A three-game losing streak for the Grambling Tigers came to an end as the G-Men came out victorious this past Saturday against the reigning SWAC champions Alabama A&M.
The Tigers win was hardfought. In the first quarter they were down 14-0.
Coach Kerry Thompson, Director of Sports Performance at Grambling State University, described what went on for the victorious game.
“As Coach Fobbs says all the time, it takes a lot week in and week out to win football games and we were able to pull it off this weekend,” Thompson said. “I think our guys went in and showed some real resilience as well as perseverance to get punched in the mouth and go down 14-0.”
Thompson said the second quarter was probably one the best second quarters he has seen from a team.
Thompson said there was a difference between the previous three games and the last game.
“I think the team finally started to trust each other, there was less finger pointing and more trusting of one another. The offense trusts the defense and vice versa.” Thompson said.
Another big factor in the game was freshman star Noah Bodden. He played well — throwing three touchdown passes on the day — and received Offensive Player of the Week.
Cameron Richardson was named Defensive Player of the Week after scooping up a fumble and running it in for a score and intercepting another ball on a pivotal late game drive.
Garrett Urban received Specialist of the Week. He scored on three field goal attempts with his longest of the day at 46 yards.
The momentum is rolling for the Tigers as they now go against division rivals Alcorn Braves.
“This game is important because they are division rivals,” Thompson said.
“They are a good football team and they are well coached.
“They’re going to bring their A game and we need to make sure that we need to bring our A game. So I think that if we come and play Grambling State football then we will win the football Game.”
The game is slated for Oct. 9 in Lorman Mississippi as the Grambling football team travels to Alcorn for their homecoming.