Tweet feed: Live blog from Grambling’s win over Mississippi Valley State

Here is a repost of TheDerisoReport’s live tweets from Grambling’s homecoming win on Saturday against Mississippi Valley State at The Rob. Read from bottom up. Follow TDR on Twitter here — http://twitter.com/thederisoreport.

That’s your final: Grambling, 50 Valley 7. First time Grambling has scored 50 since beating Texas Southern in homecoming 2007, 57-9.
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Reyes hits Batiste to push Grambling to 49 points on the day. Ari Johnson adds an extra point: Grambling 50, Valley 7. 1:11 left in the game
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Another Batiste attempt goes nowhere; swing pass to Kiare Thompson to the 9. 1:46 remaining.
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Batiste fakes, and Valley’s defense whiffs badly. Grambling now at first-and-goal at MVSU 5.
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Danny Reyes takes the field as Grambling puts in a few more reserves in this blowout. Batiste still getting the bulk of the carries.
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Bad snap and Ivory gets pegged by Grambling’s Brandon George. That forces another Valley punt.
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Four times, Grambling failed to score a touchdown in the red zone. It missed on a two-point conversion, and gave up a late broken-play TD.
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Ari Johnson’s extra point makes it 43-7. And what’s befuddling is, it shouldn’t have been that close.
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Walker is in one play later. Grambling up 42-7, with less than 7 minutes left against Valley.
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Penalty is half the distance to the goal after a Valley facemask. Grambling first down at MVSU 8.
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Warren bursts out to inside the 10, but more flags rain down.
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Dillon takes it over the line of scrimmage himself, and it looks good.
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Grambling ends up with a fourth-and-two-chain links, and they are going for it — after failing on a first-and-goal from the 1 earlier.
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After Valley punt, Grambling takes over at MVSU 38.
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Grambling pins Valley down at the 1, after taking a delay of game call to get some more room for the punt.
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Grambling to punt. GSU 36-7, 11:40 left in the game.
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Grambling keeps pounding the ball in there: Walker over tackle; third down: Dillon is dragged down by Valley’s Chris Ivy.
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Zippy Batiste, getting some late touches, in open field to the MVSU 33.
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Blown assignment allows MVSU to belatedly score on 68-yard what-the-heck play. Garbage time, but delating nevertheless. Broadway is furious.
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Does Grambling lose to Prairie View with this Greg Dillon? I say: No.
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People questioned when Broadway complained about playing a BCS Top 25 team for the cash. But Dillon’s injury in that game was devastating.
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That ankle indelibly altered this attack: “Greg Dillon’s strength is putting pressure on people and getting on the corners,” Broadway said.
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He streaks in for a score from the 8, making it 35-0. Kick makes it 36-0, with 14:12 remaining.
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Though Grambling’s red zone problems have continued, you are seeing the Greg Dillon that so many enjoyed late last year.
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Dillon connects to the 10, as Damian Jefferson comes down with a high pitch. End of the third quarter, Grambling 29-0.
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Offsetting penalties. Another Grambling touchdown vaporizes.
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Dillon hits Allen in the northwest corner of the end zone for a score, but there is a flag.
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Valley punts, and Grambling gets the ball back all the way to the Valley 30.
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A No. 3-ranked Grambling defensive group surrendered just 1,983 total in 13 contests a season ago.
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Though ranked No. 4, Grambling had already surrendered 1,300 yards in the air through seven games.
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And a league-worst 27 total touchdowns, and a league-worst in opponent rushng and total yards so far in 2009
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Unit came in ranked last in total defense, giving up a league-worst 357 yards per game.
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This shut out is important for a Grambling defense that needed a boost.
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Field goal blocked. Score remains Grambling 29-0, with less than 1:30 left in the third. Valley gets ball back at MVSU 20.
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Pocket collapses all around Dillon, and Ari Johnson comes in again for a field goal. Four red zone tries now have not ended in touchdowns.
about 1 hour ago from web

Grambling 29-0, on back side of third quarter. Grambling again in the red zone, lined up at MVSU 13. Incomplete to Donnell.
about 1 hour ago from web

First-and-25, Dillon nearly earns it all back: Second-and-4 now. Dillon in better control of his center of gravity with his ankle healed up.
about 1 hour ago from web

Van Phillips can’t come down with the ball in the corner of the endzone; face mask call on the offense, too. Yikes.
about 1 hour ago from web

With 4 minutes left in the third quarter; fumble recovered by T.J. McCord on ensuing Valley possession.
about 1 hour ago from web

… of keeping Grambling out of the endzone on these red zone trips. Even a kick, at this point, likely puts this one out of reach, however.
about 1 hour ago from web

