Mississippi Valley St. 35, Prairie View A&M 14
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) _ Six years later, Prairie View A&M couldn’t repeat the magic.
On the sixth anniversary of its last victory and playing the team it beat that day, Prairie View instead extended its collegiate-record losing streak to 55 games, falling 35-14 to Mississippi Valley State.
At least Prairie View made it close. It was 14-14 at halftime, then David Ross took the opening kickoff of the second half 78 yards for the first of three second-half touchdowns for the Delta Devils.
On Oct. 28, 1989, Prairie View defeated Mississippi Valley State 21-12. The Panthers, who took the 1990 season off whil clearing up a financial scandal, have not won since, breaking the NCAA records for Division I-AA and for all other levels of college football.
On Saturday, the Delta Devils (2-5, 2-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference) led 14-7 late in the second quarter after Terry Houzah’s 1-yard TD plunge and a 21-yard scoring pass from Keith Poindexter to Gerome Griffin.
Prairie View (0-7, 0-5) fought back as halfback Kevin Davis threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Kerwin Owens with 1:03 left in the first half. Marshall Green, who finished with 105 yards on 17 carries, ran in the 2-point conversion to knot the score.