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No. 3 North Alabama routs Arkansas-Monticello; UAB edges Tulane

From staff, AP reports

A 37-point first half paved the way as third-ranked North Alabama rolled to a 46-27 rout of Arkansas-Monticello on the road.

UNA (6-0, 5-0 Gulf South Conference) scored on its first two possessions of the game and built a 30-point advantage by halftime. The Lions used reserve quarterbacks Dusty Goodwin and Ret Tolleson in the final two periods and held on for a 19-point victory.

It was the Lions 18th straight regular-season win, 10th straight regular-season road win and 12th straight win over Arkansas schools. It was also UNA’s fifth straight win over UAM.

Arkansas-Monticello is now 2-5 overall and 1-3 in the GSC.

North Alabama finished with 448 yards of offense, with 245 on the ground and 203 through the air. Starting quarterback A.J. Milwee, who only played in the first half, was 8-of-14 passing for 111 yards and three touchdowns, and he rushed for 39 yards and one score. Brandenn Pickett led the ground attack with 86 yards. The Lions forced four turnovers in the game but also gave up three.

UNA’s David McCants returned the opening kickoff 30 yards, then raced 43 yards with a handoff on the first play from scrimmage. Three plays later, Milwee threw a 5-yard TD pass to freshman Kyle Turner of Cullman Scott Shurden added the extra point and UNA led 7-0 with 13:08 left in the first quarter.

UAB 26, Tulane 21: Joseph Webb caught six passes for 106 yards and scored the go-ahead touchdown as UAB defeated Tulane.

UAB trailed 14-13 at halftime, but the Blazers opened the second half with an 82-yard, five-play drive that ended with a 17-yard scoring pass from Sam Hunt to Webb.

A 59-yard pass play from Hunt to Frantrell Forrest set up the score.

Webb’s touchdown put UAB in front 20-14, and the Blazers held off a late Tulane threat.

UAB (2-4, 1-1 C-USA) broke a seven-game conference losing streak. Tulane (1-5, 0-2) lost its eighth straight conference game.

Hunt completed 17-of-32 passes for 262 yards and 1 touchdown for UAB. Matt Forte ran for 212 yards on 32 carries to lead Tulane.

Tennessee-Martin 31, Samford 21: Don Chapman recorded his 20th career 100-yard rushing game to help University of Tennessee-Martin break into the win column for the first time this season with a 31-21 homecoming victory over Samford Saturday afternoon.

Chapman, the Skyhawks’ all-time leading rusher, finished with 113 yards on 24 carries. His 16-yard touchdown early in the third period gave UTM (1-6, 1-3 Ohio Valley Conference) a commanding 31-0 lead.

Prairie View A&M 17, Alabama State 6: Gabriel Osaze-Ediae caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Mark Spivey late in the third quarter to give Prairie View A&M the lead in a come-from-behind win over Alabama State.

Prairie View (4-2, 3-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) trailed 6-3 at halftime and did not get its first touchdown until Osaze-Ediae scored at 3:02 in the third period.

Tuskegee 35, Sillman 7: Jacary Atkinson threw two touchdown passes to Jason English and ran for another score as Tuskegee defeated Stillman Saturday and remained undefeated.

Tuskegee (6-0, 5-0 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) gained a total of 383 yards to 204 for Stillman to take an easy win in the battle of Tigers.

Copyright 2005 THE DECATUR DAILY. All rights reserved.
AP contributed to this report.

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