2018 College Football Team Previews: Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils

 

Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils
Location: Itta Bena, MS
Coach: Vincent Dancy (0-0) 1st Season at MVSU
Stadium: Rice-Totten Stadium (Capacity: 10,000)

CSJ Projections:
9th: SWAC (5th in East Division)
20th: HBCU
6th: Mississippi
122nd: FCS
252nd: Division I

2017 In A Sentence: The Delta Devils finished with just three rushing touchdowns, negative yardage on the ground, and surrendered 56 sacks in 2017 so it is understandable why former head coach Rick Comegy has been relieved of his duties after finishing 2-9 overall and 1-6 in league play.

Biggest Shoes to Fill: Left tackle Alvin Solomon had been a staple in the MVSU offensive line his four years in Itta Bena.  He was the team captain and named this past year to the All-SWAC team.

Key Player: Senior WR Quinn McElfresh was named the SWAC Newcomer of the Year after leading the conference in receptions per game (5.2).  He ranked second in receiving yards per game (80.8), led in receiving yards (889) and added five touchdowns despite catching passes from three different quarterbacks.

Fearless Prediction: New head coach Vincent Dancy takes over after being the defensive coordinator for the Delta Devils the past two seasons.  The key to MVSU improving will be better offensive line play.  If this can be done as he has made a focus in his recruiting this year, the Delta Devils could improve slightly but likely will take a year or two for this team to start compete in the SWAC consistently.

 

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