Scores

Final

AR-Pine Bluff 24

(3-1, 2-1 SWAC)

Alabama State 21

(2-2, 2-1 SWAC)

Coverage: ESPNU

7:30 PM ET, September 20, 2012

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL

1 2 3 4 T
ARPB 7 7 10 024
ALST 0 7 7 721

Top Performers

Passing: B. Anderson (ARPB) - 220 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: J. Billings (ARPB) - 12 CAR, 127 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: L. Eckwood (ARPB) - 5 REC, 92 YDS, 1 TD

Ark.-Pine Bluff 24, Alabama St. 21

Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Justin Billings ran for 127 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries to help Arkansas-Pine Bluff beat Alabama State 24-21 on Thursday night.

Billings gave the Golden Lions (3-1, 2-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) a 24-14 lead with a 39-yard run at the end of the third quarter. He also had a 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

Ben Anderson completed 17 of 30 passes for 220 yards and a touchdown, a 27-yarder to Ladarius Eckwood late in the second quarter. Dennis Jenkins ran for 82 yards on 19 carries, Eckwood finished with five catches for 92 yards, and Tyler Strickland made a 50-yard field goal in the third quarter.

Alabama State (2-2, 2-1) cut it to 24-21 with 3:19 left on Greg Jenkins' 17-yard pass to Justin Robinson. The Hornets got the ball back, but Bobby Wenzig's 44-yard field goal try was well right with 56 seconds to play.

Jenkins completed 16 of 32 passes for 187 yards and ran 18 times for 102 yards. Isaiah Crowell and Malcolm Cyrus had touchdown runs for the Hornets.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ARPB
ALST
1st Downs2421
Total Yards466330
Passing220187
Rushing246143
Penalties17-17213-115
3rd Down Conversions4-153-12
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers00
Possession33:0926:51

Passing Leaders

Arkansas-Pine BluffC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Anderson17/302207.310
Alabama StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jenkins16/321875.810

Rushing Leaders

Arkansas-Pine BluffCARYDSAVGTDLG
Billings1212710.6239
Jenkins19824.3023
Alabama StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jenkins181025.7018
Crowell11403.619

Receiving Leaders

Arkansas-Pine BluffRECYDSAVGTDLG
Eckwood59218.4137
Winters6427.0026
Alabama StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fenderson24723.5033
McWilliams44411.0017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERARPBALST
TD08:09Justin Billings 1 Yd Run (Tyler Strickland Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERARPBALST
TD05:07Isaiah Crowell 4 Yd Run (Bobby Wenzig Kick) 77
TD00:54Ladarius Eckwood 27 Yd Pass From Benjamin Anderson (Tyler Strickland Kick) 147
THIRD QUARTERARPBALST
TD10:26Malcolm Cyrus 13 Yd Run (Bobby Wenzig Kick) 1414
FG05:24Tyler Strickland 50 Yd 1714
TD00:00Justin Billings 39 Yd Run (Tyler Strickland Kick) 2414
FOURTH QUARTERARPBALST
TD03:19Justin Robinson 17 Yd Pass From Greg Jenkins (Bobby Wenzig Kick) 2421