JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Brent Lyles threw a touchdown to Dan Williams late in the second quarter to put his team on top for good as Jackson State beat Mississippi Valley State 16-14 on Saturday night.
Lyles had 162 yards passing for the Tigers (2-3, 2-1 Southwestern Athletic) and Williams had 104 yards receiving. Jordan Johnson ran for 114 yards and Joshua Bates ran for 66 yards and a touchdown.
MVSU took a 14-3 lead on short touchdown run by quarterback Austin Bray with 7:38 left in the first half. Bates answered with a touchdown run for the Tigers to help close the gap, 14-10, with 2:55 to go. A fumble recovery by Javancy Jones on MSVU's next possession set up Lyles' winning pass to Williams with 30 seconds to go before halftime.
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Neither team scored in the second half.
Bray threw for 164 yards and a score for the Delta Devils (0-5, 0-4).