Lopez with 4 TDs leads N. Alabama past Div.-II Shorter 41-14

November 3, 2018

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.

Lopez was 18 of 27 for 240 yards for the Lions (6-3). Cortez Hall had 107 receiving yards and a score and Jakobi Byrd added 89 yards and two touchdowns.

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.

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