HOUSTON — Darvin Kidsy had a huge night with eight receptions for a game-high 200 receiving yards and scored on a nine-yard touchdown from Jay Christophe late in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t quite enough in the Tigers’ home opener on Thursday against Houston Baptist in a 24-17 loss.

The Tigers (0-2) relinquished a 10-7 halftime lead as Bailey Zappe gave the Huskies (1-1) the lead with 6:13 remaining in the third quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run.

Houston Baptist added to their lead on a 36-yard field goal by Alec Chadwick with 7:18 in the fourth quarter and followed it up with a 33-yard rushing touchdown by James Brown to open up a 24-10 advantage.

Dondre Dobbins finished the contest with a team high 13 stops while also racking up two tackles for loss while teammates Sean Jones and Archie Rice contributed 10 tackles each.

Texas Southern will have next week off before opening up Southwestern Athletic Conference play on the road at Alabama A&M on Saturday, September 23 with kickoff slated for 6 p.m. at Lewis Crews Stadium in Huntsville.

Courtesy: TSU Athletics


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