Southern roars to win over Grambling in Bayou Classic

Southern football players hoist the Bayou Classic Trophy after defeating Grambling in the...
Southern football players hoist the Bayou Classic Trophy after defeating Grambling in the annual matchup.(WAFB)
Published: Nov. 26, 2022 at 4:46 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WAFB) - Southern relied on its defense and a decent ground game to get past Grambling in the Bayou Classic on Saturday, Nov. 26.

The Jags (7-4, 5-3 SWAC) came away with a 34-17 win over the Tigers (3-8, 2-6 SWAC).

The Southern defense sacked Grambling quarterback Julian Calvez six times, forced two fumbles, and intercepted him once for a pick-six. The Jags rushed for 159 total yards and three touchdowns.

With the victory, Southern wins the SWAC West and will face Jackson State in the SWAC Championship game.

After beating Grambling in the Bayou Classic to claim the SWAC West, Southern will face Jackson St. in a rematch with the SWAC Championship on the line.

SCORING PLAYS:

1st Qtr:

  • Julian Calvez pass to Lyndon Rash for 4 yds for a TD (SU - 0, GSU - 7)

2nd Qtr:

  • Karl Ligon run for 2 yds for a TD (SU - 7, GSU - 7)
  • Garrett Urban 44 yd FG GOOD (SU - 7, GSU - 10)
  • Kendric Rhymes run for 5 yds for a TD (SU - 14, GSU - 10)

3rd Qtr:

  • Julian Calvez run for 1 yd for a TD (SU - 14, GSU - 17)

4th Qtr:

  • BeSean McCray run for 22 yds for a TD (SU - 21, GSU - 17)
  • Julian Calvez sacked by Derrick Williams, fumble recovered by Jordan Carter, and returned for TD (SU - 28, GSU - 17)
  • Kriston Davis intercepted Julian Calvez and returned it for a TD (SU - 34, GSU - 17)

More to come.

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