4:29 left in the third quarter, first-and-10: Dirt Winston, defensive coordinator at Valley and former GSU assistant, has done a good job…
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Maxwell misses on a Dillon pass to the corner of the endzone; from the MVSU 40, Dillon runs to the 28 on fake handoff; Warren converts to 20
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and runs to the GSU 46.
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Quarterback by committee for Valley leads to come miscommuncation, though. Chris Anthony picks up a quarterback fumble …
about 1 hour ago from web

Eddie Ivory returns under center. Completes to the Grambling 17. He’s 1-1, with an interception last time.
about 1 hour ago from web

Valley will start at the GSU 33, with Tiger defense again pushed up against a wall. Grambling 22, Valley 0, 6:20 left in third.
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Valley, having stopped Grambling three times already in the half, will have great field position. Fabian Carter punts from back of endzone.
about 1 hour ago from web

A similar play, the delayed handoff, gains 3. Third down, 6:52 left in the third from the GSU 6: Dillon is forced to throw it away.
about 1 hour ago from web

Grambling draws yet another flag, is pushed back to the GSU 7. Valley fills the gap, pushes Tigers back to 3.
about 1 hour ago from web
Delete Pittman goes down under heavy pressure from Grambling defense. Another punt, this time from MVSU 35. Kiare pushed back to this own 10.
about 1 hour ago from web

8:45 left in third quarter, Anthony and Savage chase quarterback Pittman out of bounds to push Valley to third-and-9.
about 1 hour ago from web

Dillon picked off at MVSU 20 by Valley. Devils aren’t out of this.
about 1 hour ago from web

After starting with a first down for Grambling, from GSU 20, Warren makes nice run to midfield.
about 1 hour ago from web

Grambling defense pushes Valley to third down at the MVSU 30. Ball dropped.
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Grambling gets a couple of first downs, but is forced to punt at midfield, to start the third period.
about 1 hour ago from web

After one sequence with Ivory under center, Valley sends out Marvin Pittman for one play to end the half. Score Grambling 22, Valley 0.
about 2 hours ago from web

An inability to score TDs makes these games, at best, more interesting than they should be. At worst (SCSU, Prairie View), Grambling loses.
about 2 hours ago from web

Ari Johnson hits from 17 yards out. Grambling 22, Valley 0, with 13 seconds to go in half. This game should be sewn up by now.
about 2 hours ago from web

Seconds left to go in half, Grambling forced to kick when Dillon can’t complete. Another red zone failure for this offense.
about 2 hours ago from web

Third down, with inches to go for score: If Valley keeps Grambling from scoring, that’s a huge emotional swing back.
about 2 hours ago from web

Dillon sneak on first down, perhaps to half yard line; with :30 left, another stop by the Valley defense up the middle.
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Lenard tips ball back to himself, then streaks down to the Valley 1. Grambling gets another chance to score, then gets ball back in third.
about 2 hours ago from web

Grambling stops returner at GSU 26 with 55 seconds left before half. Eddie Ivory takes over and immediately tosses pick to Desmond Lenard.
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A big receiver like Donnell can climb the ladder for those kind of passes. With 1:11 left in half, Grambling 19, Valley 0.
about 2 hours ago from web

Donnell brings down a high pass in the middle back of the endzone. Grambling has 18 points now.
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Grambling converts, down inside the 5 now. Another red zone trip, with 1:17 left in the half.
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Delete Third down to be replayed; but officials haven’t updated sticks. Broadway calls time out.
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Dillon overthrows Donnell; then connects for 5 yards with Donnell. Third down: Dillon gets caught on a scramble, but offsetting flags.
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Walker zips down to the 30. Dillon then hits a swing pass to Kiare, but flags fly. Personal foul. First down, but back to midfield.
about 2 hours ago from web

Valley goes for it: Bowie’s pass fails. 3:09 in half; GSU gets ball back on downs. The second time MVSU has gone for it on fourth down.
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GSU’s Anthony pops Bowie on the next play; he misses on pass to Stargell; then gets run off the field on a roll out.
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Bowie scrambles on a broken play to the Grambling 30. Crowd goes silent.
about 2 hours ago from web

Valley, at its own 40, sees its first passing play break down, then converts on second down. That penalty smarts.
about 2 hours ago from web

Penalty on Grambling, as substitution comes in late. That erases a failed third down miss by Valley. New set of downs.
about 2 hours ago from web

Bowie forced to pass quickly by a collapsing pocket, led by Kendall Robinson, and the ball falls to the ground.
about 2 hours ago from web

We have a Bud Patterson sighting! The Bastrop product makes a gutty special teams tackle after slipping to the ground.
about 2 hours ago from web

6:55 left in the first half, with an impressive homecoming crowd at The Rob. Cars were still pulling into the stadium during that last drive
about 2 hours ago from web

Dillon, playing like the guy who brought home consecutive MVP trophies to end 2008, con’t convert on 2-point try. Grambling 12-0.
about 2 hours ago from web

