Southern defeats Grambling 27-22 in 50th annual Bayou Classic
NEW ORLEANS - Southern defeated Grambling 27-22 in a game that came down to the very last play.
Grambling began the scoring with a touchdown in the first quarter, but they fell into a 21-7 deficit as Southern took the lead by halftime.
Additionally, multi-time Grammy Award winning singer Fantasia Barrino joined the Human Jukebox for the halftime show.
Fantasia Barrino and the Southern University marching band perform at the Bayou Classic halftime show. pic.twitter.com/WZHc5etNOD— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) November 25, 2023
Southern increased their lead to 20 with another six points at the beginning of the third quarter, but Grambling added nine points in the third.
It all came down to THIS play... pic.twitter.com/LzXSrcO2i7— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) November 25, 2023
Grambling fought back to make it a 27-22 game, and they had the ball in the red zone with 1:11 left. However, they failed to convert, leading to Southern's win. Southern is now 6-5 and Grambling is 5-6.
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