DALLAS (AP) - A 75-yard kickoff return helped Prairie View win its first game of the season Saturday night, defeating Grambling State 31-14 at The State Fair Classic at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
Johnta' Herbert scored a touchdown after a 75-yard kickoff return in the first quarter. He also scored after catching a 41-yard pass from Jerry Lovelocke. Later, Lovelocke kept the ball for a 1-yard run and Courtney Brown added a touchdown after a 45-yard run.
The Panthers are now 1-5 overall and 1-3 in the SWAC.
For the Tigers (0-5, 0-4 SWAC), their scoring came on the ground as Cedric Skinner scored on a 2-yard run and D. J. Williams on a 19-yard run. Following both, the kicks by Angelo Eave were good.
Prairie View defeated Grambling in last season's State Fair Classic. The last time Prairie View beat Grambling in consecutive seasons was in 1963 and 1964.
|PRARIE||Johnta' Hebert 75 yd kick return (Christopher Barrick kick)|
|GRAM||Cedric Skinner 2 yd run (Angelo Eave kick)|
|PRARIE||Christopher Barrick 33 yd FG|
|GRAM||D.J. Williams 19 yd run (Angelo Eave kick)|
|PRARIE||Johnta' Hebert 41 yd pass from Jerry Lovelocke (Christopher Barrick kick)|
|PRARIE||Jerry Lovelocke 1 yd run (Christopher Barrick kick)|
|PRARIE||Courtney Brown 45 yd run (Christopher Barrick kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||2-11||5-13|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||2-6||2-2|
|Kick Return Yds||129||100|
|Punt Return Yds||12||0|
|Time of Poss.||34:7||25:53|
|GRAM: Cedric Skinner 32-126, D.J. Williams 5-21, Jeremy Runner 4-14, Oshae Hamilton 1-3, Frank Rivers 1--1|
|PRARIE: Courtney Brown 15-130, Spencer Nelson 4-47, Fred Anderson 6-46, Jerry Lovelocke 6-27, Johnta' Hebert 7-23|
|GRAM: D.J. Williams 11-23-159-1, Frank Rivers 4-9-74-0|
|PRARIE: Jerry Lovelocke 19-26-199-0|
|GRAM: Anthony McGhee 8-111, Musa Mahmud 4-57, Charles Bailey 1-31, Robert Bailey 1-18, Brandon Byrdsong 1-16|
|PRARIE: Spencer Nelson 8-78, Deandre Cooper 3-32, Johnta' Hebert 1-41, Robert Primes 1-19, Jacobie King 1-13, Krys Watkins 1-12, Patrick Grant 1-10, Fred Anderson 1-0, Greg Thurmond 1--3, Courtney Brown 1--3|