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Pine Bluff Holds Off No. 8 Alcorn
The Golden Lions, however, regrouped and scored the game’s final 12 points for a 39-35 win on national televisionat 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.