Grambling State and Alcorn State are set for the 72nd meeting between the two programs when the Tigers travel to Jack Spinks Stadium in Lorman, Mississippi, Saturday for a 2:05 p.m. kickoff.
It will be homecoming for the Braves as GSU tries to continue recent domination in the series, having won five of the last six meetings.
Grambling State (2-3 overall, 1-1 SWAC) ended a six-game conference losing streak, which dated back to the end of 2019, with a huge 37-28 home victory over Alabama A&M on Saturday.
“We played against a great, great football team,” Grambling State head football coach Broderick Fobbs said. “Alabama A&M is the top team in the conference and the defending champion. For some reason they don’t get the respect they deserve and they give the credit to everybody else, but we give them the utmost respect. They have a great quarterback and have a really good football coach and good staff.”
Alcorn State (2-2, 1-0) was off last week and comes into the contest off a 39-38 come-from-behind victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Sept. 23.
“It is just important for us to play hard, to play fast and to play with the emotion we need to play with,” said Fobbs. “When you play against really good teams, you have to play with great emotion and you have to force them into some uncomfortable situations in order to have a chance for victory.”
Saturday’s game will be streamed live on ESPN+ as Santoria Black and Ken Moore will have the call. In addition, Grambling State will broadcast and stream the game on the Grambling State Sports Radio Network. The game can be heard in Ruston (KRUS – Hitz 96.3) and in Monroe (KNNW – 103.1 FM). The Tigers’ broadcast crew of Ossie Clark, Nick Harrison and T. Lay Collins will call all of the action.
“Offensively we had a breakthrough (last week),” said Fobbs. “That’s what it is going to take in order for us to have a chance to make a run at this thing. Of course we are going to need a little bit of help, but we can’t be concerned about that. We’ve got to focus to what we need to do in order to win this particular week.”
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