HOUSTON -- Joseph Anderson caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Arvell Nelson with 39 seconds left Saturday to give Texas Southern a 30-25 victory over Southern University.
Texas Southern (6-5, 5-2 SWAC) held Southern (6-5, 3-4) to a three-and-out to get the ball on its own 49-yard line with 55 seconds left. Nelson hit Anderson for 15 yards and Andrew Thomas for 22 before finding Anderson for the game-winner. Nelson completed 20 of 38 passes for 241 yards and two touchdowns (both to Anderson). He was also intercepted three times. Martin Gilbert had 105 yards rushing and a TD for the Tigers.
Southern had scored 9 fourth-quarter points to take a 25-23 lead. Quarterback Bryant Lee had 102 yards rushing and was 20 for 41 passing for 169 yards and two TDs. He was also picked off three times.