE: Southern 26, Alabama St. 23.
RECORDS: Southern 4-6, 4-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference; Alabama State 7-3, 7-2
UP NEXT: Southern is idle. The Jaguars face Grambling in the Bayou Classic on Nov. 26.
Alabama State is idle. The Hornets face Tuskegee in the Turkey Day Classic on Nov. 24.