ITTA BENA, Miss. -- Special teams came up big in the fourth quarter as Jackson State rallied to a 26-17 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday.
The Tigers (5-2, 5-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) twice downed Darcy Williamson's fourth-quarter punts inside the MSVU 5-yard line. They capitalized on the first by forcing the Delta Devils to punt from their own 1 and blocking it out of the end zone for a safety.
Pendleton finished with five catches for 112 yards.
Julian Stafford had eight catches for 95 yards for the Delta Devils (1-5, 1-3), who have not won against Jackson State since 1994.
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|Prairie View A&M||8-1||8-2|