UAPB gets thumped by Tulsa 42-7 in season opener

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The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Golden Lions fell 42-7 to Tulsa Golden Hurricanes for on the road Thursday night.

Tulsa improved to 1-0 on the season while UAPB dropped to 0-1.

Johness Davis totaled 82 yards to lead UAPB’s ground attack in the game, picking up 4.8 yards per carry along the way. Bj Curry also tacked on nine yards on the ground.

Kenji Lewis reeled in five catches for 64 yards.

Kyre Williams showed out for the Golden Lions defense, totaling five tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one interception. Laprel Boyd added four tackles, one interception, and one forced fumble and Sam Anthony had three tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one recovered fumble in the loss.

The Golden Lions won the turnover battle in Thursday’s game, forcing three turnovers while coughing the ball up one time, with UAPB turning those takeaways into seven points.

UAPB defense disrupted the Tulsa passing game on the way to pulling down two interceptions.How It Happened

UAPB took a 7-0 lead over Tulsa after scoring the KT game’s first points with 12:27 left in the first quarter. UAPB didn’t score again in the game and Tulsa tacked on 42 more points to finish off the scoring.Game Notes

» The Golden Lions won the turnover battle 3-1 after intercepting two passes and recovering one fumble.
» UAPB tallied 7 points in the first quarter, accounting for 100% of their total score.
» UAPB converted 5 of 16 third downs while Tulsa was successful on 5 of 9.
» UAPB totaled eight tackles for loss and added two sacks.

The Golden Lions will be back in action next weekend, Saturday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. in the 34th Annual Southern  Heritage Classic in Memphis, TN.    

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