Tigers top Bethune-Cookman, 28-14

Grambling State quarterback Myles Crawley (far left) will go up against his former team when GSU takes on Alabama State today in the Port City Classic in Mobile, Alabama. (Photo by T. Scott Boatright)


In a bittersweet game that might not have always been pretty, Grambling knocked off Bethune-Cookman in a 28-14 win on Saturday at Eddie G. Robinson Stadium. 

In doing so, Grambling knocked off the two-game losing streak the Tigers previously had heading into the contest.

The Tigers outplayed — and led — the Wildcats from start to finish. 

Grambling built a 21-7 advantage at the end of the first quarter, but while BCU never gained a lead, the Wildcats kept it close as no change of score happened until the fourth quarter when they added a second touchdown. 

A scoreless third quarter could raise concerns for the Tigers as everything stalled as far as play calling on offense for a second game in a row. That’s something quarterback Myles Crawley and Offensive Coordinator Hull will need to work on in order to win the third quarter against tougher opponents in future in order to walk away from GSU’s final three games with victories.

MVPs of the game would be Gambling’s primary rushing corps of Chance “Deuce” Williams and Floyd Chalk IV, who combined for a total of 26 carries for 215 yards and three touchdowns. It seems to be Grambling’s rushing corps that is carrying the load for this offense as GSU’s passing game has struggled some in recent games.

With the win, the Tigers currently stand third in the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s West Division at 3-2 with a 4-4 overall record. The wild, wild SWAC West is still wide open and looks like it will be until the very end, so anything is possible.

This weekend’s game against Alabama State University should be an exciting game as Crawley will be going against his former team. Also, Alabama State has come off a 31-16 win over Alabama A&M, a team the Tigers struggled against earlier this season in a 45-24 Homecoming loss.