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
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.