HOMECOMING: GSU hosts Texas Southern Saturday

It’s Homecoming 2021 at Grambling State this Saturday as the Tigers are set to host Texas Southern at 2 p.m. at Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium.

This will be the 68th meeting between Grambling State and Texas Southern, and the third time since 2017 that the two programs have played on GSU’s Homecoming. TSU has not beaten Grambling in Grambling since 2013.  GSU leads the all-time series 46-18-3, a series that dates back to 1950.

Grambling State has dominated the series recently, winning six straight match-ups.

Grambling State (2-4 overall, 1-2 SWAC) is coming off a heartbreaking 24-20 loss to Alcorn State last week. The Tigers fell behind 24-6 midway through the third quarter as the rally come up just short. 

Texas Southern (2-3, 1-1) enters off an emotional 35-31 win over Southern last week. The Tigers earned the Arlington Football Classic crown and defeated the Jaguars for the first time since 2010. 

“For the second week in a row we came out flat,” Grambling State head coach Broderick Fobbs said. “We didn’t start the game we wanted to and played about as bad of a half as you could possibly play; everything that could possibly happen, happened. We’ve got to find a way to play 11-on-11 football and win those matchups, and that’s not what we are doing right now. 

“We did make a push in the second half. Our kids don’t quit, which is a good sign from our players. We’ve got a lot of really good kids and they’ve got the heart that it takes in order to be winners. We’ve just got to figure out how to do it the right way. We’ve got a really good Texas Southern football team coming in here and coming off a victory of Southern University. It’s homecoming for us, so we will need to stay focus and play our style of football and win in our stadium.” 

Fobbs is 7-0 in homecoming games since joining the Tigers and is a perfect 6-0 against Texas Southern. He has also had plenty of success at home, boasting a 20-4 record at Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium.

Grambling State fans are reminded that all individuals must show a photo ID with a vaccination card or a negative test result within 48 hours in order to gain entry into Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium. Mask will be required for fans and associates in all enclosed spaces, including clubs and suites when feasible and appropriate. Masks are strongly encouraged for fans and associates in all open-air areas of the stadium, including the bowl area, concourses, etc.  

Saturday’s game will be streamed through Grambling State Tiger All-Access on the gsutigers.com website and 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 Santoria Black, Ossie Clark, Nick Harrison and T. Lay Collins will call all of the action. 

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