SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Prairie View A&M University football team posted a 42-28 win at Incarnate Word Thursday night at Benson Stadium.
QB Neiko Hollins completed 23 of 35 passes for 343 yards and four touchdowns, two of them to Darius Floyd, who had a career-high 11 receptions for 148 yards. Floyd also had 109 yards on three kickoff returns.
After a three-and-out on the opening possession, Prairie View A&M (5-5) scored on three straight possessions. Floyd took a screen pass 48 yards for a touchdown to give the Panthers a 7-0 with 10:40 to play in the opening quarter.
DeVohn Reed’s fumble recovery led to a touchdown on the ensuing possession. Hodge’s 11-yard touchdown reception in the back corner of the end zone gave the Panthers a 14-0 with just over five minutes to play in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Caleb Broach’s three-yard scoring run ended a nine-play, 88-yard drive to give PVAMU a 21-0 lead with 11:23 to play until halftime.
Following an Incarnate Word touchdown, Prairie View A&M came right back with a touchdown of its own. A 50-yard kickoff return by Floyd set up a seven-play, 46-yard scoring drive. Floyd’s 28-yard touchdown reception on fourth and two gave the Panthers a 28-7 lead with 3:31 to play until halftime.
Incarnate Word (1-10) would rally to tie the score at 28-all late in the third quarter before the Panthers regained control.
On the ensuing play from scrimmage following the kickoff, Dawonya Tucker sprinted 72 yards for a touchdown to put Prairie View A&M back in front at 35-28 with 34 seconds remaining in the quarter. Tucker rushed for 97 yards on only four carries.
The Panthers put the game away in the fourth. A 49-yard scoring pass from Hollins to Hodge was the final margin for PVAMU. Hodge caught six passes for 87 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Courtesy: PVAMU Athletics