Scores

Final/OT

Jackson State 21

(7-5, 7-2 SWAC)

AR-Pine Bluff 24

(10-2, 8-1 SWAC)

Coverage: ESPNU

1:00 PM ET, December 8, 2012

Legion Field, BIRMINGHAM, AL

1 2 3 4 OT T
JKST 14 7 0 0 021
ARPB 0 14 0 7 324

Top Performers

Passing: B. Anderson (ARPB) - 225 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: R. Sims (JKST) - 12 CAR, 70 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: W. Young (ARPB) - 3 REC, 136 YDS, 1 TD

Arkansas-Pine Bluff beats Jackson State in OT, wins SWAC

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A 95-yard touchdown pass from Arkansas-Pine Bluff quarterback Benjamin Anderson to Willie Young with 2 minutes left in regulation forced overtime, and the Lions emerged with a 24-21 victory over Jackson State in the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game at Legion Field on Saturday.

The winning points for the Lions (10-2) came on Tyler Strickland's 26-yard field goal. Jackson State (7-5) had the ball first in overtime, but Ryan Deising's 43-yard field goal attempt was blocked.

Jackson State dominated the first half, outgaining the Lions 270-78, but led only 21-14 at halftime. Clayton Moore threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Rico Richardson and rushed for another score, but his fumble at the end of the first half kept things close.

After Moore was hit from behind by linebacker Xavier Lofton, linebacker Bill Ross scooped up the fumble and raced 73 yards for a touchdown with 4 seconds left in the half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JKST
ARPB
1st Downs2119
Total Yards350376
Passing158225
Rushing192151
Penalties7-569-74
3rd Down Conversions4-164-13
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers12
Possession35:2824:32

Passing Leaders

Jackson StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Moore12/251586.310
Arkansas-Pine BluffC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Anderson13/252259.012

Rushing Leaders

Jackson StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sims12705.8137
Moore23693.0140
Arkansas-Pine BluffCARYDSAVGTDLG
Billings19844.4022
Anderson16362.3120

Receiving Leaders

Jackson StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Richardson47218.0140
Pendleton5469.2018
Arkansas-Pine BluffRECYDSAVGTDLG
Young313645.3195
Eckwood6457.5015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERJKSTARPB
TD09:16Rico Richardson 40 Yd Pass From Clayton Moore. (Raphael Dent Kick) 70
TD04:48Rakeem Sims 37 Yd Run. (Raphael Dent Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERJKSTARPB
TD14:57Benjamin Anderson 1 Yd Run. (Tyler Strickland Kick) 147
TD02:29Clayton Moore 1 Yd Run. (Raphael Dent Kick) 217
TD00:04Bill Ross 73 Yd Fumble Return. (Tyler Strickland Kick) 2114
FOURTH QUARTERJKSTARPB
TD02:00Willie Young 95 Yd Pass From Benjamin Anderson. (Tyler Strickland Kick) 2121
OVERTIMEJKSTARPB
FGTyler Strickland 26 Yd 2124