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Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 1:57am
HOUSTON — The ball can bounce a lot of ways in a football game. Grambling State junior running back Martez Carter proved that to be true Saturday as he overcame an early miscue to turn in 344 yards of total offense and earned Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship Game Offensive MVP honors as he led the Tigers to a 27-20 title game rematch win over Alcorn State at NRG Stadium. A Carter fumble deep in Alcorn State territory on GSU’s opening possession turned the ball over to the Braves, who marched more than 80 yards downfield to score on their second drive of the game. And the Braves...

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