Mandatory Credit: Photo by Eric Gay/AP/Shutterstock (13417774k) Texas Southern quarterback Andrew Body, center, looks to pass against UTSA during the first half of an NCAA college football game, in San Antonio Texas Southern UTSA Football, San Antonio, United States – 24 Sep 2022
A rapid-fire recap of SWAC action from the state of Texas
UTSA 52, Texas Southern 24
The Tigers put up a gallant effort against an FBS foe, trailing by just four at the half. Texas Southern’s 17 first-half points came on a pair of Andrew Body four-yard touchdown runs and a Richard Garcia III 20-yard field goal. Things came unglued in the second half for the Tigers. The Roadrunners opened the second half with a three-play 75-yard drive capped by a 69-yard touchdown pass by Frank Harris. On the Tigers’ next two drives, they turned the ball over on downs in UTSA territory and then missed a field goal after a Roadrunners gave them the ball in plus territory. UTSA then put this one out of reach with another three-play touchdown drive capped by a Harris touchdown pass; from there, the rout was on. Despite the loss, there are some encouraging signs from this contest for the Tigers. The offense put up 464 total yards, including 235 on the ground, and held the ball for 38 minutes. Unfortunately, the defense wilted under the pressure of the Roadrunners’ high-octane passing attack surrendering 553 total yards, including 441 through the air.
Up Next: vs. Alabama St.
Prairie View A&M 25, Alabama St. 15
This one was a close contest throughout between SWAC foes, but the Panthers never trailed. The teams traded touchdowns in the first quarter, but a blocked extra point by A&M gave them a one-point lead. Quarterback Trazon Connley’s second touchdown run of the contest was the quarter’s only points and gave Prairie View an eight-point lead at the half. The clubs traded field goals in the third quarter to set up the exciting final stanza. After a Connley interception set up the Hornets with the ball in a goal-to-go situation, a Ja’Won Howell 3-yard touchdown run made this a two-point game. Alabama State’s two-point conversion failed, keeping the Hornets down two. An Alabama St. fumble on their next possession gave Prairie View the ball at the Alabama St. 23-yard line. Three plays later, the Panthers cashed in with a 20-yard Trazon Connley TD pass to seal the deal for A&M. Connley paced the Prairie View offense going 14-19 for 180 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT.
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