It was the fifth lead change of the second half and the Tigers (2-2, 1-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) stopped Pine Bluff on the ensuing possession with a four-and-out at the Jackson State 34 with 59 seconds left in the game.
Jackson State took its first lead of the game at 16-14 on Keshawn Harper's 60-yard TD run with 3:18 left in the third quarter.
JeKevin Carter's 60-yard interception return gave the Golden Lions (1-5, 0-2) the lead at 20-16 and Pine Bluff retook the lead again at 27-23 on a 33-yard pass from Skyler Perry to Ralph Tyrin.
Harper had 93 yards on six carries for the Tigers.
Taeyler Porter ran 31 times for 167 yards and a touchdown for Pine Bluff.
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