Grambling State won its fourth Bayou Classic in a row, dismantling Southern University 36-12. Below are the visuals from the game.
Grambling State overcame a 15-0 deficit to win the SWAC Championship against Alabama A&M. The offense sputtered for most of the game, but the G-Men did get huge plays when it mattered most.
The win gives Doug Williams his fourth SWAC Championship win overall, and Grambling is now 5-1 in the big one.
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Below are the top 5 photos from the 2011 State Farm Bayou Classic as told by photographer Darryl D. Smith:
Why this photo: This photo really said a lot about Dawrence Roberts. He’s an explosive RB, and he finally went in for the touchdown to really put the game away. His emotion said so much to me as he celebrated. It reminded me of an Ab Kuaan photo I took years ago.
Why this photo: Mario Louis is a freak of nature when it comes to catching the ball. This photo proves it. While he was ruled out by the referees, I feel this photo has to make the cut because of the catch. Not too many people can make this catch every game, but Louis continues to defy the odds. I just love the reach and focus he has on the ball.
Why this photo: This photo just tells the character of Dr. Larry J. Pannell in my opinion. The lighting makes him looks mysterious, which he can be. The lighting also makes him look quite exciting, which he is. I love the placement of this photo with the Mercedez-Benz logo in the background as well, which is described as a unique car. Doc is a unique human being, and this photo describes him perfectly. Only thing I hate is that his hand is cut off, but still an awesome photo.
Why this photo: Mario Louis gets another pick in this game. This time, the touchdown counted. What I really love about the photo is that you can see his eyes, focused squarely on the ball. It looks like he shouldn’t have caught it, but Louis is something else. The catch helped put Grambling up 10-0, and put them in cruise control for the rest of the game.
Why this photo: While this shot did not come at the end of the game, it explained everything Southern University was going through. They couldn’t get anything going offensively, and their defense could barely stop Grambling’s offensive gameplan. It was a physical game resulting in some injuries, and this photo just explains it all. I couldn’t help but take the photo.
Mario Louis catches the game-winning touchdown pass from Frank Rivers. Grambling State defeated Mississippi Valley State 30-24 in overtime on Oct. 22.
In a Homecoming game for the ages, Grambling State captured an OT victory over Mississippi Valley State 30-24. Mississippi Valley ended up leaving Eddie Robinson Stadium with a 19-game losing streak. Below are the visuals from the game, halftime, and pre-game. Enjoy!
Concordia fell to Grambling State 44-0, as the Tigers defense held off several furious flurries from Concordia. Below are the visuals.
As the football teams headed to the locker rooms, the bands hit the field and put on a stellar performance for those in attendance. Here are the captures from the halftime shows.
Despite putting up a decent effort and tying the game 7-all, the Grambling Tigers fell 35-7 to the ULM Warhawks. It was a pretty defensive game with ULM taking control for most of the game. The offense hardly clicked all game unfortunately. Peep the photos below.
For the second time in history, Grambling and ULM faced each other on the football field. As usual, fans hung out and tailgated before the game. Here are a few shots of tailgating, teams being introduced and other tidbits.
Grambling took on ULM on the gridiron and on the instruments. These are pictured from Grambling’s World Famed Tiger Marching Band’s halftime performance. The fans loved the halftime show, as evidenced by their standing O.
The G-Men of Grambling State University held a football scrimmage on Thursday night. As time went on, the field was illuminated by tinted yellow stadium lights, adding an interesting color perspective to the photos.
The defense dominated the offense for most of the game, which can be a good or bad thing. Either way, it was our first time seeing Doug Williams in action on a practice field, which was a good thing.