HOUSTON – Jay Christophe led Texas Southern on a 75-yard, fourth-quarter drive, capped by his scoring dash from the seven yard line as TSU secured a 20-16 win over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday night.
Trailing 10-7 at the half, MVSU scored a touchdown and a safety to take a 16-13 lead going into the fourth.
TSU (5-1, 3-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) scored first when Eric Median kicked a 28-yard field goal. Mississippi Valley State (1-5, 0-4) took the lead when DeShawn Davis ran in from the 16 with 1:59 remaining in the first.
The Tigers defense stopped MVSU when Le’Tevin Wilcox picked up a fumble and returned it 40 yards for a score and a 10-7 advantage. Medina kicked another field goal in the third for a 13-7 advantage.
“We had to be very resilient tonight,” said TSU head coach Darrell Asberry. “We fought hard and we were able to come out on top. This is another big win for our program and we’re looking forward to heading into our bye week with a 5-1 record.”