Monday, October 24, 2016

Special teams helps GSU extend SWAC win streak to 13 games

GRAMBLING, Louisiana — Consistency is playing a large role in Grambling's 13-game league win streak. So is finding new ways to score the football.

Grambling, which is riding one of the leagues best offenses and defenses, received a boost from its special teams in its latest victory, a 59-10 drubbing of Mississippi Valley State over the weekend. The Tigers blocked three punts and returned two for touchdowns to help spark a 13th-consecutive win in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

"I would say one of our more most balanced games," Grambling coach Broderick Fobbs said Monday.

"​It was good to block a couple of punts to get on the scoreboard in many different ways."

Defensive back Joe McWilliams was responsible for two of the blocks with one coming in the end zone that he pounced on for a touchdown. He earned SWAC Special Team Player of the Week honors Monday for his efforts.


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