Pine Bluff Holds Off No. 8 Alcorn

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: October 22, 2010

Alcorn State’s Malcolm Taylor (left) takes down University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s Justin Billings during Thursday's game.

Alcorn State’s Malcolm Taylor (left) takes down University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s Justin Billings during Thursday's game.

ALCORN STATE, Miss. — Arkansas-Pine Bluff stormed to a 27-7 lead only to see Alcorn State come back and take a 35-27 lead heading to the fourth quarter.

The Golden Lions, however, regrouped and scored the game’s final 12 points for a 39-35 win on national television at Jack Spinks Stadium Thursday night.

Stephen Jones scored on a 10-yard touchdown with 7:03 to play to give UAPB a 36-35 lead, which it kept for good. The Golden Lions added a Chris Ewald 42-yard field goal and then held on for the victory.

Alcorn State’s final drive failed inside the five-yard-line with less than a minute to play as Brandon Bridge’s pass attempt fell incomplete.

The win improves the Golden Lions to 4-3 and 3-2 in the SWAC.

Alcorn, ranked eighth in the latest Boxtorow.com/BASN HBCU FCS coaches poll, dropped its fourth straight game to 3-4 and 2-3 in the SWAC.