HOUSTON – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Special Teams came up big as they blocked a Texas Southern University’s Eric Medina 37-yard field goal with four seconds left in the game to give the Golden Lions a 38-37 win over the Tigers.
With the win, UAPB goes to 1-2 in homecoming games this season as they have played in their third straight homecoming game. The Golden Lions will play in their final homecoming game of the season as they will host Prairie View A&M at Golden Lion Stadium, Saturday, November 1
In an old fashion heavy weight boxing match both teams combined for over 1,096 yards of total offense as UAPB finished the contest with 514 yards of total offense, where TSU finished the contest with 582.
Brian Handley led the Golden Lions offensive attack as he rushed for 193 yards on 19 carries with two TDs in the contest.
Ben Anderson was finished the contest with 288 yards passing as he complete 12 passes in 23 attempts with one three TDs and one interceptions, while Willie Young finished the contest with 142 yards receiving on three receptions with two TDs.
Daveonn Porter led the TSU ground attack with 187 yards on 18 carries with one TD. While Home Causey passes for 333 yards by completing 27 passes in 35 attempts with one three TDs and one interception.
Steve Carpenter led the TSU receivers with 91 yards on seven receptions with his longest reception being for 32 yards.
Defensively UAPB was led by Willie Duncan with 11 tackles, one sack and two tackles for loss, whereas Darveon Trahan led TSU in tackles with nine and one pass breakup.
In the first quarter of this heavy weight match ended in a 10-10 tie as Strickland nailed a 26-yard field goal with 6:31 left on the clock, followed by a C.J. Branch 34-yard TD reception from Ben Anderson. TSU lit up the scoreboard at the 6:06 mark on a 41-yard pass to Porter from Causey, followed by an Eric Medina 42-yard field goal at the 1:02 mark to close out the first quarter.
In the second quarter, UAPB won the round as Handley rushed for two TDs as he scored from 17 yards out, followed by a Strickland 43-yard field goal, while Causey passed for his second TD of the game for TSU to Malik Cross from 17-yards out.
After the completion of the first half UAPB took a 26-17 lead into the break as this was the first time the Golden Lions led in a contest since the second game of the season against Concordia College in their home opener.
In the third quarter, TSU won the run as they scored two TDs to take a 31-26 lead as Jimmy Potepa scored from two-yards out and Porter scoring his second TD of the game from one-yard out.
UAPB took a 32-31 lead as Young scored from 60-yards out with 7:76 mark of the fourth. On the ensuing drive, TSU made the score 37-32 as Larry Clark scored from 16-yards out on a pass from Causey with 2:31 left in game.
Anderson would find Young again on a go route with 2:15 left in the game as young scored from 69-yards out to give the Golden Lions a 38-37 lead.
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