Scores

Final

Alabama A&M 23

(2-3, 1-0 SWAC)

AR-Pine Bluff 17

(0-5, 0-2 SWAC)

7:00 PM ET, September 27, 2008

Golden Lion Stadium, Pine Bluff, AR

1 2 3 4 T
AAMU 6 17 0 023
ARPB 0 10 7 017

Top Performers

Passing: J. Moore (ARPB) - 113 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: U. Banks (AAMU) - 21 CAR, 45 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Evans (ARPB) - 1 REC, 57 YDS, 1 TD

Alabama A&,M 23, Ark.-Pine Bluff 17

Associated Press

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- Ulysses Banks scored Alabama A&M's first touchdown on a 1-yard run in the final minute of the opening quarter, and finished as the Bulldogs' leading rusher in a 23-17 victory Saturday night over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

UAPB (0-4) completed less than half its passes and managed only 133 yards total offense, while Alabama A&M (2-3) racked up 282 yards, split evenly between passing and rushing. Banks amassed 45 yards on 21 carries to lead all rushers.

After a Carlos Reyes field goal for UAPB cut the Bulldogs' lead to 6-3 early in the second quarter, a 43-yard kickoff return by Alabama A&M's Thomas Harris, followed by a 15-yard run and a holding penalty, gave Alabama A&M the ball at the UAPB 20. That set up a 20-yard touchdown run by Anthony Green.

That was followed by a 6-yard scoring pass a little over 5 minutes later by the Bulldogs' Kevin Atkins, caught by Nate Baxter.

UAPB's Jonathon Moore threw to Danny Evans for a TD on a play that started 57 yards from the end zone to trim the visitors' lead to 20-10.

But a Jeremy Licea field goal from 40 yards out gave the Bulldogs a 23-10 halftime edge.

The Golden Lions' final score came on a 3-yard run by Martell Mallett a little over 2 minutes into the second half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
AAMU
ARPB
1st Downs177
Total Yards282133
Passing141113
Rushing14120
Penalties10-11210-76
3rd Down Conversions5-130-8
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers33
Possession36:2223:38

Passing Leaders

Alabama A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Atkins11/231416.113
Arkansas-Pine BluffC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Moore10/231134.912

Rushing Leaders

Alabama A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Banks21452.117
Atkins7436.1013
Arkansas-Pine BluffCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mallett10232.316
Dean630.507

Receiving Leaders

Alabama A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris35719.0034
Banks22613.0016
Arkansas-Pine BluffRECYDSAVGTDLG
Evans15757.0157
Howard3186.0010

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERAAMUARPB
TD00:50Ulysses Banks 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 60
SECOND QUARTERAAMUARPB
FG12:55Carlos Reyes 39 Yd 63
TD12:19Anthony Green 20 Yd Run (Rashan Cylar Kick) 133
TD07:30Nate Baxter 6 Yd Pass From Kevin Atkins (Rashan Cylar Kick) 203
TD03:30Danny Evans 57 Yd Pass From Jonathan Moore (Carlos Reyes Kick) 2010
FG00:00Jeremy Licea 40 Yd 2310
THIRD QUARTERAAMUARPB
TD12:44Martell Mallett 3 Yd Run (Carlos Reyes Kick) 2317