Alabama State falls to Prairie View A&M 24-15

Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 12:18 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 25, 2022 at 1:11 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Alabama State Hornets fell to the Prairie View A&M Panthers at home Saturday night.

With 8:14 left in the first quarter, the Panthers scored first as quarterback Trazon Connley completed a 16-yard touchdown run after seven plays and 72 yards.

The Hornets also got in the scoring action in the first quarter. Dematrius Davis passed to defensive back Naytron Culpepper for a 19-yard TD. The field goal was block, leaving the Hornets to trail the Panthers 7-6 at the close of the quarter.

Prairie View later expanded their lead over ASU with Connley’s 2-yard TD, the only score of the second quarter.

The Panthers led the Hornets 14-6 at halftime.

After eight play and 27 yards, the Hornets were able to score a field goal with 9:25 remaining in the third quarter. Minutes later, Prairie View answered back with a field goal, bringing the score to 17-9 by the end of third quarter.

With 10:26 left in the final quarter of the game, ASU’s Ja’Won Howell completed a three-yard TD run, trailing the Panthers by only two points, 17-15.

But Prairie View secured with a late fourth quarter TD, going on to defeat ASU 24-15.

The Hornets are now 2-2 for the season. Next up for ASU is a matchup with Texas Southern next Saturday at 6 p.m. CT in Houston.

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