Scores

Final

Alabama State 3

(3-1, 0-1 SWAC)

Miss Valley St 10

(1-2, 1-1 SWAC)

5:00 PM ET, September 26, 2009

1 2 3 4 T
ALST 0 3 0 03
MVSU 3 7 0 010

Top Performers

Passing: P. Roberts (MVSU) - 210 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: R. Traylor (ALST) - 14 CAR, 91 YDS

Receiving: P. Cox (MVSU) - 2 REC, 60 YDS, 1 TD

MVSU 10, Alabama St. 3

Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Paul Roberts threw for 210 yards and the game's only touchdown as Mississippi Valley State defeated Alabama State 10-3 Saturday in the Chicago Football Classic.

Roberts' 44-yard TD pass to Paul Cox with 9:53 remaining in the second quarter broke a 3-3 tie and gave the Delta Devils (1-2, 1-1 Southwestern Athletic) their first win of the season.

Rahmod Traylor finished with 91 yards rushing for the Hornets (3-1, 0-1) who lost despite outgaining Mississippi Valley State 363-263 in offensive yards.

After the teams combined to score on three of their first five possessions, the game turned into a defensive struggle. Alabama state put together a solid drive in last two minutes, moving the ball 63 yards on nine plays, but Chris Mitchell's final pass fell incomplete and time ran out with the ball on Mississippi Valley State's 20 yard line.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ALST
MVSU
1st Downs1717
Total Yards363236
Passing218210
Rushing14526
Penalties9-693-10
3rd Down Conversions5-145-14
4th Down Conversions0-20-0
Turnovers10
Possession30:2629:34

Passing Leaders

Alabama StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mitchell18/322186.801
Mississippi Valley StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Roberts20/342106.210

Rushing Leaders

Alabama StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Traylor14916.5020
Mitchell12484.0022
Mississippi Valley StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Roberts12171.4011
Hargrett791.306

Receiving Leaders

Alabama StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Andrews57815.6031
Mathis55511.0019
Mississippi Valley StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cox26030.0144
Stargell45313.3018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERALSTMVSU
FG07:17Carlos Sanchez 19 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERALSTMVSU
FG11:45Jake King 33 Yd 33
TD09:53Paul Cox 44 Yd Pass From Paul Roberts (Carlos Sanchez Kick) 310