GRAMBLING, La. – Grambling State University won their fourth consecutive game of the season after beating Alabama A&M 37-14 Saturday night.
The GSU (4-2, 3-0) defense produced its best performance of the season since it held Alabama State to 10 points back in week three while offensively the Tigers racked up 513 yards of total offense. GSU gained 284 yards on the ground with Martez Carter leading the way with 124. Johnathan Williams rushed for 95 and Justin Kelly finished with 59 yards.
Williams completed 22 of his 41 passing attempts for 255 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Chad Williams hauled in six catches for 124 yards and one score for the Tigers.
AAMU (1-4, 1-2) quarterback De’Angelo Ballard was held to 39 yards on 2-of-13 passing. Damion May entered in a reserved role and passed for 163 yards. DeVon Johnson was on the receiving end of 70 of those yards for the visiting Bulldogs.
Williams got the Tigers on the board first with a 37 yard run six minutes into the game. With 4:42 left in the first quarter, Williams found Verlan Hunter for a nine yard touchdown pass. Bryan Brower’s two yard run toward the end of the first made the score 14-7.
With 11:47 left in the 2nd quarter, Williams tossed a 23 yard touchdown pass and Chester Rogers returned a 63 yard punt for a touchdown to lead its lead 27-7 at the break.
Bryan Brower (AAMU) and Arkez Cooper (GSU) led with seven tackles apiece.