Two Years ago, Alcorn State lost a one-point game to Alabama A&M, which ultimately kept it out of the 2013 SWAC Football Championship game. Saturday afternoon from Jack-Spinks Stadium, that did not as the Braves will not make its second straight appearance in the conference title game after defeating Alabama A&M 44-10.

The Braves struck first on a 30-yard LENORRIS FOOTMAN touchdown pass to MARQUIS WARFORD in the first quarter to give them a 7-0 lead.

In the second quarter, Warford scored his second touchdown of the game on a 35-yard run to put the Braves up by 14. The Bulldogs got on the board with a 32-yard field goal, but their success was short-lived.

A few possessions later,DARRYAN RAGSDALE found an opening in the Bulldog defense and raced for a 75-yard score, giving the Braves a 20-3 lead.

After a 25-yard field goal by the Braves’ HAIDEN MCCRANEY, De’Angelo Ballard rushed for a 13-yard touchdown for the Bulldogs in the fourth quarter that made the score 44-10, which would be the game final.

The Braves set a school record for rushing yards in a game with 500. Warford would finish the game with 118 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

The Braves are out to defend last season’s 2014 title. Their first in 20 years.