Friday, November 25, 2016

Southern, Grambling prepared for 43rd annual Bayou Classic

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana -- Bragging rights are always on the line whenever the Bayou Classic comes around, but there will be much more than that at stake when Southern takes on Grambling at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday.

In the 43rd edition of the Bayou Classic, both teams come in with 21 victories in the all-time series and 8-0 records against Southwestern Athletic Conference competition in 2016.

The winner of the game will take the lead in the Bayou Classic's all-time series and advance to next week's SWAC Conference championship game against two-time defending conference champion Alcorn State.

"It's gonna be a great contest, I wouldn't have it any other way," Grambling coach Broderick Fobbs said during the SWAC's weekly teleconference. "Two teams from the state of Louisiana, two teams that are undefeated in conference and two teams that have really good talent. I'm looking forward to it."

That talent with both teams begins with the play on the offensive side of the ball.


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