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College football: Grambling State wins Red River State Fair Classic

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The Grambling State Tigers won their seventh straight game Saturday, defeating the Alabama State Hornets 21-0 in the annual Red River State Fair Classic at Independence Stadium.

The Tigers improved to 8-1 overall and 7-0 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Grambling is tied for first with Southern in the West division. The Tigers face Texas Southern (4-4, 4-6) Saturday in Houston.

Alabama State dropped to 3-7 and 3-6.

GSU scored two touchdowns in the first quarter. DeVante Kincade passed 16 yards to Verian Hunter, and Jestin Kelly scored on a 2-yard run.

That was all the scoring until late in the game. The final TD came on a 43-yard pass from Charles Wright to Chad Williams with just 43 seconds to play.

Williams was the offensive star of the game, catching 10 passes for 145 yards. Wright completed six of 14 passes for 115 yards. Kincade completed 11 of 22 for 111 yards.

Alabama State finished with 381 total yards to GSU’s 352. Each team had only one turnover.

Alabama State’s Khalid Thomas was the game’s top rusher with 115 yards on 17 carries.

The Horents converted just four-of-16 third downs. They went for it on fourth down five times and the Tigers stopped all five.

— Staff Reports