Grambling St beats Alabama A&M 16-15, wins SWAC

Jacarde Carter returned a fumble 69 yards for a touchdown early

in the fourth quarter to give Grambling State a 16-15 victory over

Alabama A&M in the Southwestern Athletic Conference


Grambling (8-4) won its sixth SWAC championship in the 13-year

history of the event. Four of those wins have come against Alabama

A&M, which fell to 1-5 all-time in the title game.

An 11-yard touchdown run by Kaderius Lacey and a 36-yard scoring

pass from Deaunte Mason to Terence Pride helped A&M (8-4) build

a 15-0 lead late in the first half. The Bulldogs missed both

extra-point attempts.

Grambling closed the gap to 15-9 midway through the third

quarter on an 80-yard touchdown pass from D.J. Williams to Mario


The Tigers won despite completing four passes and being

outgained in total yardage 337-182.

Lacey gained 95 yards and set an A&M record for rushing

yards in a season with 1,152.