GRAMBLING — Jonathan Williams threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score as Grambling extended its conference winning streak to four games with a 37-14 win over Alabama A&M on Saturday.
Williams had 255 yards passing for the Tigers (4-2, 4-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Martinez Carter rushed for 123 yards.
Grambling scored four first-half touchdowns including Williams’ 37-yard scoring run and a scoring pass to Verlon Hunter in the first quarter.
TULSA 34, LOUISIANA-MONROE 24: In Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dane Evans threw for 341 yards and two touchdowns to rally Tulsa over Louisiana-Monroe.
Louisiana-Monroe (1-4) scored 17 straight points in the third quarter to lead 24-20. But Matt Linscott’s interception gave the Golden Hurricane (3-2) the ball at the Louisiana-Monroe 29, and two plays later Evans threw to D’Angelo Brewer for the go-ahead score with 8:41 left. The Warhawks fumbled on the ensuing kickoff and eight plays later Tulsa scored on Zack Langer’s second 1-run touchdown.
Louisiana-Monroe’s Garrett Smith was 25 of 48 for 231 yards and a score to Ajalen Holley, who had 113 yards receiving.
LOUISIANA TECH 34, UTSA 31: In San Antonio, Jonathan Barnes kicked a 32-yard field goal with 10 seconds left, lifting Louisiana Tech to a wild win.
Jeff Driskel completed 28 of 44 passes for 351 yards and a TD strike to Jarred Craft for Louisiana Tech (4-2, 2-1 Conference USA). Trent Taylor caught a career-best 13 passes for 143 yards.
David Sturm, picked off on his first pass, rallied to throw four touchdowns on 227 yards passing, two each to David Morgan II and JaBryce Taylor for UTSA (1-5, 1-1).
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 28, NICHOLLS STATE 24: In Nacogdoches, Texas, Zach Conque ran for 134 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 163 yards and another score as Stephen F. Austin came from behind to pick up its first victory.
Stephen F. Austin (1-5, 1-3 Southland Conference) trailed throughout until Conque ran it in from the 1 with 26 seconds remaining for the final score.
SFA’s Germod Williams forced Joel Dullary to fumble on the ensuing kickoff and Ahmad Muhammad recovered at the Nicholls’ 3 to secure the win.
Nicholls (0-5, 0-3) led 21-7 at halftime. Trailing 24-14 in the fourth quarter Conque broke for an 18-yard scoring run with 9:14 left and then led a 13-play, 84-yard drive for the winning score. Tuskani Figaro threw for 148 yards and one score for Nicholls.
LOUISIANA COLLEGE 38, BELHAVEN 28: In Jackson, Mississippi, Louisiana College got a four-touchdown performance from quarterback Easton Melancon, and Aurren Cooksey had 32 carries for 181 yards in American Southwest Conference action.
Louisiana College (2-3, 2-1) led 17-7 at halftime and went up 24-7 in the third quarter before Belhaven scored 21 unanswered points, taking a 28-21 lead on a 1-yard touchdown run by Marquis Hedge.
But Melancon went 4-for-4 on the ensuing possession for the Wildcats, leading a six-play, 61-yard touchdown drive to give the Cats a 31-28 lead with 4:51 left in the game.
Cooksey capped the scoring with a 21-yard touchdown run.