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Southern fumbles in the fourth quarter, falling to former Glen Oaks alum Johnta' Hebert and Prairie View A&M.
Hebert was the one who really celebrated a homecoming as the former Baton Rouge prep star had four touchdowns to lead Prairie View to a come-from-behind 47-42 victory that spoiled Southern's homecoming.
Hebert rushed for two touchdowns and 114 yards on 17 carries and added two receiving touchdowns to go with 170 yards on 10 receptions.
Prairie View (4-2, 4-1) passed the Jaguars in the SWAC Western Division standings with the win.
Trailing 30-27 in the fourth quarter, the Panthers recovered a fumble at Southern's 1-yard line and took the lead on De'Auntre Smiley's touchdown run 34-30.
Hebert's third touchdown of the game increased the lead to 40-30. Southern (3-3, 3-1) edged the Panthers 520-517 in total yards, but had six fumbles to Prairie View's two and could get no closer than 40-36 in the fourth quarter.
Hebert's final touchdown extended the Panthers' lead to 47-36, before Southern's Lenard Tillery scored on the game's final play.
Southern quarterback Austin Howard was 18 of 28 for 377 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for a fourth touchdown.
Hebert's 398 all-purpose yards, including 284 from scrimmage, topped the Panthers and the four scores give the senior 28 touchdowns in his Prairie View career. He had three against the Jaguars the last time they met in Baton Rouge, a 62-59 OT win for Southern in 2013.
Southern kicker Greg Pittman hits a 23-yard FG. (SU 3, PVAM 0 - 1st Qtr)
Panthers' Johnta' Hebert catches a 26-yard throw by quarterback Trey Green for a TD. (PVAM 7, SU 3 - 5:38 1st Qtr)
Southern's Willie Quinn returns a kick off 100 yards for a TD. (SU 10, PVAM 7 - 5:22 1st Qtr)
Panthers' Fredrick Anderson runs for a 1-yard TD. (PVAM 14, SU 10 - 3:30 1st Qtr)
Southern quarterback Austin Howard threw to Montrell Jones for a 17-yard TD. (SU 16, PVAM 14 - 0:26 1st Qtr)
SU's Howard ran 4 yards for a TD. (SU 23, PVAM 14 - 12:36 2nd Qtr)
Panthers' De'Auntre Smiley rushed for a 5-yard TD. (SU 23, PVAM 20 - 6:36 left 2nd Qtr)
Panthers' Hebert catches a 31-yard TD pass. (PVAM 27, SU 23 - 4:24 3rd Qtr)
SU's Howard threw to Randall Menard for a 28-yard TD. (SU 30, PVAM 27 - 2:30 3rd Qtr)
Panthers scored a TD after a fumble snap by Southern's punter. (PVAM 34, SU 30 - 13:28 4th Qtr)
Panthers' Hebert scored a TD. (PVAM 40, SU 30 - 6:07 4th Qtr)
Southern running back Lenard Tillery rushed for a 1-yard TD. (PVAM 40, SU 36 - 4:04 4th Qtr)
Panthers' Hebert rushed 13 yards for a TD. (PVAM 47, SU 36 - 0:41 4th Qtr)
SU's Tillery ran for a TD. (PVAM 47, SU 42 - 4th Qtr)