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Valdosta State Holds On at Home

October 21, 2006 Valdosta --  Willie Copeland passed for 359 yards and two touchdowns to lead Valdosta State to a 16-14 Gulf South Conference victory over West Alabama Saturday.

The Blazers took the lead in the second quarter when Copeland connected with Derek Tharpe on a 15-yard scoring pass and Cedric Jones on a 21-yarder.

Copeland completed 37 of 51 passes in the game.

VSU was up 16-7 after Zachary Williams kicked a 31-yard field goal with 11:11 left in the third.

West Alabama then cut the lead to 16-14 with a Hail Mary pass from James Reiter to Dwiuan White with a minute to go.

Valdosta State recovered the ensuing onside kick to secure the win. The Blazers are now 6-1.