NCAAF Game Recap - Grambling State at Louisiana Tech
Sat Sep 7, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

TxAM
10
Clem
24
F
NMSt
10
Ala
62
F
Murr
17
UGA
63
F
SD
14
Okla
70
F
Cin
0
OHSt
42
F
LSU
45
Tex
38
F
Army
21
Mich
24
F(1OT)
Tul
6
Aub
24
F
UT-M
0
Fla
45
F
NIU
17
Utah
35
F
Cal
20
Wash
19
F
Buff
13
PSU
45
F
Nev
6
Oreg
77
F
C Mi
0
Wisc
61
F
UCF
48
FlAtl
14
F
WestMI
17
MSU
51
F
Rut
0
Iowa
30
F
Syr
20
MD
63
F
NoCol
17
WaSt
59
F
Stan
20
USC
45
F
Marsh
7
Boise
14
F
Neb
31
Colo
34
F OT
Wake
41
Rice
21
F
W&M
17
UVA
52
F
SacSt
7
AzSt
19
F
Ohio
10
Pitt
20
F
(N/A)
23
Kent
26
F
WVU
7
Mizzu
38
F
Sou
24
Mem
55
F
BGSU
0
K St
52
F
OD
17
VaTec
31
F
ChaSo
10
SCar
72
F
Vand
24
Purd
42
F
UAB
31
Akr
20
F
WCU
0
NCSt
41
F
SoFL
10
GATec
14
F
Ford
29
Ball
57
F
TnTec
17
MiaOH
48
F
SMiss
15
MisSt
38
F
Gram
14
LaTec
20
F
SIU
45
UMass
20
F
E Il
0
Ind
52
F
Ill
31
UConn
23
F
Rich
13
BC
45
F
Char
41
App
56
F
WIl
13
ColSt
38
F
UTSA
14
Bayl
63
F
SDSU
23
UCLA
14
F
ULMon
44
FlaSt
45
F OT
Maine
18
GaSo
26
F
GWebb
9
ECU
48
F
NCAT
13
Duke
45
F
Furm
42
GASt
48
F
Wyo
23
TxSt
14
F
JacSt
14
SoAl
37
F
NorTx
27
SMU
49
F
McNee
14
OkSt
56
F
TnSt
26
MidTN
45
F
CoCar
12
Kans
7
F
BYU
29
Tenn
26
F(1OT)
E Ky
0
Lou
42
F
W Ky
20
FLInt
14
F
Stony
7
UtSt
62
F
Ark
17
Miss
31
F
Lib
14
ULLaf
35
F
E Mi
17
KY
38
F
UTEP
3
TxTch
38
F
PVAM
17
Hou
37
F
MiaFL
25
UNC
28
F
Tuls
34
SJSU
16
F
ArkSt
43
UNLV
17
F
Minn
38
Fres
35
F(1OT)
NoAZ
41
Ariz
65
F
OreSt
28
Hawaii
31
F

Louisiana Tech 20, Grambling State 14

Sep 7, 2019, 3:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Grambling State (0-2)

0

0

7

7

14

Louisiana Tech (1-1)

7

13

0

0

20

Louisiana Tech holds off neighbor Grambling 20-14
Sat Sep 7, 2019 7:54 PM

RUSTON, La. (AP) J'Mar Smith threw for 220 yards and a score and Louisiana Tech held off Grambling for a 20-14 victory on Saturday.

Although the schools are located five miles apart, it was just the second meeting between the teams. Louisiana Tech beat the Tigers 20-6 in 2010 at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Louisiana Tech (1-1) jumped out to a 20-0 halftime lead before Jakarie Nichols scored on a 12-yard run to cap a 93-yard drive for Grambling (0-2). A turnover and a failed fourth-down conversion stalled consecutive long drives from the Tigers, but Grambling found the end zone when Nichols scored on a 2-yard run with 3:23 to play. The Tigers recovered the ensuing onside kick but then couldn't convert a first down.

Justin Henderson ran for a 7-yard touchdown in the first quarter for the Bulldogs. Smith threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Griffin Hebert, and Bailey Hale kicked two field goals in the second quarter.

The game was dubbed the Buddy Bowl in honor of Orville Kince (O.K. "Buddy") Davis, a Ruston, Louisiana, native who covered the Tigers and Bulldogs for the Ruston Daily Leader. The 73-year-old Davis died on July 13 in Ruston.

Passing

Gram Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
G. Hickbottom 40 26 65.0 1 239 27 0 89.5
LaTec Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Smith 25 17 68.0 1 220 40 0 108.8

Rushing

Gram Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Dominique 16 68 4.3 11 0
G. Hickbottom 13 58 4.5 25 0
LaTec Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
I. Tucker 16 71 4.4 18 0
J. Dancy 5 49 9.8 31 0

Receiving

Gram Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
R. Richardson 4 63 15.8 23 1
L. Rash 7 57 8.1 13 0
LaTec Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
G. Hebert 3 68 22.7 40 1
C. Powell 4 57 14.3 18 0

Fumbles

LaTec F FL
J. Smith 2 0

Returning

Gram KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Nichols 3 19.0 0 24 0 - 0 0
D. Brutton 1 15.0 0 15 0 - 0 0
LaTec KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
S. Harris 2 37.5 0 43 0 - 0 0
M. Sam 0 - 0 0 1 27.0 0 27

Punting

Gram Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. Mendez 4 181 45.3 52
LaTec Punt Yds Avg LgPu
B. Farlow 4 154 38.5 44

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

Gram LaTec
Points For 14 20
Total Yards 455 390
Rushing Yards 216 170
Passing Yards 239 220
Passing Completions / Attempts 26/40 17/25
Turnovers 1 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 2/0
First Downs 32 20
Penalties - Yards 1/15 6/38
Time Of Possession 45:45 15:15
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/16 4/12
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/3 0/1
Punts - Average Yards 4/45 4/38

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Gram LaTec
LaTec 13:26 TD Justin Henderson 7 yd run (Bailey Hale kick) 0 7
2nd Quarter Gram LaTec
LaTec 4:47 FG Bailey Hale 33 yd FG 0 10
LaTec 10:22 TD Griffin Hebert 40 yd pass from J'mar Smith (Bailey Hale kick) 0 17
LaTec 12:44 FG Bailey Hale 48 yd FG 0 20
3rd Quarter Gram LaTec
Gram 7:59 TD Raylon Richardson 23 yd pass from Geremy Hickbottom (Garrett Urban kick) 7 20
4th Quarter Gram LaTec
Gram 11:37 TD Jakarie Nichols 2 yd run (Garrett Urban kick) 14 20

Game Information

Stadium: Joe Aillet Stadium, Ruston, Louisiana
Attendance: 23,174
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