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SWAC rivals’ second season meeting for league laurels
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Freshman running back Juwain Martin (24) will be available for duty Saturday when Grambling State University goes after a Southwestern Athletic Conference championship in Birmingham, Ala.

GRAMBLING — Figure on another close game between Grambling State University and Alabama A&M this weekend, only this time under much more important circumstances.

In a late September regular season duel at Robinson Stadium, the Bulldogs pulled out a 20-14 victory.

Now, the longtime rivals from the West (GSU) and East (A&M) divisions collide in a winner-takes-the-title setting on Saturday (1:30 p.m., ESPNU) at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala.
“It’s probably going to be close again, I would think,” said Grambling wide receiver Mario Louis. “I’ll kinda be surprised if it isn’t. We’re both pretty evenly matched and have similar records.”

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