A crowd of 40,352 witnessed a record-setting day by Alcorn State as the Braves prevailed 49-21 over Grambling State to claim the 2015 Southwestern Athletic Conference Football Championship, becoming the first repeat champion since the 2000-2002 Grambling State Tigers. The Braves rewrote the record books offensively, setting new SWAC Championship Game all-time highs in total yards of offense (613), rushing yards (411) and points scored (49).
After both teams traded punts to open the game, the defending champions struck first as a 84-yard sprint to paydirt by SWAC Championship Game Offensive MVP Darryan Ragsdale opened the scoring. With the run – his third attempt of the game – Ragsdale broke the SWAC Championship Game record for most rushing yards as well as the longest rush in the game’s history. He ended the day with 188 yards on the ground.
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