Southern U holds off winless Ark-Pine Bluff 29-21
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Dray Joseph threw two touchdown passes and ran for another as Southern University defeated winless Arkansas-Pine Bluff 29-21 in a Southwestern Athletic Conference matchup Saturday.
The Jaguars (4-3, 4-1 SWAC) opened the scoring with a 26-yard run by Lenard Tillery.
The Golden Lions (0-7, 0-5) answered as Benjamin Anderson scored from eight yards out and followed with a 21-yard touchdown to Isiah Ferguson to lead 15-8 in the first quarter.
Joseph responded with a 32-yard score to Willie Quinn. Following a UAPB missed field goal, Joseph hit Nico Talbert for a 16-yard touchdown to put the Jaguars up 22-14 at half.
Anderson threw an 11-yard score to Jamie Smith to cut the deficit to 1 late in the third quarter.
Facing fourth-and-goal at the 1, Joseph sneaked in for a touchdown with 8:34 remaining.
Drayon Willis' fumble on the ensuing drive sealed the win for the Jaguars.