SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) Johnathan Williams threw for 197 yards and three touchdowns to help lead Grambling State to a 41-15 victory over Texas Southern on Saturday.

Grambling State (7-2, 7-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) has won seven straight games after back-to-back losses to open the season and currently are in the driver's seat in the SWAC Western division, a game ahead of Prairie View A&M.

Two of Williams' TD passes went to Verlan Hunter, including a 51-yard strike in the second quarter. Hunter finished with 79 yards receiving.

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Martez Carter added 65 yards rushing and two touchdowns for the Tigers.

Grambling State scored the first 24 points of the game and led 31-3 at the half.

A 36-yard touchdown pass from Johnathan Bowen to Derric Griffin gave Texas Southern its first TD with 4:27 left in the third. Griffin had eight catches for 110 yards and two TD's.