MIAMI, Okla. -- Quarterback Tyrik Rollison threw a pair of touchdown passes, and Chason White rushed for two scores in the third quarter to lead Tyler Junior College over Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, 31-26, Saturday at Robertson Field.
The Apaches never trailed beyond the first quarter and took a 31-13 lead midway through the third period.
NEO countered White’s second touchdown with a quick scoring drive to pull the Golden Norsemen within 31-19 entering the fourth quarter. After TJC marched 90 yards in 13 plays without scoring, NEO converted on a 99-yard, 17-play drive to make it 31-26 with seven seconds left in the game.
The Apaches’ Dmarjai Devine then recovered the onside kick and TJC improved to 4-3 overall and 2-3 in the Southwest Junior College Football Conference. NEO (2-5, 0-5) dropped its fifth straight on the season while TJC won its fifth in a row in the series with the Golden Norse.
TJC 31, NEO 26
At Robertson Field, Miami, Okla.
TJC 3 14 14 0 -- 31
NEO 7 6 6 7 -- 26
TJC--FG Isaac Arellano 24, 6:33.
NEO--Clayton Mitchem 6 run (Collin Yeary kick), 2:00.
TJC--Marquis Smith 16 pass from Tyrik Rollison (Arellano kick), 12:38.
TJC--Jalen Claiborne 48 pass from Rollison (Arellano kick), 8:15.
NEO--Gerald Howse 1 run (kick failed), 7:05.
TJC--Chason White 5 run (Arellano kick), 9:41.
TJC--White 18 run (Arellano kick), 7:19.
NEO--Michael Thompson 11 pass from Mitchem (kick failed), 6:00.
NEO--Mitchem 3 run (Yeary kick), :07.