Scores

Final

Alabama State 19

(2-1, 2-0 SWAC)

Grambling St 18

(0-3, 0-2 SWAC)

7:00 PM ET, September 15, 2012

Robinson Stadium, Grambling, LA

1 2 3 4 T
ALST 0 7 0 1219
GRAM 6 0 6 618

Top Performers

Passing: F. Rivers (GRAM) - 173 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: I. Crowell (ALST) - 15 CAR, 98 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Hernandez (GRAM) - 8 REC, 135 YDS, 2 TD

Alabama St. 19, Grambling St. 18

Associated Press

GRAMBLING, La. -- 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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ALST
GRAM
1st Downs1817
Total Yards331358
Passing138280
Rushing19378
Penalties9-7010-65
3rd Down Conversions6-155-16
4th Down Conversions1-12-4
Turnovers11
Possession23:2536:35

Passing Leaders

Alabama StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jenkins14/301384.611
Grambling StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rivers14/191739.120

Rushing Leaders

Alabama StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Crowell15986.5130
Jenkins11655.9129
Grambling StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Roberts7334.7030
Runner17291.7012

Receiving Leaders

Alabama StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
McWilliams55611.2117
Fenderson22010.0014
Grambling StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hernandez813516.9250
McGhee9788.7112

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERALSTGRAM
TD00:02Jeremy Hernandez 23 Yd Pass From D.J. Williams (Pat Failed) 06
SECOND QUARTERALSTGRAM
TD04:45T.C. McWilliams 9 Yd Pass From Greg Jenkins (Bobby Wenzig Kick) 76
THIRD QUARTERALSTGRAM
TD00:28Jeremy Hernandez 5 Yd Pass From Frank Rivers (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 712
FOURTH QUARTERALSTGRAM
TD12:49Isaiah Crowell 3 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 1312
TD06:41Anthony McGhee 10 Yd Pass From Frank Rivers (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 1318
TD04:15Greg Jenkins 29 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 1918