Alcorn State rallies for 35-28 SWAC win over Mississippi Valley

September 16, 2013 in News, Sports

Alcorn State running back Arnold Walker (1) rushes for yards past Mississippi Valley State defensive backs Kevin Eugene (2) and Avery Boykin, left, during the second half of their NCAA college football game at Jack Spinks Stadium in Lorman, Miss., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. Alcorn State won 35-28. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

LORMAN, Mississippi (AP) — Arnold Walker rushed for two fourth-quarter touchdowns, leading Alcorn State to a comeback win over Mississippi Valley State 35-28 Saturday in the conference opener for both teams.

Down 21-13 in the fourth quarter, Alcorn State’s (2-1, 1-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) Terrence Green recovered a fumble at the MVSU 17-yard line. Walker carried three straight times for a Brave’s touchdown and John Gibbs, Jr. connected with Tavoris Doss on a two-point conversion.

The Braves recovered an onside kick, sparking a Gibbs’ 22-yard touchdown pass to LaDarrien Davis, putting the Braves up 28-21. During their next offensive series, the Braves rode Walker’s back four straight times, concluded with his 26-yard touchdown run.

Walker had 18 carries for 118 yards, cracking Alcorn State’s top 10 for career rushing leaders.

Patrick Ivy led Mississippi Valley State (0-3, 0-1) with three touchdown passes and 83 yards rushing.