HOUSTON -- Darryl Pearson Jr. threw a pair of touchdown passes and Alabama State shut out winless Texas Southern in the second half for a 23-16 victory on Saturday.
Pearson finished with 126 yards passing and connected with Palmer Graham on an 8-yard touchdown pass just before halftime to pull the Hornets within a touchdown, 16-10. Pearson threw a 67-yard pass to Willis White for the go-ahead score to end the third quarter.
Hunter Hanson added field goals of 35, 28, and 40 yards for Alabama State (1-5, 1-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference)
Texas Southern's (0-6, 0-2) best chance to tie it came in its final drive, when Dominic DeLira moved them to the Alabama State 14. But TJ Presley intercepted a pass in the end zone on a fourth-and-10 play with 52 seconds left.
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FAU RB Devin Singletary sheds a tackle and scores on a 9-yard touchdown run, knotting the game at 14-14.
RB Devin Singletary bulldozes his way into the end zone, cutting the UCF lead in half to 14-7.
RB Gerald Hearns takes the direct snap in punt formation and runs for 24 yards, setting up an Owls touchdown.
UCF QB McKenzie Milton finds WR Dredrick Snelson in the back of the end zone, making it 14-0 Knights.
McKenzie Milton keeps it himself on the quarterback run to give the Knights an early 7-0 lead on FAU.
LB Pat Jasinski picks off FAU QB Chris Robinson to set up a touchdown drive for the Knights.
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