Tigers Down Mississippi State 17-14 - Match Report
The Bulldogs came up short against the Tigers in Week 2 action on Thursday, falling 17-14 at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field.
The Tigers were a 1-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 56.5.
Cameron Newton completed 11 of 19 pass attempts for 136 yards for the Tigers in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Bulldogs defense.
Chad Bumphis rushed for 27 yards for Mississippi State, while Chris Relf added 26 yards. Chris Relf threw for 110 yards for the Bulldogs, while receivers Chad Bumphis and Arceto Clark had 34 and 28 yards respectively.
Mississippi State lost the offensive yardage battle to Auburn 348-246 yards in Thursday's game. Auburn had more first downs as that total ended up 21-16.
Mississippi State lost the time of possession battle 31:48/28:12, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Auburn looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Clemson. Mississippi State will aim to get back on the winning track at LSU.