Sunday, November 6, 2016

UAPB suffers through many firsts during MVSU's season first win

PINE BLUFF, Arkansas --There were a lot of firsts at Golden Lions Stadium on Saturday.

Unfortunately for UAPB, none of them were good.

Mississippi Valley State picked up its first victory of the season with a 41-7 rout over UAPB in front of an announced crowd of 1,347.

It was the first time the Golden Lions (1-8, 1-6 SWAC) have lost to Mississippi Valley State (1-8, 1-6) under UAPB Coach Monte Coleman. It was also the first time that a Delta Devils quarterback threw for three touchdowns this season. Against the Golden Lions, Mississippi Valley State actually had two quarterbacks accomplish that feat.

Sophomore Slade Jarman, who was getting his first start of the season, was 17-of-23 passing for 214 yards and 3 touchdowns. Junior Austin Bray, who had started the previous eight games, was 6-of-6 passing for 96 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Jarman threw two first-half touchdowns, both to receiver Booker Chambers. He connected with Chambers from 9 yards out with 8:15 left in the first quarter and then again on a 26-yard post route with 13:24 left in the second quarter.

A Delta Devils team that came into Pine Bluff averaging just 10.1 yards rushing per game managed to run all over UAPB. Mississippi Valley State carried the ball 14 times for 40 yards in the first quarter.


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