After a bi-week, the Grambling State Tigers look to continue their quest for another SWAC championship. This week’s foe is the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils, a team the G-Men have torched in the past three meetings, outscoring the Devils 103-39.
The Delta Devils come into Saturday’s contest with a woeful 2-5 record. The offense can be summed up in one word and that is anemic. Averaging less than 15 points game and 250 total yards a game, they have been a pain to watch.
On the defensive side of the ball, they have given up more than 27 points and 325 total yards a game.
In the past three games, Mississippi Valley has been out scored 95-26.
The G-Men come into this game with an extra week to prepare for the Delta Devils.
After two straight victories over Alabama State and Alabama A&M, the G-Men find themselves back in the race for the SWAC Western Division title.
The Grambling offense is averaging more than 28 points and 334 total yards a game.
Quarterback Greg Dillon has 1,380 total yards (1,170 passing and 210 rushing) seven touchdowns and six interceptions.
Dillon’s 313 yards and no turnovers in the past two games, show consistency.
The running game has been the strength of this team all year long. Running backs Cornelius Walker and Frank Warren have combined for 996 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.
Grambling wide receiver and kick return Kiare Thompson has been an X-Factor for this team. This season he racked up 512 all-purpose yards.
The Grambling defense has not played up to par this season.
The defense is giving up more than 27 points a game and opposing defenses are averaging more than 11 yards per pass and four yards per rush against the G-Men.
The most alarming stat is they rank dead last in total defense giving up 357 total yards a game.
However, Defensive End Christian Anthony, had 39 tackles, four sacks and four interceptions.
Under Coach Rod Broadway, the Tigers are 9-0 at home and have not lost a home game since Dec. 2006.
Mississippi Valley has not fared well on the road this season. Away from Rice-Totten Stadium they were outscored 131-10.
Tip off time is set at 1.p.m. The game can also be heard on ESPN radio 97.7.