Texas Southern edges Arkansas-Pine Bluff late, wins 24-17

Oct 8, 2022, 3:46 AM | Updated: 3:47 pm

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Jacorey Howard scored from a yard out to cap a game-winning drive as Texas Southern held off Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 24-17 in a Southwestern Athletic Conference battle on Saturday.

The loss was the third straight to open conference play for the Golden Lions (2-4, 0-3), who tied the game three times but never led.

Andrew Body was 21 for 33 for 211 yards passing with a touchdown and an interception and added 12 carries for 55 yards and a score to lead Texas Southern (2-4, 2-2). Howard led the Tigers with 64 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries and caught three passes for 15 yards and a score.

Skyler Perry was held to just 76 yards on 13-for-29 passing with an interception. Kayvon Britten carried 19 times for 97 yards and scored both touchdowns for Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

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