Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Unstoppable force, meet un-moveable object: Southern's Danny Johnson, Grambling's Chad Williams set to clash
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- Saturday’s matchup between Southern and Grambling is a meeting of what are clearly the two best teams in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, but there are also intriguing games within the game, maybe none of which are more interesting than the one that will happen on the boundaries.
On one side, there’s Grambling wide receiver Chad Williams, who has been virtually un-guardable the past two seasons. He led the SWAC with 1,067 receiving yards as a junior and has ramped up the production this season with league-leading totals in receptions (70), receiving yards (1,102) and receiving yards per game (122.4).
On the other is Southern defensive back Danny Johnson, who is widely regarded as the top defensive back in the SWAC. Johnson is a former high school wide receiver and has shown off his knack for finding the ball with a league-best seven interceptions this year.
It’s the type of matchup that Southern coach Dawson Odums usually refers to as “our good guys against their good guys.” If Southern’s good guys win, Odums will say, he likes Southern’s chances in the game itself.