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Alcorn State Braves (7-5)


Grambling St. beats Alcorn St. 40-32 in SWAC Championship

HOUSTON (AP) Grambling State coach Broderick Fobbs was pleased with repeating as Southwestern Athletic Conference champions, but acknowledged he was not very happy after his team had to squeak by.

Devante Kincade threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more scores, and Grambling State held off Alcorn State 40-32 on Saturday night en route to its second straight SWAC Championship.

It was the third consecutive meeting between the teams in the title game. Alcorn State (7-5) won it in 2015, and Grambling State (11-1) rallied for a 27-20 victory in the 2016 championship. The Tigers have won 11 straight games since losing their opener, 43-14 against Tulane, and is 8-2 in the SWAC title games.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: L. Footman1863
Passing TDs: L. Footman10
Rushing Yards: D. Turner1357
Rushing TDs: D. Turner10
Receiving Yards: N. Veals901
Receiving TDs: N. Veals7
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 vs. Miles W 50 - 21
9/8 at FIU L 10 - 17
9/16 vs. McNeese L 27 - 34
9/23 vs. Southern University W 48 - 31
9/29 at Texas Southern W 24 - 17
10/5 at Alabama State W 24 - 10
10/14 vs. Prairie View A&M W 34 - 21
10/21 at Grambling State L 14 - 41
11/4 vs. Alabama A&M W 47 - 22
11/11 vs. Mississippi Valley State W 59 - 0
11/18 at Jackson State L 3 - 7
12/2 at Grambling State L 32 - 40
Southwestern Athletic
East
  Conference Overall
Alcorn State 5-2 7-5
Alabama State 4-3 5-6
Jackson State 3-4 3-8
Alabama A&M 3-4 4-7
Mississippi Valley State 1-6 2-9
West
  Conference Overall
13 Grambling State 7-0 11-1
Southern 5-2 7-4
Prairie View A&M 4-3 6-5
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 1-5 2-9
Texas Southern 1-5 2-9
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 5536 (10)
Passing Yards: 2687 (35)
Rushing Yards: 2849 (9)
Points per game: 31.0 (27)
Yards per game: 461.3 (8)
Touchdowns: 45 (25)
Field Goals: 17 (7)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4283 (69)
Passing Yards: 2708 (89)
Rushing Yards: 1575 (41)
Points per game: 21.8 (32)
Yards per game: 356.9 (56)
Touchdowns: 28 (29)
Field Goals: 9 (51)
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