MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Fort Valley State won its first Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Football Championship since 1999 on Saturday evening at Cramton Bowl with a 33-30 double overtime win over Kentucky State.
In a game that featured three ties, the Wildcats (5-6 overall) secured their momentum late in the fourth quarter. After missing a 24-yard field goal with 10 minutes left, Fort Valley State regained possession of the ball on the next play when Atavious Brown forced a fumble that was recovered by Sam Goode on FVSU’s 20-yard line. Kicker Juan Serna tied the game at 24 with a 37-yard field goal with 8:32 to play.
Neither team was able to find the end zone in overtime but exchanged field goals to tie the game at 27 heading into double overtime. KSU kicker Bill Rose gave the Thorobreds (5-6) a 30-27 lead with a 32-yard field goal but it was Chauncey Jackson’s 11-yard game-winning touchdown pass from quarterback Otis Brown that sealed the deal for the Wildcats.
Jackson was named the MVP of the game for Fort Valley State while Raymond Malone was selected as the MVP of the game for Kentucky State. First-year head coach Kevin Porter of Fort Valley State was named the Coach of the Game.