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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | Grambling State University swept all four weekly Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) football honors, the conference announced on Monday.

Devante Kincade was named the SWAC Offensive Player of the Week, while De’Andre Hogues earned the SWAC Defensive Player of the Week. Anfernee Mullins picked up SWAC Newcomer honors and Marc Orozco garnered Specialist accolades.

Kincade, who played in his hometown of Dallas (Texas) on Saturday, threw for 265 yards (14-of-23 passing) and three first-half touchdowns as Grambling State picked up its fourth straight Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic Championship with a 34-21 victory over Prairie View A&M. The senior misfired on just four passes (9-of-13) in the first half for 226 yards and tossed touchdown passes to Darrell Clark (two) and Lyndemian Brooks.

Hogues, who also earned the College Madness SWAC Defensive Player of the Week honor, finished with five tackles, including three sacks for a loss of 24 yards. He also forced a fumble.

Mullins, who was playing in his first game, led the Tiger defense with six tackles, including three solo stops. He also had a pair of sacks for a loss of three yards and 2.5 tackles for a loss of 10 yards.

Orozco accounted for 10 points as he booted a pair of 40-yard field goals and was 4-of-4 on extra points. He first field goal gave the Tigers a 10-0 in the opening quarter, while his last extended Grambling State’s advantage to 34-14 in the third quarter.

Grambling State (5-1 overall, 2-0 SWAC) will take a week off before playing host to Alcorn State in a SWAC Digital Network game on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium.

For complete coverage of Grambling State athletics, please follow the Tigers on social media at @GSU_Tigers (Twitter), /gramblingstateathletics (Facebook) or visit the official home of Grambling State Athletics at gsutigers.com.

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