GRAMBLING, La. – A defensive battle didn’t end in favor of the Alcorn State University football program as Grambling State finished on top 19-16 in overtime at Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium.
The Braves (6-3, 4-1 SWAC) led 16-10 when the Tigers (5-4, 3-2 SWAC) tied the game with 1:07 left in the fourth quarter on a 29-yard touchdown pass. However, the extra point was missed to keep the game tied.
Alcorn had a chance to win in the final seconds of regulation, but a 47-yard field goal was missed wide right.
In overtime, Alcorn’s defense backed GSU up for -3 yards, but the Miguel Mendez was able to knock in a 45-yard field goal to give the Tigers a 19-16 edge.
On Alcorn’s possession, the Braves moved to the GSU 13 after a 12-yard reception by freshman Niko Duffey. However, after a two-yard run, a false start penalty and a pair of incomplete passes, Alcorn was faced with a 4th-and-13. The 33-yard field goal attempt was missed, wide right to end the game.
Junior Felix Harper threw for 269 yards and a touchdown. Senior Raidarious Anderson hauled in a game-high 103 yards and a touchdown. On the ground, Duffey rushed for a game-high 106 yards.
Alcorn outgained GSU 385-353 in total yards.
Senior Solomon Muhammad stood out on defense with 14 tackles, including 2.0 tackles for a loss and a sack. Senior Taurence Wilson and junior Qwynnterrio Cole each recorded an interception.
The Tigers were forced to used two quarterbacks after Geremy Hickbottom was disqualified late in the third quarter. He threw for 157 yards and touchdown. Charles Wright came in as the back-up and threw for 63 yards and the touchdown that tied it 16-16.
Courtesy: Alcorn State Athletics