Gibbs leads Alcorn State past Prairie View, 50-35

The Associated Press

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) -- John Gibbs Jr. threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score in Alcorn State's 50-35 victory over Prairie View on Thursday night.

Gibbs was 24 of 43 for 265 yards and had 79 yards rushing on nine carries for the Braves (8-3, 6-2 SWAC). In the first half, he threw a 13-yard scoring pass to Zerick Rollins Jr. and a 23-yarder to LaDarrien Davis and added a 15-yard touchdown run with 12 seconds left to make it 34-14.

Arnold Walker ran for 130 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries for the Braves.

Jerry Lovelocke was 20 of 36 for 186 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions for Prairie View (5-5, 4-4). De'Auntre Smiley completed 4 of 9 passes for 118 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Deandre Cooper caught 6-, 28- 57-yard touchdown passes and finished with six receptions for 137 yards.

Alcorn State's William Thomas had a 13-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Devon Francois had two interceptions for the Braves.

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