Starkville, MS - Chris Relf rushed for 97 yards and
threw for 135 yards and a touchdown as Mississippi State beat
Georgia 24-12 on Saturday night, breaking a nine-game losing streak
in the series dating back to 1974.
Mississippi State (2-2, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) held
Georgia (1-3, 0-3) to just two field goals until the final minutes.
Georgia's Aaron Murray completed 18 of 31 passes for 274 yards and
Georgia has lost three games in a row for the first time since
1990 and starts 0-3 in the SEC for the first time since 1993.
Mississippi State's Vick Ballard rushed for 77 yards and two
touchdowns. The Bulldogs broke the game open with two touchdowns
late in the fourth quarter to stretch a 10-6 lead to 24-6.
Georgia outgained Mississippi State 387 yards to 314, but lost
two first-half fumbles, including one that was less than a yard
from a touchdown.
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