UAPB beats Mississippi Valley State 15-3

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) - In a defensive struggle, Arkansas-Pine

Bluff scored twice in the last three minutes of the first half,

then shut out Mississippi Valley State until the fourth quarter in

a 15-3 victory on Saturday.

It was the season finale for MVSU (1-10, 1-8 Southwest Athletic

Conference) and helped Arkansas-Pine Bluff get to .500 (5-5, 4-4).

The game was scoreless until, with 2:34 left before halftime,

Golden Lions' quarterback Ben Anderson scored on a 1-yard run. A

2-point conversion pass from Aaron Godwin to Xavier Lofton made it

8-0. Two minutes later, Stephen Jones scored Arkansas-Pine Bluff's

second touchdown on a 10-yard run 34 seconds before halftime.

The Golden Lions intercepted MVSU's Garrick Jones twice and

sacked him three times. The Delta Devils finally scored on a

27-yard field goal by Carlos Sanchez on the first play of the

fourth quarter.