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Alabama A&M defeats Miss. Valley State 17-12

Nov 22, 2009 - 12:29 AM HUNTSVILLE, Ala.(AP) -- Ulysses Banks rushed for 160 yards and a touchdown to help Alabama A&M defeat Mississippi Valley State 17-12 and clinch a berth in the Southwestern Athletic Conference title game.

The Bulldogs (7-4, 4-3) will play Prairie View A&M for the championship on Dec. 12 in Birmingham, Ala.

Banks scored on a 1-yard run to give Alabama A&M a 10-0 lead with 2:09 left in the first quarter.

Korey Morrison ran an interception back 30 yards for a 17-0 lead with 13:28 remaining in the second quarter.

MVSU (3-8, 1-6) cut the lead to 17-6 on Stephen Robert's 2-yard run with 1:27 left before halftime, but the Delta Devils couldn't score again until 2 seconds left in the game, when Chris Williams caught a 6-yard pass from Eddie Ivory Jr.

Deaunte Mason was 12-for-21 for 98 yards and rushed for 45 yards for Alabama A&M.

Robert finished with 71 yards.