DALLAS (AP) -- Bruce Eugene threw for 618 yards and seven
touchdowns and broke Doug Williams' school record for career
scoring passes as Grambling State beat Prairie View 56-7 Saturday
Eugene, who completed 34 of 50 passes, fed three 100-yard
receivers, led by Henry Tolbert with nine catches for 179 yards.
Tolbert's scoring catch of 9 yards was the longest among the first
four touchdown tosses by Eugene.
With Grambling State (2-1, 2-0 Southwestern Athletic)
comfortably in front in the fourth quarter, Eugene unloaded with
long scoring tosses of 56, 35 and 74 yards -- one to each of his
100-yard receivers. The first went to George Piggott, who had six
catches for 148 yards, followed by Tolbert and Clyde Edwards, who
finished with five receptions for 119 yards.
Eugene now has 96 career touchdown passes, eclipsing the school
mark of 94 held by Williams, a former Super Bowl MVP. The 618 yards
were a Southwestern Athletic Conference record.
Prairie View (1-2, 0-2) was limited to 232 yards, including just
71 passing. Michael Hill and Chris Gibson combined to complete just
eight of 22 passes. Gibson had as many completions as interceptions
-- two -- in nine attempts.
Eugene threw for a pair of 6-yard touchdowns in the first
quarter, and his 9-yarder to Tolbert put Grambling State ahead 21-0
midway through the second quarter.
After a 2-yard scoring pass to Terrion Rogers in the third
quarter, Eugene found Piggott on the 56-yarder early in the fourth.