Thursday, November 17, 2016

Breaking down Texas Southern vs. Grambling

HOUSTON,Texas -- When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: BBVA Compass Stadium

Radio: 90.9 FM

Series history: Grambling State leads 42-18-3.

Key players: TSU - QB Johnathan Bowen, RB Brad Woodard, CB Zafir Murphy; GSU - QB Jonathan Williams, RB Jestin Kelly, DB Guy Stallworth.

Who has the edge:

Offense - Grambling State. Grambling State leads the SWAC with 42.6 points per game, which also ranks fourth in all of FCS. It is also one of five FCS teams producing at least 500 yards per game. Texas Southern is well off that pace in both categories, with 22.8 points and 323.2 yards per game.

Defense - Grambling State. Grambling is unbeaten in SWAC play for a reason. It's almost as dominant on defense as it is on offense, leading the conference with 307.5 yards per game surrendered. Texas Southern is averaging a respectable 389.8 yards per game allowed, which ranks third in the conference.


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