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GSU takes second straight SWAC title

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Top photo: Grambling State quarterback Devante Kincade (1) plunges in for one of his two touchdowns runs against Alcorn State in Saturday’s Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship game. Bottom Photo: The G-Men celebrate their second straight SWAC title after the game.

HOUSTON — As expected, Grambling State won a second straight Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday at NRG Stadium.

What wasn’t expected was the barnburner finish the game boiled down to.

A safety with 14:55 remaining in the contest pushed Grambling’s lead to 30 points as the Tigers appeared to be in for an easy final quarter.

It turned out to be anything but.

Alcorn State rallied to score 22 straight points in the fourth quarter before the G-Men buckled down in the final two minutes to hold on for a 40-32 win.

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