Alcorn State routs Louisiana College 52-10 as Gibbs tosses 2 TDs, runs for another

img0508LORMAN, Mississippi (AP) — John Gibbs Jr. threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third as Alcorn State beat Division III Louisiana College 52-10 on Saturday.

Gibbs was 18 of 31 for 189 yards for the Braves (2-1). Jordan Payne grabbed both touchdown passes and had 79 yards receiving. Anthony Williams III ran for 79 yards and a touchdown.

The Wildcats (1-1) went up 10-0 in the first quarter on a field goal by Adan Olivares and a 56-yard interception return by Ira Jewitt.

From then on, it was all Alcorn State.

Haiden McCraney began the Braves’ scoring run with a 35-yard field goal late in the first quarter. Alcorn State led 24-10 at halftime.

Easton Melancon was 18 of 34 for 136 yards passing for the Wildcats.

The game marked the first meeting between the two teams and the first time Louisiana College has faced a Division I opponent.