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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022
SOUTHERN FACES GRAMBLING STATE IN 49TH ANNUAL BAYOU CLASSIC THIS SATURDAY, NOV. 26 AT 2 P.M. ET LIVE ON NBC & PEACOCK
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STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 22, 2022 – NBC Sports presents the 49th annual Bayou Classic between Southern and Grambling State this Saturday, November 26 at 2 p.m. ET live on NBC and Peacock from Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, La.
In last season’s meeting, Grambling topped Southern, 29-26, on a game-winning field goal with two seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. The Bayou Classic rivalry is tied all-time, with Southern and Grambling each winning 24 games since the series began in 1974.
Southern (6-4) is in second place in the SWAC West this season, while Grambling (3-7) is in fifth place.
Halftime of Saturday’s game will include a presentation of the Battle of the Bands, the celebrated tradition between the Southern and Grambling State marching bands.
NBC Sports’ Chris Lewis will handle play-by-play, and will be joined by analyst Anthony Herron and reporters Lewis Johnson and Corey Robinson. New Orleans-native Michael Smith will serve as host.
NBC Sports and the Bayou Classic recently announced a three-year media rights extension, extending a historic partnership which began in 1991.
As part of the extension, Southern and Grambling State will participate in professional development programming through NBCU Academy – a journalism training and development program designed to prepare college students and young professionals for careers in the news and media technology industry. Additionally, NBC Sports will present select journalism students from both Southern and Grambling the opportunity to cover the event for NBCSports.com.
Students at Southern and Grambling State also have access to NBC Sports’ Black Employee Network (BEN), which seeks to foster and grow a strong Black employee base throughout NBCUniversal.
The Bayou Classic is one of NBC Sports’ three presentations of college football games highlighting HBCU universities this season, including the Toyota HBCU New York Football Classic, which was played on Sept. 27, and the HBCU Pigskin Showdown live at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 17, on CNBC and Peacock.
HOW TO WATCH – SATURDAY, NOV. 26
|Sat., Nov. 27||NBC, Peacock||2 p.m. (LIVE)|
- STREAMING: Peacock, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
- Host: Michael Smith
- Play-by-play: Chris Lewis
- Analyst: Anthony Herron
- Reporter: Lewis Johnson and Corey Robinson