|Albert Cesare rushes for some of his 188 yards for Alabama State. (photo by Albert Cesare/Montgomery Advertiser)|
Malcolm Cyrus kept the Alabama State running game churning as he rushed for 188 yards and three touchdowns in leading the Hornets to an easy 42-7 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff Thursday night.
The Hornets have used a strong ground game to run out to a 3-1 record, including this, their third straight win and second SWAC victory of the season.
Cyrus' two first quarter touchdowns helped Alabama State jump out to a 14-0 lead. Quarterback Daniel Duhart threw a 69-yard strike to DeMario Bell, extending the Hornets lead to 21-0 going into the half.
Cyrus put the game away early in the third with an 11-yard touchdown run.
Cyrus now has 612 yards rushing on the season, averaging 153 yards per game and running for at least 170 yards in each of the last three games.
UAPB quarterback Benjamin Anderson led the Lions with 183 yards and a touchdown passing along with 80 yards rushing.
Alabama State hosts Texas Southern next Saturday while Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-2, 0-1 SWAC) hosts Jackson State.