Scores

Final

Alcorn State 21

(3-1, 2-0 SWAC)

AR-Pine Bluff 16

(0-4, 0-2 SWAC)

7:00 PM ET, September 21, 2013

Golden Lion Stadium, Pine Bluff, AR

1 2 3 4 T
ALCN 7 0 7 721
ARPB 3 0 6 716

Top Performers

Passing: B. Anderson (ARPB) - 233 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: J. Young (ARPB) - 21 CAR, 139 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Beverly (ARPB) - 7 REC, 77 YDS

Alcorn State holds off Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 21-16

Associated Press

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- Three lightning scoring drives of about three minutes or less fueled Alcorn State to a 21-16 Southwest League victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday night.

Tollette George hauled in a TD pass from John Gibbs, Jr. on the Braves' first drive, which lasted 3:12. Joe Price and Arnold Walker rushed for touchdowns from 53 and 5 yards, respectively, after halftime as Alcorn State (3-1, 2-0) fended off the Golden Lions (0-4, 0-2). The scoring drives spanned 1:44 and 2:56.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff closed to within five points on a 14-yard TD strike from Benjamin Anderson to Isaiah Ferguson with 9:07 remaining. The Golden Lions got the ball back and a chance to take the lead with about seven minutes left, but turned the ball over on downs after driving to Alcorn State's 15.

Penalties hurt Arkansas-Pine Bluff, which was called 13 times for 98 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ALCN
ARPB
1st Downs2227
Total Yards385452
Passing158233
Rushing227219
Penalties5-3113-98
3rd Down Conversions4-114-12
4th Down Conversions2-21-2
Turnovers20
Possession30:4229:18

Passing Leaders

Alcorn StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gibbs Jr.12/211587.511
Arkansas-Pine BluffC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Anderson18/302337.810

Rushing Leaders

Alcorn StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Walker14825.9131
Price45814.5153
Arkansas-Pine BluffCARYDSAVGTDLG
Young211396.6146
Anderson16513.2012

Receiving Leaders

Alcorn StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Doss45814.5020
George35418.0122
Arkansas-Pine BluffRECYDSAVGTDLG
Beverly77711.0023
Ferguson34314.3125

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERALCNARPB
TD10:03Tollete George 18 Yd Pass From John Gibbs Jr. (Haiden Mccraney Kick) 70
FG04:34Tyler Strickland 33 Yd 73
THIRD QUARTERALCNARPB
TD13:16Joe Price 53 Yd Run (Haiden Mccraney Kick) 143
TD09:50Jeremiah Young 46 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 149
FOURTH QUARTERALCNARPB
TD11:56Arnold Walker 5 Yd Run (Haiden Mccraney Kick) 219
TD09:07Isiah Ferguson 14 Yd Pass From Benjamin Anderson (Tyler Strickland Kick) 2116