Saturday, October 29, 2016

Grambling State University aims to avoid Alcorn's fate

GRAMBLING, Louisiana — Two-time defending Southwestern Athletic Conference champion Alcorn State allowed Arkansas-Pine Bluff to pull off a massive upset in September.

That won't be the case for Grambling when Pine Bluff arrives Saturday for the Tigers' homecoming.

"Alcorn didn't take those guys seriously and you saw what happened," Grambling quarterbacks coach Kendrick Nord said.

The theme this week is not overlooking Pine Bluff, or anyone for that matter. Pine Bluff is 1-6 this year with its only victory coming at Alcorn State, a 45-43 three-overtime win last month.

Grambling's staff said earlier in the week how that win is the sole reminder of how dangerous Pine Bluff is despite its record.

"The big thing that happened in that game that got them fired up was the fact that Alcorn's players had mentioned during pregame that a lot of their guys weren't playing because they were resting them for the next week to play us," Grambling linebackers coach Terrance Graves said. "They went back in and told their players and that's the motivation they gave them."


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