Miss Valley St 20

(4-4, 3-3 SWAC)

Texas Southern 18

(2-5, 2-4 SWAC)

3:00 PM ET, October 21, 2006

Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX

1 2 3 4 T
MVSU 0 3 0 1720
TXSO 6 6 0 618

Mississippi Valley State 20, Texas Southern 18

HOUSTON (AP) -- Tyrone Timmons caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from Aries Nelson with eight seconds left to give Mississippi Valley State a 20-18 win over Texas Southern on Saturday.

The winning touchdown was the third lead change of the fourth quarter, which began with Texas Southern leading 12-6.

A five-yard run by Christopher Watkins put Mississippi Valley State (4-4, 3-3 Southwestern Athletic) up 13-12 with about eight minutes to go. The Tigers (2-5, 2-4) responded four minutes later with a 23-yard touchdown from Tino Edgecombe to Daniel Davis. The two-point conversion failed, putting Texas Southern up 18-13.

But the Delta Devils had one big drive left. They covered 78 yards in 12 plays, taking three minutes and 38 seconds off the clock. The key play came on fourth-and-1 at the 9. Nelson rushed for three yards to keep the drive alive. One play later, he threw to Timmons for the winning score.