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The University of Arkansas At Pine Bluff football team rolled to a 53-15 win over Langston in the Saturday night home opener at Simmons Bank Field.

The Golden Lions (2-1 overall, 1-0 SWAC) matched their win total for all of 2018 in winning back-to-back games for the first time since 2014.


Skyler Perry completed seven of nine passes for 189 yards and three touchdowns, and Shannon Patrick completed nine of 12 passes for 135 yards and a touchdown.
Harry Ballard recorded his second straight 100-yard receiving game with 147 yards on five receptions and two touchdowns. Jeremy Brown caught a touchdown pass for the second straight game, and Kolby McNeal added a touchdown reception.

Taeyler Porter rushed 11 times for 51 yards and two touchdowns, and Keshawn Williams and Omar Allen added touchdowns runs as the Golden Lions improved to 2-1 for the first time since 2012.

The Golden Lions scored on their second possession of the game. Perry completed a 60-yard pass to Ballard on the first play of the drive, leading to Williams’ two-yard run to give UAPB a 6-0 lead with just over 11 minutes to play in the opening quarter.

UAPB broke the game open by scoring on four straight possessions in the second quarter. Porter scored on a one-yard run to complete a nine-play, 59-yard drive to extend to a 13-0 lead. Following a Langston punt, it took the Golden Lions only two plays to score. Following a Williams’ run for 12 yards, Perry connected with Brown on a 35-yard scoring pass for a 20-0 lead.

On the next UAPB possession, it was the Porter show as he carried the ball on four straight plays for 39 yards with a five-yard scoring run to extend to a 27-0 lead.

Following a Langston touchdown, the Golden Lions answered with a six-play, 78-yard drive, ending with a five-yard scoring pass from Patrick to McNeal as UAPB took a 34-6 halftime lead.

After halftime, the offense continued to roll as the Golden Lions scored on its first three possessions of the third quarter. A Henri Murphy interception set up a Perry-to-Ballard 10-yard scoring pass and a 40-6 lead.

Langston added a field goal before the Golden Lions drove 78 yards in four plays. Perry hit Ballard on back-to-back passes of 18 and 49 yards, the last for a touchdown to extend to a 46-9 lead.

After a three-and-out and a short punt, it took just three plays to score as Omar Allen scored on a five-yard run for a 53-9 lead.

UAPB returns to action Saturday at Tennessee St. at 2 p.m.

Courtesy: UAPB Athletics

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