The Alcorn State University (ASU) Braves (3-5, 2-3) entered Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 29th with two things on their minds: 1) The Grambling State University (GSU) Tigers’ (2-6, 1-4) record did not indicate the type of team that they were and 2) They did not want to leave Grambling, Louisiana with a three-game losing streak. Unfortunately, the latter happened.
The Braves were never a factor in the game. The G-Men executed early at the 11:53 mark when Running back Maurice Washington scored on a 4-yard run and with Kicker Garrett Urban’s PAT (point after touchdown) the Tigers were up 7-0. GSU scored minutes later at the 9:56 mark when Running back Chance Williams bulldozed his way into the endzone on a 1-yard run and with a successful Urban extra point the score was now 14-0, Tigers.
The G-Men scored two touchdowns in the second quarter once at the 7:01 and the 1:40 marks making the score 28-0 at the half.
The Braves finally got on the scoreboard with 19 seconds remaining in the third quarter when Tight end Tavarious Griffin caught a 4-yard pass from Quarterback Tre Lawrence but unfortunately Kicker Noah Kiani’s extra point was no good making the score 28-6, Tigers.
GSU scored the last points of the contest in the fourth quarter at the 14:15 mark when Running back Floyd Chalk scored on a 23-yard run and with Urban’s PAT the final score was 35-6, Tigers.
Offensive leaders for the Braves were Lawrence who completed 7 passes for 82-yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception, Running Back Javonta Leatherwood averaged 5.9 yards per carry with 82 yards rushing and Wide receiver Juan Anthony Jr. had 6 catches for 83 yards. Defensively, Linebacker Keyron Kinsler Jr. lead all tackles with 4.
The Braves attempt to get off of the losing schneid when they take on Western Division leaders, the Prairie View A&M University Panthers (5-3, 4-1) at Panther Stadium at 6:30 pm on November 4th, in Prairie View, Texas. The game will be televised on ESPNU and can be heard on WPRL 91.7 FM.
(Photo credit: Cedric Tillman)