Almost two years ago, Alabama State Hornets beat the G-Men 35-16 during Homecoming. This year, the tables turned.The G-Men defeated the Hornets 27-7; the victory is the Tiger’s sixth straight and the 499th in school history.
The G-Men (6-2, 3-0) led 17-0 at intermission; the offense was led by quarterback Greg Dillon, who accounted for 327 yards. Dillon passed for 180 yards, while picking up 147 yards on the ground. The Tigers offense outgained Alabama State 409 yards to 169 yards.
The defense shut down Alabama State (1-5, 1-2) as they could not get anything going the majority of the game. The Tigers defense forced the Hornets to punt 11 times. The defense also held them to 2-15 on third down conversations.
Leading the way for the defense was linebacker Keefe Hall with eight tackles and defensive tackle Melvin Matthews with seven tackles.
With Saturday victory and Southern 49-52 defeat to the hands of Florida A&M, the G-Men are at the top of the Western Conference standings in the SWAC.
The team has a bye week this week; the next time the Tigers will be in action will be Nov., when they travel to Itta Bena, Miss to face the Delta Devils of Mississippi Valley State.