Everything seemed to be going right with a 14-0 second quarter lead over the top-ranked Tigers.
Junior quarterback Quantavius Peterson was slicing the GSU defense with every play call, but things didn’t finish the way they started for the Delta Devils.
Grambling put up 28 straight points en route to a 38-23 win over the Delta Devils at Rice-Totten Stadium in the final home game for MVSU. Prior to the game, the Delta Devils honored its 18 seniors.
Peterson rushed for two first quarter touchdowns and a national television audience on ESPNU looked to be witnessing the downfall of the Tigers. But three touchdown passes later and GSU held a 21-14 halftime lead.
The Tigers scored again with less than eight minutes on the clock on a 5-yard touchdown run by Jestin Kelly. Then, early in the fourth quarter, MVSU’s drought finally came to an end thanks to a 19-yard field goal by Cherchen Galon to cut the lead to 28-17.
MVSU inched even closer when Peterson found Joshua Rice in the corner of the endzone to cut the lead down to five, 28-23. However, the Delta Devils missed the extra point.
It wasn’t long, though, before GSU responded with a four-play, 74-yard scoring drive capped off by Johnathan Williams’ 10-yard run. GSU added a field goal late in the game to seal the win.
Three of MVSU’s quarterbacks saw action, with Peterson taking the majority of the snaps. He completed 17-of-23 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown. The Shelby, Miss. native also rushed for a game-high 81 yards.
Julian Stafford finished with nine receptions for 101 yards, finishing just 19 shys of reaching the 1,000-yard mark this season. It was his sixth game of the season with at least 100 receiving yards.
Defensively, MVSU’s Davon Jones had an interception — his second of the season — and a forced fumble. Le’Trey Jones had seven tackles and a pair of forced fumbles.