SE Louisiana rallies for 62-52 win over Houston Baptist

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Chason Virgil hit CJ Turner on a 15-yard scoring strike in the waning seconds to give Southeastern Louisiana the lead on its way to a 62-52 win over Houston Baptist on Saturday night.

The Lions (3-4, 3-2 Southland Conference), trailing 52-48, scored twice in the final 40 seconds to secure their third win in the last four games.

Houston Baptist (1-4, 0-3) had just taken its second lead of the night in the topsy-turvy game when LaDarius Dickens ran it in from the 1 with 5:16 remaining.

Devonte Williams returned a punt 49 yards to HBU’s 15 with 1:26 left. Five plays later, Virgil hit Turner for the lead.

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HBU was on its own 45 on the next drive when Jon Miller sacked Bailey Zappe and Xavier Lewis scooped up the ball, returning it 38 yards for the final score.

Zappe threw for 342 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions.

Darren Johnson rushed for 127 yards and a score and Tre Spann and Zeke Walker each had an interception returned for a touchdown for the Lions.

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