Scores

Final

Grambling St 31

(0-1, 0-1 away)

S Carolina St 34

(1-0, 1-0 home)

2:00 PM ET, September 6, 2009

Florida Citrus Bowl, ORLANDO, FL

1 2 3 4 T
GRAM 0 10 14 731
SCST 14 7 13 034

Top Performers

Passing: G. Dillon (GRAM) - 269 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Wiley (SCST) - 13 CAR, 77 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: V. Phillips (GRAM) - 3 REC, 48 YDS, 1 TD

S. Carolina St. 34, Grambling St. 31

Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- South Carolina State quarterbacks Malcolm Long and Derrick Wiley combined to throw three touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs to a 34-31 win over Grambling.

The Bulldogs (1-0) jumped to a 14-0 lead Sunday behind two touchdown passes from Long and never trailed at the 2009 MEAC-SWAC challenge in Orlando. But South Carolina State needed an interception from Semaj Moody in the final minute to stop a late rally by Grambling (0-1).

Wiley, who replaced Long in the first half after he went down with cramps, made his impact in the second half. He had a 39-yard run on a designed quarterback draw to set up a short touchdown run by Travil Johnson, giving the Bulldogs a 28-17 lead.

Grambling quarterback Greg Dillon threw for 268 yards and two touchdowns but also lost two fumbles.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GRAM
SCST
1st Downs2616
Total Yards426320
Passing269141
Rushing157179
Penalties5-354-41
3rd Down Conversions9-147-16
4th Down Conversions1-11-4
Turnovers41
Possession29:0630:54

Passing Leaders

Grambling StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dillon17/282699.621
South Carolina StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Long13/201015.120

Rushing Leaders

Grambling StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Warren16734.6016
Walker12544.5122
South Carolina StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wiley13775.9139
Ford13725.5033

Receiving Leaders

Grambling StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Phillips34816.0135
Jefferson24623.0124
South Carolina StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Young44210.5118
Clark22814.0123

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERGRAMSCST
TD13:31Oliver Young 13 Yd Pass From Malcolm Long (Blake Erickson Kick) 07
TD04:32DeWain Clark 23 Yd Pass From Malcolm Long (Blake Erickson Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERGRAMSCST
TD08:00Cornelius Walker 10 Yd Run (Ari Johnson Kick) 714
TD04:02Travil Jamison 4 Yd Run (Blake Erickson Kick) 721
FG00:00Ari Johnson 47 Yd 1021
THIRD QUARTERGRAMSCST
TD13:26Van Phillips 2 Yd Pass From Greg Dillon (Ari Johnson Kick) 1721
TD09:24Travil Jamison 1 Yd Run (Blake Erickson Kick) 1728
TD05:57Greg Dillon 1 Yd Run (Ari Johnson Kick) 2428
TD00:19Derrick Wiley 2 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 2434
FOURTH QUARTERGRAMSCST
TD05:49Damian Jefferson 24 Yd Pass From Greg Dillon (Ari Johnson Kick) 3134