Lopez with 4 TDs leads N. Alabama past Div.-II Shorter 41-14
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Christian Lopez threw for three touchdowns and ran for another and North Alabama beat Division II Shorter University 41-14 on Saturday.
The Lions scored on their first four drives, starting with a 24-yard touchdown pass to Byrd, followed by an 11-yard strike to Hall and they were up 14-0 with 9:26 left in the first quarter. In the second, Byrd caught another scoring pass and C.J. Sturdivant ran 23-yards for a 28-0 lead at halftime.
Shorter scored late in the third on a 56-yard dash by Tupac Lanier and again in the fourth on a short run by Coey Watson with 1:42 to go.
Tyler Pullum threw for 145 yards for the Hawks and had three interceptions, two by A.J. Bracey. The Hawks turned it over four times.