Alabama State 35, Prairie View A&M 21: QB Duhart, ASU roll over Prairie View

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PRAIRIE VIEW, TEXAS — Daniel Duhart threw a pair of touchdown passes, and Alabama State came back to beat Prairie View AM 35-21 on Saturday.

With the Hornets trailing 14-0 after the first quarter, Duhart found T.C. McWilliams for a 13-yard TD and Justin Robinson for a 12-yard score. The second TD came with 1:36 left in the half, and Alabama State (6-3, 6-2 SWAC) used a pair of interceptions to get two field goals before intermission.

“We were proud of him and the way he played,” Hornets coach Barlow said of Duhart’s play in his most extensive action of the season. “We knew he could do that. His teammates call him ‘Kobe’. When your guys call you Kobe, that tells you what type of character and what type of person this kid is and the type of commitment he has to the team. He did a good job for us.”

The Panthers (3-6, 3-4) took the lead again at 21-20 on Courtney Brown’s second touchdown of the game, on a 7-yard pass from Jerry Lovelocke. But Malcolm Cyrus and Rodney Cross each ran for a score for the Hornets in the fourth quarter.

“We got off to a slow start,” Barlow said. “We talked about it all week that it would be a different game for us. It’s hard to travel out here, it’s a different atmosphere, and for whatever reason you have to keep fighting. (Prairie View) came out and threw the first punch, and did some good things, and our guys stayed in the moment and stayed focused and we came back and fought back and were able to get the win.”

Prairie View saw a three-game winning streak end in its final home game of the season.

The Hornets play at Southern at 6 p.m. Saturday.

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