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State colleges set for big gridiron weekend

by Minden Press-Herald

• LA Tech (1-2) at South Alabama (2-1) 

                 (6 p.m. Saturday)

• Grambling (1-2) at Bethune-Cookman (0-3)

                 (1 p.m. Saturday)

• New Mexico (2-1) at LSU (2-1)

                   (6:30 p.m. Saturday)

• Lamar (0-3) at Northwestern State (0-3) 

                  (3:30 p.m. Saturday)

Louisiana Tech and Grambling State will both be on the road this weekend as the Bulldogs play at South Alabama and the G-Men play at Bethune-Cookman.

The Bulldogs head into the game with the 77th ranked scoring offense at 32.0 points per game and have seven receiving touchdowns compared to four rushing scores.

Grambling State (1-2) is coming off a 66-24 defeat last week at No. 11 Jackson State. The Tigers showed grit and toughness in the heat last week at Jackson State, where GSU went into the break trailing 21-17. 

But Jackson State raced away with a big  third quarter to get the victory. 

Bethune-Cookman (0-2) enters the contest off a pair of losses and is coming off a bye to prepare for conference play. The Wildcats opened the season with a loss at Miami, before falling on Sept. 10 to South Carolina State, 33-9.  

“It’s a big matchup for us,” said GSU coach Hue Jackson. “They are coming off a bye so they’ve had a couple weeks to get ready and heal up. 

“Obviously, they’ll be ready to play. We’ve got to pack a good team and go down to Daytona and go play some good football.”

In other games of area interest, LSU will host New Mexico on Saturday while Northwestern State will host Lamar.

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