Bulldogs Down Tennessee 41-31 - Match Report
LaDarius Perkins scampered through the Tennessee defense for 101 yards as Mississippi State handed the Volunteers a 41-31 defeat on Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field.
Mississippi State was a favorite by 3 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 56.5.
Tyler Russell completed 23 of 37 pass attempts for 291 yards for the Bulldogs in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Devrin Young rushed for 58 yards for Tennessee, while Cordarrelle Patterson added 57 yards. Tyler Bray threw for 148 yards for the Volunteers, while receivers Justin Hunter and Zach Rogers had 41 and 35 yards respectively.
Mississippi State outgained Tennessee 450-361 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 26-18 by the Bulldogs.
The time of possession battle favored Mississippi State as their offense was on the field for 36:31, longer than the 23:29 of their opponents.
Next game, Mississippi State takes its act home to face Middle Tennessee looking for another win. For Tennessee, they head home to face Alabama.