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Monterrey Tech wins fifth consecutive Mexican football title

November 25, 2008 | 10:55 am

The Monterrey Tech mascot The American-style football team at Mexico's Monterrey Tech, featured in a Times story on Nov. 7, overcame a two-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, 41-28, and win its fifth consecutive national title last weekend.

The championship extended Coach Frank Gonzalez's Mexican record for national titles to 13.

Tech trailed several times in the second half, including 28-26 entering the fourth period, before scoring the game's final 15 points. The Borregos Salvajes defense forced six turnovers in the win.

After the game, Tech, which already has three alumni playing on NFL practice squads, announced that eight players from its current roster have been invited by the NFL to try out for practice squad spots next season.

Monterrey Tech's championship is scheduled to be celebrated in an upcoming episode of Showtime's "Inside The NFL."

-- Kevin Baxter

Editor's note: "Inside The NFL" is a Showtime production. Correction made at 12:16 p.m.

Photo: The team mascot of Monterrey Tech's football team. Credit: Monica Rueda / For The Times