Sunday, October 2, 2016
Former Skyline star DeVante Kincade leads Grambling State to win over Prairie View at State Fair Classic
The win at the Cotton Bowl extends Grambling's winning streak in the series to three games and gave the Tigers (3-1, 3-0) an edge over Prairie View (3-2, 3-1) in the Southwestern Athletic Conference's West Division.
Prairie View A&M came out of the gates with a lot of energy after admitting to bitter disappointment after last year's 70-54 loss to Grambling at the Cotton Bowl. Will Skinner sacked Grambling QB DeVante Kincade in the end zone for a safety on the second play from scrimmage. The Panthers scored touchdowns on both their ensuing possessions.
"We had to adjust to their speed," Grambling head coach Broderick Fobbs said afterwards.
And adjust they did. Prairie View failed to score after Dawonya Tucker's 33-yard touchdown run with 5:08 left in the first quarter.
Kincade, a Dallas Skyline product, helped calm Grambling State down and get back into rhythm. He hit receiver Chad Williams for a 13-yard touchdown pass to get the Tigers on the scoreboard with 2:42 remaining in the first quarter. Soon after, Kincade scrambled 11 yards into the end zone himself to draw Grambling within two points.