Sunday, December 1, 2013
Southern topples Grambling in 40th Bayou Classic
NEW ORLEANS -- The Bayou Classic is usually the final statement of the football season for both Southern and Grambling.
But the 40th edition — a 40-17 Jaguars victory Saturday afternoon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome — will have a longer-lasting meaning for both programs.
For the Jaguars, it’s a stepping stone on their way to the SWAC Championship Game next Saturday.
For the Tigers, it’s a reminder of the uncertainty surrounding the program in the wake of a disastrous season that came to a merciful end in front of a half-empty building.
Southern (8-4, 7-2) won its fourth consecutive game and second straight Bayou Classic as it prepares to play Jackson State in the SWAC title game in Houston.