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Recap - Bulldogs Defeat Tennessee-Martin 55-17

Recap - Bulldogs Defeat Tennessee-Martin 55-17

Vick Ballard tore up the turf for 102 rushing yards on Saturday to lead the Bulldogs to a 55-17 win over the SkyHawks at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field.

Mississippi State was the ATS victor, as they covered the 33-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 54.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Tyler Russell completed 9 of 18 pass attempts for 183 yards for the Bulldogs in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the SkyHawks defense.

Jason McNair rushed for 122 yards for Tennessee-Martin, while DJ McNeil added 82 yards. Derek Carr threw for 167 yards for the SkyHawks, while receivers Quentin Sims and Stephen Shiver had 53 and 44 yards respectively.

Tennessee-Martin was outgained by Mississippi State 570-454 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 25-21 by the Bulldogs.

The time of possession battle favored Tennessee-Martin as their offense was on the field for 33:50, longer than the 24:58 of their opponents.