One play later, Van Phillips pulls down a touchdown pass on a roll out by Dillon.
about 2 hours ago from web

Thompson takes it at the 39 and returns it to the Valley 9. Kiare was in position to score, but Michael Higgins makes a tremendous play.
about 2 hours ago from web

Anthony almost catches the quarterback on a roll out, but Bowie slings it downfield before going out of bounds at the 3. Another punt.
about 2 hours ago from web

Great defensive play by Desmond Lenard on a long pass down the sidelines. Third down for the Devils.
about 2 hours ago from web

Carter punts the other way to the 1, putting the Devils in a deep well. Anthony’s got to be licking his chops.
about 3 hours ago from web

Dillon runs well, but can’t convert.
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And it’ll take them a while to get there. The offense walks back 70 yards, now facing third-and-20-something.
about 3 hours ago from web

Dillon finds Bakari Maxwell on a score — but there is a flag. Holding. Bring it back.
about 3 hours ago from web

An offsides penalty on Valley is given right back on a deep sack of Dillon by a delayed blitz, pushing Grambling back past its own 30.
about 3 hours ago from web

Wild-tiger play is sniffed out by the Valley defense. Small and quick, MVSU has clearly studied that wrinkle in the GSU attack.
about 3 hours ago from web

His second run of the possession earns a first down at the GSU 40.
about 3 hours ago from web

Dillon looks as fluid running the ball as we’ve seen in at least a month.
about 3 hours ago from web

Two stuffs put Valley and backup Bowie in a third-down hole. Shotgun fourth-down try is nearly picked off by T.J. McCord. Another punt.
about 3 hours ago from web

Another nice return from Valley, as Dennis Miller runs to the 40.
about 3 hours ago from web

Ari Johnson makes his second field goal of the day from 33 yards out. With 13:30 to play in the half, its Grambling 6-0.
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Dillon then sacked on a third-down passing play, as the pocket collapses up the middle.
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Pippen almost gets back to the line of scrimmage on a wild-tiger play.
about 3 hours ago from web

In a run-dominated game so far, Grambling instead splits wide. Dillon chased down and sacked at 15.
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Grambling at the Valley 10 yard line, as first quarter winds down.
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He’s been hampered by an ankle injury suffered at Oklahoma State, and we haven’t seen that kind of mobility since.
about 3 hours ago from web

A throwback play by Dillon, who slips past a defender, rolls out and then hits Dezmond Spivey wideopen in the flat.
about 3 hours ago from web

Rodale Pippen picks up the first down, but then Grambling jumps offsides.
about 3 hours ago from web

Cornelius Walker almost shakes loose from a shoulder tackle, guts out 6 along the way.
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Punt goes out of bounds at the MVSU 45 yard line. 1:30 left in the first, Grambling up 3-0.
about 3 hours ago from web

Exama and a group of Grambling defenders swarms over an inside run on third-and-1. Valley punts.
about 3 hours ago from web

Valley starter Paul Roberts left the game, and has not returned.
about 3 hours ago from web

The idea, going into this game, was that the offense might have an opportunity to get well against a lesser opponent. That hasn’t happened.
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Another punt.
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Grambling takes over, but is again sitting at third down against a surprisingly quick Devils defense.
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Chris Anthony chases Valley passer out of his comfort zone, and he misses. Fourth down; the Devils are going for it.
about 3 hours ago from web

Big hit by Cliff Exama plugs up an inside run, pushing Valley to a third-and-three.
about 3 hours ago from web

Another too-high, short kickoff gives Valley the ball inside Grambling territory after the score.
about 3 hours ago from web

That stumble, of course, has all but ended GSU’s chances to return to the SWAC Championship Game in 2009.
about 3 hours ago from web

Two trips into Prairie View territory ended in field goals, too, in an eventual three-point loss at Dallas.
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… where it twice had to settle for a field-goal attempt (one was missed) after driving into Bulldogs territory.
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Grambling opened the season with 31-34 loss against South Carolina State …
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GSU has had similar problems putting touchdowns on the scoreboard all year, with predictable results
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That includes getting stopped at the Hornets’ 14 on a fourth-and-1 rush attempt.
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Last time, over its first five trips into Alabama State territory, Grambling scored just seven points.
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Back 10- or 15-yards further out, and the numbers nosedive
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GSU has scored touchdowns on 13 of 24 trips inside the 20 this season, settling for field goals 9 times, and turning the ball over twice
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That follows a trend for this Grambling offense so far in 2009.
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Johnson makes it from 22 yards. 8:10 left in the first quarter, Grambling 3, Valley 0.
about 3 hours ago from web

Dillon over throws Larry Donnell, and Ari Johnson comes in for the field goal try.
about 3 hours ago from web

Grambling takes its first possession against Valley this afternoon into the red zone, but is quickly facing third and goal at the 5.
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