Quarterback A.J. Milwee hit Jason Messing with a 5-yard touchdown pass with 16 seconds left to play and North Alabama defeated Delta State 20-17 Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs.
The winning touchdown capped a 55-yard 10-play drive. UNA (10-1) advances to the quarterfinals to face another Gulf South Conference rival, Valdosta State.
Delta State ends its season at 10-2.