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BYU Defeats Mississippi 14-13 - Recap

BYU Defeats Mississippi 14-13 - Recap

The Cougars were Week 1 winners on Saturday, coming out on top of the Rebels by a score of 14-13 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Cougars were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 1.5. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 54.5.

Jake Heaps completed 24 of 38 pass attempts for 225 yards for the Cougars in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Rebels defense.

Enrique Davis rushed for 28 yards for Mississippi, while Brandon Bolden added 21 yards. Zack Stoudt threw for 140 yards for the Rebels, while receivers Ja-Mes Logan and Jeff Scott had 52 and 25 yards respectively.

Mississippi was outgained by BYU 316-208 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 20-13 by the Cougars.

Mississippi lost the time of possession battle 34:37/25:23, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

BYU looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Texas. Mississippi will aim to get back on the winning track vs Southern Illinois.