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LORMAN, MS - The final score read 52-10, but don’t be deceived. Alcorn State’s win over Louisiana College Saturday in Lorman, Mississippi didn’t come quite that easily.
In its first ever matchup against a Division I school, the Division III Wildcats had the home crowd of 6,999 at Spinks-Casem stadium a little nervous when they jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter.
“We came out fearless,” senior linebacker Landon Henry said. “Everybody saw how we reacted to those boys.”
After getting a 20-yard field goal from senior Adan Olivares to score first in the game, the Wildcats defense, which had already forced a fumble, made another huge play when senior cornerback Ira Jewitt tipped a John Gibbs, Jr. pass and then gained control for an interception. Jewitt worked his way to the sideline and returned the pass 56 yards for a touchdown to give LC the 10-0 with 7:15 left in the first quarter.
“That was a route we’ve been going over all year,” Jewitt said. “We see it every day in practice. I actually ran the route for him and finished it. When I did, I just kind of tipped it – when I caught it, I hit the sideline and tried to outrun the big guys.”
“We had run a blitz – I hit the quarterback and the next thing I know, I look back and Ira’s… »»» read more
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