Houston Forward Times

03 September 2013 Written by  Nicholas A. Norman

TSU falls to Prairie View in Labor Day Classic 2013

Texas Southern University felt the ripples of their NCAA issues as Prairie View was able to outlast the Tigers and win 37-13.  

Prairie View marched 80 yards in 11 plays to score on their opening drive. Johnta Herbert capped the drive with a two yard touchdown run. The extra point was missed and left PV with a 6-0 lead. The Tigers scored on their first possession as well. Homer Causey connected with Dedric Shipman for a 30 yard touchdown pass.  

Prairie View scored their third touchdown of the game with 44 seconds left before the half for a 20-13 advantage. 

“My major concern was can we face adversity and get through it, considering the short time we’ve been practicing together, said TSU head coach Darrell Asberry. “I believed we almost pulled it off but we still have some work to do.” 

The Tigers did not have spring training this season because of NCAA issues and it began to show in the third and fourth quarters. The Tigers seemed to have run out of gas. PV scored a field goal in the third quarter, then scored a field goal and touchdown in the fourth quarter.

"I still believe we have a good team, we just have to go back to work and get in better shape. One thing is for sure, we don’t have a quarterback issue anymore,” Asberry said. “Causey played for me as a freshman at Shaw but he had to sit out a year when he transferred to TSU. You can see the ability is there and he will get better with time.”

Junior college standout Daveonn Porter had a good day out of the backfield. He carried the ball 15 times for 104 yards.

The Tigers have a bye week this week and face Sam Houston on September 14th in Huntsville.

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