rp_primary_Warren_BYCNEW ORLEANS – Grambling State’s Frank Warren rushed for a career high 166-yards as Grambling State pummeled the Jaguars of Southern University, 31-13, in Bayou Classic XXXVI.

A crowd of 58, 618 were on hand at the Louisiana Superdome to attend the annual battle of Louisiana Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The Tigers entered the game trailing, 18-17, in the series and looked to even it in their season finale.

After a slow start on both parts Grambling opened the scoring on an eight-yard scamper by quarterback Greg Dillon (Ari Johnson, PAT Good) at the 2:44 mark of the first quarter. They pushed their lead to, 14-0, with 12:25 remaining in the first half on a 14-yd dash by Kiare Thompson (Johnson, Good).

The Jaguars would respond on the ensuing drive when Bryant Lee, Southern MVP, found Curry Allen on a 31-yard pass and catch (Joshua Duran, PAT Good) and pulled within, 14-13, on a Gary Hollimon three-yard plunge (Duran, Blocked) with 4:58 on the clock to round out the scoring for the half.

Grambling (7-4, 5-2 SWAC W) would add a score in the third quarter on a 13-yard run by Warren (Johnson, Good) to make the score 24-13.

In the fourth quarter the Tigers added a 24-yard Johnson field goal at the 4:40 mark and sealed the win on a one-yard over the top dive by Warren (Johnson, good) with one minute remaining.

For Grambling Warren’s 166-yards came on 24 carries. Dillon completed 12 of 26 passes for 134 yards, with Thompson recording 49 receiving yards with three receptions. Christian Anthony, GSU MVP, recorded nine tackles (eight for loss) with two sacks and a forced fumble.

Lee completed 13 of 28 passes for 137-yards with a score. Running back Bryan Threat had 42-yards on 10 carries; while Allen also had 49-yards on three carries. Free Safety Jason House led all defenders with 11 tackles.



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