Jackson State rallies visiting Prairie View

Published 12:27 am Sunday, September 30, 2012

Willie Bell recovered a Prairie View A&M fumble in the end zone with 27 seconds left in the third quarter to break a tie and spark Jackson State to a 34-13 Southwestern Athletic Conference victory Saturday night.

The Tigers (2-3, 2-2) tacked on two fourth-quarter touchdowns and haven’t lost at home to the Panthers (0-5, 0-3) since 1970.

Bell’s recovery of a fumble by punter Travis Jatzlau came after the Tigers had backed the Panthers into a fourth-and-14 from their 8-yard line.

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After Prairie View led 10-0 at halftime, Jackson State battled back in the third quarter with a strong running game led by Tommy Gooden, who finished with 135 yards on 18 carries.

The Tigers amassed 256 yards rushing and 80 passing.

Louisiana Tech 44, Virginia 38

Colby Cameron threw for one touchdown and ran for another, and Louisiana Tech scored 34 unanswered points to rally from an early deficit and beat penalty-riddled Virginia.

Ray Holley ran for two touchdowns for the Bulldogs (4-0), who trailed 24-10 midway through the second quarter. They intercepted Michael Rocco three times and converted each one into a touchdown.

Louisiana-Monroe 63, Tulane 10

Kolton Browning threw three first-half touchdown passes and Louisiana-Monroe cruised to a victory over Tulane.

The junior was 15-of-21 for 253 yards as the Warhawks (2-2) gained 553 yards and scored their most points since moving to the Football Bowl Subdivision level in 1994.

The Green Wave (0-4) lost their 14th straight and had just 151 yards total offense.

After Browning’s first scoring pass, a 3-yarder to Kevin Steed, made it 14-0 in the first quarter, D.J. Ponder, the third Tulane starting quarterback in three weeks, was intercepted by R.J. Young. Young fumbled at the Tulane 6 after returning it 49 yards, but Ray Stovall recovered the ball in the end zone to score.

Browning threw for second-quarter scores of 29 yards to Je’Ron Hamm and 38 yards to Tavarese Mays.

Millsaps 33, Centre 16

Garrett Pinciotti threw for 232 yards and a touchdown and freshman running back Taz Watson scored two TDs to lead Millsaps (4-0, 1-0 Southern Athletic Association) to a win in its SAA opener against Centre (Danville, Ky.)