Prairie View overtakes Southern for 47-42 win
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Johnta Hebert caught two touchdown passes, ran in two more and Prairie View overtook Southern in the fourth quarter for a 47-42 win Saturday.
Hebert, who averages 85.6 rushing yards per game, piled up 114 on 17 carries and added 170 more with 10 receptions. Trey Green threw for 339 yards and the two TD throws to Hebert, De’Auntre Smiley ran in two touchdowns and Fred Anderson had a TD as well for Prairie View (4-2, 4-1 Southwest Athletic Conference).
Trailing 30-27 early in the fourth quarter, the Panthers recovered a fumble at Southern’s 1-yard line and Smiley punched it in for the score, taking the lead and triggering a 20-12 run to cement the win.
Southern (3-3, 3-1) edged the Panthers 520-517 in total yards but had six fumbles to Prairie View’s two.
Austin Howard was 18 for 28 and 377 yards, including three touchdowns and a fourth rushing TD.