Ark-Pine Bluff defeats MVSU 38-18

Benjamin Anderson threw two touchdowns passes and rushed for two

to lead Arkansas-Pine Bluff to a 38-18 victory over Mississippi

Valley State Saturday night.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-7, 1-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference)

wins its first game. It’s also the first time the Golden Lions have

held their opponent to less than three touchdowns in a game this


Anderson was 20 of 30 for 269 yards passing. His 86-yard pass to

Cody Swain was the longest touchdown connection of the night, and

put the Golden Lions up 38-18 with 13:21 remaining. Anderson also

had 22 carries for 123 yards rushing. His two rushing TDs were

sneaks from 3 and 2 yards out.

The Golden Lions forced three interceptions, two in the fourth

quarter, to thwart any MVSU (1-7, 1-5) comeback. Xavier Lofton also

recovered a fumble and returned it for a 55-yard touchdown as the

Golden Lions forced four MVSU turnovers.