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MEXICALI, Mexico — Occidental College football is officially back.
Nearly one year after its season was cut short due to a depleted roster, the Tigers scrapped their way to a 20-0 season-opening win over CETYS in Mexicali, Mexico on Saturday.
Joshua Greaves threw for a pair of touchdowns, Oxy's defense wouldn't budge and the Tigers overcame adversity and uncertainty to get back in the win column.
Titizian also had a pick-six called back in the first half due to a roughing the passer penalty called on Oxy.
The Tigers' defense was hitting hard and popping the ball loose in the first half, forcing a handful of fumbles.
While Oxy's defense was flying around and taking the ball from the Zorros, the Tigers opened up a 13-0 with a pair of scores early in the first quarter. Greaves found Ezekiel Ebieshuwa on a screen pass from 15-yards out for Oxy's first touchdown and DJ Adams took a reverse 22 yards to the house for Oxy's second touchdown.
The Tigers held the 13-0 lead until the fourth quarter when Greaves threw his second touchdown pass to Seth Holston for an 18-yard score down the seam.
Oxy held on comfortably for the win.
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