For Alabama State and Grambling, a time to forget

Two SWAC programs coming off tough losses to upper classification teams meet this Saturday when Grambling travels to Alabama State.

Both are hoping to quickly forget stumbles again Louisiana-Monroe and Eastern Michigan, respectively. Alabama State fell 14-7, while Grambling lost 35-7.

Hornets coach Reggie Barlow said he will focus his film study more on Grambling’s season-opening victory over Alcorn State, a fellow league foe.

“When you play up against FBS schools, it’s a good experience, I guess,” Barlow said. “But they have 20 more scholarships that you. I guess they pay you pretty good, but it’s kind of hard to measure on tape. You can look at effort. But it will basically come back to what they did against Alcorn.”

Grambling coach Doug Williams is preaching a similar brand of amnesia in his locker room.

“We put that behind us,” Williams said of the loss. “Basically, what we said was: The games that we’ve talked about all year, the ones you need to win for us to get to Birmingham, start again on Saturday. We’ve got to put ULM in the rear-view mirror.”

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