Tweet feed: Live blog from Grambling’s game at Jackson State

Here is a repost of TheDerisoReport’s live tweets from Grambling’s Saturday win over Jackson State, in a rematch of the last two Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship Games. Follow TDR on Twitter here — http://twitter.com/thederisoreport.

A light rain falls as the Jackson and Grambling bands take the field in advance of this afternoon’s game at Mississippi Veterans Memorial.
3:15 PM Sep 19th from web

Carl Roberts, who spent a couple of seasons coaching the offensive line at Grambling, has returned to the Jackson staff.
3:17 PM Sep 19th from web

Roberts is now the director of athletic facilities at Jackson, where he was both a standout player and former assistant.
3:17 PM Sep 19th from web

The sun peeks out just as the teams are introduced. Legendary former JSU coach W.C. Gorden, for whom this classic is named, flips the coin.
3:27 PM Sep 19th from web

Duer Sharp, Southwestern Athletic Conference commissioner, is in attendance — as is former Grambling coach and administrator Wilbert Ellis.
3:28 PM Sep 19th from web

Grambling is wearing white jerseys, with gold pants. Jackson is in blue jerseys, with white pants. Field in surprisingly good condition.
3:30 PM Sep 19th from web

The drive ends on an incompletion, and an illegal formation call, on Jackson State — which punts from its own 40.
3:34 PM Sep 19th from web

False start moves Jackson back five more. Then a bad snap forces the JSu punter to kick the ball out of his own end zone.
3:36 PM Sep 19th from web

Grambling awarded a safety.
3:36 PM Sep 19th from web

An ugly sequence to start things, but nothing to do with the conditions. Three consecutive flags, a bad snap and a safety.
3:38 PM Sep 19th from web

Another penalty, offsides on JSU. Rekick.
3:39 PM Sep 19th from web

Good field position for Grambling, as Desmond Lenard returns it to JSU 45. Jackson was kicking from its own 15, after the series of flags.
3:41 PM Sep 19th from web

Another, yes another, flag — this time on Grambling. Offsides.
3:41 PM Sep 19th from web

Dillon scrambles 15 yards on third down to earn a new set.
3:43 PM Sep 19th from web

The sign on the elevator at Mississippi Vetarans Memorial, a legacy stadium, reads: “1: Working press.”
3:44 PM Sep 19th from web

When is the last time you heard someone use that phrase? Back when Archie Manning was leading Ole Miss to victories on this field?
3:45 PM Sep 19th from web

Grambling’s drive winds down at the 30, after Dillon just misses on a pass to the corner of the endzone. Ari Johnson gets a 47-yard kick in.
3:47 PM Sep 19th from web

Grambling 5, Jackson 0
3:47 PM Sep 19th from web

Another JSU punt gives Grambling back the ball, as skies clear out. Turning into a steamy afternoon in Jackson.
3:54 PM Sep 19th from web

Consecutive holding calls, with one declined after a big tackle by JSU’s Nico Brown, leads to 3rd and 20. Sack by Neal Pogue ends GSU drive.
3:57 PM Sep 19th from web

Five minutes left in first quarter. Grambling 5, Jackson 0 — a baseball score.
3:58 PM Sep 19th from web

Another offsides on Grambling. It’s raining again — penalty flags.
3:59 PM Sep 19th from web

Two long passes by Jackson’s Dedric McDonald fall to the turf, the last on fourth down. GSU ball at its own 37.
4:02 PM Sep 19th from web

Grambling goes nowhere either.
4:04 PM Sep 19th from web

Christian Anthony, on first down, snatches the ball out of the air in the flat — and rumbles 30 yards for his second TD in as many games.
4:05 PM Sep 19th from web

GSU goes for two, and fails. Grambling 11, Jackson 0.
4:07 PM Sep 19th from web

A good return puts JSU at midfield.
4:10 PM Sep 19th from web

A personal foul call then pushes Jackson to Grambling’s 28, its best field position of the day, as the first quarter winds down.
4:11 PM Sep 19th from web

