HOUSTON, TX (WAFB) - Southern University used a powerful run game to beat Texas Southern 40-21 on a rainy day in Houston on Saturday.
Southern RB John West scores on a 2-yard run to put the Jags up 40-21 in the fourth quarter.
Southern led Texas Southern 33-21 at the end of the third quarter.
Southern QB Deonte Shorts scored on a 12-yard run to give the Jags a 33-21 in the third quarter.
Southern blocked a punt, which then went out of bounds after being touched in the end zone, resulting in a safety to give the Jags a 26-21 lead in the third quarter.
Southern kicker Gregg Pittman made a 28-yard field goal to give the Jags a 24-21 lead in third quarter.
Southern and TSU were tied 21-21 at halftime.
TSU's Malik Cross caught a long pass for a touchdown to tie the game 21-21.
End of 1st quarter. Southern 12, TSU 14.
TSU's Larry Clark III made a 53-yard catch for a touchdown. Southern up 21-14 with 1:08 left in the 1st.
Lenard Tillery scored his second touchdown of the game to put Southern up 21-7 with 1:55 left in the 1st.
Southern's Lenard Tillery carried the ball 3 yards for a touchdown on Southern's first offensive drive of the game. Jaguars up 14-7. 8:30 left in the 1st.
Fumble by Southern on punt return set up a touchdown by TSU's Brad Woodard to tie the game 7-7. 12:32 left in the 1st.
Southern started the game with a 97-yard opening kickoff return for a touchdown by Willie Quinn. Southern up 7-0.