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Wednesday, April 14th, 2021
SOUTHERN FACES GRAMBLING STATE IN 47th ANNUAL BAYOU CLASSIC THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 17 AT 2:30 P.M. ET LIVE ON NBCSN
All-Time Bayou Classic Series Tied, 23-23, as Southern & Grambling State Renew Rivalry
Saturday’s Game Marks NBC Sports’ 30th Year Presenting Bayou Classic
Commentators: Paul Burmeister, Anthony Herron, Lewis Johnson
STAMFORD, Conn. – Apr. 14, 2021 – NBC Sports presents the 47th annual Bayou Classic between Southern and Grambling State this Saturday, April 17 at 2:30 p.m. ET live on NBCSN from Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La.
This marks the 30th year NBC Sports will present the Bayou Classic. The Southwestern Athletic Conference postponed its 2020 football season to the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In their last meeting in 2019, Southern overcame an 18-point deficit to top Grambling State, 30-28, and win the SWAC West title.
NBC Sports’ Paul Burmeister will handle play-by-play, and will be joined by analyst Anthony Herron and reporter Lewis Johnson.
At halftime of Saturday’s game, NBCSN will present highlights of the 2019 Battle of the Bands between Sothern’s and Grambling State’s marching bands.
The Bayou Classic rivalry is tied all-time, with Southern and Grambling each winning 23 games since the series began in 1974.
HOW TO WATCH – SATURDAY, APRIL 17
|Sat., Apr. 17||NBCSN||2:30 p.m. (LIVE)|
- STREAMING: All coverage also streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
- Play-by-play: Paul Burmeister
- Analyst: Anthony Herron
- Reporter: Lewis Johnson
- Location: Independence Stadium, Shreveport, La.
- Southern (4-1): The Jaguars have won three consecutive games and are in third place in the SWAC West division.
- Grambling State (0-3): The Tigers return to action for the first time since March 20 after football activities were paused due to COVID-19 protocols.