Jackson inches closer to first points of the day: First and goal at GSU 9, as second period gets underway.
4:14 PM Sep 19th from web

Chris Anthony forces an errant JSU pass, which is called intentional grounding. A holding call is also declined.
4:16 PM Sep 19th from web

Jackson is suddenly at the Grambling 29, and needs to get to GSU 4 for first down. Anthony sacks McDonald again. Back to GSU 40.
4:17 PM Sep 19th from web

Bennett to punt from midfield. Downed by JSU at Grambling 9.
4:17 PM Sep 19th from web

A disastrous turnover gives Jackson back the ball at the GSU 4. This is precisely what helped South Carolina State to its opening win.
4:21 PM Sep 19th from web

Jackson State is pushed back six yards then to third down. McDonald scrambles, but can only get back to the 5.
4:23 PM Sep 19th from web

JSU settles for field goal from Eric Perri. Grambling 11, Jackson 3.
4:23 PM Sep 19th from web

Cornelius Walker fumbles the ball right back to Jackson, the second turnover in as many drives for the Grambling offense.
4:29 PM Sep 19th from web

The defense again holds for Grambling. Perri attempts a long field goal again, then Grambling is called for offsides. First down.
4:34 PM Sep 19th from web

Bad snap saves Grambling this time. Cliff Exama recovers. GSU ball on its own 14. Inside 5 minutes before half. Grambling 11, Jackson 3.
4:36 PM Sep 19th from web

Bands are making their way to field for half time of game that’s gone quite quickly.
4:38 PM Sep 19th from web

Grambling punts after a long Dillon pass to Van Phillips goes no where. Muffed return puts JSU back to its own 20.
4:39 PM Sep 19th from web

JSU’s McDonald fumbles; recovered by Nigel Copeland who gets ball back to his offense at the Jackson 16.
4:40 PM Sep 19th from web

Frank Warren streaks in over tackle for the 16-yard score. Ari Johnson XP good. Grambling 18, Jackson 3 with 3 minutes left in first half.
4:41 PM Sep 19th from web

Another bad snap for Jackson State on its own 21. Punter Bennett runs the ball out of the end zone again, eliciting scattered boos.
4:49 PM Sep 19th from web

Dillon matriculates the offense down to the JSU 19, with less than a minute left. Grambling leads 20-3 after second safety.
4:55 PM Sep 19th from web

Dillon, on the run, is intercepted in the end zone by Anthony Johnson, who slashes to the JSU 45 — sending the home crowd into a frenzy.
4:57 PM Sep 19th from web

Half ends with Grambling up 20-3. Other SWAC scores: Texas Southern (no doubt upset over last week’s blowout) 75, Texas College 6- final
4:59 PM Sep 19th from web

Grambling is winning the game. But Jackson State is winning the half time. TMB did same Michael Jackson show from last week.
5:11 PM Sep 19th from web

Fans like the dancing girls, and all, but you’ve got to feel sorry for them rolling around on that soggy ground.
5:15 PM Sep 19th from web

David Stuckman opens with a nice return for Grambling to the GSU 40, but a holding penalty — another flag — pushes ball back to 30.
5:21 PM Sep 19th from web

Nice pass by Dillon to the JSU 45, after the Sonic Boom is asked by officially to quiet down a bit.
5:24 PM Sep 19th from web

Kiare Thompson on the reception.
5:24 PM Sep 19th from web

Offsides. That’s 18 penalties in this game so far, with 12 minutes left in the third.
5:25 PM Sep 19th from web

Subsequent Grambling punt by Fabian Carter goes into end zone. Jackson ball, still Grambling 20-3.
5:27 PM Sep 19th from web

Tale of the tape: Dillon’s first half — 7-12 for 35 yards; first-game starter Dedric McDonald’s first half — 2-11 for 13 yards.
5:28 PM Sep 19th from web

