PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) -- Chris Wallace threw three touchdown passes Saturday in a 42-31 victory by Arkansas-Pine Bluff over Texas Southern.
Texas Southern (3-8, 3-6 Southwestern Athletic Conference) scored first, on a 29-yard pass play from Tino Edgecombe to Daniel Davis, but Wallace evened the score with a TD pass to Poole from 23 yards out.
The Tigers went back ahead on a pass from Edgecombe to J. Fonua.
UAPB (8-3, 7-2) tied it up again on another Wallace-to-Poole pass, from 18 yards out, early in the second quarter. Texas Southern took its last lead when D'Javan Conway kicked a 42-yard field goal, but that margin was erased when Martell Mallett scored for the Golden Lions on a 17-yard run.
Wallace threw his third pass for a TD to Jason Jones, on a play that went 20 yards, with 1:34 left before intermission to give UAPB a 28-17 lead at the half.
The two teams traded touchdowns in the fourth quarter, with Moore passing 9 yards to Poole for one score for the Lions and to Jones for the other on a play that went 76 yards.
The Golden Lions, winners of SWAC's Western Division, will play Alabama A&M on Dec. 16 in Birmingham, Ala., for the conference championship. UAPB beat the Bulldogs 23-21 in October.