George Roberts and his The Delta State University Football teammates had its rally from a 17-point deficit come up just short, as top seeded the University of West Alabama held on for a 27 - 20 win, in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs at Tiger Stadium.
Senior Chris Robinson rushed for over 100 yards for the fourth consecutive week, gaining 105 on 23 carries with a touchdown.
The Bude, Miss., native's five-yard touchdown run was his 44th career score, tying Trevar Deed for Delta State University's career mark. Robinson finished with 1,328 yards rushing and 20 total touchdowns this season, marking the second straight season with 20-plus touchdowns.
The Delta State defense held the University of West Alabama under 30 points for the second time in two meetings. It was also just the third time this season that the University of West Alabama offense was held below 30 points. Delta State University also held University of West Alabama to 406 total yards, 45 below its season average (451.2 ypg.).