UAPB Golden Lions Still Searching for First Win


UAPB Golden Lions Still Searching for First Win

Texas Southern quarterback Homer Causey accounted for over 300 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Tigers to a 41-28 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday at Golden Tiger Stadium. The Tigers improved to 1-5 and 1-4 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference with their first win of the season. Meanwhile, the defending SWAC champion UAPB Golden Lions are still seeking their first win of the season, falling to 0-6 and 0-4.

Causey rushed for 196 yards and two touchdowns on the ground and passed for another 138 and a pair of scores in the air. He had a 67-yard touchdown run and a 49-yard touchdown pass in the game.

In addition to Causey, running back Daveonn Porter rushed for 156 yards and a 56-yard touchdown scamper to put the game out of reach late in the fourth quarter.

As a team, TSU had 355 yards on the ground. They entered the game with less than 600 for their first five games.

UAPB had over 500 yards of total offense, 316 yards on the arm of quarterback Ben Anderson. Anderson through for a touchdown and ran for three more. He finished the game with 86 yards rushing.

Texas Southern took and early lead, surprising UAPB with a 36-yard fieldgoal by Eric Medina and a 12-yard TD strike from Causey to Edward Perkins-Loving. With 7:03 left, TSU had a 10-0 lead.

TSU trimmed the lead with a 9-yard touchdown run by Anderson, but the Tigers answered with a 49-yard touchdown pass from Causey to Malik Cross. The Causey to Cross connection gave TSU a 17-7 lead with 1:35 left in the first quarter.

TSU increased their lead in the second quarter when Causey scored on a 12-yard run. The touchdown put TSU up 24-7 with 4:03 to go in the half. UAPB drove down and scored just before the half to cut the TSU lead to 24-14 at halftime. Anderson capped the 7-play, 55-yard drive with his second touchdown of the game from 4-yards out.

On the first drive of the second half, Causey raced right down the middle of the UAPB defense for his 67-yard touchdown run, giving TSU a 31-14 cushion.

After going scoreless in the third quarter, the Golden Lions got back on the board in the fourth. Anderson scored for the third time, plowing in from a yard out to make it 31-21 with 13:14 left in the game.

A 44-yard Medina fieldgoal gave TSU 34-21 lead, but UAPB got another touchdown on a 22-yard touchdown pass from Anderson to Cody Swain. With 4:41 left, the Golden Lions were within a touchdown at 34-28. But, on the next TSU possession, Porter raced 56 yards on a 2nd-and-5 to pay dirt with 2:44 left to ice the game.

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