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The State Farm Bayou Classic is the annual college football game between the Grambling State University Tigers and the Southern University Jaguars, first held in 1974 at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana. Since 1978 the game has been held the final Saturday in November at the Louisiana Superdome. A Waterford crystal trophy is awarded to the winning school. The game has had State Farm Insurance as its primary sponsor since 1996. Image File history File links Bayou-classic-high. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... Grambling redirects here. ... For other Southern University campuses, see Southern University System. ... Tulane University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... NOLA redirects here. ... The Louisiana Superdome, often informally referred to simply as the Superdome, The Dome or even the New Orleans Superdome is a large, multi-purpose sports and exhibition facility located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The world-famous Waterford Crystal Ball is lowered in Times Square, New York City, on New Years Eve Waterford Crystal is a trademark brand of crystal glassware produced in Waterford, Ireland, by the company Waterford Wedgwood plc. ... Some loving-cup trophies seen in the London Irish clubhouse at Sunbury in 2002. ... State Farm Insurance Companies are a group of large US insurance and financial services companies started in 1922 by former farmer George J. Mecherle (pronounced Ma-herl). ...


Southern leads the series 17-16, and claims the longest winning streak, 8 games from 1993-2000.


It is the best known game and rivalry in historically black college football and is televised in the USA by NBC. The Bayou Classic is the only NCAA Division I - Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) game to be shown nationally on broadcast television. In the United States, Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African American community. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article is about the television network. ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air or OTA) is the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery, by radio waves. ...


Both schools typically forego Division I-AA playoff elegibility to participate in the lucrative Bayou Classic.


Of the many festivities, the most well-known and well-attended is the Battle Of The Bands, where both schools' marching bands (the Grambling State University Tiger Marching Band and the Southern University Marching Band, also known as the Human Jukebox) stage elaborately choreographed performances at halftime and before and following the game. An American college marching band on the field (Kansas State University) A marching band is a group of instrumental musicians who generally perform outdoors, and who incorporate movement â€“ usually some type of marching and other movements  â€“ with their musical performance. ...


The success of the Bayou Classic is a major source of tourism revenue to the city of New Orleans, and has inspired the promotion of numerous other HBCU rivalries as "Classics", often played at neutral sites in distant cities. This is a list of black college football classics which take place between historically black colleges and universities which compete in college football in the United States. ...


Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, organizers moved the 2005 event from the Superdome to Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, where many of New Orleans' evacuees were living. This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... Reliant Stadium is a football stadium in Houston, Texas. ... Houston redirects here. ...


The 2006 Bayou Classic returned to the Superdome in New Orleans.


Game results

Southern leads the Bayou Classic series, 17 wins to 16, and leads the all-time series with Grambling, 28 to 26.[1] Grambling victories are shaded in ██ gold, and Southern victories are shaded ██ blue.

# Date Winning team Losing team Site Series
1 November 23, 1974 Grambling 21 Southern 0 Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge GRAM 1-0
2 November 22, 1975 Grambling 33 Southern 17 Memorial Stadium, Grambling GRAM 2-0
3 November 27, 1976 Grambling 10 Southern 2 GRAM 3-0
4 November 26, 1977 Grambling 55 Southern 20 Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge GRAM 4-0
5 November 25, 1978 Grambling 28 Southern 15 Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans GRAM 5-0
6 December 1, 1979 Southern 14 Grambling 7 Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans GRAM 5-1
7 November 29, 1980 Grambling 43 Southern 6 Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans GRAM 6-1
8 November 21, 1981 Southern 51 Grambling 20 Independence Stadium, Shreveport GRAM 6-2
9 November 27, 1982 Southern 22 Grambling 17 Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans GRAM 6-3
10 November 26, 1983 Grambling 24 Southern 10 Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans GRAM 7-3
11 November 24, 1984 Grambling 31 Southern 29 Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans GRAM 8-3
12 November 23, 1985 Grambling 29 Southern 12 Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans GRAM 9-3
13 November 29, 1986 Grambling 30 Southern 3 Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans GRAM 10-3
14 November 28, 1987 Southern 27 Grambling 21 Eddie Robinson Stadium, Grambling GRAM 10-4
15 November 26, 1988 Southern 10 Grambling 3 Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans GRAM 10-5
16 November 18, 1989 Grambling 44 Southern 30 Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans GRAM 11-5
17 November 24, 1990 Grambling 25 Southern 13 Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge GRAM 12-5
18 November 30, 1991 Southern 31 Grambling 30 Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans GRAM 12-6
19 November 28, 1992 Grambling 30 Southern 27 Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans GRAM 13-6
20 November 27, 1993 Southern 31 Grambling 13 Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans GRAM 13-7
21 November 26, 1994 Southern 34 Grambling 7 Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans GRAM 13-8
22 November 25, 1995 Southern 30 Grambling 14 Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans GRAM 13-9
23 November 30, 1996 Southern 17 Grambling 12 Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans GRAM 13-10
24 November 29, 1997 Southern 30 Grambling 7 Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans GRAM 13-11
25 November 28, 1998 Southern 26 Grambling 14 Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans GRAM 13-12
26 November 27, 1999 Southern 37 Grambling 31 Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans Tied 13-13
27 November 25, 2000 Southern 33 Grambling 29 Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans SOU 14-13
28 November 24, 2001 Grambling 30 Southern 20 Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans Tied 14-14
29 November 30, 2002 Southern 48 Grambling 24 Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans SOU 15-14
30 November 29, 2003 Southern 44 Grambling 41 Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans SOU 16-14
31 November 27, 2004 Grambling 24 Southern 13 Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans SOU 16-15
32 November 26, 2005 Grambling 50 Southern 35 Reliant Stadium, Houston Tied 16-16
33 November 25, 2006 Southern 21 Grambling 17 Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans SOU 17-16
34 November 24, 2007 Southern vs. Grambling Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans

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External links

  • Bayou Classic official site
  • Ebony Magazine article about the game

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The Classic's 10-year contract with New Orleans expired after last year's game, and the city of Houston is making a strong bid to land the game between the two Louisiana historically Black institutions.
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Bayou Classic fans have complained for years about paying extravagant New Orleans hotel rates during what would otherwise be a slow Thanksgiving weekend.
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