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Delta State beats Mississippi Valley State 24-14

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.

MSVU (0-2) responded with a 10-yard TD pass from Jeremy Collins to Richard Drake and were threatening to score on an ensuing drive when Collins threw an interception.

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.

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2015 Gulf South Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
West Georgia6-112-1
North Alabama6-19-3
Valdosta State5-29-3
Florida Tech5-27-4
West Alabama3-47-4
Delta State2-56-5
Shorter1-62-8
Mississippi College0-72-8

2015 Southwestern Athletic Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Alcorn State7-29-4
Alabama State5-46-5
Alabama A&M3-63-8
Jackson State3-63-8
Mississippi Valley State1-81-10
TEAMCONFOVR
Grambling State9-09-3
Prairie View A&M8-18-2
Southern6-36-5
Texas Southern2-73-7
Arkansas-Pine Bluff1-82-9