HAMMOND, La. (AP) -- In his final regular-season home game,
Southeastern Louisiana running back Ray Perkins rushed for a
career-high 188 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Lions
piled up 570 yards in total offense to beat Texas College 54-14
Perkins scored on runs of 1, 7 and 4 yards and became the first
Southeastern player to rush for 1,000 yards since Jerry Butler ran
for 1,092 yards in 1984. The Vanderbilt transfer, who has 1,014
yards rushing on the season, added a pair of receptions to push his
all-purpose total to 1,443 yards.
Southeastern (7-3) scored on its first four possessions as
Martin Hankins threw three touchdowns in the first half and
completed 27-of-35 passes for 332 yards and four touchdowns. His
first TD pass went to Jeffery Howard, who ended the night with
seven receptions for a career-high 108 yards.
Hankins, who completed a Division I-AA record 21 consecutive
passes last week at Jacksonville, completed his first six passes
against the out-manned Steers (5-6), who dropped their third
straight game to end the season.
Texas College got on the board in the second quarter when
Broderick Walker caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from Olan Johnson
to cap a 10-play, 85-yard drive. Johnson hit Mark Lewis with a 6
yard touchdown pass in the fourth to make it 54-14.