Grambling State Rallies for Bayou Classic Win Over Southern


635843407657593310-GSU-defense2NEW ORLEANS — Grambling State football coach Broderick Fobbs describes The Bayou Classic between the Tigers and Southern Jaguars as “the game everyone wants to play in.” GSU not only played but dominated much of it and rolled to a 34-23 win before an announced crowd of 62,470. The win allows Grambling to finish off its SWAC run undefeated and into the championship game next week on Houston against Alcorn State. Grambling State overcame a 20-3 second quarter deficit and ran away with it in the second half thanks to a defensive effort that forced two fumbles and and interception in the end zone.

Quarterback Jonathan Williams had a big day for the Tigers with four touchdown passes and one rushing. Williams began to rally the Tigers with w touchdown pass to Ka’Janre Domino in the second quarter.

Nick Peoples then intercepted Southern quarterback Austin Howard in the end zone and returned it near midfield. It was part of 28 unanswered points by GSU.

“Jonathan (Williams) never ceases to amaze me,” Fobbs said. “He is a coach on the field and we need that. He is a heck of a football player.”

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