Ark-Monticello beats Ark-Pine Bluff
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP)—Scott Buisson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Arkansas-Monticello beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 21-7, spoiling Monte Coleman’s debut as coach of the Golden Lions.
The game featured 10 fumbles and three interceptions, punctuated by a couple of 60-plus-yard touchdowns.
With UAM, leading 14-7 with 5:11 to play in the fourth quarter, Buisson put the game away with a 61-yard touchdown pass to Clarence Denmark. In the third period, UAPB’s Jonathan Moore threw for a 23-yard TD to Anthony Abrams to bring the Golden Lions (0-1) to within a touchdown.
Buisson completed a 31-yard touchdown pass to Johnny Polite to start the scoring in the first period. Buisson ran 66 yards for the second score by the Boll Weevils (1-0), an NCAA Division II school. UAPB plays in the Football Championship Subdivision, college football’s second tier.
Buisson finished with 95 yards on 14 carries and completed 12 of 20 passes for 193 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. But Buisson fumbled three times, losing two of them. In all, UAM had six fumbles, four of them lost. UAPB went one better with five turnovers. Moore was picked off three times and fumbled twice, losing one, while the Golden Lions had two other fumbles, one of them lost.
Moore completed 19 of 41 passes for 183 yards and the one touchdown. Tailback Mickey Dean rushed for 107 yards on 17 carries.
UAPB is looking to Coleman to bring the Golden Lions into contention in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Coleman played at Central Arkansas before a lengthy NFL career with the Washington Redskins.