BATON ROUGE, La. -- Arkansas-Pine Bluff scored three touchdowns in the first and second quarters and led 41-6 at halftime in a 50-21 rout of Southern University Saturday night in Southwestern Athletic Conference action.
The Golden Lions (5-2, 4-1) led 21-0 after the first quarter. Dennis Jenkins scored from the 2. Bill Ross intercepted a Dray Joseph pass and returned it 60 yards for a touchdown. Quarterback Benjamin Anderson rushed for a 30-yard TD.
Lee Mitchell's 1-yard TD finally got Southern (3-4, 2-3) on the board, but Arkansas-Pine Bluff scored three more times on Anderson's 52-yard pass to Ladarius Eckwood and two short TDs by Aaron Lagrone. Tyler Strickland's 29-yard field goal in the third quarter made it 44-6.
Southern finally scored again on Joseph's fourth-quarter touchdown passes of 17 and 26 yards to Michael Berry and Charles Hawkins, respectively. But Micheal Wilson completed the Jaguars' misery with a 9-yard scoring run.
Linebacker Myles Jack, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, said Thursday he decided to leave UCLA and enter the 2016 NFL draft because he wants to be compensated for his skills.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
Tennessee chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has issued a statement amid rumors that alleges coach Butch Jones fought and punched senior offensive lineman Mack Crowder during a fall practice session.
With the addition of a few tweaks, UConn football coach Bob Diaco is still planning to bring a rivalry trophy with him to Florida on Saturday when the Huskies play UCF.