GRAMBLING, La. -- Kaderius Lacey scored on a 2-yard run with 49 seconds left and Alabama A&M held off a fourth-quarter rally by Grambling State in a 20-14 win on Saturday night.
The Bulldogs (2-1, 1-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) took a 14-0 lead in the third quarter after Lacey's 5-yard touchdown run and Vandric Jackson's 53-yard fumble recovery that went for a score.
Grambling State didn't go away easily. In the fourth, the Tigers used a 4-yard rushing score by Dawrence Roberts and Mario Louis' 77-yard touchdown catch to tie the game at 14-14 with 8:08 to play.
But Alabama A&M went a nine play, 54-yard drive that was capped by Lacey's go-ahead score. Lacey finished with 178 yards rushing on 30 carries.
Roberts rushed for 198 yards on 27 attempts for Grambling State (1-3, 1-2), which honored sports information director Roderick Mosley before the game. The 38-year-old Mosley died of a heart attack on Wednesday.