GREENVILLE, Miss. – Shaun Stephens caught two touchdown passes from K.J. Black in a 1:30 span of the third quarter as Prairie View beat Mississippi Valley State 34-13 on Saturday.
Stephens' first touchdown, a 25-yarder, gave the Panthers (2-3, 2-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference) a 17-0 lead. Two plays later, Jarvis Wilson recovered a fumble at the Delta Devils 15, and Black found Stephens for a 15-yard score.
Adrian Martin pulled the Delta Devils (0-5, 0-4) within 14 points, catching fourth-quarter touchdown passes of 19 and 52 yards from Oliver Hughes.
Prairie View scored its final touchdown with 2:10 left on Donald Babers' 5-yard run, capping a five-play, 29-yard drive after Mississippi Valley State turned the ball over on downs.
Babers also scored on a 17-yard run and finished with 151 yards rushing on 26 carries. Black completed 22 of 37 passes for 230 yards.