Score: Tech 34, Alcorn State 0
Big play: Patrick Skov's 21-yard TD run on the Jackets' first possession of the quarter. Skov would eventually finish the game with 72 yards and three touchdowns.
Turning point: Backup QB Tim Byerly's 14-yard run on third-and-3 from the Tech 36. It was Tech's first third-down play of the game, and the Braves failed to stop the Jackets and force a punt.
The takeaway: Offense continued to dominate on ground with 12 runs in 13 plays on its two scoring drives.
Halftime score: Tech 48, Alcorn State 0
Big play: Marshall's 64-yard TD run with 1:03 remaining. It was the second score for Marshall, who became the first freshman since Embry Peeples in 2008 to score a rushing TD. Marshall had a 37-yard run earlier in the quarter and eventually finished the game with 184 yards on only eight carries.
Turning point: Arron Baker's 7-yard run on fourth-and-1 from the Tech 8. The Braves were successful on their first fourth-down play of the game, keeping their scoring drive alive.
The takeaway: Byerly solid at QB, Marshall's big runs continue. Alcorn State broke its scoring drought on Baker's 1-yard run following his key fourth-down run.
Score: Tech 62, Alcorn State 6
Big play: Tech recovers fumbled punt at the Alcorn 5. Three plays later, Brady Swilling scored on a 1-yard run.
Turning point: Not much activity with the outcome long determined, but Alcorn State missed a scoring opportunity midway through the period on an incomplete pass with the receiver streaking down the field.
The takeaway: Offense strong throughout the game, finishing with a point of the modern-day school record of 70 (vs. Navy in 2001 and Elon in 2013). The Jackets finished the game without any major injuries.
Score: Tech 69, Alcorn State 6