Scores

Final

Miss Valley St 27

(2-5, 0-5 SWAC)

Jackson State 29

(4-4, 3-2 SWAC)

5:00 PM ET, October 25, 2008

Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium, Jackson, MS

1 2 3 4 T
MVSU 10 0 7 1027
JKST 17 0 6 629

Top Performers

Passing: P. Roberts (MVSU) - 263 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: L. Edwards (JKST) - 17 CAR, 73 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Brown (MVSU) - 12 REC, 110 YDS, 1 TD

Jackson St. 29, MVSU 27

Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. -- Eric Perri kicked three field goals, including the game-winner with 46 seconds left, to help Jackson State pull out a 29-27 victory against Mississippi Valley State on Saturday.

Luther Edwards rushed for 82 yards and two scores on 17 carries, while Trae Rutland passed for 144 yards and ran for another 105 for the Tigers (4-4, 3-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference).

Paul Roberts completed 32 of 60 passes for 263 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions for the Delta Devils (2-5, 0-3).

Chris Watkins put the Delta Devils ahead 7-0 on his 6-yard run that opened the first quarter.

After Perri's first field goal of 36 yards, Edwards scored on runs of 10 and 3 yards late in the opening quarter to give the Tigers a 17-10 halftime lead.

Darius Bolela's 3-yard run extended the lead midway through the third, but Roberts' 13-yard scoring pass to Brandon Stargell cut the Tigers' lead to 23-17 going into the final quarter.

Perri's 49-yard field goal made the Jackson State lead 26-17 at the start of the fourth, but Zack Gilarski's 20-yard field goal and a 5-yard touchdown connection between Roberts and Abner Brown put Mississippi Valley State ahead 27-26 with 5:33 to go.

But the Tigers took over on the ensuing possession, driving 54 yards to set up Perri's 32-yard game winner.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MVSU
JKST
1st Downs2221
Total Yards308348
Passing263144
Rushing45204
Penalties5-3417-165
3rd Down Conversions7-156-13
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers42
Possession26:4833:12

Passing Leaders

Mississippi Valley StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Roberts32/602634.422
Jackson StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rutland11/201447.200

Rushing Leaders

Mississippi Valley StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Roberts13382.9031
Watkins372.316
Jackson StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rutland18824.6014
Edwards17734.3216

Receiving Leaders

Mississippi Valley StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown121109.2125
Stargell55310.6119
Jackson StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wilder34214.0022
Tillman34013.3019

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMVSUJKST
TD12:17Christopher Watkins 6 Yd Run (Zack Gilarski Kick) 70
FG11:45Eric Perri 36 Yd 73
TD08:36Luther Edwards 10 Yd Run (Eric Perri Kick) 710
TD02:27Luther Edwards 3 Yd Run (Eric Perri Kick) 717
FG00:00Zack Gilarski 25 Yd 1017
THIRD QUARTERMVSUJKST
TD05:14Darius Bolela 3 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 1023
TD01:31Brandon Stargell 13 Yd Pass From Paul Roberts (Zack Gilarski Kick) 1723
FOURTH QUARTERMVSUJKST
FG11:12Eric Perri 49 Yd 1726
FG06:52Zack Gilarski 20 Yd 2026
TD05:33Abner Brown 5 Yd Pass From Paul Roberts (Zack Gilarski Kick) 2726
FG00:46Eric Perri 32 Yd 2729