Boxscore
Mississippi State 27, Kentucky 14
Saturday, October 6, 2012 12:21 PM
Location - Commonwealth Stadium
Attendance - 49498

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Mississippi State 14 6 7 0 27
Kentucky 0 7 7 0 14

Recap

No. 19 Mississippi State 27, Kentucky 14: Tyler Russell threw for 269 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 19 Mississippi State past host Kentucky in cross-divisional SEC play.

Russell was 23-for-39 and connected with Chad Bumphis for a 27-yard score to give the Bulldogs (5-0, 2-0 SEC) a 27-7 lead 2:17 into the third quarter. LaDarius Perkins added 105 rushing yards and a score.

Russell found fullback Adrian Marcus on a 10-yard touchdown pass six minutes into the game before Perkins scampered in from 31 yards out to give the Bulldogs a 14-0 lead with 1:32 left in the first quarter.

Patrick Towles finished 5-for-6 for 71 yards and a touchdown for Kentucky (1-5, 0-3) while rotating at quarterback with fellow freshman Jalen Whitlow. Towles’ 32-yard touchdown pass to La'Rod King halved the deficit three minutes into the second quarter, but he sprained his ankle and was unable to return in the second half.

Devon Bell converted 20- and 37-yard field goals to give Mississippi State a 20-7 halftime lead before Russell connected with Bumphis on the Bulldogs’ first drive of third quarter. Whitlow scored on a 3-yard run six minutes later to finish the scoring.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Mississippi State is 5-0 for only the third time in program history and the first since 1999. ... Kentucky managed just 90 yards of total offense in the first half. ... Marcus’ first-quarter touchdown was his first career reception and came on a cross-field screen pass.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:15
Mississippi State   TD  Kentucky 0 - Mississippi State 7
1st Quarter - 1:32
Mississippi State   TD  Kentucky 0 - Mississippi State 14
2nd Quarter - 11:58
Kentucky   TD  Kentucky 7 - Mississippi State 14
2nd Quarter - 1:55
Mississippi State   FG  Kentucky 7 - Mississippi State 17
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Mississippi State   FG  Kentucky 7 - Mississippi State 20
3rd Quarter - 12:43
Mississippi State   TD  Kentucky 7 - Mississippi State 27
3rd Quarter - 6:22
Kentucky   TD  Kentucky 14 - Mississippi State 27
TEAMS

Team Records

  Mississippi State Kentucky
W/L 5 - 0 - 0 1 - 5 - 0
Conference 2 - 0 - 0 0 - 3 - 0

Team Stats

  Mississippi State Kentucky
Score 27 14
First Downs 25 13
3rd Down Efficiency 10-for-18
56%
5-for-15
33%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
0-for-2
0%
Total Yards 427 228
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 39-158 34-84
Average/Rush 4.1 2.5
Passing
Comp-Att 23-39 15-27
Passing Yards 269 144
Average/Pass Play 6.7 4.6
Penalties-Yards 2-9 3-40
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 35:59 24:01

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Russell 23/39 269 2 0
Kentucky (1 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Whitlow 10/21 73 0 0
P. Towles 5/6 71 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. Perkins 25 110 4.4 1
D. Prescott 7 32 4.6 0
J. Robinson 3 12 4.0 0
D. Milton 1 4 4.0 0
T. Russell 2 0 0.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Sanders III 13 43 3.3 0
J. Whitlow 8 26 3.2 1
D. Robinson 1 15 15.0 0
J. George 10 10 1.0 0
P. Towles 2 -10 -5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Bumphis 9 104 11.6 1
A. Clark 5 62 12.4 0
L. Perkins 3 53 17.7 0
R. Johnson 1 19 19.0 0
C. Smith 3 19 6.3 0
A. Marcus 1 10 10.0 1
M. Green 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
L. King 2 46 23.0 1
D. Robinson 6 43 7.2 0
D. Collins 3 31 10.3 0
R. Shields 2 15 7.5 0
R. Sanders III 1 7 7.0 0
J. George 1 2 2.0 0
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