MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - What better way to end your season than with a win, and on Thanksgiving at that. That's what the Alabama State Hornets did Thursday.
In the 94th edition of the Turkey Day Classic, the Hornets (5-6) defeated Edward Waters College (1-10) 37-3. Not only was the win a nice way to end the season, but it was the Hornets' fifth win in the last six games, all coming under interim head coach Donald Hill-Eley.
Up 3-0 in the first quarter, Joe Williams hauled in a Kobie Jones touchdown pass from 15 yards out to push ASU's lead to 10-0.
In the third quarter, an Ezra Gray rushing touchdown followed by a George Golden rushing touchdown had the Hornets up 21. The scoring wouldn't stop there, as the Hornets scored 13 fourth quarter points to finish the season on a strong note.
Could Hill-Eley be the answer the Hornets were looking for at the head coaching position? That remains to be seen, but the numbers don't lie and since Hill-Eley took over in mid-October, ASU only allowed more than 16 points once and outscored opponents 117-56 in that stretch.