Bulldogs win SWAC Championship 40-33

Bulldogs win second SWAC title, first since 2006

Bulldogs win SWAC Championship 40-33
Alabama A&M Head Coach Connell Maynor celebrates a 40-33 win over Arkansas Pine-Bluff in The SWAC Championship game (Source: Rogeilo V. Sollis)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The Alabama A&M Bulldogs goal during the Spring Season? Win a SWAC Championship. The Bulldogs program had the opportunity to do just that Saturday in Jackson, Mississippi as the Bulldogs faced Arkansas Pine-Bluff at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson, Mississippi.

It is the seventh time in the championship game for A&M (2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011).

The Bulldogs went back and forth in the first half scoring but trailed 26-18 at halftime.

A&M would respond in the second half with a third quarter score from Aqeel Glass to Anthony Howard, which trimmed the Bulldogs deficit to 26-25.

The Bulldogs would take the lead later in the third quarter on a Gary Quarles three yard rush to give the Bulldogs the 32-26 lead, followed by a Aqeel Glass to Zabrian Moore 13 yard Touchdown pass that would give the Bulldogs enough cushion to hold on to win 40-33.

The win gives the Bulldogs their second SWAC Championship and first since 2006. Alabama A&M finishes the Spring regular season 5-0.

SWAC Player of The Year Aqeel Glass threw for 271 yards and 3 Touchdowns, with Zabrian Moore hauling in 5 receptions for 111 yards and 2 Touchdowns. Running back Gary Quarles added 69 yards and 2 Touchdowns in the game.

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