Grambling goes down to Prairie View in State Fair Classic, 34-14

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletics 34 P V 14 GRA Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F P V 7 20 0 7 34 GRA 0 0 14 0 14 DALLAS, Texas | The Grambling State University football team could not overcome a sluggish first half during the annual State Fair Classic on Saturday night as the Tigers dropped a 34-14 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) decision to Prairie View A&M at the Cotton Bowl Stadium. Grambling State (1-4 overall, 0-2 SWAC) got the ball to begin the game, but a Floyd Chalk IV touchdown…

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Grambling and Prairie View to meet in State Fair Classic

Courtesy of Brian Howard Sr Associate AD for Athletic Communications GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University football team will look to snap a four-game losing streak against rival Prairie View A&M in the annual State Fair Classic on Saturday night. Kickoff against the Panthers in this Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) showdown is set for 6 p.m. at the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Grambling State (1-3 overall, 0-1 SWAC) is coming off a 36-19 defeat on the road to Bethune-Cookman last week to open conference play. Despite outgaining…

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Grambling falls to Bethune, 36-19

GSU 19 BCU 36 Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F GSU 10 9 0 0 19 BCU 14 3 3 16 36 Courtesy of Brian Howard, Grambling State Athletics The Grambling State University football team could not rally in the final quarter as Bethune-Cookman extended its winning streak over the Tigers with a 36-19 victory to open Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) play on Saturday afternoon at Daytona Stadium. Grambling State, which has dropped four straight straight to Bethune-Cookman, trailed 20-19 to open the final quarter, but turnovers and penalties plagued…

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Grambling football position breakdown, part 8: Defensive Backs

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications: Grambling State University football program is doing a nine-part series, as we look to breakdown each position. Today, we wrap up the defense with the defensive backs. Position Coaches:Saeed Lee (cornerbacks) and Tim McTyer (safeties) When Saeed Lee and Tim McTyer arrived at Grambling State University in the early winter, they didn’t know they would be gifted with the amount of depth at cornerback and safety. Both coaches come from a tremendous athletic background, having played professional football. McTyer spent three seasons in the National Football League, two with the Philadelphia…

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Grambling foot hall position breakdown, part 7: Linebackers

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications: The Grambling State University football program is doing a nine-part series, as we look to breakdown each position. Today, we take a look at the linebackers. Position Coach:Cedric Thornton Position coach Cedric Thornton is no stranger to building good defenses. The associate head coach and defensive coordinator was known for building championship winning defenses while at Alcorn State. He has a great mix of newcomers and returners as the Tigers prepare for the season opener at Arkansas State. Thornton spoke about the relationship with the linebackers…

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Grambling football position breakdown, part 6: The D-Line

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications: The Grambling State University football program is doing a nine-part series, as we look to breakdown each position. Today, we begin a look at the Tiger defense, starting with the defensive linemen  Position Coach: Ken Delgado  Defense is known to win championships, so it is no surprise Grambling State returns a wealth on the defensive line. Blend that in with the new coming group and this defense has a chance to be something special.  Delgado, who has spent more than 30 years as a coach…

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Grambling Football position breakdown, part 5: Tight Ends

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications: Position Breakdown: Part 5 – Tight Ends  The Grambling State University football program is doing a nine-part series, as we look to breakdown each position. Today, we wrap up the offense with our tight ends  Position Coach: Ryan Weston  This week, we have focused on the offensive lineman and now shift to the tight ends… a position that not only covers catching the football, but also helps with blocking.  First-year coach Ryan Weston takes over the duties at the position and said the tight ends have adjusted well during fall camp.  “They (the…

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Grambling position breakdown, pt 4: Offensive Line

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications: Position Breakdown: Part 4 – Offensive Line  The Grambling State University football program is doing a nine-part series, as we look to breakdown each position. Today, we take a look at our offensive line.  Position Coach: Robert Valdez  Last week we focused on quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers, but guys in the trenches will tell you they don’t get any credit. Those guys are the offensive linemen and allow the quarterback to have time in the pocket and open up holes in the running…

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Gambling State football breakdown, pt 3: The receivers

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications: The Grambling State University football program is doing a nine-part series, as we look to breakdown each position. Today, we take a look at our wide receivers.  Position Coach: John Simon  On Thursday, we focused on the ground game, but this wide receiver room is extremely deep and very competitive. This group also features plenty of familiar faces and a lot of new ones in fall camp.   “We are working hard and got a lot of young guys who are still learning what we are…

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Grambling football position breakdown part 2: Running Backs

Courtesy of Graanbling State Athletic Communications The Grambling State University football program is doing a nine-part series as we look to breakdown each position. Today, we take a look at our running backs.  Position Coach: Kris Peters  The ground game is one of the most important aspects of the offense and Peters said the running backs are working on their fundamentals each day to be a better unit.   “We had a great spring,” Peters said. “We got a lot better. I am glad we are back and we have the full…

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