Crowd begins booing after officials again ask JSU band to quiet itself during play.
5:30 PM Sep 19th from web

Are these SWAC officials? Do they not know how it works in this league?
5:31 PM Sep 19th from web

Holding penalty — imagine that, a flag — pushes Grambling to 3rd and 11. Then comes another offsides call.
5:33 PM Sep 19th from web

It’s now 3rd and 17. Great play by Jackson’s Marcell Young to break up the long Dillon attempt.
5:34 PM Sep 19th from web

12 men on the field for Jackson. Another, yes another, flag. Still fourth down.
5:34 PM Sep 19th from web

Another touchback for Fabian Carter, who was angling for the corner. Give him protection, and this young punter does a good job.
5:35 PM Sep 19th from web

ae Rutland, last year’s starter, takes over at quarterback with 8 minutes left in the third for Jackson State.
5:36 PM Sep 19th from web

Rutland immediately completes a pass to the Grambling 46, then to the Grambling 34.
5:38 PM Sep 19th from web

Now to the GSU 17. The senior Rutland has sparked Jackson State, and its fans.
5:39 PM Sep 19th from web

Grambling’s defense, adjusting now, stops Rutland for an 8-yard loss. Anthony blocks pass, tackles Rutland when he catches his own attempt.
5:41 PM Sep 19th from web

Dillon puts too much on a third down pass to Phillips. Grambling punting with Carter standing on his own goal line.
5:46 PM Sep 19th from web

Jackson set up now at midfield, with less than a minute left in the third period. Scoreless quarter means score remains: 20-3, Grambling.
5:46 PM Sep 19th from web

Nigel Copeland makes a knifing tackle for Grambling, but is led off the field with his helmet off.
5:47 PM Sep 19th from web

Mad scramble for the ball as the fourth period ends. Passes through two Grambling defenders hands before JSU recovers.
5:52 PM Sep 19th from web

Kendall Robinson just went down, though he’s jogging off the field.
5:53 PM Sep 19th from web

Rutland fires over his receiver’s outstretched hands. JSU punts short, but Thompson loses ground. Grambling takes over at its own 26.
5:55 PM Sep 19th from web

Trae Rutland has Jackson on the move, down to the GSU 30.
6:07 PM Sep 19th from web

Grambling still up 20-3, with 8 minutes left in the game. Jackson ball on the GSU 44.
6:08 PM Sep 19th from web

Huge Anthony sack finishes Jackson off in that drive.
6:10 PM Sep 19th from web

After that possession failed Jackson, the stands begin to empty.
6:16 PM Sep 19th from mobile web

Amazing catch on a tipped ball gives Jackson a late score, its first TD of the night.
6:20 PM Sep 19th from mobile web

Grambling will get the ball back, with just over 1 minute to go. Up by 10. GSU 41.
6:22 PM Sep 19th from mobile web

Frank Warren was all clogged up at the 45, then broke free — and just kept running.
6:26 PM Sep 19th from mobile web

Touchdown, with 1:30 left. Grambling 27, Jackson 10.
6:26 PM Sep 19th from mobile web

Nigel Copeland is back on the field to complete game, as Grambling fans begin chanting: I thought you knew!
6:29 PM Sep 19th from mobile web

38 seconds left, ball on GSU 34. Jackson could make it respectable with a late score.
6:31 PM Sep 19th from mobile web

Rutland over the middle for TD. Makes score look closer than it was.
6:34 PM Sep 19th from mobile web

6 seconds left, Grambling up 27-17.
6:35 PM Sep 19th from mobile web

Squib kick. Grambling on JSU 43 with 4 seconds.
6:36 PM Sep 19th from mobile web

GSU kneels on it. Game over.
6:37 PM Sep 19th from mobile web

Christian Anthony named WC Gorden Classic defensive player of the game.
6:38 PM Sep 19th from mobile web

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