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Stan Becton | NCAA.com | August 28, 2022

Alabama State beats Howard in the 2022 MEAC/SWAC Challenge

Alabama State QB Dematrius Davis stars in 2022 MEAC/SWAC Challenge

ATLANTA, GA — Alabama State defeated Howard 23-13 to win the 2022 MEAC/SWAC Challenge. Eddie Robinson Jr. won his debut game as a head coach at any level.

HOW IT HAPPENED: Click or tap here to see how Alabama State won the 2022 MEAC/SWAC Challenge

With the win, Alabama State became the first SWAC program to win the MEAC/SWAC Challenge since Prairie View A&M in 2018. The MEAC still leads the all-time series 11-5. Alabama State leads Howard in the two schools’ all-time series 2-0, with the last Hornet win coming in 2004.

The game was called with 2:12 remaining in the fourth quarter, during the third weather delay of the game. In total, the game lasted four hours and 40 minutes, from an 8:39 p.m. ET opening kickoff to a 1:20 AM ET end time. Throw in the original 7 p.m. ET kickoff and you have six hours and 19 minutes.

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Alabama State quarterback Dematrius Davis was named the Offensive MVP of the game after finishing 17-24 (71 percent) passing for 187 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Davis added 37 yards on the ground.

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Howard defensive lineman Jevin Jackson was named Defensive MVP of the game after finishing with six tackles (2 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss, and a fumble recovery. Click or tap here for complete stats from the game.

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