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Prairie View shocks Stephen F. Austin with 56-48 win

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 09/29/2013
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NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Jerry Lovelocke accounted for seven touchdowns as Prairie View A&M University defeated Stephen F. Austin on the road, 56-48, in non-conferene play at Homer Bryce Stadium on Saturday night.

Lovelocke, who finished with 380 yards passing, put the PVAMU (3-2) on the scoreboard just over two minutes later when he connected with Gabe Dunlap for a 13-yard touchdown. Lovelocke's seven-yard scoring run with seven seconds left in the first quarter gave Panthers a 21-14 lead it would not relinquish.

Lovelocke threw four touchdown passes and ran for three finshing 32-of-47 with one interception. Dunlap had 10 catches for 100 yards.

"The way we started off, I never would have saw us finishing like that but we showed that we are a resilient ball club," Prairie View head coach Heishma Northern said. "We didn't play the smartest football game, but we damn sure played hard."

PVAM gathered 582 yards on offense with Courtney Brown finishing with 89 yards on eight carries (11.1 avg) and a touchdown.

Four players collected 10 or more tackles to lead the Panthers. Desmond Gardiner and Jerome Howard registered 11 tackles apiece. Joshua Holley and Chuck Obi each posted 10 tackles. Raheem Cardwell recovered and forced a fumble while recording an interception and nine tackles.

SFA (2-3) scored twice, on 1-yard runs by Gus Johnson and Joshawa West, in the first four minutes of the game to take a 14-0 lead, but then Prairie View's offense came to life.

The Lumberjacks racked up 827 yards of total offense but turned the ball over five times.The two teams combined for 1409 total yards.

Brady Attaway set single-game Southland Conference and school records for passing yards (662) and total offense (655) and threw four touchdown passes in the loss.

Aaron Thomas caught 10 passes for a conference-record 242 yards receiving and two touchdowns and was one of three Lumberjacks receivers to top the 100-yard plateau. D.J. Ward had 170 yards and Tyler Boyd added 100 more.

Attaway's 26-yard scoring strike to Mike Brooks narrowed the gap to 56-48 with 1:43 remaining and the SFA defense forced a three-and-out. Brooks' 22-yard punt return gave the Lumberjacks the ball at midfield with 1:12 to play.

Attaway moved the offense down to the Prairie View nine-yard line before turning the ball over on downs as time expired.

Johnson racked up 179 yards rushing on just 18 carries. Jordan Burton collected 20 tackles and Oratv Hypolitefollowed with 15.

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