Without a win against Texas Southern, winning another SWAC championship would be all but out of the question for the G-Men this season.
With that in mind, the Tigers traveled to Houston to face the Tigers of TSU with a desire to win in their hearts and the urgency of needing a win on their minds.
The TSU offense started the scoring early in the first quarter by way of a 19-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tino Edgecombe to wide receiver Daniel Davis, giving TSU an early 7-0 lead.
After a heartbreaking interception by defensive back Stacey Thomas, who returned the pick 35 yards for a touchdown, the GSU offense managed to pull it together, driving down the field 43 yards for their first score of the game.
Running back Ab Kuuan punched the ball in from one yard out, pulling the G-Men to within seven points of the TSU lead.
Edgecombe and Davis hooked up once again at the beginning of the second quarter by way of a 15-yard pass, pushing their lead back up to 14.
After stopping the GSU offense, Texas Southern sat on the ball for the remainder of the first half, taking a 27-7 lead into the half.
Midway through the third quarter, Texas Southern led 33-7 after a five-yard touchdown run by running back Raymond Gilmore.
GSU scored three straight touchdowns to make it a five-point game with four minutes left.
On the first play after the ensuing kickoff, Texas Southern fumbled on its own 35 and Grambling State recovered. On 4th-and-11, Tim Abney caught a 10-yard pass from Brandon Landers, leaving Grambling State just short of a first down.
Texas Southern ran out the final one minute, 33 seconds to hold on for the for the win.
Edgecombe completed 18 of 27 passes. Brent Wilson rushed for a game-high 67 yards on 15 carries.