BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Isaiah Crowell ran for two touchdowns as Alabama State closed with 21 unanswered points in a 31-13 win over Alabama A&M Saturday in the 71st Magic City Classic.
The Bulldogs led the Southwestern Athletic Conference showdown 13-10 early in the second quarter, but allowed three touchdowns to the Hornets to close out the contest. Crowell scored the first with a 9-yard run, leapfrogging Alabama State (5-3, 5-2) into a 17-13 lead.
Greg Jenkins followed up with a 9-yard TD run with 44 seconds left in the second quarter, then Crowell scored again early in the third from 3 yards out.
Jenkins was 10-of-15 passing for 264 yards and a touchdown. Crowell carried 17 times for 64 yards.
Alabama A&M (6-2, 5-2) managed just 29 yards rushing and was outgained 404-226. The loss drops the Bulldogs into a tie with Alabama State for first place in the SWAC's East Division.