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Dixon MSU's New Rushing Leader

MURFREESBORO, Miss. (AP) - Anthony Dixon rushed for 135 yards
and spectacular two touchdowns to become Mississippi State's career
rushing leader, and the Bulldogs used a stifling defense to beat
Middle Tennessee State 27-6 on Saturday.

Dixon's 57-yard touchdown run in the second quarter pushed him
past Jerious Norwood on the career list and broke open a close
game. His fifth straight 100-yard game also gave him another school
record with 14 in his career.

The Mississippi State (3-4) defense picked off four passes, kept
MTSU (3-3) out of the end zone on two drives deep into Bulldogs
territory and held the Blue Raiders to 42 yards rushing to end a
three-game losing streak.

Dixon finished off MTSU late in the fourth quarter when he took
the handoff and dived into the end zone from the 1. He was hit in
the legs, did a flip in the air and landed on his feet.


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