Alabama State rides Stewart-Johnson combo to 17-6 victory over Grambling

Updated Nov. 4, 2023 8:24 p.m. ET

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Damon Stewart threw a pair of first-half touchdown passes to Kisean Johnson to lead Alabama State to a 17-6 victory over Grambling on Saturday night.

Stewart gave Alabama State (5-3, 4-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) the lead for good in the first quarter when he capped an 11-play, 85-yard drive with a 19-yard touchdown pass to Johnson. The pair teamed up for a 3-yard score in the second quarter, giving the Hornets a 14-0 lead at halftime.

Baylor Cannon kicked a 34-yard field goal 5 seconds into the final quarter to complete the scoring for Alabama State. Myles Crawley connected with Nae'Saan Dickerson for an 18-yard touchdown with 12:04 left to play for the lone score for Grambling (4-5, 3-3).

Stewart completed 12 of 16 passes for 95 yards with an interception for the Hornets. Johnson had seven catches for 64 yards.


Crawley totaled 197 yards on 21-of-31 passing with two interceptions for the Tigers.


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