Courtesy of Alabama State Sports
Miles College (2-0, 0-0 SWAC) scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to escape with a 21-17 win over Alabama State University (1-1-, 0-0 SWAC) on Saturday at ASU Stadium
Score: Mile College 21 | Alabama State 17
Records: Hornets (1-1, 0-0 SWAC) | Golden Bears (2-0, 0-0 SIAC)
Date: Saturday, Sept 9, 2023
Location: New ASU Stadium | Montgomery, Ala.
Series: Southern Leads the 26-011
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HOW IT HAPPENED
- Freshman Ethan Tookes intercepted a Edwin Kleinpeter pass and raced 70 yards to put the Hornets ahead 7-0 with 15 seconds left in the first quarter.
- Dematrius Johnson connected with Kisean Johnsonthat covered 63-yards and a 14-0 Alabama State lead with 7:22 to go in the second quarter.
- Jaih Andrews hauled in a Kleinpeter 17-yard touchdown pass to cut the Hornets’ lead to 14-7 at halftime.
- Jayden John split the uprights from 28-yards out for the only score of the third quarter and a 17-7 lead.
- Jonero Scott’s two-yard run capped a 12-play, 75-yard drive to cut Miles’ deficit 17-14 with 13:40 left in the fourth quarter.
- Scott’s second touchdown of the night was a two-yard run that put Miles ahead for good 21-17.
- Johnson finished with seven catches for 103 yards and one touchdown.
- Davis was 14-for—23 for 151 with one touchdown and two interceptions.
- Damon Stewart was 5-for-8 for 69 yards and one interception taking over on the final two drives.
- Tyree Saunders had four grabs for 44 yards.
- The Hornets had 190 yards rushing and 210 passing for 400 yards.
- Colton Adams equaled his career-high with 17 tackles and one tackle for loss
- Kelvin Stokes had eight tackles and one tackle for a loss.
- Demarkus Cunningham posted seven stops.
- Ethan Tookes had three tackles and a pick six.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTABLES
- Harrison Tuck II punted three times for a 38.3 yards per punt with one punt inside the 20.
- John had a 28-yard field goal and made both his extra points.
- Adams posted double digit tackles for the fourth straight game and the 10th time in career.
- Tookes pick six was his first collegiate interception.
- Miles won the coin toss and elected to receive.
The Hornets have the week off before traveling to Florida A&M University on Saturday, Sept 23 at 4 p.m. in Tallahassee, Fla.