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Tigers prep for Arlington Showdown

Annual game vs. Southern kicks off 4 p.m. Saturday

By: Texas Southern University

Texas Southern football and Tiger Nation will travel to Arlington, TX, this Saturday for this year’s edition of the Arlington HBCU Showdown versus Southern University. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Choctaw Stadium (former home of the Texas Rangers). Visit HBCUgo.tv for streaming options if you aren’t able to attend in Arlington.Both teams are coming off loses to non-conference opponents last weekend, with TSU falling to North Texas and Southern losing to LSU. Big plays by North Texas was the difference in the game as the Mean Green claimed a 59-27 win over TSU Saturday night at Apogee Stadium.
After the first TSU drive stalled due to untimely penalty in the first quarter, North Texas scored the game’s first points via a 43-yard field goal after a nine-play, 38-yard drive for a 3-0 lead. TSU punted on its second drive and UNT needed only one play to move ahead by two scores as Ayo Adeyi broke free for a 59-yard score on the first play of the drive as the deficit grew to 10-0. The TSU offense would begin to awake as they found success on its next drive as Jacorey Howard, Ladarius Owens and Tavaris Achane, Derek Morton all had first downs which led to a 24-yard Richard Garcia III field goal for a 10-3 deficit with 2:09 remaining.For a full game summary, visit TSUSports.com.Following this weekend’s game, the Tigers will travel to the Alamo City to take on UT San Antonio in the Alamodome at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.Watch a preview of the Arlington Showdown aired Sept. 15 on Dallas/Fort Worth Fox 4 station:

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