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Ark.-Pine Bluff 15, Miss. Valley St. 7

September 7, 1997

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) _ Quarterback Roderick Robinson ran for one touchdown and threw for another to lead Arkansas-Pine Bluff to a 15-7 victory over Mississippi Valley State Saturday.

Robinson hit Reggie Blair on a 3-yard pass midway through the first quarter to open the scoring. With 12:19 to play in the second quarter, Robinson took it in himself from the 1 for a 12-0 UAPB lead.

Mississippi Valley State got on the board as time ran out in the half when Melvin Williams hit Akim Richmond on a 34-yard pass for a halftime score of 12-7. UAPB added 24-yard field goal in the third quarter and its defense held Mississippi Valley State scoreless for the second half.

UAPB allowed 111 yards on 24 rushes. Williams finished 12 for 23 with two interceptions.

Robinson completed 11 of 18 with one interception for 134 yards. Rahmel King gained 70 yards on 10 carries for UAPB.

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