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Final

Bowling Green 20

(5-2, 3-0 MAC)

Mississippi St 21

(3-3, 0-2 SEC)

Coverage: GamePlan

7:30 PM ET, October 12, 2013

Davis Wade Stadium, STARKVILLE, MS

1 2 3 4 T
BGSU 3 10 7 020
MSST 14 7 0 021

Top Performers

Passing: M. Johnson (BGSU) - 224 YDS

Rushing: D. Prescott (MSST) - 15 CAR, 139 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: R. Burbrink (BGSU) - 4 REC, 66 YDS

Mississippi State holds off Bowling Green, 21-20

Associated Press
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STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Dak Prescott rushed for 139 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead Mississippi State to a 21-20 win over Bowling Green in a non-conference game Saturday night.

After a failed fourth-and-1 by MSU, Bowling Green (5-2) had the ball and 4:21 on the clock at the end of the game, but couldn't get inside field goal range.

Mississippi State (3-3) had 422 yards of offense, 245 on the ground as the Bulldogs won their 11th straight nonconference home game.

The game was a back-and-forth affair. Mississippi State opened the game on a 9-play, 75-yard drive that ended in a LaDarius Perkins touchdown.

Bowling Green's BooBoo Gates intercepted Prescott on MSU's next offensive series, and the Falcons eventually settled for a 35-yard field goal by Tyler Tate.

Prescott responded on the next drive by rushing for a 75-yard touchdown.

In the second quarter, Bowling Green answered with a 96-yard drive capped off by a 7-yard Andre Givens touchdown run. Mississippi State countered with a 75-yard drive and a 10-yard Prescott touchdown run with 1:04 left in the second quarter.

But quarterback Matt Johnson worked Bowling Green into field goal range, and Tate nailed a 45-yarder to end the first half.

Tate missed a 45-yard field goal on the opening drive of the third quarter, but Bowling Green responded with a 7-play touchdown drive on its next possession, to pull within one point; the eventual final margin.

With 4:21 left in the game, Mississippi State went for a fourth-and-1 on the Bowling Green six yard line. Prescott's rush was inches short, and the Bulldogs turned it over on downs. Johnson completed four passes and Green rushed once to get the Falcons to midfield. But then the drive stalled, and Johnson failed to complete a fourth-and-11 to Ryan Burbrink, and Mississippi State ran out the clock.

For MSU, Perkins rushed for 83 yards and one touchdown. Perkins, Joe Morrow and Jameon Lewis each caught four passes. Prescott was also 7-of-11 passing for 75 yards and one interception.

Mullen again used both Prescott, a sophomore, and veteran quarterback Tyler Russell throughout the game. Russell finished 12-of-14 for 102 yards.

Johnson was 19-of-33 for 194 yards for Bowling Green. Travis Green rushed for 99 yards and Ryan Burbrink caught four passes for a game-high 66 yards.

Bowling Green's Gates was ejected in the second quarter for targeting.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BGSU
MSST
1st Downs2123
Total Yards384422
Passing224177
Rushing160245
Penalties4-309-72
3rd Down Conversions4-114-11
4th Down Conversions0-21-3
Turnovers11
Possession27:4632:14

Passing Leaders

Bowling GreenC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson20/342246.600
Mississippi StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Russell12/141027.300

Rushing Leaders

Bowling GreenCARYDSAVGTDLG
Greene15996.6029
Johnson6294.8113
Mississippi StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Prescott151399.3275
Perkins16835.2118

Receiving Leaders

Bowling GreenRECYDSAVGTDLG
Burbrink46616.5024
Cohen55110.2021
Mississippi StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Morrow45714.3017
Lewis4348.5017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBGSUMSST
TD09:58LaDarius Perkins 1 Yd Run (Devon Bell Kick)
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07
FG05:36Tyler Tate 35 Yd
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37
TD05:24Dak Prescott 75 Yd Run (Devon Bell Kick)
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314
SECOND QUARTERBGSUMSST
TD04:15Andre Givens 7 Yd Run (Tyler Tate Kick)
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1014
TD01:04Dak Prescott 10 Yd Run (Devon Bell Kick)
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1021
FG00:00Tyler Tate 45 Yd
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1321
THIRD QUARTERBGSUMSST
TD03:57Matt Johnson 2 Yd Run (Tyler Tate Kick)
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2021