LORMAN, Miss. -- Noah Johnson threw for three touchdowns and ran in two more Saturday to lead Alcorn State to a 59-0 win over Mississippi Valley State, clinching the Southwest Athletic Conference East Division title for a fourth straight season.
Johnson went 12-for-19 passing for 297 yards with an interception, and added 122 yards on the ground, including 37- and 33-yard touchdown runs. All three of his TD throws were to Norlando Veals, who finished with nine receptions for 253 yards.
De'Lance Turner had 171 yards with 18 carries for Alcorn State (7-3, 5-1), which will be the first team in conference history to play in four consecutive SWAC championship games.
Mississippi Valley State (2-8, 1-5) had a negative-11 rushing yards for the game and finished with 215 overall to Alcorn State's combined 746.
Dewayne Betts was 10-for-24 passing for 158 yards and three interceptions for MVSU.
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Anthony Russo connects with Randle Jones on a 41-yard gain and later tucks it and runs for a 1-yard touchdown and a Temple lead.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn confirmed Thursday that wide receiver Nate Craig-Myers has decided to transfer. He's the fourth player to leave the program and the second this week.
Tulsa's Corey Taylor II runs in a three-yard touchdown to even the score at 7-7.
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly danced around the possibility of a new starting quarterback, saying Thursday that junior Ian Book and senior Brandon Wimbush would both play Saturday against Wake Forest but declining to say who will start.
Tulsa QB Luke Skipper has his pass intercepted by Temple's Ty Mason who returns it 36 yards for a touchdown.
Maryland's board of regents will announce Friday the findings of an investigation into the death of Terrapins offensive lineman Jordan McNair. However, it has not told McNair's parents about the status of the report.
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