HOUSTON -- Terrance Peters broke loose for a 51-yard touchdown run with 4:08 left in the game to carry Houston Baptist to a 24-20 win over cross-town rival Texas Southern in the Huskies home opener Saturday night.
Texas Southern rallied from 10 points down, 17-7, to take a 20-17 lead on a pair of Austin Watts touchdowns. Averion Hurts found Watts from 8-yards out to get within 17-13 after the Huskies (1-1) blocked the PAT. With 5:53 left in the game Watts pulled in a Houston Baptist punt and raced 93-yards to give the Tigers the lead, 20-17.
Peters finished with 155 yards on 14 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns to lead Houston Baptist. The Huskies rolled up 315 total yards rushing, averaging just under six yards per carry. Tony Dawson added 150 yards passing, completing 19 of 27.
Hurts finished 13 of 33 for 143 yards and a touchdown for Texas Southern (0-2).
Happy with how Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts have handled split quarterback duties this season, Alabama coach Nick Saban told ESPN's Chris Low on Thursday that he plans to use both players for the remainder of the season.
Baker Mayfield pulls off a trick play, where he catches a 2-point conversion, similar to a play he executed for a touchdown in the 2018 Rose Bowl.
Ryquell Armstead ran for 108 yards and a touchdown, the Temple defense scored on two of its five turnovers and the Owls beat Tulsa 31-17 on Thursday night in an American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Tulsa QB Luke Skipper is stripped from behind by Temple's Sam Franklin and teammate Chapelle Russell recovers it to seal the win.
Tulsa's Corey Taylor II runs in a five-yard touchdown to shrink Tulsa's deficit to 28-17.
Down 28-10 early in the fourth, Cooper Edmiston intercepts Temple QB Anthony Russo to begin a Tulsa scoring drive.
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