Scores

Final

Miss Valley St 7

(0-8, 0-7 SWAC)

Texas Southern 38

(5-3, 5-1 SWAC)

2:00 PM ET, October 30, 2010

1 2 3 4 T
MVSU 7 0 0 07
TXSO 7 17 0 1438

Top Performers

Passing: A. Nelson (TXSO) - 218 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Wright (TXSO) - 29 CAR, 131 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: K. Fitzhugh (TXSO) - 2 REC, 65 YDS, 1 TD

Texas Southern 38, MVSU 7

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Texas Southern held Mississippi Valley State to 109 yards of total offense Saturday en route to a 38-7 victory.

Arvell Nelson threw two touchdowns and ran for another for the Tigers (5-3, 5-1 Southwestern Athletic), who have won four straight.

MVSU (0-8, 0-7) came up with an interception on Texas Southern's opening possession, then scored on its first play from scrimmage when Oliver Hughes hit Paul Cox for a 37-yard touchdown pass. But that was it for the Delta Devils, who had only 38 yards rushing in the game. Hughes completed 6 of 22 passes for 71 yards and was sacked four times.

Nelson finished with 218 yards passing, completing 14 of 19 passes, and also rushed for 65. Marcus Wright added 131 yards rushing, including a 3-yard touchdown run with 36 seconds left in the first half that put Texas Southern on top, 24-7.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MVSU
TXSO
1st Downs1024
Total Yards109510
Passing71248
Rushing38262
Penalties6-6017-146
3rd Down Conversions2-148-16
4th Down Conversions0-21-1
Turnovers14
Possession27:5732:03

Passing Leaders

Mississippi Valley StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hughes6/22713.211
Texas SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nelson14/1921811.521

Rushing Leaders

Mississippi Valley StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Watkins11201.808
Hudnall12151.308
Texas SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wright291314.5118
Nelson11655.9114

Receiving Leaders

Mississippi Valley StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cox13737.0137
Williams11414.0014
Texas SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Samuel36622.0035
Fitzhugh26532.5157

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMVSUTXSO
TD13:28Paul Cox 37 Yd Pass From Oliver Hughes (Carlos Sanchez Kick) 70
TD02:47Arvell Nelson 13 Yd Run (Robert Hersh Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERMVSUTXSO
FG10:49Robert Hersh 20 Yd 710
TD03:43Kirk Fitzhugh 57 Yd Pass From Arvell Nelson (Robert Hersh Kick) 717
TD00:36Marcus Wright 3 Yd Run (Robert Hersh Kick) 724
FOURTH QUARTERMVSUTXSO
TD13:41James Davis 30 Yd Pass From Arvell Nelson (Robert Hersh Kick) 731
TD08:20Michael Griggs 1 Yd Run (Robert Hersh Kick) 738