The Alcorn State Braves knew that this game would be a perfect payback to Grambling for ruining their homecoming. Also, staking claim to a bowl date in Atlanta to participate in the Celebration Bowl would be the ticker. Alcorn did just that as they scapped the Tigers 49-21 in the SWAC Championship game. Lenoor Footman threw for 202 yards and 3tds to pace the Braves attack. However, it was the Braves ground game that did damage as RB’S D.Ragsdale rushed for 188 yards and 1td , M. Warfield rushed for 120 yards and 1td and QB Footman added 123 yards and another 1td to thrash the Tigers defense. The GMEN were held in check. QB Johnathan Williams 225 and 1 td paced the emotional Tigers. Alcorn advances to take on the MEAC’S North Carolina A&T Aggies in the first installment of the Celebration Bowl.