Delta St 25

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Texas State 32

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 3, 2005

Bobcat Stadium (MT), Bozeman, MT

1 2 3 4 T
DEL 0 10 15 025
TXST 15 3 7 732

Top Performers

Passing: B. Nealy (TXST) - 160 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Sherman (TXST) - 16 CAR, 73 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Scott (TXST) - 3 REC, 54 YDS, 2 TD

Texas State 27, Delta State 7

CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) -- Scott Eyster's only scoring pass of the game, a 15-yard throw to Jeremy Ricks with 41 seconds remaining, gave Delta State a 35-34 Gulf South Conference victory Saturday over Ouachita Baptist.

Delta State's Montario James sealed the win by intercepting a Taylor Carter pass in the end zone as the game clock ticked off the final second.

OBU (2-6, 2-4 GSC) scored three TDs in the opening quarter and led 21-16 at the half. Carter threw passes for all three scores, 36 and 33 yards to Bruce Steele and 35 to Julius Pruitt.

The Statesmen (5-4, 4-3) got a first-quarter touchdown from Chad Ridley on a 2-yard run and added three field goals in the second period by Bryan Walker, from 21, 42 and 26 yards.

Radale Pearson gave Delta State its first lead with a 2-yard scoring run with 3:22 left in the third quarter. OBU responded with a 59-yard scoring pass from running back Don Rich to Steele to go back on top, 28-23.

Ricks ran for a TD early in the final quarter to give Delta State the lead again, 29-28. OBU responded with Carter's fourth TD pass of the day, to Curtis Clark from 7 yards out to retake the lead 34-29 before Eyster's last-minute scoring pass.

Eyster finished 30-of-48 for 465 yards, but with three interceptions. Carter ended the game 15-of-36 with two interceptions, for 251 yards and four TDs.