Multiple miscues cost Alcorn in its first SWAC loss

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The Alcorn State Braves fell on Saturday to the Alabama State Hornets by a score of 28 to 25 in five overtimes. But, head coach Fred McNair said what it came down to, was a lack of execution.

“Offensively we didn’t do too good in the first half,” said McNair. “We didn’t execute well, the quarterback made some bad reads, interceptions, fumble on the goal line. Just terrible play in the first half offensively.”

But, the story of the game wasn’t about the offense or the defense. It was the kicking game. 

Alcorn State kicker Corey McCullough went 1/7 on Saturday, including five potential game winners. 

“We still, still missed five field goals man and that’s…that’s tough, you know,” McNair said. “You have a chance to win the ballgame and you rely on your kicker to win them, but offensively we still got to play better.”

But, that wasn’t all that went wrong for the Braves. McNair said he was disappointed with how his team played at the line of scrimmage.

“We’re not playing good up front,” said McNair. “We got beat pretty badly up front. I think, you know, we had some good runs, and had some guys do some things of that nature, but I think that we still got to look at ourselves as coaches for what we do on offense.”

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