SWAC Championship Game

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The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Championship Game is a football game played annually to determine the champion of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. It has been held each December since 1999 at Legion Field in Birmingham.

The current title sponsor of the game, which is televised on ESPN Classic, is Farmer's Insurance.



  • Southern 31, Jackson State 30


  • Grambling State 14, Alabama A&M 6


  • Grambling State 38, Alabama State 31


  • Grambling State 31, Alabama A&M 19


  • Southern 20, Alabama State 9


  • Alabama State 40, Southern 35


  • Grambling State 45, Alabama A&M 6


  • Alabama A&M 22, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 13


  • Jackson State 42, Grambling State 31
Jackson State (8-4) won their first conference title since 1996 in front of 43,236 fans. Jackson was led by linebacker Marcellus Speaks who had 8 tackles, an interception and a pass breakup and by back-up tailback Lavarus Giles who accumulated 117 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries. Quarterback Jimmy Oliver went 16 for 40 for 249 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. For Grambling State, Brandon Landers went 18 for 38 in the air for 229 and two touchdowns. Receiver Clyde Edwards had 7 catches for 72 yards and finished as Grambling's all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown catches.


  • Grambling State 41, Jackson State 9


  • Prairie View A&M 30, Alabama A&M 24


  • Texas Southern 11, Alabama A&M 6
Texas Southern won its first league championship since 1968 on the strength of its defensive front and a ball-control offense led by running back Marcus Wright, who carried 37 times for 123 yards. The Tigers maintained a 41:22 to 18:38 advantage in time of possession and limited the Hornets to just 72 yards of offense. Martin Gilbert rushed for a touchdown in the first quarter, but Robert Hersch missed the extra point. TSU sacked A&M quarterback Devin Dominguez four times and held him to 5 of 22 passing for just 28 yards, with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. They also scored a safety at the beginning of the 2nd quarter. Hersh kicked a 28-yard field goal for the Tiger's last score. The Hornets' lone score was set up by Jacques Rickerson's 49-yard punt return in the final minutes.