Tuesday, September 20, 2016

'Sky's the limit' at Grambling thanks to improved defense

GRAMBLING, Louisiana — The last few years around Grambling's football program have brought about high-scoring, potent offenses with feast or famine defenses.

Shootouts generally ensued with the Tigers' defense ranking toward the bottom of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. When the defense did play well, it was often short-lived for a week or two at a time.

So far in 2016, Grambling is operating smoothly as a complete football team, one equipped with a strong offense and a capable defense. Grambling coach Broderick Fobbs learned as much in Grambling's 35-14 win at Jackson State over the weekend. The Tigers allowed just one offensive touchdown and held JSU to 275 yards of offense.

"The mark of a team that has a chance to be a successful team is having the ability to win in several different ways," Fobbs said. "Last week I thought we did a really good job of really playing good defense and then our offense complemented our defense. In times past, our defense has always complemented our offense."

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