New quarterback leads Tigers to sweet success at Homecoming

Quarterback Devin Williams walks to the sideline during the 3rd quarter of his Tiger debut at BBVA Stadium.  

Photo Credit: Mikel Kindle Jr.

Written by David Butler 
Contributing Writer
The Texas Southern University Tigers won their first homecoming game in seven years, beating Mississippi Valley State 42-14.

In his first start as a Tiger, sophomore Quarterback Devin Williams puts the team on his back, completing 14 out of 25 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns. Also contributing to the Tigers victory was star wide receiver and Tigers Co-Athlete of the Week Bobby Hartzog, who finished with 148 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

The Tigers had total control throughout the entire game and showed their dominance on both sides of the ball in the first half. Patrick Howells 80-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown secured a Tiger’s 21-0 lead going into the half.

The Tigers defense led by Linebacker Sean Jones, the team’s leading tackler, finished with 11 tackles, 10 solo, and one assist, and a forced fumble as they limit Mississippi Valley to only 14 points in the second half.

Tigers running back Brad Woodard 69-yard touchdown run put the icing on the cake for the Tigers securing yet another 21-point half making it 42-14 at the end of regulation.

Head coach Michael Haywood praised the Blinn College transfer Williams for an outstanding job during his first start at quarterback.

The Tigers will now get set to travel to Montgomery, Ala. to face the Alabama State Hornets on Saturday, Nov. 3rd at 2:00 pm.