Scores

Final

Miss Valley St 14

(1-3, 1-2 away)

Northwestern St 45

(2-2, 2-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 22, 2012

Turpin Stadium, Natchitoches, LA

1 2 3 4 T
MVSU 7 0 7 014
NWST 21 7 3 1445

Top Performers

Passing: B. Henderson (NWST) - 127 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: R. Morris (NWST) - 5 CAR, 69 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: L. Hollier Jr. (NWST) - 2 REC, 65 YDS, 1 TD

Northwestern St. 45, MVSU 14

Associated Press

NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Brad Henderson threw three touchdown passes and Phillip Harvey returned a kickoff 97 yards for a score as Northwestern State cruised past Mississippi Valley State 45-14 on Saturday night.

Daniel Taylor opened the scoring with a 5-yard touchdown run that put the Demons (2-2) up 7-0 just over five minutes into the game. The Delta Devils (1-3) knotted it up on Javaris Fritz's 23-yard fumble return for a score with 6:56 to play in the opening quarter.

But Mississippi Valley State would keep it tied for all of 17 seconds, as Harvey returned the ensuing kickoff for the go-ahead score and the Demons would lead the rest of the way. Henderson, who was 19 of 27 for 127 yards, then threw two of his scoring passes before halftime, hitting Louis Hollier on a 23-yarder and Chris Dever Jr. from 1 yard out, for a 28-7 lead at the break.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MVSU
NWST
1st Downs1320
Total Yards241330
Passing64169
Rushing177161
Penalties16-1449-85
3rd Down Conversions3-155-14
4th Down Conversions1-21-1
Turnovers01
Possession30:2829:32

Passing Leaders

Mississippi Valley StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jones6/17643.800
Northwestern StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Henderson19/251275.130

Rushing Leaders

Mississippi Valley StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Stansell16875.4043
Bateaste13513.9125
Northwestern StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Morris56913.8158
Walker6294.8013

Receiving Leaders

Mississippi Valley StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dabney33110.3020
Stafford12323.0023
Northwestern StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hollier26532.5142
Toussant4215.307

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMVSUNWST
TD10:51Daniel Taylor 5 Yd Run (John Shaughnessy Kick) 07
TD06:56Javaris Fritz 23 Yd Fumble Return (Kevin Monzon Kick) 77
TD06:39Phillip Harvey 97 Yd Kickoff Return (John Shaughnessy Kick) 714
TD03:13Louis Hollier 23 Yd Pass From Brad Henderson (John Shaughnessy Kick) 721
SECOND QUARTERMVSUNWST
TD03:38Chris Dever Jr. 1 Yd Pass From Brad Henderson (John Shaughnessy Kick) 728
THIRD QUARTERMVSUNWST
TD07:50Trey Bateaste 2 Yd Run (Kevin Monzon Kick) 1428
FG02:03John Shaughnessy 27 Yd 1431
FOURTH QUARTERMVSUNWST
TD11:58Rumeall Morris 1 Yd Run (John Shaughnessy Kick) 1438
TD05:59Corey Simmons 6 Yd Pass From Brad Henderson (John Shaughnessy Kick) 1445