Boxscore
Mississippi State 47, Houston 24
Saturday, October 9, 2010 8:00 PM
Location - Robertson Stadium
Attendance - 32067

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Mississippi State 23 10 7 7 47
Houston 7 3 7 7 24

Recap


Vick Ballard rushed for a career-high 134 yards and three touchdowns, quarterback Chris Relf had 104 rushing yards and a score, and Mississippi State routed Houston 47-24 on Saturday.

Ballard and Relf became the first time Mississippi State duo to top 100 rushing yards in the same game since Jerious Norwood and Fred Reid in 2004, and helped the Bulldogs top 500 total yards for the second consecutive game. The Bulldogs finished with 544 total yards, including 417 on the ground.

Ballard scored on runs of 5 and 12 yards in the first half, and added another 12-yard touchdown scamper on the Bulldogs' first possession of the second half. Relf scored on a 5-yard run in the first quarter.

LaDarius Perkins added 79 yards on 12 carries, including a 20-yard touchdown run, for Mississippi State (4-2), which has won three straight.

After falling behind 7-0, the Bulldogs led 23-7 after one quarter, and 33-10 at halftime.

Freshman David Piland made his first start at quarterback for Houston (3-2), completing 30 of 55 passes for 298 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Piland hooked up with Kierrie Johnson for a 19-yard score on Houston's first possession, and he hit Patrick Edwards for an 18-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:02
Houston   TD  Houston 7 - Mississippi State 0
1st Quarter - 9:25
Mississippi State   TD  Houston 7 - Mississippi State 7
1st Quarter - 6:20
Mississippi State   TD  Houston 7 - Mississippi State 14
1st Quarter - 0:13
Mississippi State   TD  Houston 7 - Mississippi State 21
1st Quarter - 0:00
Mississippi State   S  Houston 7 - Mississippi State 23
2nd Quarter - 13:47
Mississippi State   FG  Houston 7 - Mississippi State 26
2nd Quarter - 4:51
Houston   FG  Houston 10 - Mississippi State 26
2nd Quarter - 0:23
Mississippi State   TD  Houston 10 - Mississippi State 33
3rd Quarter - 13:00
Mississippi State   TD  Houston 10 - Mississippi State 40
3rd Quarter - 6:11
Houston   TD  Houston 17 - Mississippi State 40
4th Quarter - 7:08
Mississippi State   TD  Houston 17 - Mississippi State 47
4th Quarter - 4:36
Houston   TD  Houston 24 - Mississippi State 47
TEAMS

Team Records

  Mississippi State Houston
W/L 4 - 2 - 0 3 - 2 - 0
Conference 1 - 2 - 0 2 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Mississippi State Houston
Score 47 24
First Downs 28 25
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-15
53%
6-for-14
43%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 538 404
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 57-409 15-48
Average/Rush 7.2 3.2
Passing
Comp-Att 12-23 32-59
Passing Yards 129 356
Average/Pass Play 5.4 5.9
Penalties-Yards 8-60 7-41
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Time of Possession 39:02 20:58

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Russell 5/9 72 0 0
C. Relf 7/14 57 0 0
Houston (3 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Piland 30/57 301 2 2
T. Broadway 2/2 55 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
V. Ballard 14 134 9.6 3
C. Relf 14 96 6.9 1
L. Perkins 12 78 6.5 1
R. Elliott 11 43 3.9 0
T. Russell 3 40 13.3 0
L. Berry 1 12 12.0 0
C. Bumphis 1 4 4.0 0
S. Hemphill 1 2 2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Broadway 2 18 9.0 0
B. Beall 8 17 2.1 0
M. Hayes 3 13 4.3 0
J. Lewis 1 1 1.0 0
C. Wilson 1 -1 -1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Bumphis 7 79 11.3 0
B. Heavens 1 23 23.0 0
C. Smith 2 13 6.5 0
L. Perkins 1 11 11.0 0
S. Hemphill 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Carrier 10 90 9.0 0
E. Smith 4 86 21.5 0
K. Johnson 5 52 10.4 1
P. Edwards 4 45 11.2 1
J. Johnson 2 31 15.5 0
M. Hayes 3 25 8.3 0
I. Sweeney 1 17 17.0 1
B. Beall 2 6 3.0 0
R. Williams 1 4 4.0 0
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