This was a one-sided contest. The G-Men dominated this football game from start to finish. At the end of the game, the tigers won 41-9. The 2008 championship gives the GSU football program their fifth title in eight years.Grambling (11-2) started out very fast, a contrast to the way they usually start games off. Grambling led 13-0 at intermission. In the second half, the G-Men put their foot on their gas, scoring 28 points to put the game out of reach. By the numbers, the Tigers had 293 total yards (114 rushing and 179 passing) and were 7-15 on third down.
The offense was once again efficient. Quarterback Greg Dillon went 13-19 for 145 yards and three touchdowns. The G-Men also had a solid game from sophomore running back Frank Warren, who had 10 carries for 89 yards.
Nick Lewis, playing in his final colligate football game, had five catches for 77 yards, including a 29-yard reception in the first half.
Just like all season, the defense played a stellar game. The defense only gave up 224 total yards the entire game. The defense was all over the field, confusing Jackson State quarterbacks Trey Rutland and Michael Mosley.
Together Mosley and Rutland, managed a subpar 10-27 for 168 yards a touchdown and three interceptions. Jackson State also managed 56 yards on the ground. Turnovers were also a key to Jackson State’s defeat; they turned the ball over three times.
On the defensive side, linebacker Keefe Hall goes out with a championship. Hall finished today with eight tackles and finished his season with 102 tackles. Defensive end Christian Anthony had seven tackles and two sacks. Defensive back Jeffery Jack had eight tackles as well.
Jack, who has been the emotional leader of the team, had a strong showing in his final game of his collegiate career. The LSU transfer has been nothing but an impact player since arriving on Grambling’s campus.
No can say enough about the job that GSU head coach Rod Broadway has done. In two seasons, Broadway is 19-6, which includes a championship now. Each year he has took a team where much was not expected of them and made winners out of them. Broadway and his staff has definitely return Grambling back to one of the HBCU’s elite football programs.
All season the Grambling football program, where shirts that said finish and on Saturday, they did.