SAN ANTONIO -- Jon Copeland threw for 344 yards and five touchdowns as Incarnate Word picked up its first victory of the year, rolling past Texas Southern 63-44 on Saturday night.
Incarnate Word (1-1) took a 14-0 lead and was up 42-17 at the break but the Tigers rallied in the third to post three touchdowns and close to 49-37 going into the final quarter.
The Cardinals answered when Copeland nailed Kam Williams on a 70-yard scoring strike with 9:53 remaining and Keyondrick Philio pushed in from the 1 to go ahead 63-37 with 3:06 remaining to secure the win.
Williams had six catches for 146 yards and three touchdowns. Ameer King rushed for 157 yards and caught four passes for 49 yards and a touchdown.
Incarnate Word takes next week off before opening Southland Conference play against Sam Houston State. The Tigers (0-2) will face Louisiana-Lafayette next week.
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