Golden Lions Comeback Fell Short Against Alabama A&M

Macon AAMU

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The Golden Lions dropped a heartbreaking lost 31-24 late in the fourth quarter to Alabama A&M Thursday night at Louis Crews Stadium.

Jalen Macon led UAPB’s passing attack with 227 yards through the air, tossing two touchdowns and one interception.

Macon totaled 32 yards to lead the Golden Lions’ ground attack in the game. B J Curry also tacked on 20 yards on the ground, picking up 4 yards per carry.

The most prolific target for UAPB quarterbacks was Michael Jamerson, who caught one pass for 80 yards and one score.

Rico Dozier paced the UAPB defensive effort, recording 17 tackles and one recovered fumble. Khalil Arnold added four tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one sack and Marc Flemming had three tackles and 0.5 TFL in the loss.

The Golden Lions forced one turnover in Thursday’s contest, with UAPB turning that takeaway into seven points. The UAPB offense did a good job keeping drives alive, converting on 46.2 percent of third-down attempts.

Defensively, UAPB held up fairly well against the Alabama A&M rushing attack, holding the Bulldogs to 177 yards on the ground.

How It Happened

UAPB got on the scoreboard first with 11:42 remaining in the first quarter to take a 7-0 lead. Alabama A&M scored to go ahead 10-7 before the Golden Lions got on the scoreboard again to tie it up at 10-10.

UAPB followed with a 12-yard touchdown reception from Macon to at the :51 mark in the second quarter and grabbed a 17-10 lead in the process. Alabama A&M scored to take a 24-17 lead, but the Golden Lions responded with a score of their own to even things up at 24-24. UAPB didn’t score again in the game and Alabama A&M tacked on seven more points to finish off the scoring.

Game Notes

» UAPB had their highest scoring quarter in the second period, when they put up 10 points.
» UAPB converted 6 of 13 third downs while Alabama A&M was successful on 4 of 10.
» The Golden Lions had three players with more than eight tackles in the ballgame led by Dozier, who had 17.

The Golden Lions will be back in action at home Saturday, September 30 against Southern U. at 4 p.m. The theme is (Blackout/ Greek Night).