In a news conference leading up to Sunday’s Labor Day Classic, Prairie View A&M coach Henry Frazier III said that a lot of questions would be answered in the season opener against Texas Southern.
When the smoke cleared Sunday, the answers were crystal clear.
• Panthers quarterback K.J. Black wasn’t ready to play because of a knee injury,
• The Tigers should be a force in the Southwestern Athletic Conference,
• And, yes, the Prairie View defense is as stingy as ever.
With Black on the sidelines with a knee injury, the Panthers’ heralded defense recorded four interceptions-including one that was returned for a touchdown — and a safety to help the defending SWAC champions hold off a feisty TSU squad for a 16-14 victory before a crowd of 22,062 at Reliant Stadium.