ITTA BENA, Miss. -- Najee Bright intercepted a last-second pass by Mississippi Valley State's Pat Ivy at the end of the first half and teamed with Deandre Rashada on a 75-yard return for a touchdown that put Alabama State ahead for good and spark a 19-7 win.
Bright returned the interception to the MVSU 15 before flipping the ball to Rashada, who dove into the end zone to lift the Hornets into the lead, 12-7 after the PAT was blocked.
Alabama State (7-4, 7-2 SWAC) stalled the MVSU running game, holding the Delta Devils (2-9, 2-7 SWAC) to just 67 yards rushing after making 13 tackles behind the line of scrimmage for a total of 52 yards in losses.
Bobby Wenzig kicked a pair of first-half field goals for Alabama State, including a 46-yarder in the first quarter.
Hokies coach Justin Fuente already has a few candidates in mind to replace Torrian Gray.
Prospects would do well to remember that while their national letters of intent are binding, the coaches they're pledging to can move on whenever.
Iowa State wide receiver D'Vario Montgomery and running back Joshua Thomas won't return to the team for next season.
ESPN SEC reporter Edward Aschoff discusses the impact of the reported NCAA violations committed by Mississippi.
A look at the assistant coaching changes in the ACC for schools that did not change their head coaches.
With spring ball a month away, we'll be ranking the position groups in the Big 12 over the next two weeks. Next up: the wideouts.
|Mississippi Valley State||1-8||1-10|
|Prairie View A&M||8-1||8-2|