Friday, December 16, 2016

Get the gloves ready: GSU, N.C. Central in for title fight

GRAMBLING, Louisiana — Grambling's football program has delivered knockout blows for 10 consecutive games dating back to early September.

The last two have just taken a little longer to develop.

With the gloves strapped on tight, No. 14 Grambling plans to come out swinging in the biggest game of the year Saturday against North Carolina Central in the Celebration Bowl.

"This is another heavyweight title fight. We're very talented. They're very talented," Grambling coach Broderick Fobb said. "At the end of the day, it's about technique and who plays with passion the right way without making the most mistakes."

Fobbs is a fan of the title fight analogy. This is the third time in the last three games he's used such words.

The first came against Southern in the Bayou Classic. The Tigers delivered a second-half knockout after a sluggish start. The second time was against Alcorn State. Another slow start led to a 27-point knockout in the second half to capture the 2016 Southwestern Athletic Conference championship.


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