Southern U beats Texas Southern 40-21
HOUSTON (AP) Lenard Tillery rushed for a career-high 198 yards with two touchdowns and Southern beat Texas Southern 40-21 in a game played earlier than scheduled due to heavy rain bands from Hurricane Patricia.
Southern (4-3, 4-1 Southwestern) got off on the right foot, as Willie Quinn returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown. Texas Southern tied it after a fumble on a punt return set up a short field for Brad Woodard's 2-yard run.
Southern's first offensive drive resulted in a 3-yard touchdown run by Tillery, and he added another - a 2-yard plunge - to put the Jaguars up 21-7 with 1:55 left in the first quarter.