ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Marco Ward caught a 10-yard pass for a touchdown and three other players had a hand in the scoring to help Howard to a 23-7 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the St. Louis Gateway Classic on Saturday.

Desmond Wise scored on a 1-yard run in the first quarter and Lateef Bryant was credited with a safety in the second to make it 9-0. Tight end Antonio Murray caught a 4-yard pass from Ted White for a 16-0 lead.

Ward's score came just before intermission to make it 23-0 at the half for the Bisons (2-2).

The Golden Lions (2-1) got on the board in the third quarter on quarterback Doug Switzer's 1-yard run.