1. WHAT WE LEARNED

Southern’s running game can overwhelm teams. The offensive line has been getting better each week and the Jaguars have four very talented runners, so they can rotate fresh legs all game long. Life is easy right now for quarterbacks Austin Howard and Deonte Shorts.

2. TRENDING NOW

The Southern defense is getting better by the week. One week after allowing 200 yards from scrimmage against Texas Southern, it allowed just 211 yards to Valley, including just 28 on the ground. It allowed 183 passing yards and has allowed an average of just 139 through the air over the past three games.

3. FINAL THOUGHTS

This is what the Bayou Classic was designed to be — two longtime rivals meeting at the top of their game for a championship. Sure, Grambling stumbled Saturday, but in two weeks, the Tigers and the Jaguars are poised to put on one of most memorable Classics.