Mississippi State 21, Bowling Green 20

Date - Saturday, October 12, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - Davis Wade Stadium
Attendance - 55148

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Bowling Green 3 10 7 0 20
Mississippi State 14 7 0 0 21

Recap


Mississippi State 21, Bowling Green 20: Sophomore quarterback Dak Prescott ran for 139 yards and two touchdowns as the host Bulldogs held off the Falcons on homecoming. 

Mississippi State (3-3) improved to 12-2 in nonconference home games under coach Dan Mullen. The Bulldogs used Prescott as a rushing threat to complement less-mobile senior Tyler Russell, who hit 10-of-11 throws before halftime as the Bulldogs took a 21-13 lead to the locker room. 

Bowling Green (5-2) crept within 21-20 on quarterback Matt Johnson’s 2-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. The Falcons stopped Prescott on fourth-and-3 in the fourth quarter, taking over on their own 6-yard line with 4:21 left, but they go no farther than their 46-yard line. 

LaDarius Perkins ran for 83 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries for Mississippi State, which has alternated losses and wins all season. Johnson finished 20-of-34 passing for 224 yards and added 29 yards on six carries. Travis Greene ran 15 times for 99 yards for the upset-minded Falcons.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Bulldogs improved to 51-21-3 on homecoming. … This was Mississippi State’s first game against a team currently in the MAC. … Prescott, entered the game tied for fourth in the SEC with seven touchdowns, completed 7-of-11 throws for 75 yards with an interception.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:58
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 7 - Bowling Green 0
1st Quarter - 5:36
Bowling Green   FG  Mississippi State 7 - Bowling Green 3
1st Quarter - 5:24
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 14 - Bowling Green 3
2nd Quarter - 4:15
Bowling Green   TD  Mississippi State 14 - Bowling Green 10
2nd Quarter - 1:04
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 21 - Bowling Green 10
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Bowling Green   FG  Mississippi State 21 - Bowling Green 13
3rd Quarter - 3:57
Bowling Green   TD  Mississippi State 21 - Bowling Green 20
TEAMS

Team Records

  Bowling Green Mississippi State
W/L 5 - 2 - 0 3 - 3 - 0
Conference 3 - 0 - 0 0 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Bowling Green Mississippi State
Score 20 21
First Downs 21 23
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-11
36%
4-for-11
36%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-2
0%
1-for-3
33%
Total Yards 384 422
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 29-160 41-245
Average/Rush 5.5 6.0
Passing
Comp-Att 20-34 19-25
Passing Yards 224 177
Average/Pass Play 6.4 6.6
Penalties-Yards 4-30 9-71
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 27:46 32:14

PLAYER STATS

Bowling Green (5 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Johnson 20/34 224 0 0
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Russell 12/14 102 0 0
D. Prescott 7/11 75 0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Greene 15 99 6.6 0
M. Johnson 6 29 4.8 1
A. Givens 4 24 6.0 1
J. Hopgood 3 10 3.3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Prescott 15 139 9.3 2
L. Perkins 16 83 5.2 1
J. Lewis 5 15 3.0 0
J. Robinson 2 5 2.5 0
T. Russell 3 3 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Burbrink 4 66 16.5 0
J. Cohen 5 51 10.2 0
S. Joplin 4 40 10.0 0
T. Beck 2 33 16.5 0
R. Moore 1 15 15.0 0
D. Flewellyn 0 13 0.0 0
A. Bayer 1 5 5.0 0
J. Hopgood 1 2 2.0 0
T. Greene 2 -1 -0.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Morrow 4 57 14.2 0
J. Lewis 4 34 8.5 0
L. Perkins 4 21 5.2 0
F. Ross 1 17 17.0 0
R. Johnson 2 16 8.0 0
J. Robinson 1 16 16.0 0
D. Wilson 1 6 6.0 0
B. Holloway 1 5 5.0 0
M. Johnson 1 5 5.0 0