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Tigers Fall 59-14 Against Mississippi State - Game Recap

Vick Ballard ran for 166 yards as Mississippi State handled Memphis by a score of 59-14 on Thursday at Liberty Bowl.

Mississippi State won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 30.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 50.5.

Chris Relf completed 13 of 21 pass attempts for 202 yards for the Bulldogs in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Artaves Gibson rushed for 85 yards for Memphis, while Billy Foster added 63 yards. Taylor Reed threw for 149 yards for the Tigers, while receivers Marcus Rucker and Reggie Travis had 73 and 43 yards respectively.

Memphis was outgained by Mississippi State 645-338 yards in Thursday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 24-19 by the Bulldogs.

The time of possession battle favored Memphis as their offense was on the field for 37:16, longer than the 22:44 of their opponents.

Mississippi State looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Auburn. Memphis will aim to get back on the winning track at Arkansas State.