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

First Quarter

TJC--FG Isaac Arellano 24, 6:33.

NEO--Clayton Mitchem 6 run (Collin Yeary kick), 2:00.

Second Quarter

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.

Third Quarter

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.

Fourth Quarter

NEO--Mitchem 3 run (Yeary kick), :07.

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