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G-Men: Amazing title run

Tigers’ SWAC championship was all about comebacks
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Photo by JUSTIN NAVARRE Grambling State University President Frank Pogue (second from left) helps Head Coach Doug Williams (third from left) and Tigers’ stars Cliff Exama (left) and Mario Louis hold up the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship trophy following a 16-15 win over Alabama A&M in Birmingham, Ala., this past weekend. Exama earned Defensive Player of the Game honors and Louis was chosen as the Offensive Player of the Game.

GRAMBLING — A quick look at some vital numbers leaves one wondering how Grambling State University’s football team wrestled away its latest Southwestern Athletic Conference championship.

No, they didn’t do it with “mirrors,” even though the following facts belie the Tigers leaving historic Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala., this past weekend with a title game victory over Alabama A&M:

• Grambling State’s total offensive yards was 182, nearly half as many as the 332 rolled up by the Bulldogs.

• The Tigers completed a grand total of four passes.

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