Ark.-Pine Bluff 24, Jackson St. 21, OT
A 95-yard touchdown pass from Arkansas-Pine Bluff quarterback
Benjamin Anderson to Willie Young with 2 minutes left in regulation
forced overtime, and the Lions emerged with a 24-21 victory over
Jackson State in the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship
game at Legion Field.
The winning points for the Lions (10-2) came on Tyler
Strickland’s 26-yard field goal. Jackson State (7-5) had the ball
first in overtime but Ryan Deising’s 43-yard field goal attempt was
Jackson State dominated the first half, outgaining the Lions
270-78, but led only 21-14 at halftime. Clayton Moore threw a
40-yard touchdown pass to Rico Richardson and rushed for another
score, but his fumble at the end of the first half kept things
After Moore was hit from behind by linebacker Xavier Lofton,
linebacker Bill Ross scooped up the fumble and raced 73 yards for a
touchdown with 4 seconds left in the half.