Next stop: home against Ala. A&M

The Grambling State University  Tigers will play to impress prospective students Saturday during the GSU High School Day game by defeating the No. 2 SWAC Eastern Division team, the Alabama A&M University Bulldogs.

Coming off a 59-27 win over Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi, the Tigers are aiming to extend a 3-game winning streak as they play a second home game, this time against the Bulldogs as GramFam fans plan to #PackTheHole that is the Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium.

The Bulldogs are recovering from a 52-10 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bulldogs scored a touchdown in the first quarter and a field goal in the fourth, and that was it. The previous week they suffered their third of the season against Coastal Carolina University.  Defense cost them that game. The Bulldogs have given up at least 50 points in each of their losses this season and they have been averaging 29 points per game. The Tigers are averaging 42.8 points per game.

One big challenge for the GSU Tigers might be the Bulldogs’ ability to pass the ball. Quarterback De’Angelo Ballard averages 264 passing yards per game. He has a habit of connecting with wide receiver Tevin McKenzie, who averages 83 receiving yards per game and he has  been leading his team with touchdowns.

The Tigers defense significantly improved in Saturday’s game, according to head football coach Broderick Fobbs.

On the offensive side, based on some recent performances, the G-Men have an 87 percent chance of scoring when in the red zone and a 73 percent chance of getting the ball in the end zone from the red zone. The work horse scoring leaders have been Chad Williams, Chester Rogers and Martez Carter.

The G-Men meet the Bulldogs Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium on the campus of Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana.