HOUSTON -- LonDres Johnson had a touchdown run and Anthony Balancier scored on an interception return in a 16-second span in the second quarter in Southern's 31-24 victory over Texas Southern on Friday night.
Southern (5-4, 5-2 Southwestern Athletic) scored 21 straight points in a little under five minutes in the second quarter. Dray Joseph began the run with a 35-yard touchdown pass to Lee Doss, Johnson followed with a 1-yard scoring run, and Anthony Balancier returned his interception 10 yards for another score.
Joseph, 16 of 28 for 231 yards, made it 28-10 in the fourth quarter with a 65-yard pass to Randall Mendard. Greg Pittman added a 38-yard field with goal with 2:14 left.
Eric Medina opened the scoring for Texas Southern (2-7, 2-6) late in the first quarter with a 22-yard field goal. Tigers quarterback Homer Causey had a 43-yard touchdown run late in the first half, added an 11-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter, and threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Dedric Shipman with 1:19 to go.
Causey was 13 of 21 for 154 yards and ran for 128 yards on 14 carries.
Randy Edsall will coach the Maryland against No. 1 Ohio State on Saturday, the school announced Thursday as rumors swirled about the coach's job status going forward.
Linebacker Myles Jack, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, said Thursday he decided to leave UCLA and enter the 2016 NFL draft because he wants to be compensated for his skills.
Wide receiver Leonte Carroo returned to practice for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Thursday after charges that he attacked a woman he used to date were dropped.
South Carolina has decided to give up Saturday's home game against No. 7 LSU because of devastating floods that have hit the state, moving the game to Baton Rouge.
Texas says longhorn steer mascot Bevo XIV has a "life-threatening condition" and won't travel to Dallas for the team's rivalry game Saturday against No. 10 Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl.
West Virginia All-Big 12 safety Karl Joseph is out for the remainder of the season after injuring his knee during a non-contact drill in Tuesday's practice.