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Bayou Classic Motivational Run: Game ball en route to NOLA

Some of Southern University's Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps students ran the ball through Gonzales (Source: WAFB) Some of Southern University's Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps students ran the ball through Gonzales (Source: WAFB)
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Bayou Classic game ball is making the 95-mile trek from Southern University to the Mercedes Super Dome in New Orleans - one step at a time.

Some of Southern University's Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps students ran the ball through Gonzales.

The Bayou Classic Motivational Run is a decades-old tradition started by a few Marines who thought the game ball for such an anticipated event should have a ceremonious delivery.

The Jaguar vs. Grambling State matchup kicks off in the Superdome Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

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