ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP)Jalani Eason threw for a career-high three touchdowns, to three different receivers, and Mississippi Valley State beat Alabama A&M 30-20 on Thursday night for its first win of the season.

MVSU (1-8, 1-5 SWAC) held its first halftime lead of the season at 17-7. Eason’s second touchdown pass of the half went for 22 yards to Jacory Rankin.

Orlando Fernandez made a 40-yard field goal at the end of the third quarter, his third of the game, to give MVSU a 30-14 lead.

Micah White had a 56-yard touchdown grab for Alabama A&M (3-6, 3-3).

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