Grambling rolls past Texas Southern

Conference standings and bragging rights were up for grabs as two Tiger teams went head to head last Saturday evening. Texas Southern University was the hosting team in the BBVA Compass Stadium with a record of 5-3.  Grambling State University defeated TSU 35-7.
The G-Men entered Houston seeking revenge on the TSU Tigers from last year’s close game upset in Eddie G. Robinson Stadium (23-17). The Tigers came into this game well rested off their bye week, highly motivated and prepared with a 5-0 undefeated conference standing.
Their previous game against Arkansas Pine-Bluff resulted in a big victory 63-39 and has truly set the tone for the season and change the atmosphere on Grambling’s campus.
The Tigers went to Houston with a 5-game winning streak seeking their 6th victory over Texas Southern.  
It was important that the Tigers started quick with a good lead to get ahead early and maintained it throughout the game.
The G-Men have been playing consistently on and off the road winning games by 10 points or more. Their offense struck fast in the first quarter with a 14 point lead with 1:55 remaining on the clock. Quarter back Johnathan Williams threw his first two touchdowns to Chad Williams for 19 yards  and Edward Cutno for 7 yards putting the score at 14-0 early in the game.
The Tigers’s defense held their opponents from scoring that they were only able to place 7 points on the scoreboard.
The G-men’s running game made a huge impact as well change of the play style of offense to confuse the TSU defense. Chad Williams scored another touchdown on ground for 6 yards.  
Johnathan Williams bounced back with a 5-yard touchdown run in the end zone.  Backup quarterback Stephen Johnson came in late in the 4th quarter and took control over the offense to throw a 36-yard touchdown to Dominique Leakes, which put the score out of lead against Texas Southern’s defense. Quarterback Williams finished the game with a total of 197 yards passing and two touchdowns, and 71 yards rushing with 15 carries.  Coach Broderick Fobbs’ offensive squad powered through Texas Southern’s defense with a total 414 yards.
Next up for the Tigers will be a matchup against the Mississippi  Valley State University Delta Devils in Itta Beta, Miss. Kickoff will be at 6:30 p.m. Live coverage will be available on the