Alabama A&M goes down to Mississippi Valley State 30-20

Courtesy of Joshua J. Darling, Sports Information Director, Alabama A&M University



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ITTA BENA, Miss. – Under the bright lights of ESPNU’s Thursday Night Football, Alabama A&M (3-6, 3-3 SWAC) fell behind early and could not make up the ground as Mississippi Valley State (1-8, 1-5 SWAC) ran out the clock on a 30-20 victory in an NCAA Division I football game on Thursday, November 3.
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Valley would be the first to get on the board towards the end of the first quarter as they put together a seven-play, 57-yard drive culminating in a three-yard touchdown grab by Cameron Gardner to make it 7-0 at the 3:45 mark.
Neither team would gain any traction over the remainder of the period but the Bulldogs would rebound with their first drive of the second. That would see them go 80-yards in just four plays and a minute and a half with the big blow being a 56-yard strike from redshirt-sophomore quarterback Quincy Casey (Memphis, Tenn.) to junior wideout Micah White (Atlanta, Ga.). That would be a house call to knot it up at 7-7 with just under three minutes gone by in the frame.
MVSU came right back, however as Jalani Eason led a six-play, 55-yard drive with 18- and 21-yard completions to Jacory Ranking, the latter landing in the endzone for a 14-7 advantage at the 8:52 mark.
The Delta Devils would squelch the A&M’s next possession with a Jamison Lindsey interception on the second play but could do nothing with their own, going three-and-out. They would stretch their lead later in the quarter to 17-7 behind a 34-yard field goal by Orlando Fernandez with 29 seconds remaining and take that margin into the locker room.
Lindsey would get Casey for a second time on the first drive of the second half and this time MVSU would capitalize. Given the short field they moved the ball 23 yards, clearing just enough real estate for Fernandez to notch a 48-yard field goal with 10:38 on the clock.
The Bulldogs would come right back as they covered 87 yards in 4:51 and 12 plays to pull to within 20-14 as Casey would get them down the field in manageable chunks before plunging in from one yard out to cut the gap to six with 5:47 left in the third.
Any thoughts of pulling closer were dashed four-plus minutes later as Sylvester Campbell hauled in 15-yard strike in the endzone from Eason to extend to a 27-14 margin. MVSU would get the ball right back on a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and promptly turn that into a 40-yard Fernandez field goal for a two-touchdown lead.
A&M would come right back with a seven-play, 75-yard drive that saw Casey connect with graduate wide receiver Terrell Gardner (Birmingham, Ala.) for 34 yards and cap it off with a 15-yard touchdown pass to redshirt-junior running back Harold Jemison, Jr. (Nashville, Tenn.).
Following a failed two-point attempt, that score pulled them to within 30-20 with 12:58 to play but the Delt Devils would eradicate 10:29 of that clock on their way to a 10-point victory and the first over the Bulldogs since 2015.
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The Bulldogs are now off until Saturday, November 12 when they head to Mobile, Alabama for the 2022 Gulf Coast Challenge. They will face rival No. 5 Jackson State at 4 p.m. in a game slated to air on ESPN+.

Next Game:
vs. Jackson State
11/12/2022 | 4 p.m.

Team Statistics

Total Yards456387
Pass Yards366177
Rushing Yards90210
Penalty Yards8-968-58
1st Downs2222
3rd Downs4-116-19
4th Downs1-31-1
VALLEY03:45 – VALLEY – Cameron Gardner 3 yd pass from Jalani Eason (Orlando Fernand kick) 7 plays, 57 yards, TOP 2:4707
AAMU12:02 – AAMU – Marquez Beason 56 yd pass from Quincy Casey (Zach Alvarez kick) 4 plays, 80 yards, TOP 1:3077
VALLEY08:52 – VALLEY – Jacory Rankin 21 yd pass from Jalani Eason (Orlando Fernand kick) 6 plays, 55 yards, TOP 3:10714
VALLEY00:29 – VALLEY – Orlando Fernand 34 yd field goal 11 plays, 44 yards, TOP 4:43717
VALLEY10:38 – VALLEY – Orlando Fernand 48 yd field goal 7 plays, 23 yards, TOP 2:52720
AAMU05:47 – AAMU – Quincy Casey 1 yd run (Zach Alvarez kick), 12 plays, 87 yards, TOP 4:511420
VALLEY01:40 – VALLEY – Sylvester Campb 15 yd pass from Jalani Eason (Orlando Fernand kick) 9 plays, 70 yards, TOP 4:121427
VALLEY00:37 – VALLEY – Orlando Fernand 40 yd field goal 4 plays, 7 yards, TOP 0:501430
AAMU12:58 – AAMU – Ha. Jemison Jr. 15 yd pass from Quincy Casey (Quincy Casey pass failed) 7 plays, 75 yards, TOP 2:392030

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