BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Daniel Duhart ran for three touchdowns and threw for two to lead Alabama State to a 35-20 win over Alabama A&M in the 74th Magic City Classic on Saturday.
Duhart scored on 15- and 1-yard runs in the first quarter and a 1-yard TD in the third to close the scoring for the Hornets (4-4, 4-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference).
Brandon Eldemire had for two touchdowns for the Bulldogs (2-5, 2-3) to tie the game at 14 early in the second quarter before Duhart connected with Brandon Barnes for 60 yards and Josh Davis for 18 in the second quarter for a 28-14 lead at the half.
Khalid Thomas had 100 yards on 20 carries for Alabama State while Duhart completed 12 of 22 passes for 228 yards.
De'Angelo Ballard completed 16 of 42 for 194 yards and Rashad Anderson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to O'Darius Williams on a trick play for A&M.