GSU football set to face off against Braves

Head Coach Broderick Fobbs looks on at practice as the Tigers prepare to take on Alcorn State.

The Grambling State University football team will look for its third straight win and second consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) victory this weekend.
 The Tigers face off against SWAC East Division rival Alcorn State on Saturday in Lorman, Miss. Kickoff from Jack Spinks Stadium is set for 2 p.m.
 The game will be streamed live on ESPN3 with on air talents Eric Clemons (play-by-play) and Jay Walker (color) on the call.
The game will be broadcasted later Saturday night on ESPNU. Grambling State will broadcast the game on the Grambling State Sports Radio Network. The game can be heard in Ruston (KPCH 99.3 FM) and in Monroe (KJMG 97.3 FM).
The Tigers broadcast crew of Santoria Black, Ossie Clark, Nick Harrison and Leon Thomas will call all of the action.
 The two teams are no strangers to each other and have met in the SWAC Championship for the last three seasons. Alcorn took the 49-21 victory in 2015, but Grambling State has won the last two conference crowns (27-20 in 2016 and 40-32 in 2017).  
 Grambling State (3-3 overall, 2-1 SWAC) comes into Saturday’s showdown having beat Oklahoma Panhandle State (Oct. 6) and Texas Southern (Oct. 13).
The Tigers Geremy Hickbottom threw for 345 yards and three touchdowns in last weekend’s win at Texas Southern.
Defensively, De’Arius Christmas, who was named the SWAC College Sports Madness and SWAC Defensive Player of the Week, led the team with eight tackles, including seven solo stops.
Alcorn State (5-2, 3-1), winners of five out its last six games, enters coming off a 35-26 victory over Alabama A&M last weekend.
The Braves racked up 501 total yards of offense and 20 first downs against the Bulldogs.
Noah Johnson had a big day for Alcorn State as the quarterback rushed for 154 yards on 15 carries and was 16 of 27 passing for 160 yards.