PRAIRIE VIEW, TX. – The Prairie View A&M Panthers outgained the Bearkats 499-412 in yardage and produced a monstrous 334-yard performance with their rushing attack. But they still fell short against No. 3 FCS ranked Sam Houston State on Thursday night, 44-31 in their season opener.
Trailing 30-17 at halftime, the Panthers (0-1) traded scores in the second half in an offensive display by both teams.
Panthers quarterback Lavell McCullers completed 17-of-31 passes for 165 yards and led the team with 14 carries for 126 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore Running back Dawonya Tucker had a career night in carries, yards, and touchdowns rushing 13 times for 93 yards and three touchdowns.
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The Panthers were sorely hampered by 200 yards of penalties and by losing two fumbles.
Jeremiah Briscoe completed 20-of-31 passes for 289 yards and threw for three touchdowns against one interception. Javin Webb had two rushing scores and Davion Davis had 96 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns as well for the Bearkats (2-0).
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