HOUSTON-Texas Southern’s Johnathan Bowen rushed for 99 yards while scoring three touchdowns as the Texas Southern Tigers broke into the win column on Friday defeating Bacone College 63-0 at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Bowen also threw for 163 yards and three touchdowns as the Tigers amassed 447 yards of total offense en route to the largest margin of victory under head coach Darrell Asberry.

“I’m very pleased with the way we played tonight,” said Asberry. “Tonight was a great opportunity for us to get back to winning ways and we were able to do just that. We’ve had a solid week of practice and I’m proud of the way we stayed focused and disciplined.”

Demetrius Johnson had a team high six stops including five solo tackles. Defensively TSU held Bacone to just 126 yards of total offense. Texas Southern also held the Warriors to a 3-of-13 showing on third downs.

The Tigers will be back in action on next Saturday as they travel to Pine Bluff, Arkansas to face UAPB.

“We have a lot to build on,” said TSU senior wide receiver Malik Cross. “We have a very resilient team and we know how to fight through adversity. It’s still really early in the season and right now we’re taking it one game at a time.”

Texas Southern improves to 1-1 on the season while Bacone drops to 0-2 after being outscored 129-6 over the course of the first two weeks of the 2015 football season.

Courtesy: Texas Southern Athletics


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