Arkansas-Pine Bluff 33, Southern 30



BATON ROUGE, La. – Quarterback Skyler Perry accounted for four touchdowns as the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff football team won at Southern 33-30 Saturday in the 2021 spring football season opener for the Golden Lions.

Perry completed 22 of 37 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns and rushed eight times for 58 yards and two additional touchdowns as UAPB (1-0 overall, 1-0 SWAC) won over Southern (1-1, 1-1) for the first time since 2012.

The UAPB defense forced four turnovers and held off a furious fourth quarter rally by Southern, as the Golden Lions triumphed in a season-opening game for the first time since 2017 in earning Doc Gamble his first win as UAPB head coach.

Josh Wilkes (4-84-1) and Harry Ballard III (4-19-1) each had touchdown receptions for the Golden Lions, who were led by Tyrin Ralph’s seven receptions for 86 yards.

Game Recap (Arkansas-Pine Bluff) | Box Score
Stadium: A.W. Mumford Stadium
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Duration: 03:33

ARK: Perry,Skyler (223 PASS), Perry,Skyler (58 RUSH), Ralph,Tyrin (86 REC)

SUJ: Lampley,John (238 PASS), Sims,Jarod (55 RUSH), Hinton,Brandon (60 REC)



A.W. Mumford Stadium
E Street, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, 70807, United States


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