Southern loses to Grambling in 42nd annual Bayou Classic, 34-23

Southern loses to Grambling in 42nd annual Bayou Classic, 34-23

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Southern falls to its arch-rival Grambling State, 34-23, in the 42nd annual Bayou Classic in New Orleans.

Southern quarterback Austin Howard has thrown 24 of 40 attempts for 241 yards with a touchdown. He also had 56 rushing yards on 12 carries, including a 13-yard touchdown run.

Running back Lenard Tillery led the Jags in rushing with 90 yards on 14 carries, including a touchdown run in the first quarters.

Southern wide receiver Willie Quinn led the passing game with 137 yards and a 27-yard touchdown catch in the first few minutes of the game.

The match-up was mostly for pride and bragging rights since the Tigers already clinched a spot in the SWAC title game with a perfect 9-0 league mark and the Jags already clinched a winning season at 6-5.

With Grambling's win Saturday night, the Bayou Classic series is tied at 21 wins for each team. It was the first Bayou Classic win for Grambling head coach Broderick Fobb. This is Grambling's first Bayou Classic win since 2011.


Southern quarterback Austin Howard threw to Willie Quinn for a 27-yard TD. PAT missed. (SU 6, GSU 0 - 13:13 1st Qtr)

Grambling kicker Marc Orozco hit a 28-yard FG. (SU 6, GSU 3 - 9:54 1st Qtr)

Southern running back Lenard Tillery rushed 2 yards for a TD. (SU 13, GSU 3 - 4:21 1st Qtr)

Southern's Howard ran for a 13-yard TD. (SU 20, GSU 3 - 12:08 2nd Qtr)

Grambling quarterback Johnathan Williams threw to KaJandr Domino for 2-yard TD. (SU 20, GSU 10 - 8:24 2nd Qtr)

Grambling's Williams threw to Verlan Hunter for a 4-yard TD. (SU 20, GSU 17 - 4:44 2nd Qtr)

Grambling's Williams rushed 1 yard for a TD. (GSU 24, SU 20 - 10:45 3rd Qtr)

Grambling's Williams threw to Chad Williams for a 54-yard TD. (GSU 31, SU 20 - 14:52 4th Qtr)

Southern kicker Greg Pittman hit a 33-yard FG. (GSU 31, SU 23 - 8:04 4th Qtr)

Grambling's Orozco kicked a 22-yard FG. (GSU 34, SU 23 - 2:09 4th Qtr)

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