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Prairie View A&M tops Texas Southern in season opener

Jawon Pass led the Panthers to the season-opening SWAC win.

Jawon Pass completed 25 of 37 passes for 354 yards and three touchdowns and Prairie View A&M opened the season with a 40-17 victory over Texas Southern in Southwestern Athletic Conference play. 

Editor's note: Video takes a look at series between Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern

Pass hooked up with Jailon Howard for a 59-yard score with 6:12 left in the first quarter. The Panthers missed the point-after kick for a 6-3 lead. Prairie View went up 13-3 on Lyndemian Brooks’ 5-yard scoring run. Pass threw a 14-yard scoring strike to Darius Campbell late in the quarter, giving the Panthers a 20-3 lead at halftime. 

Pass and Howard connected for a 72-yard touchdown on the first play of the third quarter to ignite the rout.