HOUSTON -- Marcus White had a 72-yard interception return for a touchdown and Prairie View A&M beat Texas Southern 16-14 on Sunday.
The Panthers (1-0) had just 148 yards of offense but their defense picked off Arvell Nelson four times. White's return in the third quarter made it 14-7 and Raheem Cardwell recorded a safety early in the final period.
Nelson threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to William Osborne in the second quarter, tying it at 7, and Marcus Wright added a 9-yard TD run with 7:56 left for Texas Southern (0-1).
Wright had 18 carries for 92 yards and Osborne finished with seven catches for 73 yards.
Jonathan Troast found Shaun Stephens for a 20-yard TD pass with 9:39 left in the first half, giving Prairie View a 7-0 lead.
The Panthers committed three turnovers. Troast had two interceptions and Donald Babers lost a fumble.