Delta Devils Squeek Past Prarie View A&M

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) -- Garrick Jones rushed for two late touchdowns to rally Mississippi Valley State past Prairie View A&M 22-20 Saturday.

The Delta Devils (4-6, 4-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference) trailed 20-10 entering the fourth quarter before Jones took over.

His 1-yard touchdown run with 7:06 remaining cut the Panthers' lead to 20-16.

After MVSU forced Prairie View A&M to punt with under two minutes left, Jones finished a 10-play, 80-yard drive with a 10-yard run with 14 seconds remaining for the winning score

Prairie View A&M (3-7, 3-5) scored first when Rickey Simpson returned Jones' fumble 60 yards for a touchdown.

After the teams exchanged field goals, Jones threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Julian Stafford for a 10-10 tie.

Jones, who carried 18 times for 82 yards, completed 18 of 28 passes for 221 yards with an interception.

Spencer Nelson's 7-yard touchdown run put Prairie View A&M ahead at halftime 17-10.


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