3:00 PM ET, October 21, 2006
Robertson Stadium, HOUSTON, TX
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.
|3rd Down Conversions||2-12||3-10|
|4th Down Conversions||1-1||0-1|
|TD||11:25||LAMAR HERRON 30 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (MISSED KICK)||0||6|
|TD||8:24||BRENT WILSON 2 YD RUN (FAILED 2PT PASS)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 2 yards.
|FG||1:44||ZACK GILARSKI 28 YD FG|
Drive info: 12 plays, 55 yards.
|FG||3:24||ZACK GILARSKI 30 YD FG|
Drive info: 8 plays, 69 yards.
|TD||7:57||CHRISTOPHER WATKINS 5 YD RUN (ZACK GILARSKI KICK)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 80 yards.
|TD||4:01||DANIEL DAVIS 23 YD PASS FROM TINO EDGECOMBE (FAILED 2PT RUSH)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 65 yards.
|TD||0:08||TYRONE TIMMONS 6 YD PASS FROM ARIES NELSON (ZACK GILARSKI KICK)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 78 yards.