ITTA BENA, Miss. -- Julian Stafford returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown and recorded 198 all-purpose yards as Mississippi Valley State topped Texas Southern 20-17 Saturday.
The two teams traded field goals early in the second quarter, bringing the score to 10-3 before Stafford struck again, hauling in a Patrick Ivy pass en route to a 62-yard touchdown catch and run.
Leading 17-3, MVSU (2-8, 2-6 Southwestern Athletic Conference) leaned on the defense to carry the team home for the win.
The Delta Devil defense piled up eight sacks, including five after Stafford's second touchdown, and knocked Texas Southern's starting quarterback, Homer Causey, out of the game with an unspecified injury.
Quinton Flowers pass complete to Chris Barr for 4 yds for a TD
Quinton Flowers pass complete to D'Ernest Johnson for 28 yds to the UCF 4 for a 1ST down
Quinton Flowers pass incomplete to Ryeshene Bronson
Matthew Wright 28 yd FG GOOD
Justin Holman pass complete to Tre'Quan Smith for 23 yds to the SFla 16 for a 1ST down
Justin Holman pass complete to Tre'Quan Smith for 16 yds to the UCF 42 for a 1ST down
|Mississippi Valley State||1-8||1-10|
|Prairie View A&M||8-1||8-2|