The first quarter look like the beginning of the end for Grambling; however GSU quickly rebound and thrashed Prairie View 40-16 on Saturday night at the Cotton Bowl.Grambling came into this game with one of the worst offenses in the SWAC. They ranked at the bottom in almost every stat category in the conference. With the 40-16 whipping of a then defeated Prairie View, they sent a message to not only PV but the SWAC conference.
GSU (4-2) started off the game very rocky. Prairie View led 9-0 at the end of the first quarter and after that, it was all GSU from there. In the second qauater GSU score 19 straight points to take a 19-9 led into the half. In the second half, GSU put up 21 points to hold off Prairie View 40-16.
For the first five games, Grambling offense was anemic and until the first quarter they looked like the same Grambling offense. Quarterback Greg Dillon entered the game at the 1:14 mark in the first quarter and we starting seeing the GSU offense that we have been wanted to see. Dillon, who was named offensive MVP of the game after passing 15-20 for 155 yards and four passing touchdowns and rushing for 61 yards on 15 carries.
The defensive has been averaging 1.5 points against SWAC opponents gave up 9 points in the first quarter but after the first quarter, Prairie View only saw the end zone one more time the entire game. After GSU offense engineered a touchdown drive, defensive back TJ Mc Cord (Who named defensive player of the game) had a 30 yard interception for a touchdown and after all that, all the momentum shifted to Grambling. Praire who had 87 yards in the first quarter had 137 yards the rest of the contest.
With Saturday’s victory Grambling moves to 3-0 in conference play. This week Grambling travels to Normal, Alabama to take on the Bulldogs of Alabama A&M.