ITTA BENA, Miss. -- Dray Joseph had 288 yards passing and a touchdown as Southern scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to take down Mississippi Valley State 17-7 in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game Saturday night.
A 22-yard field goal by Southern's Greg Pittman in the first half was the only score until the fourth quarter as both teams struggled on offense.
Southern (2-2, 2-0 SWAC) earned its second conference victory with the win over the Delta Devils (0-4, 0-2 SWAC).
Lenard Tillery's 5-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter broke the scoring drought to put Southern up 10-0. Joseph later connected with Lee Doss for a 60-yard touchdown reception with 8:04 left to give the Jaguars a 17-0 lead.
Doss caught a game-high 10 passes for 164 yards to lead the Jaguars.
Patrick Ivy found the end zone on a 3-yard run with less than a minute remaining for Mississippi Valley State.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.
|Mississippi Valley State||1-8||1-10|
|Prairie View A&M||8-1||8-2|