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Prairie View beats Alabama A&M 33-27

Nov 8, 2009 - 1:43 AM PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas(AP) -- KJ Black threw for three touchdowns and Prairie View survived a late rally by Alabama A&M to defeat the Bulldogs 33-27 Saturday night.

Prairie View (5-4, 2-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference) got out to an early lead, scoring on the opening drive when Gabe Osaze-Ediae caught a 21-yard pass from Black.

Black found Osaze-Ediae again to score on a 72-yard pass and connected with Anthony Weeden on a 21-yard scoring throw, all before the half.

The Bulldogs' only first-half score was a 42-yard rushing TD by Ulysses Banks. They trailed 24-7 at halftime.

After giving Prairie View a safety and allowing a 4-yard rushing score by Donald Babers in the third, Alabama A&M (5-4, 2-3) turned it on.

Deaunte Mason scored on a pair of 1-yard runs, and Rashad Johnson caught a 4-yard TD pass from Kevin Atkins. But the Bulldogs couldn't close the gap.