Grambling State University and Southern University’s annual Bayou Classic matchup is most known for what happens during halftime than what takes place on the field. Here’s the 2017 edition of the world’s most famous band battle.
Martez Carter’s 11-yard touchdown run with 3:22 remaining helped the Grambling State University football team overcome a late one-point fourth-quarter deficit as the Tigers won a thriller, 30-21, over Southern on Saturday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in the 44th Annual Bayou Classic.
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Tomorrow’s Bayou Classic between Grambling State University and Southern University will offer a second straight year of postseason implications, economic impact and a showcase for the two of the nation’s proudest, but most vulnerable black college campuses. Here’s what people are saying about the monumental showdown.
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By: Fred Batiste – HBCU Sports
The most important number from the Bayou Classic may not be the 34 points Grambling State scored to defeat rival Southern 34-23 Saturday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
That number just might be 62,907 — the largest Bayou Classic crowd on hand since the game returned to New Orleans in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina forced the game to move to Houston in 2005.
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The Southern University Human Jukebox once again achieves viral victory, this time for its cover of the global hit ‘Hello’ by Adele.
The video, featured by Sports Illustrated and USA Today’s digital platforms, has amassed more than 200,000 hits.
By: Cody Futrell – The Monroe News Star
Grambling State football coach Broderick Fobbs describes The Bayou Classic between the Tigers and Southern Jaguars as “the game everyone wants to play in.” GSU not only played but dominated much of it and rolled to a 34-23 win before an announced crowd of 62,470. The win allows Grambling to finish off its SWAC run undefeated and into the championship game next week on Houston against Alcorn State. Grambling State overcame a 20-3 second quarter deficit and ran away with it in the second half thanks to a defensive effort that forced two fumbles and and interception in the end zone.
Quarterback Jonathan Williams had a big day for the Tigers with four touchdown passes and one rushing. Williams began to rally the Tigers with w touchdown pass to Ka’Janre Domino in the second quarter.
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