Sunday, November 27, 2016

Challenge accepted: Grambling succeeds in going after Southern's stingy secondary in Bayou Classic victory

NEW ORLEANS -- Grambling could have taken the easy way out Saturday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The Tigers could have attacked Southern’s young defensive line — a line that has allowed the fourth-most yards rushing of any team in the conference.

Keeping the ball on the ground would have allowed Grambling to wear down the Jaguars defense while avoiding their hawkish secondary, which entered the Bayou Classic with 19 interceptions and had allowed only 205 yards passing per game.

Challenge accepted.

Instead of using the running game to set up the passing game, Grambling went right at the heart of the Jaguars defense.

By the end of the night, Grambling threw for 315 yards on a 75 percent completion rate, the second-most Southern allowed all season.


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