Scores

Final

Grambling St 20

(1-7, 0-6 SWAC)

Texas Southern 23

(2-6, 2-4 SWAC)

5:00 PM ET, October 27, 2012

1 2 3 4 T
GRAM 0 14 6 020
TXSO 7 7 0 923

Top Performers

Passing: F. Rivers (GRAM) - 293 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: E. Perkins-Loving (TXSO) - 19 CAR, 128 YDS

Receiving: A. McGhee (GRAM) - 8 REC, 93 YDS, 1 TD

Texas Southern 23, Grambling St. 20

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Trailing by a touchdown entering the fourth quarter, Texas Southern rallied down the stretch and used a 31-yard field goal by Robert Hersh with 4:14 left to earn a 23-20 victory over Grambling State on Saturday.

Texas Southern (2-6, 2-4 Southwestern Athletic) got a 21-yard interception return for a TD by Eric Brown with 11:58 in the fourth. The PAT failed, however and the score remained 20-20 until Hersh's kick.

Edward Perkins-Loving rushed for 128 yards for Texas Southern, and quarterback Rudolph Johnson threw for 101 yards and rushed for 59.

Grambling State (1-7, 0-6) rushed for only 30 yards in the game, but 6-foot-6 quarterback Frank Rivers had a hot passing hand, completing 19 of 33 passes for 293 yards and 3 TDs.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GRAM
TXSO
1st Downs1817
Total Yards323324
Passing293101
Rushing30223
Penalties10-12611-91
3rd Down Conversions5-143-10
4th Down Conversions0-40-0
Turnovers12
Possession29:4230:18

Passing Leaders

Grambling StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rivers19/332938.931
Texas SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson11/171015.922

Rushing Leaders

Grambling StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Runner9364.0019
Skinner6183.0010
Texas SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Perkins-Loving191286.7038
Johnson12594.9018

Receiving Leaders

Grambling StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hernandez59819.6128
Mahmud59619.2160
Texas SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Plummer33612.0025
Brown22211.0014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERGRAMTXSO
TD04:02James Davis 1 Yd Pass From Rudy Johnson (Robert Hersh Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERGRAMTXSO
TD10:30James Davis 5 Yd Pass From Rudy Johnson (Robert Hersh Kick) 014
TD04:00Jeremy Hernandez 24 Yd Pass From Frank Rivers (Phares Wabo Kick) 714
TD00:59Anthony McGhee 16 Yd Pass From Frank Rivers (Phares Wabo Kick) 1414
THIRD QUARTERGRAMTXSO
TD12:29Musa Mahmud 60 Yd Pass From Frank Rivers (Pat Failed) 2014
FOURTH QUARTERGRAMTXSO
TD11:58Eric Brown 21 Yd Interception Return (Pat Failed) 2020
FG04:14Robert Hersh 31 Yd 2023