Travis Pendergrass/ TSU
Sep. 30, 2023
Score By Quarters
Game Recap: Football | 9/30/2023 9:57:00 PM | TSU Sports Information
10/14/2023 | 2 p.m.
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Texas Southern dominated from start to finish as they celebrated homecoming in style en route to a 52-7 win over Lincoln University inside Durley Stadium.
TSU rode the legs of LaDarius Owens on its first drive as he led TSU on an eight-play, 66-yard drive which saw him score on a 13-yard run. Ahead 7-0, TSU forced a Lincoln punt on its opening drive and quarterback Jace Wilson opened the second drive with two huge passing plays of 30 yards each to Trenton Leary and Owens. The TSU running game took over from that point and Owens and Jacorey Howard drove the team down the field as Howard scored from four yards out and a 14-0 lead following Curtis Falkenburg’s PAT.
After the two quick scores, the TSU offense cooled off until late in the second quarter as the Howard and Owens duo took every snap and returned TSU back to the endzone following Howard’s 36-yard run. Falkenburg’s PAT was good as TSU upped the lead to 21-0.
Lincoln would find the scoreboard late in the quarter on a 10-yard run as they entered the half down 21-7 to TSU.
TSU opened the second half with a quick three-and-out and the offense took full advantage as Wilson had a strong drive which featured a mix of the run and pass. Wilson moved TSU up three scores after a 25-yard touchdown run with 9:08 left.
The TSU defense continued to play at a high level while the offense kept responding as Howard and Jonathan Lewis both scored as the lead grew to 42-7 at the close of the quarter. Freshman Jordan Davis added his first career touchdown pass in the fourth quarter along with Christian Avelar’s field goal for the final tally.
TSU rolled off 568 total yards as 376 came via the ground. Owens rushed for 139 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown while Howard gained 94 yards with three touchdowns. Wilson passed for 130 yards on 14-of-23 passing while Canary Simmons had six stops followed by 2.5 sacks from Jacob Williams.
TSU is off next weekend and is back in action on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Bethune-Cookman.