Bowen completed 4 of 7 passes for 88 yards -- including a 59-yard touchdown to Tracy Johnson with 54 seconds left in the first half -- and had 14 carries for 66 yards.
On the opening drive, Dondre Dobbins intercepted a pass by UAPB's Brandon Duncan and was tackled for no gain at the 1. Bowen capped an 18-play, 99-yard drive that spanned more than 10 minutes with a 6-yard TD run with 14:53 left in the half. After Eric Medina made field goals of 44 and 24 yards, Johnson's touchdown catch gave Texas Southern (4-6, 4-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference) a 20-0 lead at halftime.
Jamal Gladden's 2-yard touchdown run put UAPB (1-9, 1-7) on the board with 6:51 left in the third. But when the Tigers' ensuing drive stalled at the UAPB 34, Texas Southern ran a fake punt and Medina hit Elie Nabushosi to make it 27-7.
Former Alabama assistant coach Billy Napier will be coming back to Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday.
Duke dodged trouble in the short term when its starting quarterback went down.
The No. 18 Texas Longhorns travel to Kansas State Saturday with one thing on their minds: change. That idea sounds pretty good to Kansas State right now as well.
The schedule forces Michigan State to take a step back this week. If the Spartans want to remain in the rankings, they can't afford to take an even bigger step back.
South Carolina will be the next team to see if it can stop or at least slow Kentucky running back Benny Snell when the Gamecocks and Wildcats clash Saturday in Lexington, Ky.
Florida coach Dan Mullen understands he may get less than a welcoming reception when the Gators visit No. 23 Mississippi State on Saturday.
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