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Crawley's 3 TD passes lead Grambling past Florida Memorial, 58-22 in home opener

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Myles Crawley threw for 220 yards and three touchdowns to key Grambling in the Tigers’ home opener, a 58-22 rout of NAIA-member Florida Memorial University on Saturday afternoon.

The only place Grambling (1-2) dominated the game was on the scoreboard. The Lions outgained the Tigers on the ground, 233-183, and matched them through the air with 212 yards passing to Grambling’s 220. Florida Memorial had 22 first downs to Grambling’s 18 and dominated time of possession by more than 13 minutes.

Chance Williams, who had a breakout game against LSU, running for 106 yards on seven carries, rushed 11 times for 46 yards and caught an 18-yard touchdown pass.

FMU scored first when Serge Champagne connected on a 16-yard field goal in the first quarter, but Crawley hit Javon Robinson with a 25-yard touchdown and the Tigers never trailed the rest of the way. Crawley fired a 67-yard catch-and-run touchdown to Tylon Williams in the third quarter.

Walter Wilbon carried 17 times for 143 yards and a touchdown to lead Florida Memorial. George Young had 15 carries for 73 yards and a score.

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