Bowen completed 4 of 7 passes for 88 yards -- including a 59-yard touchdown to Tracy Johnson with 54 seconds left in the first half -- and had 14 carries for 66 yards.
On the opening drive, Dondre Dobbins intercepted a pass by UAPB's Brandon Duncan and was tackled for no gain at the 1. Bowen capped an 18-play, 99-yard drive that spanned more than 10 minutes with a 6-yard TD run with 14:53 left in the half. After Eric Medina made field goals of 44 and 24 yards, Johnson's touchdown catch gave Texas Southern (4-6, 4-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference) a 20-0 lead at halftime.
Jamal Gladden's 2-yard touchdown run put UAPB (1-9, 1-7) on the board with 6:51 left in the third. But when the Tigers' ensuing drive stalled at the UAPB 34, Texas Southern ran a fake punt and Medina hit Elie Nabushosi to make it 27-7.
Ohio State's 51-game streak as betting favorite on line vs. Michigan
Ohio State was installed as a 3.5-point underdog against Michigan. Barring dramatic line movement, it would mark the first time the Buckeyes haven't been favored since the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship in 2015.
The wild Big 12 gets even more fun with Les Miles' return
Even during a tough rebuilding job at Kansas, The Hat will tweak rivals and add entertainment value, just like he did at Oklahoma State in his first head coaching job.
Breaking down the questions facing Les Miles at Kansas
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Michigan-OSU rivalry produces unforgettable drama
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College football bowl projections after Week 12
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No. 23 Army gets first AP ranking since 1996, while top 6 unchanged
At No. 23, Army makes its first appearance in the AP poll since 1996, but things at the top of the rankings remain largely unchanged.