The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff football team used a huge 254-yard output on the ground, including 237 yards from Kayvon Britten, and three rushing touchdowns, to pick up a 48-42 win against Lane College Saturday night at home at Simmons Bank Field.
The triumph improved UAPB’s record to 1-0 on the season, while Lane College fell to 0-1.
“Lane came out last season and played us tough, but we had some opportunities we let slip away tonight,” said UAPB head coach Doc Gamble.
“Britten played well because he practiced hard every single time and it showed tonight. We’ll go back, make some changes and correct some things as we turn out attention to North American.”
Skyler Perry led UAPB’s passing attack with 222 yards through the air, tossing one touchdown and one interception.
Britten totaled 237 yards to lead the UAPB’s ground attack and added three touchdowns in the game, picking up 7.6 yards per carry along the way. Britten also tacked on 60 receiving yards. Britten performance tonight ranks him third all-time in the school program history for rushing yards in a single game, behind Charles Monk Williams with 292, followed by Ivory Lee Brown with 223 yards. Johnny Williams also tacked on 15 yards on the ground.
Kendarius Clark showed out for the UAPB defense, collecting eight tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 1.5 sacks. Anas Luqman added four tackles, 1.5 TFL, and 1.5 sacks, and JaVonn Gray had four tackles, 1.5 TFL, and one sack in the win.
Offensively, UAPB had an outstanding day, racking up 521 total yards, 254 on the ground and 267 through the air, while averaging 6.6 yards per play and out-gaining Lane. UAPB converted on 43.8 percent of third-down attempts on the day. The Golden Lions also went 1-for-1 on fourth down.
REMEMBERING BENJAMIN ANDERSON AND ZOE’ ROBINSON: The entire UAPB community mourns the loss of Benjamin Anderson and student/Football Film Crew Zoe’ Robinson who passed away. Anderson a native of Little Rock, AR., will be remembered during his time at UAPB, as a gifted athlete, a diligent student, and a tremendous teammate.
Anderson, a 2010 graduate of Little Rock Parkview, was a four-year starter and letterman for the Golden Lions, where he set and broke all UAPB passing records.
Robinson a Texas native, a former student who worked with the film crew, was able to touch the lives of so many during her time as a member of the UAPB football program. She was an inspiration to so many as her positive attitude and smile were always able to lift a room. Both Zoe’ and Benjamin’s memory will live forever.