TSUSports.com: Homecoming Awaits Tiger Football Saturday Afternoon


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Travis Pendergrass

9/29/2023 11:04:00 AM

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• Texas Southern returns to action on Saturday as they’ll host Lincoln University of California at 2 p.m. for homecoming inside Durley Stadium.

• Saturday’s contest will feature live audio on KTSU 90.9 FM and will be shown live on AT&T Sportsnet Southwest.

• TSU is looking for its first win of the 2023 season as they dropped its second SWAC contest of the season last week at Grambling State. Currently on a four-game slide, TSU hasn’t lost four straight since 2019 as they’ve lost four straight entering Saturday’s game.

• Based in Oakland, Calif., Lincoln is in its third year of playing football.

• Lincoln has given new meaning to the word “road warriors” as the Oaklanders have played five consecutive road games this season spanning from the West Coast to the South. Lincoln is returning to the state of Texas for the second time this year as they played Lamar last weekend.

• TSU defeated Lincoln University 37-2 last year for homecoming.

• This marks the fourth time since 2019 and fifth since 2008 TSU will host a home game on campus at Durley Stadium.

• TSU has played a pair of quarterbacks this season in Andrew Body and Jace Wilson. Wilson threw his first TSU touchdown on Sept. 16 against Rice and had three last weekend.

• TSU quarterback Andrew Body has 4,102 career yards passing and ranks fourth all-time at TSU. Body has 1,282 yards and ranks 17th all-time in rushing and second all-time in total offense with 5,226 yards.

• The Tigers feature fifth-year head coach Clarence McKinney. A Houston native, McKinney attended high school across the street at Jack Yates High School and played collegiately at Montana State and the University of Mary. He also served as head coach at Yates before joining the staffs at Houston, Texas A&M and Arizona.

Clarence McKinney is the 17th head coach in the history of Texas Southern Football. McKinney has a task ahead as the program has only had 28 winning seasons in 76 years of existence and hasn’t recorded a winning season since 2000.

• McKinney won as a student at Yates High School and helped the University of Mary post three winning seasons as a student-athlete in college which made school history. As head coach at Yates, McKinney posted a mark of 30-8 over three years before moving on to the collegiate ranks as an assistant. As an assistant at Houston, Texas A&M and Arizona, McKinney has only experienced three losing seasons in his 11 years of collegiate coaching.

Courtesy: TSUSports.com