Scores

Final

Grambling St 16

(8-4, 6-3 SWAC)

Alabama A&M 15

(8-4, 7-2 SWAC)

Coverage: ESPNU

1:00 PM ET, December 10, 2011

1 2 3 4 T
GRAM 0 3 6 716
AAMU 6 9 0 015

Top Performers

Passing: D. Mason (AAMU) - 182 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Lacey (AAMU) - 28 CAR, 86 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Louis (GRAM) - 2 REC, 86 YDS, 1 TD

Grambling St. 16, Alabama A&,M 15

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- 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 championship.

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 Louis.

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GRAM
AAMU
1st Downs916
Total Yards183331
Passing100182
Rushing83149
Penalties0-07-64
3rd Down Conversions2-135-16
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers32
Possession24:0135:59

Passing Leaders

Grambling StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Williams4/161006.311
Alabama A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mason16/261827.011

Rushing Leaders

Grambling StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Roberts19633.3013
Rivers2199.5019
Alabama A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lacey28863.1111
Pride3268.7032

Receiving Leaders

Grambling StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Louis28643.0180
Maxwell11515.0015
Alabama A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith6528.7023
Milton34314.3032

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERGRAMAAMU
TD10:45Kaderius Lacey 11 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 06
SECOND QUARTERGRAMAAMU
TD06:02Terrance Pride 36 Yd Pass From Deaunte Mason (Pat Failed) 012
FG03:52Chance Wilson 34 Yd 015
FG01:02Zoltan Riazzo 27 Yd 315
THIRD QUARTERGRAMAAMU
TD06:53Mario Louis 80 Yd Pass From D.J. Williams (Pat Failed) 915
FOURTH QUARTERGRAMAAMU
TD12:27Jacarde Carter 69 Yd Fumble Return (Zoltan Riazzo Kick) 1615