THIBODAUX, La. – The Prairie View A&M University football team lost at Nicholls 44-13 Saturday night at Manning Field / Guidry Stadium.

Jalen Morton led the only PVAMU touchdown drive, moving the Panthers 67 yards in eight plays, ending with Morton’s 8-yard touchdown pass to Zarrian Holcombe in the fourth quarter.

Zach Elder made a pair of field goals, the first from 42 yards late in the first half. Elder later converted a 46-yard field goal in the third quarter.

Starting quarterback Lavell McCullers completed 11 of 27 passes for 122 yards in leading the Panthers on the two scoring drives. Morton completed seven of 13 passes for 92 yards and a touchdown.

Sta’Fon McCray led the rushing attack with 51 yards on 14 carries

Defensively, Jalyn Williams and DeVohn Reed each recorded a sack, and Will Skinner made an interception.

“I did a poor job of getting the guys ready to play,” said Prairie View A&M head coach Willie Simmons. “From the very beginning, they came out flat. In our first road game in a hostile environment, you want to come out fast and we didn’t. As the head coach, I have to figure out what we need to do better as coaches to make sure the guys ready to play physically and mentally. We’re not going to beat good teams when we execute the way we did tonight.”

The Panthers will open Southwestern Athletic Conference play at Alabama State at 7 p.m. The radio broadcast on the PVAMU Sports Network and Synergy Radio 1480 AM / 95.3 FM will begin at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast on satellite radio, with channels to be announced next week.

Courtesy: PVAMU Athletics


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