Scores

Final

Southern 31

(5-4, 5-2 SWAC)

Texas Southern 24

(2-7, 2-6 SWAC)

9:00 PM ET, November 1, 2013

BBVA COMPASS STADIUM, HOUSTON, TX

1 2 3 4 T
SOU 0 21 0 1031
TXSO 3 7 0 1424

Top Performers

Passing: D. Joseph (SOU) - 231 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: H. Causey (TXSO) - 14 CAR, 120 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: R. Menard (SOU) - 1 REC, 65 YDS, 1 TD

Southern beats Texas Southern 31-24

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SOU
TXSO
1st Downs1817
Total Yards359334
Passing231164
Rushing128170
Penalties7-4910-110
3rd Down Conversions4-125-16
4th Down Conversions2-22-3
Turnovers32
Possession28:5331:07

Passing Leaders

Southern UniversityC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Joseph16/282318.322
Texas SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Causey13/211547.310

Rushing Leaders

Southern UniversityCARYDSAVGTDLG
Tillery16754.7045
Morgan8536.6027
Texas SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Causey141208.6243
Perkins-Loving11423.8012

Receiving Leaders

Southern UniversityRECYDSAVGTDLG
Menard16565.0165
Coleman7547.7014
Texas SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Peters46015.0029
Cross44411.0017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSOUTXSO
FG00:22Eric Medina 22 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERSOUTXSO
TD13:33Lee Doss 35 Yd Pass From Dray Joseph (Greg Pittman Kick) 73
TD08:57LonDres Johnson 1 Yd Run (Greg Pittman Kick) 143
TD08:41Anthony Balancier 10 Yd Interception Return (Greg Pittman Kick) 213
TD00:57Homer Causey 43 Yd Run (Eric Medina Kick) 2110
FOURTH QUARTERSOUTXSO
TD10:52Randall Menard 65 Yd Pass From Dray Joseph (Greg Pittman Kick) 2810
TD07:23Homer Causey 11 Yd Run (Eric Medina Kick) 2817
FG02:14Greg Pittman 38 Yd 3117
TD01:19Dedric Shipman 4 Yd Pass From Homer Causey (Eric Medina Kick) 3124