Scores

Final

Alcorn State 22

(1-0, 1-0 SWAC)

Grambling St 21

(0-1, 0-1 SWAC)

7:00 PM ET, September 1, 2012

Independence Stadium, SHREVEPORT, LA

1 2 3 4 T
ALCN 6 3 0 1322
GRAM 7 7 7 021

Top Performers

Passing: D. Smith (ALCN) - 102 YDS

Rushing: J. Runner (GRAM) - 13 CAR, 166 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Shelby (ALCN) - 3 REC, 43 YDS

Alcorn St. 22, Grambling St. 21

Associated Press

SHREVEPORT, La. -- Arnold Walker scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:33 remaining to lead Alcorn State past Grambling State 22-21 on Saturday night as the team's opened their seasons in the Port City Classic.

Walker's touchdown capped a 13-point, fourth-quarter rally for the victory after Grambling State led 21-9 through three quarters. His 4-yard touchdown run gave Alcorn its first lead of the game.

Grambling State fumbled two punts inside its 15-yard line, which Alcorn State recovered and converted into nine points.

The Tigers built their first-half lead behind Dawrence Roberts, who rushed for 98 yards before succumbing to cramps. He did not return for the second half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ALCN
GRAM
1st Downs2117
Total Yards325422
Passing10166
Rushing224356
Penalties6-684-46
3rd Down Conversions8-171-8
4th Down Conversions1-31-2
Turnovers11
Possession29:0430:56

Passing Leaders

Alcorn StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith12/221024.600
Grambling StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Williams10/19663.500

Rushing Leaders

Alcorn StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Walker11565.1015
Price7557.9139
Grambling StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Runner1316612.8175
Roberts1112111.0054

Receiving Leaders

Alcorn StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Shelby34314.3018
Whitmore3258.3022
Grambling StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mahmud3206.7014
McGhee11818.0018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERALCNGRAM
TD05:01Juwan Martin 8 Yd Run (Fabian Carter Kick) 07
TD02:16Joe Price 8 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 67
SECOND QUARTERALCNGRAM
TD08:28Anthony McGhee 33 Yd Run (Fabian Carter Kick) 614
FG00:18Ernesto Santillan 24 Yd 914
THIRD QUARTERALCNGRAM
TD13:26Jeremy Runner 1 Yd Run (Fabian Carter Kick) 921
FOURTH QUARTERALCNGRAM
TD09:35Darius Smith 3 Yd Run (Ernesto Santillan Kick) 1621
TD01:33Darius Smith 4 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2221