Little Rock, Arkansas -- Austin Howard threw for 245 yards and five touvhdowns, Southern University converted an interception into a score, and the Jaguars held off the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff 47-40 on Saturday.
Trailing 47-32, Brandon Duncan hit Jeremy Brown on a 10-yard TD pas with 13 seconds left to pull the Golden Lions to within 47-40 after the two-point conversion, but Southern recovered the onside kick and time expired.
Both teams scored on their first two possessions, and Howard's 7-yard TD gave the Jaguars(5-3, 3-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) a lead they wouldn't relinquish..
UAPB (2-6, 1-3) rallied with 10 unanswered third-quarter points, but Howard hit Beard on a 7-yard TD pass and Devon Benn added a 46-yard scoring run for a 47-32 lead.
Kentavius Preston's interception of Leearl Pattson's pass led to Howard's strike to Jamar Washington for Southern's 34-14 halftime lead.
Howard was 22-32, connecting with Washington five times for 113 yards. Hebert Edwards gained 131 of Southern's 209 total rushing yards on 18 carries.