After losing to Prairie View last week, the G-Men rebounded by putting a 41-20 thrashing on Alabama A&M. The offense on both sides started on fire. On the Tigers first drive, quarterback Greg Dillon lead a four-play 88-yard drive down the field, which was capped off by a 13-yard touchdown reception to wide receiver Bakari Maxwell; however, the Bulldogs from Alabama A&M answered. They went on an 11 play 71-yard drive which turned into a 27-yard Jeremy Lucia field goal. Then on their next drive backup quarterback Deaunte Mason had a 66-yard touchdown run to make it 10-7 in favor of the Bulldogs.
Grambling unveiled their version of the wildcat offense as Rodale Pippen scored from 10 yards out and the G-Men went back on top 14-13. Top pad on their lead, Dillon lead a nine play 70-yard drive down the field which was capped off by a 12-yard touchdown pass to Frank Warren. The Tigers went into halftime with a 21-13 lead.
In the second half, the G-men pulled away. Dillon lead a 10-50 yard drive that lead to an Ari Johnson field goal. The biggest story of the second half was the play of the GSU defense.
Alabama A&M had seven drives in the second half. Only one resulted in a touchdown. The rest resulted in a missed field goal, two three and outs and an interception.
With Saturday’s victory, the G-men move to 3-3 and 1-0 in the SWAC conference. Under Coach Rod Broadway, the G-Men are now a mere perfect 9-0 at home, outscoring opponents 290-66.
This week, the G-Men travel to Montgomery, Alabama to face the Alabama State Hornets.
The last time these two teams met, the G-Men beat the Hornets 27-7.
The G-Men come into this game averaging over 29 points a game on the offense. The running back tandem of Frank Warren and Cornelius Walker, ran for 895 yards and 5 touchdowns. Walker and Warren are also averaging 5.3 yards per carry.
Quarterback Greg Dillon spread the football around to different receivers. On the Tigers roster, they have six players with 8 or more catches.
Grambling wide receiver Kiare Thompson has been a game breaker. Thompson is averaging 15 yards a reception and 18 yards a kick return.
The defense has not been up to par this season. They are giving up 30 points a game and almost 200 yards on the ground.
Alabama State comes into this game averaging 21 points a game on offense and surrenders only 18 points a game on defense.
The Hornets have seven wide receivers. They average 10 yards or more on each catch.
Nick Andrews, who has 477 yards is the team’s leading receiver in catches and yards.
The rushing tandem of running backs Rahmond Taylor and Chris Mitchell, (who have rushed for 661 yards this year) will be a good test for the GSU defense.
The Hornets and Tigers tip off at 1 p.m.