Alabama State beats Mississippi Valley State 45-15

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.

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