ITTA BENA, Miss. -- Benjamin Anderson threw two touchdowns passes and rushed for two to lead Arkansas-Pine Bluff to a 38-18 victory over Mississippi Valley State Saturday night.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-7, 1-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference) wins its first game. It's also the first time the Golden Lions have held their opponent to less than three touchdowns in a game this season.
Anderson was 20 of 30 for 269 yards passing. His 86-yard pass to Cody Swain was the longest touchdown connection of the night, and put the Golden Lions up 38-18 with 13:21 remaining. Anderson also had 22 carries for 123 yards rushing. His two rushing TDs were sneaks from 3 and 2 yards out.
The Golden Lions forced three interceptions, two in the fourth quarter, to thwart any MVSU (1-7, 1-5) comeback. Xavier Lofton also recovered a fumble and returned it for a 55-yard touchdown as the Golden Lions forced four MVSU turnovers.
The Sooners will lean on their leader, quarterback Baker Mayfield, to try to make it back to the College Football Playoff in 2016.
Arizona State's talented defense has upper-echelon potential, especially along the line, but its high-risk style at times leaves it exposed.
Vanderbilt's bowl hopes likely require a fast start to the season, making the matchup against Georgia Tech cruical for Derek Mason's squad.
Penn State's James Franklin hopes that his offseason additions arrive with a more permanent feel for his staff and his program.
Fueled by the feel-good story of cancer survivor RB James Conner, the Panthers would love to pull off a feel-good win over in-state rival Penn State.
Wisconsin plans to use its speedy new weapon, four-star prospect A.J. Taylor, as a wide receiver when he arrives on campus this summer.
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|Prairie View A&M||8-1||8-2|