Tis the season for a SWAC Football Championship game, but before we go there let’s recap the Grambling State University Tigers football season.
The team started their second season under head coach Broderick Fobbs in Berkeley, California against a PAC 12 Conference school, University of California Berkeley Golden Bears.
The G-Men gave a great fight towards the Golden Bears but to say the least they came up extremely short losing 73-14.
Next game took place here at the Eddie G. Robinson Stadium against Bethune-Cookman Wildcats. The Wildcats scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter winning the game, making that the second lost for the GSU Tigers with a final score of 56-53, making Grambling State 0-2.
That didn’t hurt the G-Men one bit.
The Tigers next game was the start of the SWAC, and the first victim up was Alabama State University, as the Tigers played the game in Montgomery, Alabama.
That was no problem for the Tigers as they defeated ASU 34-10.
Victim number two, Prairie View A&M University also took a lost to the Tigers in the Cotton Bowl Classic 70-54.
But let’s not forget Chad Williams’ impressive run that game.
Next up, the Jackson State Tigers who took a loss to the G-Men 59-27. That game QB Johnathan Williams threw an outstanding five touchdowns that created a tempo like no other. GSU stretched its winning streak to now 3-0.
On the Tigers second home game against Alabama A&M University Bulldogs the G-Men’s tempo remained intense keeping the winning streak alive leaving the score 37-14.
Leading up to the game against Alcorn State in which they put up a good front on their homecoming night, sending the Tigers into overtime, but Alcorn just couldn’t finish like the G-Men, leaving the score 35-34.
The Tigers continued to hold their ground as 5-0 in SWAC, going back to Robinson Stadium for their homecoming game against Mississippi Valley State University, leading in a 49-14 victory for them.
The Red River State Fair Classic is were the G-Men took on Texas Southern, who couldn’t hold on either (41-15). Twenty-two of their seniors were recognized, and one of them, Verlan Hunter, caught two remarkable touchdowns that really got the Gramblinites on their feet in the freezing rain.
The Tigers then traveled to University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, pulling off another victory 49-31.
Leaving UAPB homecoming a sad one, maybe some teams will be smarter about who they play for their homecoming games.
It was not the first time the Tigers wrecked a homecoming this season. Last on the list of the victims was Southern University as the Tigers put an end to SU at Bayou Classic this year.
Leaving the score 23-34, the Tigers will go on undefeated in their conference leaving it to the next stop, Southwestern Athletic Conference Football Championship (SWAC) game to be held in Houston, Texas Saturday, Dec. 5 where they will take on the Alcorn State University Braves, and the boys will be separated from the men.