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Milwee paces third-ranked North Alabama; Alabama A&M, Troy win

The Associated Press

North Alabama’s A.J. Milwee was 27-of-35 passing for 251 yards to lead the No. 3 Lions to a 27-20 win over Arkansas Tech on Saturday.

In the first quarter, Arkansas Tech’s Tario Dansby intercepted a pass and ran into the end zone for a 98-yard return. Later in the first quarter, Milwee followed with a 1-yard touchdown run for the Lions.

The Wonder Boys (3-2, 1-2 Gulf South Conference) scored shortly before halftime with a 5-yard run by Justin Ray, and North Alabama finished the half with a 27-yard field goal.

North Alabama opened the third quarter with Eric Denson’s 31-yard fumble recovery and touchdown, followed by Milwee’s 5-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Hubbard, giving the Lions a 24-13 lead.

The Lions (4-1, 3-0) held on with a 47-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. Carter Hallock added a score on a 2-yard run for Arkansas Tech.

North Alabama’s David McCants finished with 100 yards rushing on 21 carries. Tech’s Ray gathered 55 yards on 15 carries.

Tulsa 38, UAB 30: Paul Smith threw for 333 yards and three scores and ran for another to help lead Tulsa to a victory over UAB.

UAB reduced a 14-point, fourth-quarter deficit to eight after Sam Hunt threw two touchdown passes, but Tarrion Adams gained 63 of his career-high 183 yards on Tulsa’s final clock-killing possession.

Smith has now exceeded 300 yards passing in all four games this season for Tulsa (3-1, 1-0 Conference USA).

The Blazers (1-3, 0-1 CUSA) rolled up 403 yards on offense.

Hunt completed 13 of 26 passes for 152 yards with one interception.

Alabama A&M 48, Texas Southern 24: Kelcy Luke passed for 206 yards and four touchdowns to lead Alabama A&M to an easy victory over Texas Southern.

Alabama A&M (4-1, 2-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) jumped out to a 21-10 first quarter lead and never trailed against the winless Tigers (0-5, 0-4).

The Bulldogs got off to a fast start as Ulysses Banks scored on a 9-yard run at 12:19 in the first quarter after an 8-play, 77-yard drive. Banks rushed 17 times for 112 yards.

Thomas Harris caught 6 passes for 82 yards for the Bulldogs, including touchdown catches of 20 and 27 yards. Luke also threw a 4-yard scoring pass to John Smith and a 12-yard touchdown pass to Gerald Stockdale.

Troy 24, Louisiana-Monroe 7: Boris Lee intercepted a pass late in the first half and returned in 28-yards for a touchdown to break up a scoreless game and spark Troy to a victory over Louisiana-Monroe.

Lee’s interception return gave Troy (3-2, 2-0) a 7-0 halftime lead and the Trojans maintained the momentum in the second half.

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