Quinn's 39-yard punt return gave Southern a 20-0 lead in the first quarter. In the second quarter, he took a reverse and tossed a pass to a wide-open Randall Menard for an 89-yard score to make it 33-0. After Mississippi Valley State pulled to 33-13 early in the third, Quinn returned the ensuing kickoff 90 yards.
Lenard Tillery had 85 yards rushing and two touchdowns for Southern (1-1, 1-0 Southwestern Athletic). Quinn also caught three passes for 32 yards.
Tillery capped Southern's 12-play, 64-yard opening drive with an untouched touchdown run of 10 yards. Mississippi Valley State punted on its fourth play from scrimmage and Tillery capitalized on a short field with a 13-yard TD run.
Dontrinell Scott was 12 of 20 for 163 yards and had two touchdown passes to Terrence Barron for Mississippi Valley State (0-2, 0-1)
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