The Grambling State Tigers struggled for the second week in a row. The Tigers lost against the Houston Cougars 45-0.
Coming into the game the Tigers were looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season.
The Cougars took advan- tage of a short field late in the first quarter after an Al– don Clark fumble. Houston marched down 47 yards as Nathaniel Dell caught a 16- yard touchdown pass.
Houston early in the sec- ond continued to capitalize on great field position. Mar– cus Williams returned a punt 48 yards for a touchdown to go up 14-0.
Houston extended the lead late in the first half as Alton McCaskill scored on a 17-yard touchdown run.
Houston proceeded to go on a rampage in the 3rd. Mc- Caskill added to his touch- down total in the 3rd quarter with a 34-yard touchdown with 11:54 left.
Houston put the game out of reach going up 35-0 after a 7-play, 56-yard drive as Dell caught another touchdown pass from Ike Ogbogu. The Cougars put together a 6-play, 58-yard drive as Ta’Zhawn Henry scored on a 1-yard touchdown run.
A Dalton Witherspoon 22-yard field goal capped the scoring for the night in the 4th.
Aldon Clark got the start at quarterback and was 4 of 14 passing for 49 yards. Grambling struggled to move the ball on offense, only totaling 102 total yards.
A bright spot of defense was Blake Thomas. Thomas had five total tackles, includ– ing three solo stops and a half of a sack.
With the loss, Grambling fell to 0-3 all-time against Houston.
“Tonight we played a very good Houston football team,” said head coach Broderick Fobbs. “We played well early on, but when you are playing good teams, you can’t make mistakes.
“We need to eliminate these mistakes, which will help us be a better football team.” Fobbs said.
Next week, Grambling starts conference play against Prairie View A&M in the Cotton Bowl Classic in Dal- las, Texas.