Boxscore
Mississippi State 26, Louisiana Tech 20
Saturday, September 24, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Davis Wade Stadium
Attendance - 55116

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 OT T
Louisiana Tech 3 7 7 3 0 20
Mississippi State 7 10 3 0 6 26

Recap


Chris Relf’s 17-yard touchdown pass to LaDarius Perkins in overtime gave host Mississippi State a 26-20 victory over upset-minded Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

After Nick Isham was intercepted on Louisiana Tech’s first possession of overtime, Chad Bumphis rushed for 8 yards before Relf and Perkins ended the game.

Mississippi State (2-2) was only 3-for-16 on third downs, but made several key plays on special teams, including Bumphis’ 82-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter.

Louisiana Tech (1-3) had a chance to take the lead with 3:38 remaining in regulation, but Isham’s pass on 3rd-and-5 was intercepted in the end zone by Johnthan Banks.

Louisiana Tech rebounded with a big game after blowing a 27-point lead in the final 20 minutes to lose 35-34 against Houston last week.

Lennon Creer led the Bulldogs’ rushing attack with 82 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown Saturday.

After a poor showing last week against LSU, Relf completed only 14-of-29 passes for 164 yards against Louisiana Tech. Unlike last week, however, he wasn’t pulled late in the game.

Mississippi State’s Brandon Wilson had a career-high 17 tackles, which marks the most by a player in the SEC this season.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:20
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 7 - Louisiana Tech 0
1st Quarter - 5:49
Louisiana Tech   FG  Mississippi State 7 - Louisiana Tech 3
2nd Quarter - 14:17
Louisiana Tech   TD  Mississippi State 7 - Louisiana Tech 10
2nd Quarter - 8:45
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 14 - Louisiana Tech 10
2nd Quarter - 1:38
Mississippi State   FG  Mississippi State 17 - Louisiana Tech 10
3rd Quarter - 8:25
Louisiana Tech   TD  Mississippi State 17 - Louisiana Tech 17
3rd Quarter - 5:21
Mississippi State   FG  Mississippi State 20 - Louisiana Tech 17
4th Quarter - 8:42
Louisiana Tech   FG  Mississippi State 20 - Louisiana Tech 20
OT - 0:00
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 26 - Louisiana Tech 20
TEAMS

Team Records

  Louisiana Tech Mississippi State
W/L 1 - 3 - 0 2 - 2 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Louisiana Tech Mississippi State
Score 20 26
First Downs 20 20
3rd Down Efficiency 9-for-20
45%
3-for-16
19%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
2-for-3
67%
Total Yards 359 340
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 37-107 44-176
Average/Rush 2.9 4.0
Passing
Comp-Att 30-41 14-29
Passing Yards 252 164
Average/Pass Play 5.6 5.7
Penalties-Yards 4-40 4-45
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Time of Possession 33:32 26:28

PLAYER STATS

Louisiana Tech (1 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
N. Isham 29/40 233 1 2
B. Waters 1/1 19 0 0
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Relf 14/29 164 1 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. Creer 24 82 3.4 1
L. Fitte 4 19 4.8 0
R. Holley 2 17 8.5 0
Q. Patton 2 7 3.5 0
N. Isham 5 -18 -3.6 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
V. Ballard 17 68 4.0 1
L. Perkins 12 47 3.9 0
J. Lewis 3 32 10.7 0
C. Bumphis 2 25 12.5 0
C. Relf 9 20 2.2 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
Q. Patton 11 87 7.9 1
R. Casey 4 49 12.2 0
H. Lee 3 43 14.3 0
D. Gru 2 24 12.0 0
T. Ikharo 3 16 5.3 0
M. White 4 15 3.8 0
R. Holley 1 10 10.0 0
L. Fitte 2 8 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Green 2 31 15.5 0
C. Smith 3 31 10.3 0
L. Perkins 2 23 11.5 1
R. Sanders 2 23 11.5 0
A. Clark 1 18 18.0 0
C. Bumphis 2 17 8.5 0
J. Lewis 1 16 16.0 0
B. Heavens 1 5 5.0 0
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