GRAMBLING, La. -- Martez Carter rushed for 138 yards and one touchdown and Devante Kincade threw for 231 yards and another score as Grambling picked up its first win of the season, beating Northwestern State 23-10 on Saturday night.
Carter scored from the 2 on Grambling's first possession and Marc Orozco kicked an 18-yard field goal to go ahead 10-0.
Northwestern State's J.D. Almond hit Marquisian Chapman on a 14-yard scoring strike to close to 17-10 at the start of the second period. Grambling (1-1) answered quickly when Kincade passed to Darrell Clark from the 24 for a score.
NSU (0-2) was driving late in the fourth, but the Grambling defense held. Three plays later Carter broke for a 50-yard gain to NSU's 13 with 3:15 left in the game. The Demons held them to a 26-yard field goal for the final score with 1:31 left.
Almond threw for 241 yards and one score for NSU (0-2).
http://collegefootball.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-Top25
Notre Dame's comparisons and five more implications from Saturday
On a day when the rest of the top 10 struggled (at least a little) with lesser opponents, Notre Dame inserted itself into the conversation with Alabama and Clemson.
ORE VS ASU
Minshew ties school record with 6th TD pass of game
Gardner Minshew rips a pass to Jamire Calvin, who makes the grab in the end zone and extends the Cougars' lead to 62-28 early in the 4th quarter.
Cougars recover fumble on punt return
Shun Brown tries to make a play on the punt return, but he coughs it up, and Jahad Woods recovers to give Washington State great field position.
Top Plays from Week 12
SEC Now highlights the biggest moments from a busy Saturday in the SEC.
No. 13 Florida cruises to 63-10 victory over Idaho
Feleipe Franks passes for 274 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half, and the Gators run up 600 total yards in a big win.