ITTA BENA, Miss. -- Travis Champion threw for two touchdowns and Delta State held off a Mississippi Valley State University's fourth-quarter rally to win 24-14 on Saturday.
Trailing 7-3 in the third quarter, Champion connected with Casey Osborne on a 13-yard pass to give Delta State the lead, and hit Osborne again on a 10-yarder early in the fourth quarter to pull away 17-7.
Delta State (0-1) mounted a drive on its next possession and Timothy Foy iced the game with a 10-yard touchdown.
The Statesmen were plagued by turnovers -- Champion threw two interceptions, a fake kick by Justin Holt was intercepted and the offense fumbled three times, losing possession once. Champion was 19 of 30 on the night, for 225 yards passing.
13 minutes before the draft began, Laremy Tunsil's Twitter account was reportedly hacked and a video of Tunsil smoking surfaced. The drama didn't end there as the 13th overall pick dominated the headlines on draft night.
SEC Network checks into Mississippi State's spring football practice for a sneak peak at their offseason adjustments.
Kevin Weidl and Marcus Spears look at how former Ole Miss players Laquon Treadwell and Robert Nkemdiche will fit with the Vikings and Cardinals, respectively.
SEC Network's Peter Burns talks with Seattle Seahawks' 31st overall pick Germain Ifedi about the feeling of being drafted and his excitement for Seattle.
SEC Network's Peter Burns talks with Indianapolis Colts' 18th pick Ryan Kelly about his experience in the NFL draft and thoughts on playing in the NFL.
Dolphins first-round draft pick Laremy Tunsil said he took money from a coach while he was a player at Ole Miss. Requests for comments from Rebels officials weren't immediately returned.
|Mississippi Valley State||1-8||1-10|
|Prairie View A&M||8-1||8-2|