Boxscore
Mississippi State 49, Memphis 7
Saturday, September 4, 2010 7:00 PM
Location - Davis Wade Stadium
Attendance - 56032

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 0 0 0 7 7
Mississippi State 14 7 21 7 49

Recap

Mississippi State loves to throw the ball and does it well. Memphis was one of the worst teams in the country in pass defense last season. And the Bulldogs exploited that weakness in a 49-7 rout Saturday.

In its second year under coach Dan Mullen, Mississippi State had far too much firepower for Memphis. Mullen’s vaunted spread offense lit up the Memphis defense for 545 total yards, nearly 375 yards coming in the air.  Quarterbacks Chris Relf and redshirt freshman Tyler Russell combined to throw five touchdowns, two each to Chad Bumphis and Brandon Heavens. After a summer-long competition, Relf earned the starting job. But it was Russell who took the majority of snaps, completing 13 of 16 passes for 256 yards and four touchdowns. Both Bumphis and Heavens had at least 100 yards receiving and Leon Berry added 91.

Mississippi State jumped on Memphis early, scoring on its first two possessions. Relf connected with Sean Brauchle for a 55-yard score and Russell followed that up with a 20-yard touchdown to Heavens. Running back Vick Ballard busted through the middle of the Memphis line for a 51-yard touchdown to give the Bulldogs a 20-0 lead at intermission.

 Memphis avoided a shutout when Marcus Rucker caught a 27-yard pass from Cannon Smith with less than two minutes left in the game.

The Bulldogs can’t enjoy the win too long as they'll host Auburn in a big SEC West game on Thursday night.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:04
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 7 - Memphis 0
1st Quarter - 6:11
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 14 - Memphis 0
2nd Quarter - 1:58
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 21 - Memphis 0
3rd Quarter - 12:23
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 28 - Memphis 0
3rd Quarter - 9:45
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 35 - Memphis 0
3rd Quarter - 6:57
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 42 - Memphis 0
4th Quarter - 11:23
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 49 - Memphis 0
4th Quarter - 1:39
Memphis   TD  Mississippi State 49 - Memphis 7
TEAMS

Team Records

  Memphis Mississippi State
W/L 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Memphis Mississippi State
Score 7 49
First Downs 9 28
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-15
13%
5-for-10
50%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 237 571
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 21-41 40-199
Average/Rush 2.0 5.0
Passing
Comp-Att 20-32 20-25
Passing Yards 196 372
Average/Pass Play 5.9 14.3
Penalties-Yards 8-88 3-30
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Time of Possession 28:44 31:16

PLAYER STATS

Memphis (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Smith 10/15 111 1 0
R. Williams 10/17 85 0 2
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Russell 13/16 256 4 0
C. Relf 7/9 116 1 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Rhodes 10 26 2.6 0
G. Ray 9 20 2.2 0
C. Smith 1 1 1.0 0
R. Williams 1 -6 -6.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
V. Ballard 7 60 8.6 2
L. Perkins 8 57 7.1 0
R. Elliott 11 39 3.5 0
A. Marcus 6 24 4.0 0
C. Relf 7 20 2.9 0
T. Russell 1 -1 -1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. McKenzie 5 45 9.0 0
M. Rucker 3 45 15.0 1
C. Johnson 2 32 16.0 0
G. Ray 2 27 13.5 0
T. Rehrer 1 18 18.0 0
B. Foster 2 15 7.5 0
D. Robinson 1 6 6.0 0
J. Rhodes 2 3 1.5 0
B. Johnson 1 3 3.0 0
J. Henderson 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Heavens 5 112 22.4 2
C. Bumphis 4 100 25.0 2
L. Berry 5 91 18.2 1
M. Green 2 25 12.5 0
B. Henderson 2 25 12.5 0
A. Clark 2 19 9.5 0
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