Scores

Final

Southern 44

(3-4, 3-4 SWAC)

Texas Southern 20

(1-7, 1-6 SWAC)

8:00 PM ET, November 5, 2005

Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX

1 2 3 4 T
SOU 14 14 13 344
TXSO 0 0 0 2020

Top Performers

Passing: J. Lewis (SOU) - 320 YDS, 5 TD

Rushing: B. Wilson (TXSO) - 20 CAR, 98 YDS

Receiving: J. Vernon (SOU) - 6 REC, 101 YDS, 3 TD

Southern 44, Texas Southern 20

HOUSTON, Texas (AP) -- Joseph Lewis threw for 320 yards and five touchdowns as Southern University beat Texas Southern 44-20 Saturday night.

Three of Lewis' touchdown passes were to James Vernon, who had six catches for 101 yards. Lewis had all five of his scoring tosses before the midway point of the third quarter as Southern (2-4) built a 41-0 lead.

Daniel Davis scored on a 24-yard pass and an 80-yard punt return for Texas Southern (1-5).

Southern scored on six of its first seven possessions, with Vernon opening the scoring on a 46-yard pass from Lewis to cap a 95-yard drive. Southern's other touchdown drives covered 75, 80, 60, 82 and 90 yards.

Vernon's other scoring catches were from 32 and 3 yards. Trent Thomas caught a 6-yard scoring pass to put Southern ahead 14-0 late in the first quarter.

Gerard Landry completed the scoring flurry with a 74-yard catch midway through the third quarter.

Larry Nichols had 19 carries for 85 yards and a touchdown for Southern.

Brent Wilson led Texas Southern with 98 yards on 20 carries.

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