TSUSports.com: Hornets mount comeback to defeat TSU 23-16

Discussion in 'Tigers Sports Board' started by TigerFans, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. TigerFans

    TigerFans Administrator Staff Member

    Feb 19, 2013
    Likes Received:
    HOUSTON- After jumping out to a 16-3 first half lead the Texas Southern Tigers lost momentum eventually falling to the Alabama State Hornets by a score of 23-16 at BBVA Compass Stadium.

    TSU quarterback Dominic DeLira tossed two first half touchdowns connecting on a 32 yard reception to Carter Jefferson and a 19 yard reception to Tracy Johnson to give TSU a 14-3 lead early. The Tigers defense responded by recording a safety to give Texas Southern a commanding 16-3 advantage.

    Alabama State would add a score prior to the conclusion of the first half bringing the score to 16-10.

    In the second half the Hornets held the Tigers offense scoreless while adding 13 points to subsequently take the lead and seal the game in their favor.

    Julian Marcantel lead Texas Southern in tackles during the contest as he tallied 10 stops (3 solo, 7 assists) including 2.5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup.

    Texas Southern will have a bye next week before returning to the field to face Grambling State on Oct. 28th on the road.

    Courtesy: TSU Athletics

Share This Page