Grambling releases fall 2021 football slate

Grambling head coach Broderick Fobbs will lead his Tigers to face the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles and the Houston Cougars in the opening weeks of the 2021 fall football season. (Courtesy photo)

By T. Scott Boatright

Games at Southern Mississippi and Houston along with the Black College Hall of Fame Game and the second Bayou Classic of 2021 will highlight Grambling State University’s 2021 fall football schedule.

The GSU football team released its fall 2021 football schedule Monday and the G-Men will open up the season against Tennessee State on Sept. 5 in the Black College Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio.

On Sept. 11, the Tigers head to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to battle Southern Mississippi before heading to Houston to face the Cougars on Sept. 18.

The Tigers open up Southwestern Athletic Conference play in the second edition of the 2021 State Fair Classic on September 25 before returning to “The Hole” — Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium — for their home opener as Grambling hosts Alabama A&M on Oct. 2 for “Pro Football Hall of Fame/High School Day.

After a trip to Lorman, Mississippi the following weekend to face Alcorn State, Grambling’s fall 2021 Homecoming game will be held on Oct. 16 as Texas Southern comes to the Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium.

Road games at Florida A&M and Arkansas-Pine Bluff are next followed by a home against Bethune-Cookman, which former GSU starting quarterback Geremy Hickbottom transferred to last month.

The Bayou Classic returns to the New Orleans Superdome on Nov. 27 as the G-Men take on Southern. The spring 2021 Bayou Classic was held in Shreveport last month with the Jaguars winning 49-7.

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