Tigers Still Getting Things Together

By Ron Wynn

NASHVILLE, TN — There were some good things on display in the opener for Tennessee State, a game marking the debut of former All-Pro and Titans star Eddie George as the Tigers’ head coach. But unfortunately there weren’t enough of them to prevent TSU from taking a 16-10 loss at the hands of Grambling in the 2021 Black College Hall of Fame Classic, held in Canton, Ohio. It was the renewal of a formerly fierce HBCU rivalry that hadn’t been resumed before Sunday since 2002. The game was nationally televised on the NFL Network. 

The first major problem concerned offensive and defensive discipline. The Tigers were called for 10 first half penalties, 18 in all, and they lost more yards in penalties than they gained either running or passing. TSU had a total of 230 yards, 118 through the air and 112 on the ground. The


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