Scores

Final

Southern 25

(6-6, 3-5 SWAC)

Texas Southern 30

(6-5, 5-2 SWAC)

Coverage: ESPNU

2:00 PM ET, December 5, 2009

1 2 3 4 T
SOU 9 7 0 925
TXSO 7 9 7 730

Top Performers

Passing: A. Nelson (TXSO) - 241 YDS, 2 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: M. Gilbert (TXSO) - 27 CAR, 105 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Anderson (TXSO) - 7 REC, 91 YDS, 2 TD

Texas Southern 30, Southern U. 25

Associated Press

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.

Each team had an interception return for a score.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SOU
TXSO
1st Downs1325
Total Yards277404
Passing169241
Rushing108163
Penalties5-406-58
3rd Down Conversions3-178-17
4th Down Conversions1-10-2
Turnovers35
Possession26:0633:54

Passing Leaders

Southern UniversityC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lee20/411694.123
Texas SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nelson20/382416.323

Rushing Leaders

Southern UniversityCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lee111029.3040
Threat891.105
Texas SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gilbert271053.9116
Nelson17362.1013

Receiving Leaders

Southern UniversityRECYDSAVGTDLG
Stewart9869.6128
Evans4328.0015
Texas SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Anderson79113.0223
Warren34414.7024

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSOUTXSO
TD13:30Isaiah Nelson 25 Yd Pass From Bryant Lee (Pat Blocked) 60
TD09:06Joseph Anderson 22 Yd Pass From Arvell Nelson (Robert Hersh Kick) 67
FG03:24Josh Duran 34 Yd 97
SECOND QUARTERSOUTXSO
TD08:18Jason House 40 Yd Interception Return (Josh Duran Kick) 167
TD03:39Martin Gilbert 7 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 1613
FG00:31Robert Hersh 42 Yd 1616
THIRD QUARTERSOUTXSO
TD08:04Zack Gallow 19 Yd Interception Return (Robert Hersh Kick) 1623
FOURTH QUARTERSOUTXSO
FG14:46Josh Duran 20 Yd 1923
TD10:37Juamorris Stewart 28 Yd Pass From Bryant Lee (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 2523
TD00:16Joseph Anderson 14 Yd Pass From Arvell Nelson (Robert Hersh Kick) 2530