Boxscore
Mississippi State 45, Arkansas 14
Saturday, November 17, 2012 12:21 PM
Location - Davis Wade Stadium
Attendance - 54838

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Arkansas 7 7 0 0 14
Mississippi State 7 10 14 14 45

Recap


Mississippi State 45, Arkansas 14: Tyler Russell threw for 274 yards and four touchdowns, and the host Bulldogs rattled off 38 unanswered points en route to snapping a three-game losing streak.

LaDarius Perkins caught two of the scoring passes, including a 24-yarder that extended the lead to 31-14, to go with 91 rushing yards for Mississippi State (8-3, 4-3 SEC). Russell broke single-season school records for completions (201), passing yards (2,523) and 200-yard passing games (7). 

Tyler Wilson had 225 yards passing and two touchdowns for the Razorbacks (4-7, 2-5), who let a tight game slip away in the second half with four turnovers (two fumbles, two interceptions). They had won nine of the last 10 against the Bulldogs, but the loss ensures a losing campaign for a team that began in the preseason top 10.

Mississippi State settled for just a 17-14 halftime lead after fumbling away a late scoring opportunity. Russell completed a pass to Arceto Clark inside the Arkansas 20-yard line, but the Razorbacks' Will Hines knocked the ball loose and D'Arthur Cowan recovered to thwart the threat with 2:37 remaining.

Wilson was a stellar 14-of-15 for 137 yards in the first half, including a 30-yard touchdown pass to Cobi Hamilton and a 7-yard score to Dennis Johnson that gave Arkansas a 14-7 advantage.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Nick Griffin capped the Bulldogs' scoring with a 60-yard run in the fourth. … Chris Smith collected 1.5 sacks for the Razorbacks. … Wilson completed his first 10 pass attempts, including going 6-of-6 for 69 yards on Arkansas' initial scoring drive. … After missing two weeks with a hamstring injury, Arkansas RB Knile Davis returned but was limited to five carries for just 6 yards.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:32
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 7 - Arkansas 0
1st Quarter - 4:24
Arkansas   TD  Mississippi State 7 - Arkansas 7
2nd Quarter - 12:17
Arkansas   TD  Mississippi State 7 - Arkansas 14
2nd Quarter - 9:38
Mississippi State   FG  Mississippi State 10 - Arkansas 14
2nd Quarter - 4:48
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 17 - Arkansas 14
3rd Quarter - 5:51
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 24 - Arkansas 14
3rd Quarter - 1:31
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 31 - Arkansas 14
4th Quarter - 14:50
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 38 - Arkansas 14
4th Quarter - 12:22
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 45 - Arkansas 14
TEAMS

Team Records

  Arkansas Mississippi State
W/L 4 - 7 - 0 8 - 3 - 0
Conference 2 - 5 - 0 4 - 3 - 0

Team Stats

  Arkansas Mississippi State
Score 14 45
First Downs 19 24
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-12
50%
5-for-12
42%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 359 505
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 33-126 36-203
Average/Rush 3.8 5.6
Passing
Comp-Att 24-30 21-34
Passing Yards 233 302
Average/Pass Play 7.3 8.2
Penalties-Yards 9-70 5-41
Fumbles-Lost 3-3 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Time of Possession 29:33 30:27

PLAYER STATS

Arkansas (4 - 7)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Wilson 23/29 225 2 2
B. Allen 1/1 8 0 0
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Russell 19/32 274 4 0
D. Prescott 2/2 28 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Johnson 15 88 5.9 0
J. Williams 4 16 4.0 0
T. Wilson 7 10 1.4 0
R. Wingo 2 6 3.0 0
K. Davis 5 6 1.2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. Perkins 17 91 5.4 0
N. Griffin 2 68 34.0 1
J. Robinson 4 26 6.5 0
D. Prescott 6 17 2.8 1
D. Milton 3 4 1.3 0
T. Russell 3 -1 -0.3 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Hamilton 7 88 12.6 1
J. Herndon 6 84 14.0 0
M. McKay 3 30 10.0 0
A. Tate 2 10 5.0 0
J. Williams 1 8 8.0 0
M. Linton 1 8 8.0 0
R. Wingo 1 4 4.0 0
D. Johnson 3 1 0.3 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Bumphis 6 82 13.7 2
A. Clark 3 61 20.3 0
L. Perkins 3 40 13.3 2
M. Johnson 1 27 27.0 0
R. Johnson 2 24 12.0 0
C. Smith 2 23 11.5 0
J. Lewis 1 15 15.0 0
J. Morrow 1 13 13.0 0
B. Heavens 1 9 9.0 0
S. Hemphill 1 8 8.0 0
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