Texas SouthernTigersTXSO
1-7, 1-4 Conf
38
Final
1234T
TXSO71401738
MVSU077721
21
Mississippi Valley StateDelta DevilsMVSU
2-7, 1-4 Conf

Odom leads Texas Southern over MVSU 38-21

ITTA BENA, Miss. -- Elijah Odom ran for 172 yards and two touchdowns and Texas Southern picked up its first win, beating Mississippi Valley State 38-21 on Saturday.

Odom also threw for 64 yards and a score. Brad Woodard ran for 84 yards and a touchdown. The TSU defense held MVSU to -15 rushing yards and sacked Christopher Fowler four times.

Odom hit Darvin Kidsy for a 15-yard score midway through the first quarter then followed with a 20-yard TD run early in the second. Mario Smalls picked up teammate Woodward's fumble at the goal line for a score with 6:52 left in the half and the Tigers (1-7, 1-4 SWAC) led 21-7 at the break.

Fowler threw two touchdown passes to Quinn McElfresh in the second half to tie it 21-all with 11:35 remaining but Texas Southern roared back on scoring runs by Woodard and Odom and a field goal by Aaron Cuevas for the final.

Fowler finished with 313 yards and three touchdowns for the Delta Devils (2-7, 1-4).

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TEAMCONFOVR
Alcorn State1-02-1
Alabama A&M0-01-2
Alabama State0-01-2
Jackson State0-01-1
Mississippi Valley State0-00-2
TEAMCONFOVR
Arkansas-Pine Bluff0-01-2
Prairie View0-01-3
Southern0-01-2
Grambling0-00-2
Texas Southern0-11-2