Scores

Final

Alabama State 40

(1-2, 1-1 SWAC)

AR-Pine Bluff 39

(0-3, 0-1 SWAC)

5:00 PM ET, September 14, 2013

Golden Lions Stadium, PINE BLUFF, AR

1 2 3 4 T
ALST 21 3 0 1640
ARPB 0 13 19 739

Top Performers

Passing: B. Anderson (ARPB) - 291 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: I. Crowell (ALST) - 29 CAR, 161 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: I. Ferguson (ARPB) - 4 REC, 115 YDS

Alabama State defeats Arkansas-Pine Bluff 40-39

Associated Press

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- Isaiah Crowell ran for 161 yards and two touchdowns and keyed a fourth-quarter comeback in Alabama State's 40-39 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday night.

Alabama State (1-2, 1-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) turned to last week's SWAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week early and often. Even on runs that Pine Bluff anticipated, Crowell patiently found lanes to make consistent gains.

Malcolm Cyrus was an effective complement to Crowell in backfield, adding 89 yards and a touchdown.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-3, 0-1) led by 9 in the fourth quarter but could not overcome special teams miscues. The Golden Lions had two missed extra points, a missed field goal, and a botched punt snap deep in its own territory that put the Hornets in great position to score their go-ahead touchdown.

As pre-season favorites in the SWAC to win their respective divisions, both schools went into the game urgently seeking their first win.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ALST
ARPB
1st Downs2528
Total Yards475482
Passing200309
Rushing275173
Penalties9-1069-57
3rd Down Conversions5-126-16
4th Down Conversions1-13-4
Turnovers31
Possession24:5935:01

Passing Leaders

Alabama StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Duhart19/222009.120
Arkansas-Pine BluffC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Anderson23/382917.731

Rushing Leaders

Alabama StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Crowell291615.6225
Cyrus13826.3133
Arkansas-Pine BluffCARYDSAVGTDLG
Young18703.9218
Anderson15593.9040

Receiving Leaders

Alabama StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bell610217.0049
Lucas7476.7119
Arkansas-Pine BluffRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ferguson411528.8037
Bryant56513.0131

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERALSTARPB
TD05:17Earl Lucas 19 Yd Pass From Daniel Duhart (Bobby Wenzig Kick) 70
TD03:39Malcolm Cyrus 33 Yd Run (Bobby Wenzig Kick) 140
TD02:41Isaiah Crowell 25 Yd Run (Bobby Wenzig Kick) 210
SECOND QUARTERALSTARPB
TD05:59Brandon Kensey 3 Yd Pass From Benjamin Anderson (Pat Blocked) 216
TD02:45Jeremiah Young 3 Yd Run (Tyler Strickland Kick) 2113
FG00:01Bobby Wenzig 41 Yd 2413
THIRD QUARTERALSTARPB
TD08:16CJ Branch 10 Yd Pass From Benjamin Anderson (Tyler Strickland Kick) 2420
TD06:36Jeremiah Young 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 2426
TD02:54Dexter Bryant 31 Yd Pass From Benjamin Anderson (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2432
FOURTH QUARTERALSTARPB
TD12:54Isaiah Crowell 5 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 3032
TD09:42Benjamin Anderson 18 Yd Pass From Jeremiah Young (Tyler Strickland Kick) 3039
FG06:55Bobby Wenzig 30 Yd 3339
TD04:10Jamel Johnson 21 Yd Pass From Daniel Duhart (Bobby Wenzig Kick) 4039