Alabama St. 19, Grambling St. 18

Greg Jenkins’ late touchdown run helped Alabama state rally to

beat the defending Southwestern Athletic Conference champion

Grambling State 19-18 Saturday night.

Alabama State (2-1, 1-1) trailed Grambling State late in the

second quarter before Jenkins’ 9-yard pass to T.C. McWilliams put

the Hornets ahead at halftime 7-6.

The Tigers (0-3, 0-2) scored on their last possession of the

third quarter when D.J. Williams connected with Jeremy Hernandez to

give Grambling State a 12-7 lead entering the fourth quarter.

Williams completed 11 of 16 passing for 107 yards. Hernandez

totaled eight catches for 135 yards and two scores.

After trading early fourth-quarter touchdowns, with the Hornets

trailing 18-13, Jenkins capped off an eight-play, 70-yard drive

with a 29-yard run for the go-ahead score.

Alabama State’s defense stopped the Tigers on their last

possession with 1:21 remaining, forcing an incomplete pass on

fourth-and-1, sealing the victory for the Hornets.