The Grambling State Tigers (4-1, 4-0) will host the Alcorn State Braves (3-2, 2-1) in a Southwestern Athletic Conference battle on the gridiron at 2 p.m. in Robinson Stadium. Freshman quarterback Anthony Carrothers went 14 for 23 with 210 yards and a touchdown as the Tigers offense dominated the Alabama State defensive line.
Senior Frank Warren rushed for 107 yards on 24 carries. The Tigers remain undefeated in SWAC play coming off an impressive 22-7 win at the hands of Alabama State last Saturday.
The Braves are coming off a disappointing 30-20 loss to Texas Southern in Normal, Miss., last Saturday.
The Braves were led by QB Brandon Bridge, who went 15 for 34 with 197 yards and two interceptions.
The Braves had problems moving the ball against the changing defensive schemes.
Against Texas Southern, Alcorn State had only 8 First Downs compared to 21 for Texas Southern.
If the Tigers look to be victorious, they must limit the penalties and unforced errors.
The G-Men were penalized 14 times for 117 yards, whereas Alabama State was penalized a dismal 5 times for 27 yards.
While some of the calls were questionable, the majority of the penalties were justifiable.
On more than one occasion, the G-Men were penalized for uninitiated False Start penalties which resulted in field goals instead of the continuance of a drive.
Grambling State 28 Alcorn 7
Why: If the Grambling State defense keeps playing with the same heart and intensity as they have been playing with in the past couple weeks, I don’t see them allowing the Tigers to lose another game.
While the offense has showed spurts of inconsistency, the Tiger defense has showed critics the show must go on even if Christian Anthony isn’t able to play.
A stagnant Brave offense coupled with an aggressive Tiger defensive line spells disaster for Brave fans.