Lamar rallies to win 27-16 over Grambling State

GRAMBLING, La. (AP)—Caleb Berry had a career-best 399 yards passing and Lamar rallied from a 16-point deficit to defeat Grambling State 27-16 on Saturday night.

The Cardinals (3-2) fell behind 16-0 in the first ten minutes as Grambling State (0-5) took advantage of a safety, two interceptions and a missed field goal.

Berry settled down and the Lamar defense responded, shutting the Tigers out the rest of the way.

The Cardinals scored 27 unanswered points and finished the game with 535 total yards.

Early in the third quarter, Lamar went ahead 17-16 on Reggie Begelton’s 32-yard touchdown reception. From there, Lamar never looked back. Begelton had six catches for 73 yards and a touchdown.

D.J. Williams threw two first quarter touchdowns for Grambling State, one to Chester Rogers and the other to Brandon Byrdsong.

Lamar is off to its best start since resurrecting its program in 2010.