Friday, December 2, 2016

One more piece of hardware at stake Saturday from Grambling: The SWAC title in showdown with Alcorn State in Houston

HOUSTON — For the second straight year, Grambling swept its way through the Southwestern Athletic Conference, bringing its regular-season conference winning streak to 18 games.

Broderick Fobbs was named coach of the year for the third straight year, and the Tigers landed 14 players on the all-conference team, including the offensive and defensive players of the year.

Despite all of the regular-season accolades, there is still one big piece of hardware missing from Grambling’s recent list of accomplishments: the SWAC championship, which the Tigers haven’t won since 2011.

Grambling will get the opportunity to put that exclamation point on a dominant season at 3 p.m. Saturday when the Tigers take on Alcorn State in a rematch of last year’s SWAC title game at NRG Stadium.

“Eighteen straight wins sound good, but we are chasing the ring right now,” Grambling all-SWAC offensive lineman Justin Miller said Friday. "We were undefeated in the conference last year and lost in the championship game. So we have to stay humble and just go out and do what we do.”


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