Cameron Rosendahl accounted for two touchdowns as Tennessee State held off Mississippi Valley State 26-20 in a season opener on Saturday night.
Tennessee State’s Antonio Zita made four of five field goal attempts, including a 26-yarder that capped the scoring with 3:10 remaining. The Delta Devils then drove to the Tigers 21 in 12 plays, but the drive stalled with an incomplete pass on fourth-and-7 with 1:11 remaining.
Rosendahl was 25 of 42 passing for 330 yards. He had an 8-yard touchdown run and threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Chris Rowland, who finished with 11 catches for 172 yards.
Dejerric Bryant tossed a 2-yard touchdown pass to Johnny Wilson, and ran into the end zone on a 4-yard score that pulled the Delta Devils to 23-20 with 7:16 remaining. Bryant was 27 of 52 for 205 yards passing.
Mississippi Valley State’s Keonte’ Daniels forced a fumble, recovered the ball and ran 32 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter.
Valley plays at Lamar University this Saturday. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. in Beuamont, Texas, at Provost Umphrey Stadium. Lamar rolled up 658 yards of total offense to defeat Bethel (Tenn.) University 65-16.
in its opener last week. It marked the fourth-best single-game scoring mark in program history, while the Red and White just missed a school record in total offense.