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October 16th, 2018

Early Christmas for GSU

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — De’Arius Christmas earned the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Defensive Player of the Week honor, the conference announced on Monday morning.
Christmas, who was named the SWAC College Sports Madness Defensive Player of the Week, led the Tiger defense with eight total tackles, including seven solo stops. He had a pair of sacks and one interception – his second of the season in leading Grambling State to a 34-21 win against conference opponent Texas Southern.

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BUDDY’s BLOG

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Tech pipeline to NFL keeps getting longer
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Louisiana Tech University’s pipeline to the National Football League continues to be impressive.
Three of the scheduled starters in Monday night’s game between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers hailed from the Bulldogs’ program:
Trent Taylor, 49ers, slot receiver; Tramon Williams, Packers, defensive back; Kentrell Brice, Packers, defensive back.
It was the highest number of ex-Bulldogs in the same regular season game since the NFL Draft era kicked off.

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October 13th

LSU, NFL great Jim Taylor dies at 83

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Jim Taylor, the ferocious Hall of Fame fullback who embodied the Green Bay Packers’ unstoppable ground game during the Vince Lombardi era and helped the team win four NFL titles and the first Super Bowl, died Saturday.
Taylor was 83.
He died unexpectedly at a hospital in his hometown of Baton Rouge, the team said.
Taylor played on the great Packer teams and was the league’s MVP in 1962.
He scored the first rushing touchdown in Super Bowl history.
Taylor was voted into the Hall in 1976.

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St. Frederick holds off Cedar Creek, 21-13

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The “Lane Train” was running full steam, but the Cedar Creek Cougars still ended up being derailed Friday night at St. Frederick High School.
A scoring strike from Warriors quarterback Andy Williams to wide receiver Pat Johnson pushed their lead to eight points with 8:10 remaining and the St. Frederick defense took control from there to hold on for a 21-13 home win over Cedar Creek.
St. Frederick moved to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in District 2-1A while Cedar Creek fell to 3-4 and 2-2 in district play.

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Ruston rallies to top Ouachita

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MONROE — The Ruston High School Bearcats saved their best for last Friday night in a 23-20 District 2-5A win over Ouachita Parish at the Lion’s Den.
With time winding down, RHS senior quarterback Eric Outley took a third down snap, dropped back in the pocket and evaded the ensuing pass rush before sprinting up the middle to score an emphatic 25-yard, game-sealing touchdown run with 11 seconds left in a fourth quarter that included three lead changes.
The seven-play, 79-yard drive gave Ruston the win in a game in which Ouachita had seemingly controlled on both fronts until late.

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Drew Brees: a ‘small’ slice of NFL history

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Drew Brees, the Lilliputian (more on that later) of NFL quarterbacks, is now king of the universe for most career passing yards in NFL history.
Before you know it, he’ll be flirting with 100,000 and beyond.
At 39, he’s in the best shape of his career. He could play well into his 40s.
About that word Lilliputian. As a noun, it means a small person.
Listed at 6-foot, Brees is the shortest of all the QBs on the all-time aerial yardage charts.
Peyton Manning, now No. 2, is 6-5.
Notice how often Brees has to leap from his tiptoes to see over his lineman to make a pass.

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Tech’s defense dominates

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Bulldogs smother Roadrunners, 31-3
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SAN ANTONIO, Texas — On a night where Louisiana Tech couldn’t muster a consistent running game, J’Mar Smith passed for over 300 yards and the Bulldog defense held the University of Texas-San Antonio out of the end zone in a 31-3 Conference USA victory before 20,057 fans at the Alamodome Saturday.
Tech rebounded from last week’s loss against UAB while snapping the Roadrunners (3-4, 2-1 C-USA) three-game winning streak and spoiling UTSA’s homecoming festivities.

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G-Men take down Texas Southern

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HOUSTON — Geremy Hickbottom threw for more than 300 yards and tossed three touchdowns as the Grambling State University football team used a strong third quarter to get past Texas Southern, 34-21, in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game on Saturday night at BBVA Compass Stadium.

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No. 13 LSU upsets No. 2 Georgia, 36-16

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Joe Burrow passed for 200 yards and had two short touchdown runs, LSU’s defense staggered Georgia’s normally prolific offense, and the 13th-ranked Tigers beat the No. 2 Bulldogs 36-16 on Saturday to give coach Ed Orgeron a signature victory.
Five fourth-down decisions by Orgeron influenced the result. LSU converted all four times it ran an offensive play on fourth down, sustaining three drives that produced a total of 13 points.

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Freed pastor prays with Trump

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Freed American pastor Andrew Brunson fell to one knee in the Oval Office and placed his hand on President Donald Trump’s shoulder in prayer on Saturday, asking God to provide the president “supernatural wisdom to accomplish all the plans you have for this country and for him.”
Trump welcomed Brunson to the White House to celebrate his release from nearly two years of confinement in Turkey, which had sparked a diplomatic row with a key ally and outcry from U.S. evangelical groups.

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