Southern & Grambling State Renew Rivalry in Traditional Thanksgiving Weekend Slate from Caesars Superdome in New Orleans
Commentators: Chris Lewis, Anthony Herron, Lewis Johnson
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 23, 2021 – NBC Sports presents the 48th annual Bayou Classic between Southern and Grambling State this Saturday, November 27 at 5 p.m. ET live on NBCSN from Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, La.
This year’s game returns to its traditional Thanksgiving weekend slate after the Southwestern Athletic Conference postponed its 2020 football season to the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Saturday’s Bayou Classic will be held at Caesars Superdome, which this Thursday will host the Buffalo Bills-New Orleans Saints Thanksgiving night NFL game at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.
In their most recent meeting this past April, Southern topped Grambling State, 49-7, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, LA. Southern leads the all-time Bayou Classic rivalry, holding a 24-23 advantage since the series began in 1974.
NBC Sports’ Chris Lewis will handle play-by-play, and will be joined by analyst Anthony Herron and reporter Lewis Johnson.
At halftime of Saturday’s game, NBCSN will present the Battle of the Bands between Southern’s and Grambling State’s marching bands in the Bayou Classic Halftime Show.
Through NBCU Academy – an innovative, multiplatform journalism training and development program designed to prepare college-level students for a career in the media industry – NBC Sports will present select journalism students from both Southern and Grambling the opportunity to cover the event for NBCSports.com.
This marks the 31st year NBC Sports will present the Bayou Classic.
HOW TO WATCH – SATURDAY, NOV. 27
|Sat., Nov. 27||NBCSN||5 p.m. (LIVE)|
- STREAMING: All coverage also streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
- Play-by-play: Chris Lewis
- Analyst: Anthony Herron
- Reporter: Lewis Johnson
- Location: Caesars Superdome, New Orleans, La.
- Southern (4-6): The Jaguars look to snap a three-game losing streak and are in third place in the SWAC West division.
- Grambling State (3-7): The Tigers take the field for their second game under interim head coach Terrence Graves following the dismissal of former head coach Broderick Fobbs on Nov. 15.