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Southern 27, Texas Southern 17

November 16, 1997

HOUSTON (AP) _ Marcus Jacoby threw for 180 yards and three touchdowns, leading Southern University past Texas Southern 27-17 Saturday to capture the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship.

Southern (9-1, 7-0) scored twice in the second quarter with Melvin Harris’ 9-yard scoring run and a 19-yard scoring pass from Jacoby. He also thre touchdowns of 23 and 2 yards in the second half.

Texas Southern (5-6, 4-4) scored on a Trent Zacharie 1-yard scoring run and a Thomas Sieh 2-yard scoring run.

Southern led 13-5 at halftime.

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