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Alabama State Hornets (2-1)


Nettles, Merritt lead Alabama State past Bethune-Cookman

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Ryan Nettles threw a pair of first-quarter touchdown passes and Jacory Merritt had two short scoring runs in the second period as Alabama State breezed to a 38-24 victory over Bethune-Cookman in its Southwestern Athletic Conference opener on Saturday.

Nettles fired a 12-yard TD to Wallace Corker to open the scoring for the Hornets (2-1, 1-0) and, after Jimmie Robinson III scored on a 4-yard run to pull the Wildcats even, connected with Jeremiah Hixson for a 20-yard TD and a lead they never relinquished. Merritt scored on a 1-yard run on the first play of the second quarter to push Alabama State's lead to 21-7. A field goal and Robinson's second TD run pulled the Wildcats (0-4, 0-2) within 21-17, but Merritt again ran it in from a yard out and the Hornets took a 11-point lead into halftime.

Ezra Gray stretched Alabama State's lead to 35-17 with a 2-yard TD run in the third quarter.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: R. Nettles576
Passing TDs: R. Nettles2
Rushing Yards: E. Gray99
Rushing TDs: J. Merritt3
Receiving Yards: J. Hixon238
Receiving TDs: W. Corker1
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/4 vs. Miles W 14 - 13
9/11 at 25 Auburn L 0 - 62
9/25 vs. Bethune-Cookman W 38 - 24
10/2 at Florida A&M 3:00 PT4:00 MT5:00 CT6:00 ET10:00 GMT6:00 北京时间3:00 MST4:00 CST5:00 EST
10/9 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST1:00 CST2:00 EST
10/16 at Jackson State 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST1:00 CST2:00 EST
10/30 at Alabama A&M 12:30 PT1:30 MT2:30 CT3:30 ET7:30 GMT3:30 北京时间12:30 MST1:30 CST2:30 EST
11/6 at Prairie View A&M 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST1:00 CST2:00 EST
11/13 at Mississippi Valley State 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST1:00 CST2:00 EST
11/20 vs. Texas Southern 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET8:00 GMT4:00 北京时间1:00 MST2:00 CST3:00 EST
11/25 vs. Tuskegee 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET8:00 GMT4:00 北京时间1:00 MST2:00 CST3:00 EST
Southwestern Athletic
East
  Conference Overall
Alabama A&M 1-0 3-0
Jackson State 1-0 3-1
Alabama State 1-0 2-1
Mississippi Valley State 0-0 0-2
Florida A&M 0-1 1-2
Bethune-Cookman 0-2 0-4
West
  Conference Overall
Prairie View A&M 1-0 2-1
Alcorn State 1-0 2-2
Southern 0-0 1-2
Grambling State 0-0 1-2
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 0-1 1-2
Texas Southern 0-1 0-3
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 874 (100)
Passing Yards: 583 (81)
Rushing Yards: 291 (99)
Points per game: 17.3 (89)
Yards per game: 291.3 (92)
Touchdowns: 7 (86)
Field Goals: 1 (96)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1002 (29)
Passing Yards: 456 (9)
Rushing Yards: 546 (58)
Points per game: 33.0 (79)
Yards per game: 334.0 (33)
Touchdowns: 11 (53)
Field Goals: 3 (59)
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