SFA Cruises To 60-7 Win Over Alcorn State
Sept. 27, 2003
The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack defense showed up Saturday night as they held the Alcorn State Braves to 168 yards of total offense in a 60-7 win before 10,160 fans at Homer Bryce Stadium. The 'Jacks lost the shutout with just over two minutes to play when Alcorn State's Charlie Spiller connected with Milton Green for a 42-yard touchdown pass to make the final 60-7.
SFA piled up 473 yards of offense on the night as six different Lumberjacks found the endzone. Ryan Rossner also connected on three field goals on the night, including a 51-yarder, one yard short of his career long. The 'Jacks led only 3-0 at the end of the first quarter before erupting for 27 second quarter points to put the game out of reach for the outmanned Braves.
Zeke Dixon (13-19-0 for 184 yards) caught a touchdown pass from Tony Tompkins for the first touchdown of the night from eight yards out to make the SFA lead 10-0 with 13:11 left in the half. The 'Jacks then added a Rossner field goal from 28-yards out to stretch it to 13-0, before Michael Williams (2-3-0, 16 yards) connected with Lance Hays for a five yard touchdown with 4:56 to play before the half.
Ron Middleton rushed for 75 yards on 16 carries with two touchdowns on the night to lead the SFA ground attack which rolled up 265 yards on the ground. Michael Motte scored his first collegiate touchdown and Cliff Edwards also scored for the 'Jacks.
The SFA defense was the story as it held Alcorn State to only 39 yards of offense in the first half before giving up the late score and just over 100 yards of offense in the second half when the game was out of reach.