Southern holds of Mississippi Valley State 28-21



ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — LaQuinton Evans caught the winning touchdown pass in the fourth quarter as Southern University defeated Mississippi Valley State 28-21 on Saturday.

Evans had eight catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns for Southern (2-3, 2-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference), which snapped a two-game losing streak. J.P. Douglas, who threw the game-winning touchdown pass with 11:09 to play, passed for 223 yards.

The game was tied three times, as MVSU (0-5, 0-4) drew even for the final time, 21-21, on a 1-yard run by Trey Bateaste with 14:16 to play. Bateaste led MVSU with 86 yards rushing.

The Delta Devils did not go quietly, forcing four turnovers, but MVSU quarterback Marvin Pittman was intercepted three times.

MVSU was handed its 18th straight conference loss dating back to 2009. However, it was the smallest margin of defeat in conference games since a 17-12 loss to Alabama A&M on Nov. 21, 2009.