HOUSTON -- DeVante Kincade threw three touchdown passes, Jestin Kelly and Martez Carter each rushed for over 100 yards, and Grambling State ended the game on a 40-point run to beat Texas Southern 47-28 on Saturday night.
Grambling State (9-1, 8-0 SWAC), which has won 17 straight in conference, trailed 28-7 after Texas Southern scored three second-quarter touchdowns in less than three minutes.
But Kincade threw touchdown passes of 34 and 72 yards to Verlan Hunter in a 21-second span, pulling the Tigers to 28-21 and capping a run of four combined touchdowns in 53 seconds for both teams. Jonathan Wallace hit a pair of field goals, and Kincade threw his third TD pass to Dominique Leake with 11 seconds left in the half to give Grambling a 33-28 halftime lead.
Carter and Kelly each scored on TD runs in the second half to salt the game away.
Grambling State plays Southern (8-0 SWAC) on Nov. 26 in the 43rd Annual Bayou Classic to decide the SWAC's western division champion. The winner plays Alcorn State for the league title in Houston on Dec. 3.
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