HUNTSVILLE — It was a joyous Homecoming for Alabama A&M.
The Bulldogs put together a yardage and time-gobbling offense with a smothering defense in a 27-14 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
With the win, A&M improves to 2-0 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference and 2-3 overall. UAPB falls to 1-1, 2-3.
The Bulldogs are now 2-0 in the SWAC for the first time since 2012. Winners of five of their last six SWAC games, A&M travels to Baton Rouge to face Southern next Saturday.
Quarterback Aqeel Glass was 26 of 43 passing for 291 yards and receiver Octayvious Miles had his second consecutive game with 100 yards receiving.
Running back Trevon Walters rushed for 89 yards on 16 carries with a pair of touchdowns.
Defensively, the Bulldogs were devastating. They held the Golden Lions to just 133 total yards, including six sacks and seven tackles for loss.
Vernon Moland had 6 tackles, including a half-sack and half tackle for loss. Yurik Bethune had five tackles, 2.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss.
Defensive back Devonte King electrified the crowd of 15,685 with his 23-yard “pick 6” that put the Bulldogs up 7-0 with just 2:09 gone in the game.
Nick Carden had an 18-yard field goal to widen the Bulldogs’ lead to 10-0 with 4:45 to play in the quarter.
When Walters scored on his 19-yard run with 2:55 left in the second quarter, he put the Bulldogs up 17-0.
The Golden Lions scored with 1:08 left in the half to cut the margin to 17-7 at intermission.
A 22-yard field goal by Carden lifted A&M to a 20-7 lead with 8:05 to play in the third quarter.
UAPB countered with a Christian Jordan touchdown with 7:45 left in the game.
Walters provided the final margin on a 12-yard touchdown run with 2:11 left in the game.
Courtesy: AAMU Athletics