Hoover (Ala.) posted the first points of the game and never scored again as No. 17 Allen (Texas) earned a 25-7 victory in the Tom Landry Classic.
The victory was the first for new Eagles head coach Terry Gambill, who returned to Allen to replace Tom Westerberg. Gambill is a former Allen assistant.
The game was played before an overflow crowd of more than 20,000, including many fans who trekked from Alabama to watch the Bucs.
Neither team lit things up offense in a game that featured 22 penalties, but Allen got field goals of 48, 47 and 32 yards from Michael Ewton, who also added a pair of extra points.
Allen QB Mitchell Jonke threw for 155 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Brock Sturges ran for 60 yards and a TD. Tenyo Aieni had 70 yards receiving.
For Hoover — which became the first out-of-state team to play in the Landry Classic — was led by Garrett Farquhar’s 131 yards passing and 51 yards receiving by Shedrick Jackson.
Allen led 10-7 at halftime and opened up a lead in the third quarter on Ewton’s 47-yard field goal, a safety and an 8-yard TD reception by Josh Cornell.