Thursday, September 07, 2017

Late surge come up short for TSU Tigers in 24-17 loss to HBU Huskies

Jay Christophe completed 14 passes and 261 yards for TSU
Photo by Darla S Tamulitis, La Vita Loca Photography
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By Kristina MacKay
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HOUSTON, TEXAS (September 8, 2017) After having to reschedule the Labor Day Classic, the TSU Tigers had their football home opener at BBVA Compass Stadium on Thursday, September 7, 2017 and after a hard-fought contest, ultimately fell to the HBU Huskies, 24-17. TSU and Aaron Cuevas got the scoring 261started with a field goal late in the first quarter but HBU immediately answered with a 60-yard touchdown scored by Ethen Fry.  TSU’s defense was put to a major test but fought back, forcing HBU to punt seven times but the Huskies were tough and caused the Tigers to punt nine times in return. 

HBU quarterback Bailey Zappe scored a touchdown along with Ethen Fry and James Brown, who scored late in the fourth quarter to secure the win. Tiger quarterback Jay Christophe appeared to have trouble with clock management early in the first half, letting the play clock run to zero. The coaches were forced to call time outs twice within 40 seconds of each other to avoid delay of game penalties. He got into the flow eventually and ended up running for a touchdown himself as well as a late push in the final minute where he sent a nine-yard pass to Darvin Kidsy; who ran it into the end zone. With the unsuccessful attempt at an onside kick, the Huskies took a knee and let the clock run down the final seconds. They played well, but in the end, it wasn’t enough. The Tigers have a bye week this coming week and then they’re off to play Alabama A&M on the road.

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