Southern clinches West

With Alcorn State’s 50-35 victory over Prairie View A&M on Thursday, Southern won the Western Division and clinched a berth in the Dec. 7 SWAC football championship game in Houston.

Southern (5-4, 5-2 SWAC) cannot finish any worse than 5-4 in conference play and had the head-to-head tiebreaker over Prairie View (5-5, 4-4).

Jackson State (7-2, 7-0) can clinch the Eastern Division with a win at Alabama A&M today.

— I.C. Murrell