October 04, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Austin Howard threw three touchdown passes to lead Southern to a 51-36 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday night.

Howard's first pass was a 79-yard TD strike to Reggie Travis on the second play of Southern's (3-3, 2-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) opening drive. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-4, 0-3) answered when Antonio Jenkins sacked Howard, causing a fumble that Kyle Walker punched in for a touchdown.

Danny Johnson returned the ensuing kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown to give the Jaguars a 14-7 lead. The Golden Lions answered again when Benjamin Anderson ran for a 1-yard score to tie it at 14.

Howard had TD passes of 11 and 27 yards in the second quarter, and wide receiver Willie Quinn threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Travis to give Southern a 41-21 lead in the third quarter. Travis finished with five catches for 156 yards and three touchdowns.

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