Saturday, December 11, 2010
Go TSU Tigers!
But all is not lost for football fans living in the Houston city limits. Besides taking joy in the fact the only way the Dallas Cowboys will be going to the Super Bowl in their own stadium is buying a ticket for it, we do have one team in the area besides Texas A&M that has a winning record.
The Texas Southern University Tigers shook off a 1-3 start that included a 16-14 loss to bitter SWAC rival Prairie View A&M to win seven straight games and capture the SWAC West crown.
The win streak included a 41-38 overtime win over perennial SWAC powerhouse Grambling in Houston that gave them the tiebreaker edge over the 'other' Tigers.
They are in Birmingham, AL today to play at legendary Legion Field.for the school's first outright SWAC title overall and their first one since 1968 when they tangle for the second time this season with SWAC East Division champion Alabama State at 1 PM CST
Back on October 2 Texas Southern rolled into Montgomery and rolled out with a 21-7 win over the Hornets to jump start their seven game winning streak.
But as the TSU players know and have probably been told ad nausuem by their coaches in the practices leading up to this week's SWAC championship showdown, it's hard to beat the same team twice in a season. It's even harder when a championship is on the line in their opponent's home state and the opponent you've beaten is also competing for their first SWAC title since 2004
Here's hoping the Texas Southern University Tigers and coach Johnnie Cole can get one more win over the Hornets and bring that trophy back to Third Ward and The Yard.