TSUSports.com: Tigers win season opener over UTPB 26-16

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    Game Recap: Football | 9/2/2018 2:47:00 AM

    Tigers win season opener over UTPB 26-16
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    HOUSTON- The Texas Southern Tigers used a strong start in the first half to propel them to a 26-16 win over UT-Permian Basin in their season opener at BBVA Compass Stadium.
    TSU quarterback Glen Cuiellette connected with wide receiver Bobby Hartzog for a 39-yard touchdown strike to put the Tigers on the board first at the 9:34 mark of the first quarter bringing the score to 7-0.

    Texas Southern took a commanding 14-0 advantage when Cuiellette found Tren'Davian Dickson in the back of the end zone on a 15-yard touchdown catch at the 5:53 mark of the first quarter.

    The extra point attempt was blocked and returned for a score as the Tigers led 13-2.TSU would add three points on a 43-yard Aaron Cuevas field goal as time expired in the first half.

    The second half would bring about a much more competitive level of play as UTPB sensing the game getting out of reach attempted to mount a comeback.

    After watching TSU take a 23-2 lead after a Bryston Cummings touchdown catch at the 2:58 mark of the third quarter the Falcons scored their first touchdown of the night early in the fourth quarter (14:51) on a 2-yard touchdown run by backup quarterback Sam Allen.

    TSU would add another Cuevas field goal with 10:37 left to play in regulation. The Falcons would go on to score on a 64-yard touchdown pass from Allen to Ben Galaviz bringing the score to 26-16 with 8:58 remaining which would subsequently be the games' final tally.

    For the game Texas Southern amassed 363 total yards offensively (128 R, 235 P), while UTPB gained 297 total yards (182 R, 115 P).

    The Tigers will now prepare to travel to San Marcos, Texas on Saturday, Sept. 8 to face the Texas State Bobcats in what will be TSU's first road contest of the 2018 season.

    Courtesy: TSU Athletics
     

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