LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Noah Johnson found Chris Blair wide open in the end zone with 12 seconds left, helping Alcorn State beat Grambling State 33-26 on Saturday in a rematch of the last three SWAC championships.
After the teams traded punts in the final five minutes, Grambling was called for interference on a fair catch and Alcorn State started its final drive at the Tigers' 26 with 1:42 to go. Alcorn State had a personal foul on second down, moving it back 15 yards, before Dayall Harris made a leaping grab at the 3 on third-and-20 to set up the winning score.
Johnson passed for 160 yards and two touchdowns for Alcorn State (6-2, 5-1). The Braves scored 23 straight points in a seven-minute span for a 23-13 halftime lead.
Geremy Hickbottom threw for 279 yards with one interception for Grambling (3-4, 2-2).