Grambling dismantles Alcorn State

Published 12:17 am Sunday, September 25, 2016

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Devante Kincade threw five TD passes and ran for another score as Grambling State beat Alcorn State 43-18 on Saturday night in a Southwestern Athletic Conference matchup.

Kincade was 30-of-42 passing for 400 yards, and threw TD strikes of 17 and 47 yards to Martez Carter, a 20-yarder to Verlan Hunter, a 67-yarder to Chad Williams and an 8-yarder to Jordan Jones. Kincade also had a 7-yard TD run and gained 84 yards on 14 carries.

Williams had 13 receptions for 188 yards.

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Donovan McCray scored a safety early that gave the Tigers (3-1, 2-0 SWAC) a 9-8 lead, and Guy Stallworth had 14 solo tackles. Former Warren Central star DeArius Christmas had three solo tackles, including one for loss.

Noah Johnson threw a 10-yard TD pass to LaDarrien Davis for the Braves (1-2, 1-2), who also scored a safety and briefly led 8-7. Marquis Warford returned a kickoff 87 yards for a score in the fourth quarter.

Arron Baker ran for 131 yards for Alcorn, which lost its second straight game.

Jackson State 32, UAPB 20

Brent Lyles threw two touchdown passes and Jackson State benefited from a defensive touchdown to defeat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 32-20 on Saturday.

Jackson State (1-3, 1-1 SWAC) built a 25-10 halftime lead, but UAPB drew within five in the third quarter after Brandon Duncan’s 3-yard touchdown pass to Nicholas Woodfork and Jamie Gillan’s 46-yard field goal.

After the field goal, Lyles went 3-for-3 on the next drive and found Shaquille Ward from 15 yards to put the Tigers back up by two scores. Lyles finished 14-of-24 for 225 yards.

Jackson State went up 15-0 in the first quarter on Jordan Johnson’s 48-yard touchdown run and Justin Jemison’s 71-yard interception return for a score.

Duncan went 25-for-39 for 267 yards and two touchdowns for UAPB (1-3, 1-1).