JACKSON, Miss. – The University of Arkansas At Pine Bluff football team lost at Jackson State 21-12 Saturday night at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.


Trailing 14-0 in the third quarter, UAPB put together its first scoring drive of the night. Keyed by a 54-yard reception by Josh Wilkes, the Golden Lions drove 75 yards in five plays as Omar Allen’s 13-yard TD run cut the deficit to 14-6 with just over nine minutes to play in the third quarter.


UAPB (5-4 overall, 2-3 SWAC) scored two possessions later, driving 48 yards in four plays. DeJuan Miller’s 16-yard scoring pass from Shannon Patrick brought the Golden Lions to within 14-12 with less than a minute to play in the third quarter as the two-point conversion failed.


However, Jackson State (4-5, 3-1) returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown for the final margin.


Allen had career highs in rushes (30) and yards (98) with a touchdown. Wilkes caught four passes for 117 yards for the Golden Lions, who return to action next Saturday in a 2 p.m. game at Prairie View A&M.


The UAPB Sports Network Radio Broadcast begins with Lions Roar Pregame at 1:30 p.m. on 99.3 FM The Beat in Pine Bluff, 920 AM the Sports Animal in Little Rock, online at uapblionsroar.com, and on the free UAPB Athletics mobile app.