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Alcorn’s De’Lance Turner is first HBCU runner to surpass 200 yards this season

Senior adds three touchdowns in the Braves’ 48-31 win over Southern

Alcorn State running back De’Lance Turner finished the Braves’ conference opener with the second-most rushing yards (272) in school history. Turner, who averaged 13.0 yards per carry on 21 carries, had two rushing touchdowns and caught a pass for a score in Alcorn’s 48-31 victory over Southern on Saturday. The senior had the first rushing performance of 200 yards or more for a historically black college or university (HBCU) this season.

Overall, the Braves rushed for 402 yards. Quarterback Lenorris Footman chipped in 70 yards, and the reigning Southwestern Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week also threw for two touchdowns.

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Rhiannon Walker is an associate editor at The Undefeated. She is a drinker of Sassy Cow Creamery chocolate milk, an owner of an extensive Disney VHS collection, and she might have a heart attack if Frank Ocean doesn't drop his second album.