BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jamarious Brooks had a third-quarter touchdown run and Prairie View A&M shut out Southern in the second half for a 27-21 victory on Saturday.
Brooks’ 9-yard touchdown run capped a 10-play, 54 yard drive that gave the Panthers a 24-21 lead with 3:04 remaining in the third quarter. Efren Jasso’s 33-yard field goal with 6:55 to play ended an 11-play drive for the Panthers.
Southern (5-5, 4-3) finished with 327 yards of offense, but was 2 of 12 on third-down conversions and 1 of 3 on fourth down.
Trazon Connley threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Shemar Savage in the first quarter for Prairie View (5-5, 5-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Jahquan Bloomfield added a 19-yard touchdown run in the second that gave the Panthers a 17-14 lead.
Kendric Rhymes and Kobe Dillon had scoring runs for Southern. Harold Blood’s 8-yard touchdown pass to August Pitre III gave the Jaguars a 21-17 lead heading into hafltime.