ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Ellis Richardson rushed for three touchdowns and passed for two more to lead Alabama State to its first victory, 45-15 over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday night.
The Hornets (1-3, 1-2 Southwestern Athletic) rolled up 444 yards offense in picking up their sixth consecutive victory over the Delta Devils (0-4, 0-3).
Richardson was 11-of-18 passing for 127 yards with touchdown throws to Joshua Davis and Wyndell Archie. He was intercepted twice. Richardson rushed for 98 yards on 17 carries, including a 41-yard score early in the fourth quarter for a 38-9 lead.
Richardson scored on a 3-yard run then threw a 9-yard scoring pass to Davis in the first quarter. David Albert added a field goal for a 17-3 halftime lead.
The Hornets’ Alex Anderson rushed for a 9-yard score in the third quarter.
Booker Chambers had a touchdown run and reception for the Delta Devils.