|Texas Southern and HBU faced off in 2016 at Husky Stadium.|
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HOUSTON, TEXAS (September 5, 2017) On Thursday, September 7, 2017, the Texas Southern Tigers will kickoff their 2017 hurricane delayed home season when the host crosstown opponent Houston Baptist University at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Tigers will be taking to the gridiron for the first time in 2017, having their season opener against Prairie View A&M postponed due to Hurricane Harvey.
Texas Southern is coming off a 4-7 season in 2016 with a 2-7 Southwestern Athletic Conference record while the Huskies posted a 4-7 record in 2016 and a 3-5 Southland Conference record. Last season, the Tigers and Huskies faced off for the first time in both program's history. HBU came away with a 24-20 win at Husky Stadium. Both teams are 0-1 in 2017, with the Tigers falling to Florida A&M by the score of 29-7 on August 26. Playing at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos, Texas, the Huskies dropped a 20-11 decision to Texas State on September 2, 2017.
HBU will be led by senior linebacker Garrett Dolan. The 6-2, 240 pound Barbers Hill (TX) High School product had 135 tackles in 2016 and is a three-time all-conference selection. The Tigers are led by quarterback Jay Christophe, who missed last season with an injury.
Texas Southern head coach Michael Haywood is entering second season at the helm of Tigers, posting a 4-7 record in 2016. Previously, Haywood was the head coach at Miami (Ohio) posting a 9-14 record for two years. HBU head coach Vic Shealy is entering his fifth season guiding the Huskies. He has posted an 11-29 record with at HBU.