HOUSTON-The Texas Southern Tigers battled the Texas College Steers in their home opener at BBVA Compass Stadium winning the contest in blowout fashion in front on a highly entertained home crowd.

The Tigers defense started off well with an interception from Defensive Back Dondre Dobbins leading to a touchdown early in the first quarter from running back Daveonn Porter on a 1-yard run giving TSU a 7-0 advantage.

Texas College scored on a 20 yard run to put the Steers up 8-7 midway through the first quarter. But the Tigers would not look back the rest of the way as Porter went all the way for 53 yards to put the Tigers up 14-8.

Quarterback Jamal Small connected with wide reciever Malik Cross from 39 yards out to put the Tigers up 21-8. In the second quarter Small threw two more touchdowns, a 6 yard pass to Porter and a touchdown toss to Billy Rosenberg to go up at halftime 35-8.

TSU Quarterback Jay Christophe helped put up the only points in the third quarter with a 52-yard run to extend the lead to 42-8.

The Tigers went on to win the game 52-14. TSU had a total of 529 yards of total offense with the quarterback combination of Small and Christope finishing the game a combined 18-of-25 for 284 yards and 4 touchdowns.

“Our back-up quarterbacks will have to carry the torch until Causey returns,” said TSU Head Coach Darrell Asberry. “We played with a lot of energy tonight and that allowed us to get off to a great start.”

Courtesy: Texas Southern Athletics


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