GRAMBLING — Caleb Berry had a career-best 399 yards passing and Lamar rallied from a 16-point deficit to defeat Grambling State 27-16 on Saturday night.
The Cardinals (3-2) fell behind 16-0 in the first ten minutes as Grambling State (0-5) took advantage of a safety, two interceptions and a missed field goal.
Berry settled down and the Lamar defense responded, shutting the Tigers out the rest of the way.
The Cardinals scored 27 unanswered points and finished the game with 535 total yards.
Early in the third quarter, Lamar went ahead 17-16 on Reggie Begelton’s 32-yard touchdown reception. From there, Lamar never looked back. Begelton had six catches for 73 yards and a touchdown.
D.J. Williams threw two first quarter touchdowns for Grambling, one to Chester Rogers and the other to Brandon Byrdsong.
ALABAMA STATE 49, ALCORN STATE 30: In Montgomery, Ala., Isaiah Crowell ran for 136 yards and four touchdowns to carry Alabama State past Alcorn State.
Crowell had three touchdowns and 99 yards as the Hornets (3-2, 2-2 SAC) opened a 28-7 lead at the half.
Then, Leland Baker had a sack, forced fumble and recovery on the first play of the third quarter with Crowell scoring on a 1-yard run on the next play.
Alabama State forced four turnovers.
Daniel Duhart hit Brandon Barnes for an 8-yard score on the first play of the fourth quarter to make it 42-7.
The Braves (3-2, 2-1) never got back in the game.
However, quarterback John Gibbs threw two of his three touchdown passes to Jordan Payne in the fourth quarter, and Tavoris Doss returned a punt 96 yards with 2:59 remaining.
PRAIRIE VIEW 56, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 48: In Nacogdoches, Texas, Jerry Lovelock threw four touchdown passes and ran for three more as Prairie View A&M beat Stephen F. Austin.
The Lumberjacks scored twice, on 1-yard runs by Gus Johnson and Joshawa West, in the first 4:07 of the game to take a 14-0 lead, but then Prairie View’s offense came to life.
Lovelocke, who finished with 380 yards passing, put the Panthers on the scoreboard just over two minutes later when he found Gabe Dunlap on a 13-yard strike. Lovelocke’s 7-yard scoring run with :07 left in the first quarter gave Prairie View (3-2) a 21-14 lead it wouldn’t relinquish.
Stephen F. Austin (2-3) racked up 827 yards of total offense but turned the ball over five times.
The two teams combined for 1409 total yards.
Brady Attaway finished with 662 and four touchdowns and broke several Lumberjacks’ records including most yards passing in a single game.
ALABAMA A&M 12, TEXAS SOUTHERN 10: In Normal, Ala., Brandon Wells scored a four-yard rushing touchdown late in the fourth quarter to help Alabama A&M outlast Texas Southern.
The Bulldogs (2-3, 2-1 SWAC) got on the board first with a 64-yard touchdown run by Brandon Eldemire and led 6-3 at halftime.
The Tigers (0-4, 0-3 SWAC) jumped ahead late in the third as Edward Perkins-Loving scored from 6 yards out.
Alabama A&M drove 49 yards on eight plays and Wells rushed for the go-ahead score, putting the Bulldogs back on top 12-10 with 1:48 remaining following a missed extra point.
Texas Southern drove to the Bulldogs 25, but Eric Medina missed a 42-yard field goal attempt, keeping the Tigers winless.
Eldemire ran for 83 yards on six carries and Wells combined with Jaymason Lee for 123 yards passing.
Jaquaa Peters had 121 yards receiving on five catches for Texas Southern.