Football Recaps: Sept. 7
#3 Sam Houston State 44, Prairie View A&M 31
PRAIRIE VIEW, TX. – The Panthers outgained the Bearkats 499-412 in yardage and produced a monstrous 334-yard performance with their rushing attack, but still fell short against No. 3 FCS ranked Sam Houston State on Thursday night in Prairie View A&M’s season opener.
After falling behind 30-17 by halftime, the Panthers (0-1) traded scores in the second half in an offensive display by both teams.
Panthers quarterback Lavell McCullers completed 17-of-31 passes for 165 yards and also led the team with 14 carries for another 126 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore Running back Dawonya Tucker had a career night in carries, yards and touchdown as the Terrell, Texas native rushed 13 times for 93 yards and three touchdowns.
The Panthers were sorely hampered by 200 yards of penalties and two lost fumbles.
Jeremiah Briscoe, the reigning Walter Payton Achievement Award winner, completed 20-of-31 passes for 289 yards and threw for three touchdowns against one interception. Javin Webb had two rushing scores and Davion Davis had 96 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns as well for the Bearkats (2-0).
Houston Baptist 24, Texas Southern 17
Houston, TX – Darvin Kidsy had a huge night with eight receptions for a game-high 200 receiving yards and scored on a nine-yard touchdown from Jay Christophe late in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t quite enough in the Tigers home opener on Thursday.
The Tigers (0-2) squandered a 10-7 halftime lead as Bailey Zappe gave the Huskies (1-1) the lead with 6:13 remaining in the third quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run.
Houston Baptist added to their lead on a 36-yard field goal by Alec Chadwick with 7:18 in the fourth quarter and followed it up with 33-yard rushing touchdown by James Brown to open up a 24-10 advantage.