Scores

Final

Texas Southern 54

(6-3, 6-1 SWAC)

Southern 7

(2-7, 1-6 SWAC)

7:00 PM ET, November 6, 2010

A.W. Mumford Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA

1 2 3 4 T
TXSO 13 7 20 1454
SOU 7 0 0 07

Top Performers

Passing: A. Nelson (TXSO) - 244 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: M. Wright (TXSO) - 17 CAR, 103 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Anderson (TXSO) - 4 REC, 81 YDS, 1 TD

Texas Southern 54, Southern U. 7

Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Arvell Nelson threw three touchdown passes Saturday night and Texas Southern defeated Southern University 54-7.

Nelson went 8 for 18 for 244 yards, including a 95-yard touchdown pass play to Kirk Fitzhugh that broke a 7-7 tie with 7:48 to play in the first quarter.

The Tigers (6-3, 6-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) piled up 499 total yards, splitting the total between passing (250) and running (249). Marcus Wright rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown, and Martin Gilbert added 100 yards rushing.

It was the fifth straight win for the Tigers after a 1/3 start. Texas Southern can claim its best season since 2000 with a win in one of its last two games.

Southern U. (2-7, 1-6), which has lost four in a row, was held to 134 yards total offense. Joseph Dray completed 10 of 33 passes for 88 yards and a touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TXSO
SOU
1st Downs189
Total Yards499134
Passing25088
Rushing24946
Penalties9-6510-94
3rd Down Conversions7-143-18
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers02
Possession29:3430:26

Passing Leaders

Texas SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nelson8/1824413.630
Southern UniversityC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Joseph10/33882.711

Rushing Leaders

Texas SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wright171036.1127
Gilbert111009.1060
Southern UniversityCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rice7375.3015
Hollimon372.305

Receiving Leaders

Texas SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fitzhugh19595.0195
Anderson48120.3143
Southern UniversityRECYDSAVGTDLG
Nelson13030.0130
King Jr13030.0030

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTXSOSOU
TD14:08Shomari Clemons 3 Yd Fumble Return (Robert Hersh Kick) 70
TD11:20Isiah Nelson 30 Yd Pass From Dray Joseph (William Griswold Kick) 77
TD07:48Kirk Fitzhugh 95 Yd Pass From Arvell Nelson (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 137
SECOND QUARTERTXSOSOU
TD14:52Marcus Wright 9 Yd Run (Robert Hersh Kick) 207
THIRD QUARTERTXSOSOU
TD12:59William Osborne 31 Yd Pass From Arvell Nelson (Pat Failed) 267
TD09:28Joseph Anderson 43 Yd Pass From Arvell Nelson (Robert Hersh Kick) 337
TD03:40Riko Smalls 2 Yd Run (Robert Hersh Kick) 407
FOURTH QUARTERTXSOSOU
TD08:13Randall Newsome 1 Yd Run (Robert Hersh Kick) 477
TD00:41Derricus Purdy 99 Yd Interception Return (Robert Hersh Kick) 547