Grambling State has completed a sweep of comference foes going 9-0 heading into Saturday’s rematch versus Alcorn State. The GMEN have been hot of late and even showed it’s toughness rallying from 17 points down to defeat Southern University 34-23 in the Bayou Classic. However, Alcorn State has plans on what they call ” THE BIG PAYBACK” as the Tigers ruind their homecoming celebration with a 35-34 victory on the Reservation. Well Coach Fobbs has been preacvhing about the ” G” becoming relevant again. Fobbs who is expecting to pick up his second coach of the year award has been praising his players for their hardwork. Now hardwork is paying off as the Tigers seek to gain an invite to the Celebration Bowl in two weeks with a victory. The Braves on the other hand are coming to Houston with a chip on their shoulders. Coach Hopson knows that this game means alot to both teams , however a victory over the GMEN would even the score. The Tigers are lead by all SWAC QB Johnathan Williams 2910 yards passing and 38 tds. RB Martez Cater , 2nd team all SWAC pick has 851 yards rushing and 9tds. WR Chad Williams 948 yards receiving and 10tds leads a bevy of pass catchers for the Tigers. Williams is an All SWAC pick as well. The Braves are hoping for QB John Gibbs to return , however Lenoris Footman hasn’t been a bad repacement. Footman has lead the Braves to victory in all of their games with one loss to PVAMU 40-34. With Gibbs back at the helm, the Braves could cause problems for the GMEN. Gibbs, 998 yards passing and 7tds paces the Braves offense. RB D. Ragsdale 958 yards on the ground and 7tds paces the running game. TE Jordan Payne has been great, however, WR Marquis Warford , 418 and 2tds gives the Braves another target down field. Brandon Vessell adds to the mix. This game may rival the first SWAC Championship in 1999 as Southern edged a tough Jackson State team 31-30 in Birmingham. That game was sort of the game of the year part 2 with nearly 50k in attendance. This year’s game offers the same edge as both schools and fans marked December 5th as the date the SWAC Champion will be crowned.
Realsportsrealtalk prediction : 49-42 Alcorn State………..I believe the pressure is on Grambling to extend their magical season…….Alcorn is looking for payback and Hopson will pull all kinds of rabbits out his hat.