NCAAF Game Recap - Grambling State at Louisiana-Monroe
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

GATec
14
Clem
52
F
Duke
3
Ala
42
F
UGA
30
Vand
6
F
Hou
31
Okla
49
F
FlAtl
21
OHSt
45
F
GaSo
3
LSU
55
F
MidTN
21
Mich
40
F
ND
35
Lou
17
F
LaTec
14
Tex
45
F
Oreg
21
Aub
27
F
TxSt
7
TxAM
41
F
EWa
14
Wash
47
F
Utah
30
BYU
12
F
Idaho
7
PSU
79
F
FlaAM
0
UCF
62
F
Tuls
7
MSU
28
F
Wisc
49
SoFL
0
F
MiaOH
14
Iowa
38
F
NoIa
26
IASt
29
F(2OT)
Syr
24
Lib
0
F
NMSt
7
WaSt
58
F
SoAl
21
Neb
35
F
NW
7
Stan
17
F
Alb
21
C Mi
38
F
UCLA
14
Cin
24
F
RMor
10
Buff
38
F
Wagn
21
UConn
24
F
Mor
3
BGSU
46
F
C Ark
35
W Ky
28
F
GWebb
28
Char
49
F
AlaSt
19
UAB
24
F
FLInt
14
Tul
42
F
SDSU
21
Minn
28
F
NoCol
18
SJSU
35
F
Kent
7
AzSt
30
F
Rice
7
Army
14
F
UMass
21
Rut
48
F
UtSt
35
Wake
38
F
Purd
31
Nev
34
F
ColSt
31
Colo
52
F
OkSt
52
OreSt
36
F
Miss
10
Mem
15
F
MisSt
38
ULLaf
28
F
InSt
17
Kans
24
F
Akr
3
Ill
42
F
ECU
6
NCSt
34
F
How
0
MD
79
F
Toled
24
KY
38
F
Ind
34
Ball
24
F
Boise
36
FlaSt
31
F
JMU
13
WVU
20
F
URI
20
Ohio
41
F
Buck
12
Temp
56
F
HolyC
7
Navy
45
F
Colg
7
AF
48
F
GASt
38
Tenn
30
F
SCar
20
UNC
24
F
E Mi
30
CoCar
23
F
ETenn
7
App
42
F
MonSt
10
TxTch
45
F
PorSt
13
Ark
20
F
VaTec
28
BC
35
F
SamHu
31
NM
39
F
(N/A)
7
UTSA
35
F
Camp
14
Troy
43
F
UCDav
13
Cal
27
F
VMI
17
Marsh
56
F
IllSt
10
NIU
24
F
Monm
13
WestMI
48
F
AlcSt
10
SMiss
38
F
Nich
14
K St
49
F
SFA
17
Bayl
56
F
SMU
37
ArkSt
30
F
Norf
21
OD
24
F
Mizzu
31
Wyo
37
F
Abil
31
NorTx
51
F
UVA
30
Pitt
14
F
Gram
9
ULMon
31
F
HBU
34
UTEP
36
F
ArkPB
7
TCU
39
F
Web
0
SDSU
6
F
SoUt
23
UNLV
56
F
Fres
23
USC
31
F

Louisiana-Monroe 31, Grambling State 9

Aug 31, 2019, 8:00 PM EDT

Final

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Grambling State (0-1)

6

3

0

0

9

Louisiana-Monroe (1-0)

7

10

7

7

31

Johnson runs for 2 TDs, UL Monroe beats Grambling 31-9
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:36 PM

MONROE, La. (AP) Jabari Johnson broke two long runs for touchdowns and Louisiana-Monroe held Grambling scoreless in the second half as the Warhawks rolled to a 31-9 victory in the season opener Saturday night.

UL Monroe now has outscored Grambling 142-40 and is 4-0 against the Tigers. The Warhawks now are 10-0 against members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Johnson broke a 51-yard run for a touchdown with 5:42 left in the first quarter to give UL Monroe a lead it never surrendered. Grambling answered with :31 left in the first and Geremy Hickbottom threw a 15-yard touchdown to Lyndon Rash, but the Tigers missed the extra point and trailed 7-6 after one.

Caleb Evans hit Xavier Brown with a 16-yard score in the second quarter and Jacob Meeks added a 40-yard field goal and the Warhawks held a 17-9 lead at intermission. Austin Vaughn scored from the 1 and Johnson broke free for a 37-yard touchdown to start the fourth quarter to set the final margin.

Johnson finished with 173 yards on 10 carries for UL Monroe, which ran for 315 yards. Evans was 19 of 25 for 183 yards.

Grambling had 243 rushing yards but was kept out of the end zone. Hickbottom finished with 157 yards on 18-for-31 passing.

Passing

Gram Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
G. Hickbottom 31 18 58.1 1 157 34 0 82.3
C. Wright 3 1 33.3 0 7 7 1 2.8
ULMon Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Evans 25 19 76.0 1 183 27 1 92.6
C. Suits 3 1 33.3 0 3 3 0 42.4

Rushing

Gram Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Elder 6 82 13.7 51 0
G. Hickbottom 10 68 6.8 18 0
ULMon Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Johnson 10 173 17.3 51 2
I. Phillips 9 43 4.8 25 0

Receiving

Gram Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. James 1 0 0.0 0 0
D. Davis 5 44 8.8 17 0
ULMon Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
X. Brown 6 68 11.3 18 1
M. McCray 3 45 15.0 27 0

Fumbles

ULMon F FL
M. McCray 1 0

Returning

Gram KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Brutton 2 19.0 0 20 0 - 0 0
D. Martin 1 23.0 0 23 0 - 0 0
ULMon KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
B. Batiste 1 24.0 0 24 0 - 0 0
J. Veasley 1 11.0 0 11 0 - 0 0

Punting

Gram Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. Mendez 4 138 34.5 44

Takeaways

Gram Int Yds InTD
D. Fields 1 3 0
ULMon Int Yds InTD
C. Day 1 13 0

Team Stats Comparison

Gram ULMon
Points For 9 31
Total Yards 407 501
Rushing Yards 243 315
Passing Yards 164 186
Passing Completions / Attempts 19/34 20/28
Turnovers 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 1/0
First Downs 21 24
Penalties - Yards 10/85 9/76
Time Of Possession 36:36 24:24
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/15 7/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/2 1/3
Punts - Average Yards 4/34 0/0

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Gram ULMon
ULMon 9:18 TD Josh Johnson 51 yd run (Jacob Meeks kick) 0 7
Gram 14:29 TD Lyndon Rash 15 yd pass from Geremy Hickbottom (missed kick) 6 7
2nd Quarter Gram ULMon
ULMon 2:10 TD Xavier Brown 16 yd pass from Caleb Evans (Jacob Meeks kick) 6 14
ULMon 13:44 FG Jacob Meeks 40 yd FG 6 17
Gram 14:53 FG Garrett Urban 41 yd FG 9 17
3rd Quarter Gram ULMon
ULMon 3:01 TD Austin Vaughn 1 yd run (Jacob Meeks kick) 9 24
4th Quarter Gram ULMon
ULMon 0:08 TD Josh Johnson 37 yd run (Jacob Meeks kick) 9 31

Game Information

Stadium: JPS Field at James L. Malone Stadium, Monroe, Louisiana
Attendance: 28,327
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