Mississippi State 56, Jackson State 9

Date - Saturday, September 1, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Davis Wade Stadium
Attendance - 55082

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Jackson State 0 6 0 3 9
Mississippi State 14 21 14 7 56

Recap


Mississippi State 56, Jackson State 9: Tyler Russell threw a pair of touchdown passes and LaDarius Perkins rushed for two scores - all in the first half - as the host Bulldogs raced to a 35-0 lead and were never threatened.

Chad Bumphis and Marcus Green caught first-half touchdown passes and Darius Slay returned an interception 52 yards for another score as Mississippi State won its 12th straight non-conference game.

Matthew Wells added a 22-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second half for the Bulldogs, who were 16th in the country with 19.7 points allowed per game in 2011.

Russell was 15-of-23 for 175 yards before turning over the reins to freshman Dak Prescott in the third quarter. Prescott scored on a 2-yard run to make it 42-6.

Preseason All-American selections Rico Richardson and E.J. Drewery combined for 11 catches for 130 yards and a touchdown for Jackson State, an FBS member which plays in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

The Bulldogs scored on four of their first five possessions and Slay's interception return made it 35-0 with 2:32 left before halftime.

Jackson State quarterback Dedric McDonald was 14-of-27 for 136 yards, including a 9-yard touchdown pass to Drewery with 45 seconds left in the first half.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Mississippi State won the only other meeting, 45-7 in 2009. ... Jackson State fell to 0-9 against FBS members. ... The Bulldogs opened 2011 with a 59-14 victory over Memphis. ... Mississippi State last returned two interceptions for touchdowns Oct. 24, 2009 against Florida.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:19
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 7 - Jackson State 0
1st Quarter - 4:33
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 14 - Jackson State 0
2nd Quarter - 13:41
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 21 - Jackson State 0
2nd Quarter - 4:44
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 28 - Jackson State 0
2nd Quarter - 2:32
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 35 - Jackson State 0
2nd Quarter - 0:45
Jackson State   TD  Mississippi State 35 - Jackson State 6
3rd Quarter - 5:55
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 42 - Jackson State 6
3rd Quarter - 4:49
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 49 - Jackson State 6
4th Quarter - 9:14
Jackson State   FG  Mississippi State 49 - Jackson State 9
4th Quarter - 6:55
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 56 - Jackson State 9
TEAMS

Team Records

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

Team Stats

  Jackson State Mississippi State
Score 9 56
First Downs 16 23
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-11
18%
7-for-12
58%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
2-for-2
100%
Total Yards 265 395
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 21-109 38-202
Average/Rush 5.2 5.3
Passing
Comp-Att 20-38 16-28
Passing Yards 156 193
Average/Pass Play 3.9 6.9
Penalties-Yards 9-81 6-64
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Time of Possession 27:29 32:31

PLAYER STATS

Jackson State (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. McDonald 14/27 136 1 2
C. Moore 5/10 17 0 0
E. Ingram 1/1 3 0 0
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Russell 15/24 185 2 0
D. Prescott 1/4 8 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Lee 8 45 5.6 0
C. Moore 4 42 10.5 0
T. Gooden 4 18 4.5 0
D. McDonald 5 4 0.8 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Milton 8 65 8.1 1
L. Perkins 9 58 6.4 2
J. Robinson 5 35 7.0 0
N. Griffin 5 12 2.4 0
J. Lewis 2 11 5.5 0
T. Russell 1 11 11.0 0
D. Prescott 2 6 3.0 1
K. Akins 5 6 1.2 0
B. Heavens 1 -2 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Richardson 7 95 13.6 0
E. Drewery 4 35 8.8 1
T. Singleton 3 16 5.3 0
T. Gooden 5 10 2.0 0
B. Lee 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Clark 3 35 11.7 0
J. Lewis 3 32 10.7 0
M. Green 2 31 15.5 1
C. Smith 2 28 14.0 0
B. Hill 2 27 13.5 0
J. Morrow 2 24 12.0 0
C. Bumphis 1 9 9.0 1
R. Johnson 1 7 7.0 0