PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – A 47-yard field goal by Andrew Lyons with 23 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter lifted Alabama State to an 18-15 road victory over Prairie View A&M on Saturday evening at Blackshear Field.
Leading 12-7 early in the fourth quarter and about to receive another offensive possession, the Panthers gave Alabama State new life after a muffed punt by Prairie View’s Brandon Bell led to an ASU fumble recovery at the PV 23. Four plays later, ASU moved ahead 15-12 on quarterback Devin Dominguez’s 7-yard pass to Nick Andrews at the 10-minute mark. Both teams traded possessions throughout the quarter with the Panther defense making a big stand by stopping the Hornets on 4th-and-1 with 4:29 remaining.
Prairie View took advantage of the stop and managed to tie the game at 15-all on Brady Faggard’s 42-yard field goal attempt with 1:55 left on the clock. Alabama State responded on its ensuing drive and drove 50 yards to set up Lyons’ game-winning field goal.
Alabama State totaled 269 (159 P, 110 R) yards offensively to Prairie View’s 229 (170 P, 59 R) yards. Dominguez passed for 113 yards and one touchdown while Prairie View A&M quarterback K.J. Black finished 15-of-32 for 150 yards with two interceptions. Panther running back Donald Babers led all rushers with 81 yards on 23 carries and a touchdown run. Prairie View A&M safety Chris Adingupu led the team with 11 tackles and two pass breakups.
Prairie View A&M returns to action next weekend with a match-up versus Grambling State in the annual State Fair Classic at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.