Scores

Final

Texas Southern 17

(2-8, 2-7 SWAC)

Miss Valley St 20

(2-8, 2-6 SWAC)

2:00 PM ET, November 9, 2013

Rice-Totten Stadium, ITTA BENA, MS

1 2 3 4 T
TXSO 0 10 0 717
MVSU 7 13 0 020

Top Performers

Passing: P. Ivy (MVSU) - 252 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: H. Causey (TXSO) - 15 CAR, 57 YDS

Receiving: D. Shipman (TXSO) - 8 REC, 192 YDS

Mississippi Valley State tops Texas Southern 20-17

Associated Press

ITTA BENA, Miss. -- Julian Stafford returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown and recorded 198 all-purpose yards as Mississippi Valley State topped Texas Southern 20-17 Saturday.

The two teams traded field goals early in the second quarter, bringing the score to 10-3 before Stafford struck again, hauling in a Patrick Ivy pass en route to a 62-yard touchdown catch and run.

Leading 17-3, MVSU (2-8, 2-6 Southwestern Athletic Conference) leaned on the defense to carry the team home for the win.

The Delta Devil defense piled up eight sacks, including five after Stafford's second touchdown, and knocked Texas Southern's starting quarterback, Homer Causey, out of the game with an unspecified injury.

Dedric Shipman and Larry Clark recorded career-highs in both receptions and yards receiving for TSU (2-8, 2-7). Shipman finished with eight catches for 192 yards. Clark caught nine balls for 105.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TXSO
MVSU
1st Downs2613
Total Yards448293
Passing332251
Rushing11642
Penalties10-725-35
3rd Down Conversions6-172-13
4th Down Conversions1-30-2
Turnovers20
Possession32:1927:41

Passing Leaders

Texas SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Causey15/311876.011
Mississippi Valley StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ivy14/272529.310

Rushing Leaders

Texas SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Causey15573.8028
Peoples6386.3019
Mississippi Valley StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Frizell9303.308
Durr7182.6015

Receiving Leaders

Texas SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Shipman819224.0063
Clark910511.7127
Mississippi Valley StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Stafford39030.0162
Moore47318.3040

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTXSOMVSU
TD14:46Julian Stafford 97 Yd Kickoff Return (Patrick Ivy Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERTXSOMVSU
FG13:34Eric Medina 21 Yd 37
FG10:23Cherchen Galon 41 Yd 310
TD07:17Julian Stafford 62 Yd Pass From Patrick Ivy (Cherchen Galon Kick) 317
TD00:48Larry Clark 14 Yd Pass From Homer Causey (Eric Medina Kick) 1017
FG00:00Cherchen Galon 35 Yd 1020
FOURTH QUARTERTXSOMVSU
TD12:16Jamal Small 8 Yd Run (Eric Medina Kick) 1720