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Demon Deacons Fall 23-17 Against Mississippi State - Game Recap

Vick Ballard ran for 180 yards as Mississippi State handled Wake Forest by a score of 23-17 on Friday at LP Field.

Mississippi State won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 7-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 49.5.

Chris Relf completed 12 of 19 pass attempts for 129 yards for the Bulldogs in the win. He was picked off 2 times by the Demon Deacons defense.

Brandon Pendergrass rushed for 73 yards for Wake Forest, while Orville Reynolds added 8 yards. Tanner Price threw for 214 yards for the Demon Deacons, while receivers Michael Campanaro and Chris Givens had 128 and 54 yards respectively.

Mississippi State outgained Wake Forest 382-287 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 21-14 by the Demon Deacons.

Wake Forest led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 35:50/24:10 split in that important category.